Do You Want to Do The Crossword With Natasha Lyonne?
Also, TV shows to watch with company.
In July, I wrote a piece about Sickbed Binge Watches – prompted because I was prepping for my colonoscopy, so don’t ever say my summer wasn’t glamorous!1 Today, I bring you its sequel: Shows To Watch With a Partner, Romantic Or Otherwise.
Do you remember that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie talks about Secret Single Behavior, the stuff you do when you’re alone, even if it’s as innocuous as eating jelly on saltines over the sink? Everyone has TV shows they enjoy on their own, in the private bliss of their own headspace, and which they would never force a loved one to share with them2. For me, this is the collected Real Housewives, and Big Brother. I don’t believe in the concept of a guilty pleasures but let’s just say that some programming is most satisfyingly consumed in a private fugue state with a cheese plate so you can mutter things like, “Obviously Tamra told her that Ryan slept with that woman at the gym” without having to explain Tamra’s rich history of pot-stirring to s…