10 TV Shows to Binge While at Home

Dating In The 6ix Jun 01, 2020

Looking for a lazy way to spend a Saturday night or Sunday morning? Well look no further then right here. Whether the two of you need some quality time to decompress or a new distraction, these TV shows will do the trick while converting you to become a true crime or reality TV fanatic.

#1 Elite

This Spanish Murder Mystery, featuring English subtitles, will take on an emotional whirlwind from the moment you start watching it to even after you finish. The hot romances, the buried secrets, and the distinction of class makes for this show to be all about the drama. Forget popcorn and go straight for a martini because this show will leave you to be shaken (and not stirred).

#2 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This comedy new to the NBC family is the perfect balance of sarcasm and mockery, which will the two of dying of laughter. The internal complexity of the characters and their personal relationships make for this one of the shows that can perfectly execute a stereotypical office dynamic. The hilarious side scenes that take place alongside the police work provide a nice lighthearted touch, which helps to break up the seriousness and the sexual tension. Let your night transform into a personal comedy set for you and your partner while the two of you take turns refilling the popcorn bowl and laughing at the hilarious gag after gag.

#3 You

This Netflix original series is the best of both worlds for you and your loved one. The fiery romance with the criminal twist is something that can get romcom and crime lovers to unite as one. The haunting romance of Joe and Beck will take on a rollercoaster with many twists and turns, that will leave the two of you wanting more throughout season 1 and 2.  Curl up with a blanket, some wine, and popcorn because, just like the show, you two need the best of both worlds.

#4 Too Hot to Handle

If the two of you are ever in a state of mind when you the two of you need to reminder of how nice being in a relationship is (and we all have those days) then this is your go-to. The sass from the contestants and the sexual tension make this reality and competition hybrid an easy watch because there is something for everyone. Whether it’s the start of the day, time for lunch, or a post-work vibe, this show is guaranteed to lift your spirits and remind you why the little things matter (just like nice bottle of wine or whiskey).

#5 The Chicago Series (Fire, PD, & Med)

This three tier series is one that can get you and your partner hooked instantly. From the strong minded chief, the dirty cops, and the hot affairs on med, this is one show that has something everyone. Whether you enjoy the thrill of the firefighters busting in to save the day, the police making epic arrests, or the doctors rescuing those in need, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen. The best part about this show is how you can resume at any point and feel like you are not missing out because each episode is independent, with a few exceptions of cliff hangers and season finales. Grab your all-time fav snack and drink combo to watch the night away interchanging between these three great shows, to feel less guilty for binge watching.

#6 Mind Hunter

This old-fashioned crime TV series will leave you and your loved one wanting more from the moment you lay your eyes on the adorable detective Holden Ford, played by none other than Jonathan Groff (King George III of Hamilton). Watch as Detective Ford, alongside his squad, go after some of the most notorious serial killers, as they try to understand them and think like them. If that’s not enough to get you hooked, then the balance of drama found within the office life to personal life of the characters will surely leave you on the edge of your seat. These 1hr long episodes pack a lot of punch from the hidden life of the characters, the intense interrogations, and the secret killer on the loose. Get lost in the world of the 70s and 80s while gorging down some pop rocks and HI-C to feel like you two are right there with them.

#7 Unorthodox

Looking for a glimpse into a new reality? Then this is the show for you and your loved one. This is one drama that takes the time into portraying a subsect of Judaism rather accurately with the right amount of detail, which is that this show is all about. Watch this on a night where you and your loved one have a level of energy more than just wanting to veg out (even though that’s highly encouraged) to be able to enjoy the little things, in ‘n’ out of the show. Make some latkes, grab some Manishewitz, and have a grand ole time watching this unique and truthful show.

#8 Gossip Girl

Everyone loves watching how the posh people live and that is a fact. There is something inspiring about watching Serena and Blair step out in style while the two of you wear sweats and eat ice cream together in the comfort of your own home. The hidden blogger to the high fashion is a great show to binge watch, as there is something for both you and your loved one to enjoy. Grab a low-carb snack as you watch the wealthy UES lives on a day-to-day basis. I mean champagne, caviar, lobster, and steak sound pretty damn good to me.

#9 Jane the Virgin

This American Telenovela is the perfect binge when in need of a lighthearted comedy. The stereotypical characters and gags are relatable on a deeper level than the standard, run-of-the-mill cast members and plot. Cherish this show on a night where the two of you are bundled up and ready to relax, because this is the perfect cherry on top to complete you and your partner’s special evening.

#10 RuPaul’s Drag Race

Looking for a reality tv show that isn’t all about romance, but has all the drama? Then check this one off the list. The drama and tears wrapped amongst the fabulous outfits and talents storm through the TV in every episode and season. Get ready to enter a world where glitter and gowns can save the day. So grab a cocktail and go along for the ride, because these Drag Queens now how to have a good time.

As always, stay healthy and safe.



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Hi! My name is Maya Leah, I am a twenty year old theatre student at Queen's University. I am a Netflix binger, bruncher, and Jesse Eisenberg obsesser who enjoys curling up with a good book...

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