What I Watched When I Let My Boyfriend Control The TV For a Week
My Netflix profile couldn't look more different to my partner's. I'm all reality TV, period dramas and comedies with female leads, and he's all superhero series, sports documentaries and sci-fi — and not just cool stuff like Stranger Things, I mean super geeky sci-fi. We cross over on British comedies, heart-wrenching romance and blockbuster dramas, and those are the categories we stick to when we're watching together.
Last week my dude put his back out and spent a lot of time on the couch. Being Lord of the TV. I'm not a great nurse, and felt a bit guilty about it, so I agreed to sit with him and watch whatever he wanted — attentively, sans phone or laptop. Somehow this rolled into five days of me letting him schedule the viewing — I became more willing with every good pick.
I have a terrible habit of opting for "easy" TV — the same-same, comforting, (at worst) mindless shows that I always watch. Sometimes I'll choose to rewatch episodes of The Mindy Project rather than a movie that got incredible reviews because I feel like I don't have the energy for something new. Lazy. Letting someone else take the lead meant I found shows, and even genres, that I would never have clicked to watch before. A whole new world, so to speak. Here's what we watched.