6 Series to Binge-Watch on Roomies Movie Night
What is better than chilling at home with a bowl of popcorn while watching TV after a long day at work? Doing it with your roommate, of course! Watching TV will never be dull when you have a friend to exchange witty-banter about stupid shenanigans the characters get up to in the screen, screaming at the top of your lungs when a jump-scare suddenly pop up and having a low-key pop-corn war when they don’t agree with how Ross and Rachel were not on a break. Scheduling a quality time with your roommate is a good way to build a friendly relationship and create a harmonious home environment. Don’t you know, the old saying: Happy roommates, Happy Life?
Confused about which TV series to watch? Look no further because we have show recommendations for you to watch with your roommate. These audience favorites are guaranteed to entertain you and your roommate on your night in:
1. Stranger Things
We were all left with a cliffhanger from the final episode of Stranger Things Season 3 (oops, spoiler). The show is a throwback from the 80s with its Dungeon and Dragons, walkie talkie, short track pants, and interdimensional monsters. In the small town of Hawkins, things have taken a strange turn when a couple of mysterious cases of missing children starts appearing. Some believe it is a runaway case, while others believe there’s actually something sinister lurking in the corner. Stranger Things is a sci-fi series about a gang of kids who are trying to find their missing friend but get themselves involved in a dangerous government cover-up. Follow the journey of friendship and adolescent woes with sci-fi twists and monsters galore in Stranger Things. With secrets revealed every episode, never give out spoilers or your roommates will never forgive you.
Have a blast from the past and get nostalgic about high school memories with the hit musical/comedy series Glee. The show tells us the story of the underdogs of McKinley High choir club rising to the top and reaching their dreams. The show finally ended after six seasons with an impressive repertoire of guest appearances from Gwyneth Paltrow to the iconic Britney Spears. Don’t be fooled with its comedy genre, Glee is infamous for tackling difficult adolescent issues such as teen pregnancy, bullying, and dealing with sexuality.
Have a cry or laugh out loud, there is no way you won’t be singing when watching the episodes of Glee. With a long list of discography, consisting of cover songs and some original songs, the show will have you bobbing your head whether you want to or not. You won’t be able to resist singing along and soon it will turn into an impromptu group karaoke.
3. I Am Not Okay With This
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Carrie had friends? I Am Not Okay With This answers this question and more. A love child between Stranger Things and The End of The F***ing World, the new Netflix show, I Am Not Okay With This (IANOWT) is an angsty coming-of-age story about a girl who is trying to cope with her dad’s sudden death. The story revolves around Sydney Novak (played by Sophi Lillis) as she navigates the confusing phase of adolescence while dealing with her father’s suicide and her one-sided crush on her best friend, not to mention her awakening telekinetic superpowers. Debate on whether Sydney is better with Stanley or Dina or have a drinking game every time Sydney loses her cool and blows stuff up, watching the series will definitely be a great experience for you and your roommates.
4.Tidying-Up with Marie Kondo
This reality tv show has become a hit since its release in 2019 with two primetime Emmy nominations to its name. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is an original Netflix reality TV show where we follow Marie Kondo, the best seller author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a book about helping others how to keep their home and workspace tidy and organized. The series offers us tips and tricks on how to declutter our rooms and bring joy in the process.
You’ll get hooked on the stories and challenges Marie’s clients have, from those who cannot let go of their dearest’s memories to those who’s hoarding habits have become a second skin. Watching how Marie Kondo changes the lives of her clients, you and your roommate will get the urge to do the same. At least finally clean up the messy corner where the boxes are still stacked up from the first day you moved in. In no time, you both will be thinking whether having a three-year-old bean bag from the flea market ‘sparks joy’ or maybe it’s time to move on to real furniture.
If you and your roommates are fans of true-life crime, but a bit squeamish, the Netflix original series Mindhunter is the show for you. This is a crime-thriller TV series adapted from the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite’s Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas, a retired FBI special agent. Set in the late 70s and 80s America, the series revolves around how agent Holden Ford (played by Jonathan Groff) interviews America’s cruelest serial killers to understand how their mind works and help to solve future cases. Mindhunter is different from other crime series which uses gruesome images to shock its audience, instead, it uses dialogs and verbal tellings such as documents or letters to let the audience know what happened. This series is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat every time.
Could it BE more iconic than Friends? The hit sitcom is a perfect choice for a fun binge-watching session with your roomies. The sitcom is the first of its kind about friendships and hardships you get in your 20s and 30s. The story revolves around six friends: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross in Manhattan, New York as they struggle to discover themselves and keep their career afloat. The comedy will get you on the floor with the absurd situations the characters get into from abandoning your own wedding to breaking the door of your neighbors’ apartment. Plus, how the story unfolds on the screen might mirror your own experience with your roommates. It is definitely a must-watch for quality roomies time and if not for memories’ sake. The classic sitcom is back on Netflix and is already on a must-watch list for that sweet nostalgia.