He cheated on me. He always falls asleep. She requires subtitles on anything British. Somehow when the conversation drifts toward TV viewing habits with one’s spouse, the floodgates open and everyone has a bone to pick.
But reality check: At the end of the day you and your partner have the same goal—melting into the couch and queuing up one of life’s simple pleasures, available via a plethora of streaming services like Netflix, HBO, Hulu and Apple+ (hello, did you hear Ted Lasso is almost back?). That’s why we thought it would be most enlightening to identify the TV-watching issues most applicable to you and your partner so you can identify your challenges, then get back on track with your show consumption. (Come on, worse than arguing over the remote is falling behind.)