Nowadays, certainly one of my easy pleasures is my husband and my end-of-the-day ritual. We flop on the sofa with a deal with in hand — a mug of cookies n’ cream ice cream for Max and a ramekin of chocolate chips for me — wrap ourselves in blankets, and tune into Survivor Season 18.
I do know we’re 20 years late to the Survivor hype, however after seeing a preview of monkeys screeching and other people wrestling within the rain, and understanding that White Lotus creator Mike White competed in a season, we had been intrigued.
The remainder of the night, we’re debating which certainly one of us is extra strategic and will last more on the island (Max), gasping over blindside votes (the betrayal!) and laughing on the contestants’ offhand feedback. Later in mattress, I go to sleep feeling the best way I at all times do after I’ve reached a brand new level of intimacy with somebody I really like, giddy and content material.
The final month has been actually enjoyable — but in addition uncommon. Discovering a present we each like is uncommon. Earlier than Survivor, our standard night finds certainly one of us watching a present on TV, whereas the opposite is off scrolling on their cellphone.
Fortunately, there may be hope. A reader named Lisa shared a superb technique for watching TV together with her husband. “We now have painfully completely different tastes. So, on Saturday evenings, we take turns selecting a film. The chooser selects three choices, and the opposite individual makes the ultimate resolution.”
Additionally, bear in mind this genius film choosing tip? One individual will get to maintain selecting the film so long as the opposite individual favored the final one. As soon as they don’t, you turn.
Over our six years collectively, Max and I nonetheless haven’t nailed down a system that helps us select reveals. However now we have constructed a considerable checklist:
The Queen’s Gambit
Outdated Sufficient — “It’s humorous watching tiny youngsters learn to drawback remedy,” says Max.
Grasp of None
The Watcher — This thriller plot is spooky and gripping. Every time we completed an episode, I’d double test all of the locks in our home.
Emily in Paris
Most Expensivest — In every episode, rapper 2 Chainz checks out merchandise made for the 1%. He then offers his trustworthy and hilarious critiques.
Seinfeld — This present obtained us via the start of the pandemic.
Quickest Automobile – I don’t often like automobile reveals, however the suspense of whether or not a tricked out 1984 Chevy truck can smoke a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracán will get my pulse racing each time!
Subsequent up on our checklist after Survivor is this good and touching comedy, which follows a therapist (Jason Segel) who’s grieving his late spouse and making an attempt new issues in his follow.
What are a few of you and your accomplice’s/roommates’/youngsters’ meet-in-the-middle reveals? Suggestions are very welcome!
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