7 Couples Commandments for Binge Watching TV
Communication, respect, understanding and compassion, these are all words you'll hear being tossed around in couples therapy.
It's great to identify the things you'll need to have to make your relationship work. But how we apply these traits to different real life scenarios? Isn't that the real work? Streaming content (watching TV) with your life partner is a real life scenario that needs attention from professionals.
Luckily, I am a professional when it comes to consuming content. I've been in this game for 40 years and I know what the hell I'm talking about so I'm going to share with you, some commandments for sharing content with your lover. Yes, I said lover, but I want you to imagine that word in Will Ferrell's voice.
7 Couples Commandments for TV Binges
They say you need to put in the work to have a healthy relationship, and this is the amount of work I'm willing to do. Also, you should print this (old school) and hang it next to your TV (double old school).
BONUS BINGE COMMANDMENTS:
Pause & Rewind When Necessary
If you're interrupted by something, pause the show. If you don't get a chance to pause, rewind it when things settle down. Shows make so much more sense when you actually SEE the story develop all the way through.
If you're not in the middle of a binge and you're looking, lean into newer content. It's much more enjoyable to discuss your binges with friends this way. If you're trying to talk to someone about Season 4 of NYPD Blue a week after the new season of Stranger Things debuted, you have failed. Basically, if you have the choice between new and old, pick a current title, LOST will still be there when you're done.
Keep it to Yourself
If you're currently streaming Melrose Place for the first time, keep it to yourself. No one wants to politely listen while you examine why Amanda does the things, she does.