Netflix and Chill: 9 Binge-Worthy Shows for the Perfect Date Night In!

“Netflix and chill” means something totally different when you’re a parent. Most couples are tired after a long, busy day of raising kids! Having a “movie and popcorn” date at home is a great way to reconnect with your spouse.

Date Night at Home

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With prices rising each month on food and drinks, having a date night outside of the home isn’t always financially feasible for couples with young kids. Many couples are turning to Netflix to enjoy some time together after the kids go to bed. So grab some popcorn and put the kids to bed early because here are the nine best Netflix shows to watch for at-home date nights.

The 100

Eliza Taylor and Alycia Debnam-Carey in The 100 (2014)
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The TV science fiction series is great for couples who like some action and also has a good plot line. The series is set almost 100 years after a nuclear war destroyed Earth. A spaceship that housed the entirety of humanity sends 100 juvenile delinquents to discover if Earth is safe to live on. The series follows the first 100 as they find what is left of Earth and learn to live on it again. The series has seven seasons.



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Bring on the heat! The series is perfect for an at-home date night, and it has it all- action, romance, and a great story. The historical fiction series is based on the books by Diana Gabaldon and follows the main character, Claire, as she travels back in time to the 1600s in Scotland. The later seasons even end up with the main characters traveling to the United States and settling in the mountains of North Carolina close to the time of the Revolutionary War! The viewer is warned that there are some rather steamy scenes. It’s perfect for a truly romantic date night!


Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights (2006)
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Fall nights and Football can’t get any better for an at-home date night! The nonfiction book by H.G. Bissinger inspired the TV series and follows the rise of a high school football team in Odessa, Texas. The series delves into the story of the coach and his family, as well as many of the lives of the star players on the team.


My Love- 6 Stories of True Love

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This docuseries on Netflix follows the stories of 6 older couples who live in different parts of the world. The couples share their decades-long love over the course of the docuseries. It’s a sweet and inspirational look at love as it ages.


Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster
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If you are looking for a few laughs on date night, then the comedy specials of Jim Gaffigan are a must-see for parents! Jim is a comedian with five kids who creates comedy about life as a husband and dad. All couples with kids will instantly relate to Jim’s comedy!


Friends From College

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This comedy series follows a group of friends who all met in college and are still in each other’s lives in various ways twenty years after graduation. The group of friends reconnects, and shenanigans ensue! Couples who have long-time friends from college will relate to this series as you realize that even though you get older, some things never change!


Arrested Development

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A sitcom for a couple who likes quirky humor. The sitcom follows a wealthy family who lost it all, and their one, the level-headed son tries to keep them all together.



Alison Brie and Danny Pudi in Community (2009)
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Anyone who has attended either a university or community college understands the cast of characters that you find in higher education! This series follows the story of Jeff Winger, who returns to community college after his law degree is revoked. He meets colorful teachers and students, with some cringe-worthy moments as he attempts to form a study group for Spanish class.


Chad and JT Go Deep

Chad and JT Go Deep. (L to R) Tom Allen as Chad Kroeger, John Parr as JT Parr in episode 104 of Chad and JT Go Deep
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This is for the off-beat couple who likes prank comedy shows. Two comedians star in the series as two friends from California who pull pranks on different people where they live. Sometimes it’s unclear if it’s real life or a prank, and makes for a fun, slapstick, humorous show.

Which one of these are you going to watch on your next at-home date night?

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