🎥 10 Shows to Binge-watch with Bae On Your Next Cozy Date Night In!
Picture this: it’s been a long, tiring day at work for you. All you want to do is curl up in bed and recharge. But it’s been a while since you’ve hung out with your partner, who is equally as drained from today’s tasks and deadlines as you. So, what do you do? Easy: cozy movie date! Don’t waste your brainpower deciding which movie theatre to go to, or what to watch. Just grab your favourite snacks and get comfy on the sofa with your partner as we embark on a TV journey bringing you through 10 shows bound to make you laugh, cry, and indubitably, leave you reaching for the remote to get to the next episode!
1. Modern Family
Yes, we're starting off with a strong hitter off the bat. A mockumentary series, Modern Family revolves around three different but related families face their own kinds of challenges shown in unique, often hilarious perspectives. Seriously, a redheaded environmental lawyer perched, tip-toed, on an open toilet bowl seat, in a Spiderman costume? I doubt even the Spider-Verse could've seen it coming!
2. Grey's Anatomy
Hold on to your ferryboat scrub caps and join Meredith Grey in the operating room, or OR, in this well-loved medical drama as we navigate the personal and professional lives of surgical interns, residents and attendings. From a man with a tree in his lung, to two people being impaled on the same pole, to a girl who could literally hear her internal organs, there's no way that you'll ever be bored with the show! Just cross your fingers that your favourite surgeon survives to see it...
3. Schitt's Creek
Buckle up everyone, we're headed to Rosebud Motel. Following the wealthy Rose family who suddenly finds themselves broke and forced to relocate to an 'armpit of a town' they bought as a joke called Schitt's Creek (yes, we know how it sounds), we watch them struggle to navigate their newfound circumstances and grow together as a family. But remember, please don't air-dry your tears in the street.
4. Kim's Convenience
Based on the play of the same name by Ins Choi, 'Kim's Convenience' explores the humourous and heartwarming interactions amongst the Kim family, who run a convenience store in Regent Park, Toronto. A lighthearted comedy, the show has gained critical acclaim for its portrayal of first-generation immigrant experiences, weaving in the clash between tradition and modernity whilst navigating the complexities of family relationships. Thank you, come again!
5. Breaking Bad
Do you and your partner share an interest in dramas and thought-provoking storytelling? If yes, you may have some chemistry with this series! Delving into gripping plot twists, dark humour, and exploration of ethical grey areas, we guarantee that you'll be at the edge of your seat as Walter White begins his irreversible journey into the drug trade. As the stakes continue to rise, Walter's journey becomes a tense exploration of power, morality, and the consequences of choices made in the pursuit of ambition. All we can say is, don't meth with "Heisenberg".
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Noice. Following the New York City's 99th Police Precinct, we join Detective Jake Peralta and his colleagues as they tackle cases, form hilarious friendships, and deliver laughs galore. A critically acclaimed series, the show is known for its inclusive representation, tackling important social issues, and promoting diversity through its diverse cast and storylines. We aren't too sure about you, but we want it that way!
7. The Good Place
Welcome! Everything is fine. At least, for everyone except Eleanor Shellstrop. An amoral, selfish 'ash-hole', Eleanor wakes up after her death to 'The Good Place', a highly selective Heaven-like utopia as a reward for her righteous life. Realising promptly that she was sent there by mistake, Eleanor must hide her past behaviour from the others in The Good Place, while trying to become an ethically better person. A thought-provoking comedy of a series, explore and contemplate the nature of morality, redemption, and the meaning of a life well-lived.
8. The Office
A beloved mockumentary-style sitcom, we explore a hilarious and often absurd portrayal of the office dynamics and the eccentricities of its employees from the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. From office politics, to everyday mishaps, to the constant threat of downsizing, The Office explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the pursuit of happiness in a sometimes mundane and ordinary environment through its unique blend of humour and relatable characters. Catch this timeless sitcom with your partner after a boring day in the office today!
9. How I Met Your Mother
Don't tell me you aren't hearing the iconic theme song in your head as you see the picture above. Curl up with your partner as you watch Ted Mosby recount the story of how he met the mother of his children. With countless dating misadventures, near misses, and unexpected encounters (including Ted accidentally dating a woman who he had already dated before), this feel-good series is sure to give you a fresh perspective into friendship (that's what the Bro Code says!), loyalty, and the unpredictable nature of love, all while capturing the essence of New York City.
Clean up on Aisle Ten! Yet another hilarious workplace comedy transporting you and your partner behind the scenes of fictional big-box store Cloud 9, the series provides a lighthearted and satirical look at the daily lives and adventures of the store's diverse and quirky employees -- on minimum wage of $8.50 an hour, unfortunately. Shedding light on the realities of the retail industry through unique customer cutaways (how can you possibly explain a sign at the cafe alerting customers of their fart-free cups?), Superstore reminds us that even in the most mundane settings, laughter and unexpected connections can be found.
And that's a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our list of 10 bingeable TV series for your date night. From heartwarming comedies to thrilling dramas, there's something for every couple to enjoy. So grab some popcorn, snuggle up, and let the binge-watching begin! And who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite show to watch together. Happy streaming!
The Dateideas Team