Chances are, you’ve cheated. And if you haven’t, then most likely your partner has. But I wouldn’t fret too much. I’m referring to an entirely forgivable form of cheating, the Netflix Cheat. No, not the kind of cheating where you give your Netflix sign-in + password to someone so they can stream shows without paying for their own account (How dare you? That might be unforgivable.) The cheating I’m talking about is when you watch an episode (or an entire season) without your significant other.
That, my friends, is the Netflix Cheat. And if admitting it makes it any better, then I’m here to confess. I am a Netflix Cheater.
There are four different types of us Netflix Cheaters. I tend to fall into these first two categories.
I am both The Long Distance Cheater + The Serial Cheater. It happens nearly every time The Hubs travels out of town for a business trip. He’s gone. The kids are in bed. A new Netflix Original Series Premieres + I can’t resist myself.
That Netflix button on my Roku remote is just begging to be pushed… and so I do. I am happy to report that we are not in the 40% of surveyees that verbally argue over Netflix Cheating. There’s a simple remedy, people. Just watch it again while you’re together. Seems reasonable to me.
Maybe you fall into one of the other two cheater categories.
Are you The Sorry Not Sorry Cheater or The Sleepless Cheater? Hey, no judgment from over here. If I’m being completely honest, I could likely identify with The Sorry Not Sorry crowd as well. But as for waiting for my Husband to fall asleep so I could Netflix Cheat, I haven’t committed that crime. If he’s home, we watch together.
Are there any saints out there? According to Netflix’s survey, there are a few.
They are The Loyal Streamers. Bless ’em. I mean, I feel like I get these things, too, even though I’m a Cheater. The spending time together… The relaxing together… I get those things, when I re-watch the episodes (err, seasons) with Bradley.
Maybe you’re wondering what shows I just HAD to watch while The Hubs was out of town. Well, two in particular, quickly come to mind.
|| ONE || Marvel’s Luke Cage
I have been a huge fan of all of the Netflix + Marvel collaborations but I was a little late to the game. My better half watched the entire first season of Daredevil all by himself because I didn’t think it would interest me. I finally gave it a try one day + the rest is binge watching history. Then along came Jessica Jones + Daredevil Season 2. We ranked them all as five-star shows. So naturally, we were very much anticipating Luke Cage’s arrival. Too bad Brad was out of town when it premiered because I definitely binged it while he was gone. But happily rewatched it with him when he returned. =)
P.S. Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres next month on Friday, March 17. Guess what we’ll be watching that evening?
|| TWO || Netflix’s Stranger Things
So Hubby come home from work one day, talking on the phone to a friend of his. I overheard him say something along the lines of, “Yeah, I would like to watch that but Brettni doesn’t like to watch anything scary.” I interjected into his conversation + inquired about what show he was referring to. Then he said Stranger Things, to which I replied, “Oh, I watched that while you were out of town. I just had to mute the sound when it got too scary.” His mouth dropped.
Again, I re-watched the episodes I had already made it through + we finished the first season together.
P.P.S. I can’t wait for the Halloween premiere of Season 2.
Hey, look at that! One of my favorites, Stranger Things, made the list of Top 5 Netflix Temptations. =) I knew I wasn’t the only one.
Here’s some more good news for you. If you get put in the doghouse for Netflix Cheating, maybe gifting a Netflix Subscription would help mend the relationship. And I’ve got one up for grabs! Just use the link below to enter the giveaway.
Happy Netflixing + Good Luck! (Giveaway open to U.S. Residents only.)