If your favorite at-home date night consists of a homemade dinner (alright, takeout) and logging a few hours on the couch with your husband or wife, it's time to add these relationship-focused television shows to your Netflix queue. That's right: Binge watching your favorite shows could bring you and your spouse closer together, especially if they center around romantic relationships. Here, five series you can watch if you want to learn a lot about love.
This Is Us
Seeing your significant other cry big, ugly tears is a relationship milestone, and there's no show on television better equipped to pull them out of you than NBC's primetime drama This Is Us. At this point the show has reached pop culture apex, potentially turning those away who haven't yet joined the bandwagon, but trust us—give the series a shot. While the unexpected, poignant storylines will have you definitely have you clutching each other for support on the couch, the show's hero, Jack Pearson, will also inspire countless romantic gestures.
Love It or List It
You'll bond over the cheesy storylines and clash over whether or not shag carpeting can really be considered a "deal breaker." Whether you've already entered the housing market together or it's down the road, watching home real estate shows will give you an insight into your partner's décor style as well as their financial philosophy when it comes to nesting.
Game of Thrones
This one is a team-watching experience if only because there are so many characters and storylines that it takes at least two of you to keep them all straight. With the final season swiftly approaching, now is the time to hunker down and power through the award-winning show's previous seven. At an hour long a pop, it's certainly a commitment, but hey, so are relationships.
This true crime documentary puts people firmly in one of two camps. We won't spoil the plot for you, but seeing which side your S.O. chooses will give you lots of access into the parts of their mind you may not have seen yet. Plus, if they seem a little too good at getting into the psyche of the accused, you'll know to sleep with one eye open. (We're kidding, of course.)
Is this a great show? Sure is. Is it mainly on this list because it'll make the weird family drama you each bring to the table seem like child's play? Absolutely.