Find a lady, pick a show, and let the good times roll.
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Online entertainment behemoth Netflix is taking over our lives.
Yes, this just in from TGD Research: The only two activities average Americans spend more time doing daily than watching Netflix (90 minutes) are sleeping and working. Eating? 70 minutes. Caring for our children? 25. Hopping in the sack for some naked calisthenics? Two. Makes you wonder how we end up having kids at all.
It’s being able to watch streaming shows straight through—with no pop-ups or demonic 1-877-Kars4Kids ads—then instantly queue up the next episode that really sucks us in, Netflix itself admitted.
Clearly, our priorities are out of whack and some soul searching’s in order. So let’s all just stop and ask ourselves: What would Frank Underwood do?
Watch some more Netflix, probably. Scroll through the gallery to find our five picks for watching with your better half.
If sexual tension is what you're looking for in a drama, then look no further than House of Cards. The Netflix series depicts the open relationship (you can see how this can/does get messy) between main characters Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as they battle for dominance... in more ways than one. In short, you'll see threesomes, cheating, girl-on-girl scenes, and porn. And that's just scratching the surface.
The buzzy show has gained notoriety for its majorly graphic girl-on-girl sex scenes, so if she's shy, it may not be the series for her. But if you've broken the ice and you're comfortable with one another, then heave-ho. Essentially the show revolves around the character Piper (played by Taylor Schilling) who's incarcerated in a women's prison, and the seasons snowball through the inmates' flings and relationships.
If you're looking for something lighter, and less sex-driven, then Aziz Ansari's comedy series is a good place to start. New to Netflix (since November), the show follows Dev Shah (Ansari)—a commercial actor whose claim to semi-fame was a spot on a Go-Gurt commercial—as he navigates and seeks success in New York City, leaving behind the baggage of student loan debt and less-than-stellar relationships in favor of adulthood.
Though its final episode aired in May, you can watch Don Draper (Jon Hamm) be an overall ace—as a the idea guy of an advertising agency in New York City—in this period drama. You can expect tons of smoking, tons of sexism, and tons of sex. Usually in that order.
Arrested Development has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and attracted a cult following for good reason: It errs on the side of ridiculous, and it’s damn funny. The show depicts the Bluth family’s shenanigans through recurring jokes, terrible impersonations, and more—all shot in a faux-documentary style. It's light-hearted, so you don't have to feel bad or stress about missing too much if you get distracted...