Date Night In: 10 Shows You Should Binge-Watch

There’s nothing I love more than a good binge session date night in. It doesn’t require leaving the house and its FREE. So call Ubereats or cook some Blue Apron and watch one of these ten shows during your next date night binge session:

  1. Master of None (Netflix)

This show became an unexpected favorite last year and I’ve binged watched it 3 times since them. Thankfully, the second season returns to Netflix tomorrow. Created and produced by Aziz Ansari, the show centers around an actor living in Brooklyn just trying to figure life out while eating pasta. Basically the most relatable show ever. The second season just came out so you have more episodes to watch. If you need more convincing check out my Master of None inspired post from last year.

  1. 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

Some of you may be rolling your eyes at this suggestion and I don’t blame you. Yes, this show is controversial. Yes, the subject matter is dark and maybe not what you’d want to watch with bae or on a rainy day. However, there is something about this show that just pulls you in. Even if you hate it you have to watch it. It’s definitely a conversation starter.

  1. Married at First Sight (Lifetime)

I LOVE this show! I don’t remember how I discovered it but I’m glad I did. Two strangers get married without knowing anything about each other and leaving their lives up to some relationship “experts” and science. I’m here for it. Bonus: Watch Married at First Sight Second Chances with two previous participants whose marriages failed.

  1. Power (Starz)

*In my Joe voice* they say this is a big rich tooooown, yeaaaah, I just come from the poorest paaaart. The theme song alone is a reason to watch this show. Power has drugs, beautiful men and women, and steamy (somewhat awkward) sex scenes. Plus, you get the added bonus of 50 Cent being shady in Instagram. Issa win.

  1. Luke Cage (Netflix)

Marvel has been killing it with their Netflix programming. The show takes place in Harlem and features the Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali (aka bae), and Rosario Dawson. Even if you aren’t a fan of the comic book genre, you’ll like this show.

  1. House of Cards (Netflix)

This is the OG of Netflix so I don’t feel the need to try to convince you why you should watch it. The 5th season is available to stream now.

  1. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Another Netflix OG that will return next month. The last season ended with some controversy so definitely catch up before the next season is available to stream.

  1. Insecure (HBO)

If you’ve read her book or seen her YouTube series Adventures of Awkward Black Girl you’ll enjoy this show. Check out my recap of the first season here. Second season returns July 23.

  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)

I tried to hold out, I really did, but one night PJ and I were bored and decided to give Game of Thrones a try. We haven’t looked back since. I will warn you this show can get graphic (there’s A LOT of blood) but after the first few episodes you become numb to it.

  1. Man in the High Castle (Amazon)

I have an Amazon Prime account so I can order makeup wipes for the low and get them delivered in 2 days. I didn’t realize I was missing out on some quality shows! Man in the High Castle had us hooked from the first episode. The show is based in an alternate reality where the Axis powers win World War II and the Nazi’s basically run the world. Unfortunately we watched this after the inauguration and the shows premise felt a little too real. Other than that, I think you’ll enjoy it.

What shows are you currently binge watching? What should I check out my next binge session? Share your suggestions below in the comments!

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  1. I want to watch 13 Reasons Why and the Man in the High Castle. I tried House of Cards but couldn’t get into it. After the inaugration, I quit. The ugliness was too much and didn’t feel like an exaggeration anymore.

  2. These are such great recommendations! 13 Reasons Why was intense, but did open up some interesting convos- especially as a parent!

  3. We LOVE Master of None and anything superhero. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are amazing and such a fun and free date night.

  4. I love MAFS! And I also really like Insecure. I only started watching Power last summer and I binge watched the prior seasons in about a week to catch up. It’s soooo good. Looking forward to the new season!

  5. Great list. I will definitely have to check out master of none because I love Aziz. I loved the first season of Man in the high castle but I felt like it fell off in season 2.

  6. I have to check the Netflix shows since l have that. I am currently bingeing on the Blacklist since Spain basically has mostly old shows. Thanks for sharing :-).

  7. I just finished binge watching Burn Notice. I think it’s a few years old and I’m a little late to the party but if you haven’t seen it, I thought it was really good!

  8. Some cool sounding shows here- I think I’ll start with Master of None. Been a GoT fan from the get-go- not long till a new season starts too!

  9. Great list! I love to binge watch shows. I am the type of person who chooses one show and that is all I watch until it has ended.

  10. Thank you for this list. Me and hubby are always looking for new things to watch. We have watched about half on this list and it gives us a good direction for future Netflix and chilling.

  11. I would love to watch OITNB with the hubby, but he just can’t get into it. Therefore, I see a few date nights with myself so I can watch it in peace. This is a great round up and one we did love was Luke Cage. I’m pretty bummed we have to wait until 2018 for season 2 though.

  12. I’ve been working so much lately I haven’t had a chance to catch up on these shows. After reading this I’m going to catch up this weekend.

  13. I have not seen any of these shows yet. Master of None sounds like one I would enjoy so I will check it out.

  14. Fun! My hubbs and I started binge watching Arrow. Well until he couldn’t take it anymore and finished the season without me. *Insert side eye*

  15. I am counting down the days (Friday) for Orange Is The New Black to return with a new season.

    Power is my ish, that is coming back too.

    I’ve seen a few episodes of Married at First Sight. It was a very interesting one too.

    I will check out the others.

  16. I binge watched Insecure last season and I can’t wait for the next one! I’ve also caught a couple episodes of Married At First Sight, it’s pretty interesting.

  17. We’ve been meaning to watch Masters of None. Currently we’re binge watching Orange & 30 Rock. My husband is binge watching House of Cards, I couldn’t get into it. So excited for Game of Thrones.

  18. WAIT A HOT MINUTE – MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT IS ON NETFLIX!?!?!?!?!? This is LIFE CHANGING information as I FRIGGIN’ LOVE THIS SHOW! OMG! hahahahaha! I am currently watching the new season but on TV.
    Right now my husband and I are mid-way to almost done with the new season of OITNB.

  19. I surprisingly haven’t seen a lot of these! I did binge the most recent season of House of Cards though and it was pretty (deviously) amazing!

  20. GOT! Ha! I held out until the 6th season, and now have watched it around 10 times I swear. That show is soooooo freaking addicting! Love it – and thanks for the new Netflix suggestions, gonna have to check those out while I blog away:)

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