19 Shows for Couples to Binge-Watch Together

The best TV shows to watch with your partner on your next date night
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There are a ton of fun and romantic options for a date night at home, but sometimes you really just want to Netflix and chill. With so many choices out there, it can be hard to know the best shows for couples to watch. Whether you’re looking for wholesome vibes or something more thrilling, we’ve rounded up the best series for couples to watch together.

Which series should I binge-watch with my partner?

From sitcoms to heavy-hitting series, the best TV shows to watch with your partner are the ones you just can’t turn off. Fire up Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon and settle in for a binge-watch. 

1. The Office

With nine seasons and over 200 episodes, this workplace sitcom is the ideal series to get stuck into. Boasting stars like Steve Carrell and John Krasinski, and cameos from the likes of Will Ferrell, watching this won’t feel like work.

2. Friends

This global phenomenon ran for 10 seasons and made its 6 leads into superstars. Follow the New York-based gang — and guest stars including Bruce Willis and Winona Ryer — through dating, marriage, work, and more.

3. How I Met Your Mother

Long-running and well-loved, this sitcom focuses on the romantic life of Ted Mosby and his best friends. Unfurling as flashbacks that Ted describes to his children, you’ll be as hooked as they are.

4. Schitt’s Creek

Curl up and get stuck into the chaotic hijinks of the Rose family. Forced to relocate following the loss of their fortune, these quirky characters will draw both you and your partner in. If you like this, why not try Arrested Development?

5. Breaking Bad

Clocking in at five seasons, this legendary crime drama about a chemistry teacher forced into the drug trade is one of the highest-rated on Rotten Tomatoes. Still can’t get enough? Try the prequel Better Call Saul.

6. Succession

HBO Max’s dark family drama about a media mogul and his three adult children is as funny as it is disturbing. You’ll be gripped by the warring Roy family as they try to hold it together at home and in business.

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What are the best shows on Netflix for couples?

It’s called Netflix and chill for a reason! The streaming site is bursting with reality shows, sitcoms, documentaries, and drama. Here are some of the best Netflix shows to watch as a couple:

7. Stranger Things

Creepy, quirky, cute — this sci-fi phenomenon follows a group of young friends and the mysteries they uncover. Settle in for four seasons of ‘80s vibes, supernatural happenings, and a classic soundtrack.

8. Bridgerton

This historical-fiction Regency romance caused quite a stir when it debuted in 2020. Sexy, funny, and quirky, this is Jane Austen after hours. Leave your pride and prejudice at the door.

9. Black Mirror

With five seasons of innovative and often dark sci-fi on offer, Black Mirror is sure to spark some interesting convos when watched with your significant other. Social media, politics, romance, and horror — this show has it all.

10. Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling’s sitcom charts the trials and tribulations of awkward teenager Devi’s high school antics. No matter how long it’s been since your school years, this show will keep any couple laughing.

11. Love Is Blind

This reality show where couples get engaged in pods before seeing each other is packed full of drama and gossip. Watching the TV couples adapt to real life and love may make you grateful to be on the other side of the screen.

12. You

Charting the movements of a serial killer obsessed with love, what this series lacks in romance it makes up for in campy drama. Four seasons mix various locations, but Penn Badgley’s Joe can’t run too far. Dark and full of twists, you’ll be on the edge of your seat. 

13. Community

Running for six seasons, this quirky sitcom follows a group of students at a shambolic community college. With stars including Donald Glover, this surreal show will appeal to couples looking for something a little different.

14. Ozark

Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, Ozark centers on a financial planner who gets involved with money laundering and the drug trade. Perfect for couples that love suspense, drama, and twists.

15. Shameless

Boasting an epic 11-season run, this comedy-drama series starring William H. Macy tells the story of the dysfunctional Gallagher family. Mixing difficult subject matter with comic relief, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you certainly won’t be bored.

What are some wholesome TV shows?

Psychological dramas and innovative sitcoms are all well and good, but sometimes we just need cozy vibes. Look no further for the most wholesome shows to watch as a couple.

16. Great British Baking Show

The ultimate feel-good TV, this show provides hilarious commentary, supportive contestants, and mouth-watering bakes. You’re bound to ask for a second slice. Why not try and recreate some of their greatest hits at home?

17. Parks and Recreation

A wholesome sitcom based in a local government parks department, these quirky characters will liven up any date night. With TV couples played by stars including Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt, you might even find yourself inspired.

18. This Is Us

Spread over six seasons and various time periods, this heartfelt drama series follows the ups and downs of one American family. Compelling and sweet with a stellar ensemble cast, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

19. Queer Eye

Let the Fab Five take you on an uplifting journey as they makeover the lives of a different member of the public in each episode. Providing cooking, lifestyle, fashion, and home inspiration as well as a healthy dose of life-coaching, you’ll want to be best friends with the whole gang.

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