Television Shows You Can Watch With Your Girl

This is the third part of the series giving advice on living with a woman. Be sure to check out the first two parts called: Rules of Engagement and Moving in With Your Girl? What to Expect. Now for the third and final part: Television Shows You Can Watch with Your Girl.

One challenging aspect of living with a woman is agreeing on a television show to watch. Most free nights I have involve my fiancé and I sitting on the couch, flipping through the channels. I want to watch the ball game, she wants to watch Project Runway.

This can create a conflict of interest. You want to spend time with your girl but you want to watch the shows that interest you. DVR has helped but the problem still arises from time to time. So in an effort to combat this problem here’s a list of the top shows to watch with your girl.

5. TWO AND A HALF MEN: (Mondays, 9 pm on CBS)
TwoAndHalfMenI don’t watch this show on a regular basis but when I come across it I usually watch it and have a good laugh or two. According to the ratings, however, many people do watch it on a regular basis. The show is near the top of the ratings every week. Two and a Half Men is also on syndication now, so there are plenty of opportunities to watch it. It’s also one of my fiancés favorite shows.

4. BRIDEZILLAS: (Sundays 9 pm on WEtv)
bridezillas-logoAs a man, you may not think this show would be entertaining, but you’d be wrong. Sometimes I watch this show by myself. I’m always amused watching these spoiled, bitchy bride-to-be’s abuse every vendor and bridesmaid in their path. The groom is usually a tool who lets his girl walk all over him, which adds to the entertainment factor.

It’s enjoyable watching the train wreck that ensues and I always feel better about my relationship knowing I’m dating someone who isn’t a psychopath. Girls love this show because it involves weddings and they’ll watch any program involving a wedding. Now if you still don’t believe me, just take a look at this clip and I guarantee you’ll change your mind.

3. TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN: (Weeknights, 11:35 pm on NBC)
conan_obrien_tonightshow_logo If you are a reader of this site than you know how much I love Conan. He’s a comedic genius. Now that he’s on an hour earlier, there’s a good chance you and your woman will be lying in bed, watching TV together at this time. At 11:30 there aren’t too many good options that can compete either. My fiancé and I watch Conan just about every night before bed and it’s a great way to end our day.

2. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND: (Airs on all different times and stations depending on where you live)
everybody-loves-raymond Although this show ended its run a few years back, the re-runs are still worth watching. Many nights after work I will turn on TBS and my fiancé and I will laugh hysterically throughout the entire episode. The reason is that both men and women can relate to the issues on the show. Who can’t relate to crazy parents, or a sibling rivalry, or the constant struggle to make your woman happy, or on the flip side, constantly dealing with an idiot husband?

1. LOST: (Wednesdays, 9 pm on ABC)
lost_logoThis is one the greatest shows of my lifetime. I honestly never met anyone who doesn’t like this show. I’m always recruiting new fans, lending out my season one DVD to friends who inexplicably have never seen an episode and I never fail to get someone hooked. Lost touches on many universal themes such as redemption, love and guilt. The writers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, are geniuses and never fail to keep you guessing and wanting more.

The show also appeals equally to both men and women. For the men, there’s violence, time travel and Evangeline Lilly. For the women, there are love triangles, family drama and Matthew Fox. If you haven’t seen any episodes, you can watch most of them online. If you have Netflix you can also stream the first four seasons through your Xbox 360.

Do you have any others? Make some suggestions in the comments.

8 comments for “Television Shows You Can Watch With Your Girl

  1. Gary
    September 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I’m just thrilled you didn’t put Grey’s Anatomy.

  2. Uncle Billy
    September 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I have to agree with Gary. If Grey’s made the list that would have been the end for you. I do also beleive there is another great show that you can watch with your girlfiriend and that show is called “Fringe”. It is a fantastic show and has appeal for both men and women. There is a lot of action and freaky Sci-Fi kind of things happening and for the ladies theres Joshua Jackson and some romance. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  3. Future Mrs. S
    September 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve seen that show and it’s pretty good. Some things are a little far fetched! Bill, I thought you were going to say “Golden Girls” is a great show for you both to watch :)

  4. Uncle Billy
    September 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Golden Girls is a fantastic show to watch! That old lady Sophia is a riot. Really any of those 80′s or early 90′s sitcoms are great to watch with the ladies. I mean you have anything that was on TGIF like Family Matters or Full House and then theres always the Cosby Show or Fresh Prince Of Bel-Aire. All of those shows are great with the exception of someone that might want to watch Designing Women. Thats right you know who you are.

  5. Kristen
    September 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    we watch “Deadliest Catch”, “The Apprentice” and “Hell’s Kitchen… very neutral but great!

  6. Krauss
    October 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Completely agree with “Hell’s Kitchen,” Kristen. Fantastic entertainment. “ER” and “Law and Order” are two oldies but goodies for both sexes. Best couples sitcom on TV, for my money, is “How I Met Your Mother,” especially if both members of the couple are in their twenties or early thirties. Uncle Billy, no comments about the homo NPH, please. ;-)

    Also, consider yourself to have met the one person on the planet who thinks “Lost” is, by FAR, the most overrated show in television history. Talk about far-fetched. Christ. I keep expecting them to just throw in a leprechaun and a fucking pink unicorn for them to run away from. For anyone who loves multi-layered drama and great writing without the fantasy bullshit, go for “The Wire.” My all-time favorite show.

  7. MontanaNutcase
    January 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I actually like Golden Girls enough to watch it BY MYSELF. OK, I should probably just hand over my balls for saying that, but it’s hilarious.

    Also, I think The Big Bang Theory, House, How I Met Your Mother, CSI, and Glee are acceptable shows to watch with your woman.

  8. January 7, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I actually just got into How I Met your Mother recently. I would have put that on there if I had been watching it at the time of this post.

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