10 Of The Best Shows To Binge-Watch With Bae This Summer

by Shelly Greenstein

Okay, so we all know the struggle is real when it comes to what you should watch when you're home with that special someone with nothing to do.

Should you guys go out? Should you take a nap? Nah, you should definitely choose something to watch on TV.

The question is, what exactly should you watch?

With the technology we have today, the options are almost endless.

You have on demand, Hulu Plus, Netflix and on top of all that you have over 1,000 channels on cable to choose from.

If only there was a guide made specifically for couples to enjoy… Oh wait, now there is!

Here is a list of the top TV shows you and your guy or girl can enjoy together, without feeling bad for forcing your SO to get lost in his or her weekend with you:

1. "The Office" (NBC)

The full series is available on Netflix. There's enough male-style humor in there as well as female humor, so both of you can enjoy a good laugh.

Don't even get me started on the emotion in the show, too; both of you will laugh, cry and feel uncomfortable (in a good way), despite your gender differences.

2. "True Detective" (HBO)

Season one is now available on HBO GO, and season two just started with a whole new plot and cast, so you can dive right in if you want.

The show is exciting and deep, so men love it just as much as women do, as long as you appreciate good television.

The show's pace is slow, but that's the beauty of it. Have patience and enjoy a good cuddling session with an episode of this and you can't go wrong.

3. "Louie" (FX)

Okay, I know what you're thinking, but honestly this show is like a real work of art.

The plot and style of the show come from the mind of Louis CK himself, and this is stuff we can all relate to and laugh our asses off while watching.

The show pushes the limits, and crosses every line you think it would never dare to, which leaves you falling off the couch in shock and in hilarity. This is something everyone can enjoy.

4. "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)

This show has enough bro code and girl code for the both of you, so everyone can be entertained.

You'll soon start thinking that the gang are your real friends, and have difficulty distinguishing between their world and your own reality.

This is especially true if you binge it for too long; trust me, I know from experience.

It's something simple and cute for you and your guy or girl to experience, so give it a try.

5. "New Girl" (FOX)

So you might be thinking that this show is strictly for those with girl parts, but it definitely isn't.

There are references for both men and women in this show throughout, and it won't disappoint.

You'll both love and hate Zooey Deschanel's quirkiness and her guy friends' weirdness just the same.

6. "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix) OR "Weeds" (Showtime)

I recently had this discussion with my own BAE, and he told me he couldn't stand to watch "OITNB," which completely baffled me.

Then he explained the show had a lot of female references he really couldn't relate to, which I totally understood.

So, if your guy is willing to give "OITNB" a try, go for it. If it ends up backfiring, try Jenji Kohan's other hit show, "Weeds."

"Weeds" has a little bit more a balance when it comes to stuff both guys and girls will like, so this could be a good show for equilibrium purposes. Plus, it's just as funny, if not even more so.

7. "30 Rock" (NBC)

This show has everything needed: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and comedy gold. I can easily binge-watch this show 1,000 times over, and with good reason.

The cultural references are perfect and definitely relatable to anyone who is aware of what's going on in the world around them.

8. "The Mindy Project" (FOX)

At first glance, you might think this show is like a chick-flick kind of thing, but it's really not.

The humor in this show is mainly focused on poking fun at the main character, played by Mindy Kaling.

She is the best sport when it comes to kicking herself while she's down.

This show is ridiculous in all the right ways for both men and women to enjoy.

9. "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

The full series is available on Netflix, and if you haven't watched it yet you might as well be living under a rock.

This show is heavy, with morally ambiguous characters and ethical dilemmas that will have you questioning how you would handle certain situations, too.

This show has been deemed by many as the best show on television in TV history, so I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who can appreciate TV genius.

10. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

If you guys liked "30 Rock," you'll love this. From the wonderful mind of Tina Fey, this show has it all.

It's about a girl who had fallen prey to a religious cult leader, who held her and three other women captive in a bunker for most of her life.

Now, Kimmy has decided to navigate a new life in New York City.

Her cluelessness and strange interactions with the people around her are uniquely funny, and will have you rooting for her while laughing along at her struggles.