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(Huffington Post)   Netflix is ruining relationships as spouses and significant others cheat on one another--by watching shows and getting ahead of their partner despite a promise to watch the shows together   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2014-03-06 11:57:56 PM
First world problems.
 
2014-03-06 11:59:30 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: First world problems.


Damn. I was just about to say that.
 
2014-03-07 12:48:09 AM
This isn't a repeat from 2013, 2012...
 
2014-03-07 12:51:05 AM
Deja vu all over again.
 
2014-03-07 02:52:03 AM
This is news again?

This was news the first three times?
 
2014-03-07 02:53:07 AM
The couple that has sex together while the Netflix is buffering stays together.
 
2014-03-07 03:06:42 AM
It's not Netflix that's causing the problem, then.
 
2014-03-07 03:07:38 AM
Somethings are left unsaid. We get together and watch the show together. You don't watch three episodes while I am gone.
 
2014-03-07 03:08:32 AM
My wife makes me do that, but she'd get to points where she'd decide she wanted to watch something else when we were already in the middle of a season. We ended up with so many half-watched seasons that I lost count. That's why I had to institute a limit: one week since the last episode to get to the next one, barring unavoidable events. After that, the show is fair game and I'm free to keep going without her.
 
2014-03-07 03:09:41 AM

StopLurkListen: It's not Netflix that's causing the problem, then.


This, actually. It's a sign of a bigger problem(s). This netflix thing may sound trivial, but it's indicative of much worse.
 
2014-03-07 03:13:02 AM

bdub77: AverageAmericanGuy: First world problems.

Damn. I was just about to say that.



Yep.

www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-03-07 03:13:54 AM

Jizz Master Zero: My wife makes me do that, but she'd get to points where she'd decide she wanted to watch something else when we were already in the middle of a season. We ended up with so many half-watched seasons that I lost count. That's why I had to institute a limit: one week since the last episode to get to the next one, barring unavoidable events. After that, the show is fair game and I'm free to keep going without her.


That sounds terribly complicated. I'd just say, "If any episodes are watched without my consent, I get to jackhammer you in the tonsils."
 
2014-03-07 05:22:46 AM
Vapid much?

Why, yes.

Vapid much.
 
2014-03-07 05:55:27 AM
Where is the Featured Partner tag?
 
2014-03-07 06:38:40 AM
Meh, the BF and I kept our individual accounts, and watch what we want but when we find something we think the other will like, we take turns signing in on the Roku and watch it together.

Relationships and "togetherness" shouldn't be about becoming some unified hivemind, yeesh.
 
2014-03-07 06:44:10 AM
If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.
 
2014-03-07 07:15:45 AM
Well maybe I wouldn't have to cheat on her if my wife could consistently watch new episodes within a day or two, before all of the discussion, reviews, entertaining GIFs of Alison Brie, etc disappear from my news app.
 
2014-03-07 07:21:36 AM
Is there some kind of script that just recycles this story at set intervals?
 
2014-03-07 07:45:27 AM
The secret is finding something she is willing to watch, but not wanting to.
 
2014-03-07 07:46:22 AM
I thought Netflix was ruining relationships by showing wives and girlfriends that the most recently watched programs are French lesbian movies
 
2014-03-07 07:53:44 AM

asquian: Is there some kind of script that just recycles this story at set intervals?


Yup, it is "reruns".

you may have heard of it
 
2014-03-07 07:56:16 AM

Jizz Master Zero: My wife makes me do that, but she'd get to points where she'd decide she wanted to watch something else when we were already in the middle of a season. We ended up with so many half-watched seasons that I lost count. That's why I had to institute a limit: one week since the last episode to get to the next one, barring unavoidable events. After that, the show is fair game and I'm free to keep going without her.


Just so you don't cross the line and start pay per view, a Class I Infidelity.
 
2014-03-07 08:03:26 AM
Hey, how about... I watch whatever I want, and keep my yap shut about it until she's seen it?

Y'know, an adult solution?
 
2014-03-07 08:05:45 AM
I watch shows and then don't tell my wife knowing she'll almost NEVER get around to actually watching it.
If by some chance she DOES, I'll just watch it again and act surprised.

/according to her, I'm still waiting to watch the final season of Smallville!
 
2014-03-07 08:11:55 AM

buntz: I watch shows and then don't tell my wife knowing she'll almost NEVER get around to actually watching it.
If by some chance she DOES, I'll just watch it again and act surprised.

/according to her, I'm still waiting to watch the final season of Smallville!


Do you fake orgasms too?
 
2014-03-07 08:31:36 AM
My wife is a Navy nurse, so for three day blocks she's working 14 hour shifts and coming home too tired to move much less watch a show.  So I tend to get ahead of her on a few things.  But I just watch the episodes with her again, and just poke around the internet on my phone.

My bigger problem is getting her into a different show.  I know the kind of shows she likes, and I will start watching one and telling her how great it is and how she needs to watch it.  But it's like trying to drag a mule, getting her to actually sit down and start the first episode.  Once I actually do that, she's hooked and will want to binge through an entire season in a day or two, but getting her past that first thresh hold is just a struggle.

/still trying to get her to watch Battlestar Galactica
//if I can get her to watch the first miniseries pilot, I know she'll be hooked, and I can watch as she is disappointed in the final seasons too
 
2014-03-07 08:34:53 AM
Well, subby and researcher, maybe I wanted to finish Breaking Bad and Archer before 2025.  Why is that so unreasonable, huh?  Next you'll be getting upset when I taste the soup I'm making to see if it's any good before serving it.
 
2014-03-07 08:44:09 AM

Shadowknight: My wife is a Navy nurse, so for three day blocks she's working 14 hour shifts and coming home too tired to move much less watch a show.  So I tend to get ahead of her on a few things.  But I just watch the episodes with her again, and just poke around the internet on my phone.

My bigger problem is getting her into a different show.  I know the kind of shows she likes, and I will start watching one and telling her how great it is and how she needs to watch it.  But it's like trying to drag a mule, getting her to actually sit down and start the first episode.  Once I actually do that, she's hooked and will want to binge through an entire season in a day or two, but getting her past that first thresh hold is just a struggle.

/still trying to get her to watch Battlestar Galactica
//if I can get her to watch the first miniseries pilot, I know she'll be hooked, and I can watch as she is disappointed in the final seasons too


Hah.  Minus the exact job, I could literally have written that exact same thing.   I've managed to get her into 3 shows, two of them she went into kinda kicking and screaming, but really likes.  Fortunately, she's already seen Galactica :D
 
2014-03-07 08:48:38 AM

stratagos: Hey, how about... I watch whatever I want, and keep my yap shut about it until she's seen it?

Y'know, an adult solution?


My wife thinks this is acceptable.

Except she has obvious tells when something important will happen. So I am no longer suprised. She's also not the best liar I have ever met either. Oh, and she loves spoilers for shows.
 
2014-03-07 08:49:23 AM
yup!  we started Breaking Bad *after* the series ended (i never really "got" long-formed series, despite years of DUDE YOU GOTTA WATCH THIS from everybody). one of her patients wouldn't stop alking bout it, so we cracked it open about a week after it ended.

fast forward to about 2 weeks ago , if even that.  we had i think 5 left.  we watched one, where they end up killing that mobster dude by the river.  i went to bed early.  the next day she was like, "OMG THE FINALE WAS INCREDIBLE!"  and i'm like, "uhh.....you watched all 4 WITHOUT ME?"  yup.  she was up until like 4 am or some shiat.  i still haven't watched the last 3 or 4, whatever we had left.

I HATE YOU WIFE
 
2014-03-07 08:52:44 AM
First it was couples breaking up because they kept bumping their discs up in the queue, now its because they secretly watch episodes without each other... Why does Netflix hate happy couples?
 
2014-03-07 08:58:01 AM

laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.


My wife and I watch Arrow, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, and Sons of Anarchy together, and are working our way through the early seasons of Supernatural. Your argument is invalid.
 
2014-03-07 09:00:47 AM
We watched Doctor Who on Amazon Prime, and I would get ahead of my husband. Difference is that I had absolutely no problem going back and watching the episodes again.
 
2014-03-07 09:13:54 AM

I Like Bread: Jizz Master Zero: My wife makes me do that, but she'd get to points where she'd decide she wanted to watch something else when we were already in the middle of a season. We ended up with so many half-watched seasons that I lost count. That's why I had to institute a limit: one week since the last episode to get to the next one, barring unavoidable events. After that, the show is fair game and I'm free to keep going without her.

That sounds terribly complicated. I'd just say, "If any episodes are watched without my consent, I get to jackhammer you in the tonsils."


It's probably not good to condition your spouse to consider oral sex as a punishment

/unless she's a naughty naughty zoot
 
2014-03-07 09:20:56 AM
If your spouse can't keep a promise as small as not watching a show without you, they are most definitely breaking promises and lying to you about many other things.
 
2014-03-07 09:52:06 AM

Son of Thunder: laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.

My wife and I watch Arrow, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, and Sons of Anarchy together, and are working our way through the early seasons of Supernatural. Your argument is invalid.


For the love of God, whatever you do, STOP at the end of Season 5 of Supernatural.  Go no further.
 
2014-03-07 09:54:04 AM

devilEther: If your spouse can't keep a promise as small as not watching a show without you, they are most definitely breaking promises and lying to you about many other things.


Yes, unlike everyone else on Earth, your wife should definitely never lie about something not terribly important, ever.  In fact, at the faintest hint of a lie, you should divorce her immediately and marry a woman who never lies about anything.  If a judge will let you marry a fictional book character.
 
2014-03-07 10:24:28 AM

FitzShivering: devilEther: If your spouse can't keep a promise as small as not watching a show without you, they are most definitely breaking promises and lying to you about many other things.

Yes, unlike everyone else on Earth, your wife should definitely never lie about something not terribly important, ever.  In fact, at the faintest hint of a lie, you should divorce her immediately and marry a woman who never lies about anything.  If a judge will let you marry a fictional book character.


I never suggested you should divorce your wife. Just wanted to make you aware that duplicitous little slut is most likely getting plowed by your neighbor right now as we speak.
 
2014-03-07 10:37:48 AM

laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.


Come on, be fair, there's a good...8% of women who would rather watch Breaking Bad over Cupcake Danceoff.
 
2014-03-07 10:42:10 AM
The Quizzical house rule is three requests to watch the show that have been turned down by the other person before the party that wants to watch can do so on their own, and the other party just has to deal.
 
2014-03-07 12:35:23 PM

I Like Bread: Jizz Master Zero: My wife makes me do that, but she'd get to points where she'd decide she wanted to watch something else when we were already in the middle of a season. We ended up with so many half-watched seasons that I lost count. That's why I had to institute a limit: one week since the last episode to get to the next one, barring unavoidable events. After that, the show is fair game and I'm free to keep going without her.

That sounds terribly complicated. I'd just say, "If any episodes are watched without my consent, I get to jackhammer you in the tonsils."


static.wetpaint.me

The (jack) hammer is my penis.
 
2014-03-07 01:19:59 PM
All you technophiles clutching at your modern day security blankets are missing the broader, deeper, more lasting human picture:

WHEN THE FARK WILL NETFLIX GET USER PROFILE SUPPORT ON EVERY PLATFORM!

Do you have any IDEA how annoying it is to have only the default primary user's history on the Wii U?

DO YOU?

/the Wii U certainly wasn't my idea
/it sucks
/italics?
 
2014-03-07 02:44:39 PM

FitzShivering: Son of Thunder: laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.

My wife and I watch Arrow, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, and Sons of Anarchy together, and are working our way through the early seasons of Supernatural. Your argument is invalid.

For the love of God, whatever you do, STOP at the end of Season 5 of Supernatural.  Go no further.


I dunno about that. The wife and I still enjoy the show even if it isn't what it used to be.

/sat through every season of Weeds.
//no show will ever suck that hard.
///slashies
 
2014-03-07 02:57:39 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: stratagos: Hey, how about... I watch whatever I want, and keep my yap shut about it until she's seen it?

Y'know, an adult solution?

My wife thinks this is acceptable.

Except she has obvious tells when something important will happen. So I am no longer suprised. She's also not the best liar I have ever met either. Oh, and she loves spoilers for shows.


My roommate is like this. He's got some kind of high-functioning Asperger's and is desperate to show the world how incredibly clever he is, without realizing that there's a time and place to indicate that you resolved the Big Twist before the end of the movie, and that the MIDDLE of the movie, in the crowded theater, LOUDLY, is not the place to do it. A movie isn't some puzzle that we're all in a race to solve and you get a prize if you shout "first," but somehow he didn't get the memo.

Right now, he's two seasons ahead of me on "Sherlock" and you can see him practically getting nosebleeds trying to keep from revealing all the big stuff. I had to throw him out of my room once because he was rocking back and forth on his heels, pounding his thighs with his fists, his face locked in a horrific grin. If I ever wind up playing poker with the guy, I'm going to own everything he has.
 
2014-03-07 03:12:12 PM

browntimmy: laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.

Come on, be fair, there's a good...8% of women who would rather watch Breaking Bad over Cupcake Danceoff.


I must be an oddball of a woman. I've been trying to convince my husband to watch Breaking Bad, Hannibal, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels, etc. for some time now. The only shows I've been able to get him to watch with me are Sherlock and True Detective, and TD is almost over. Then it will be going back to me watching all of my favorite shows on DVR after he's gone to bed at night.  : (
 
2014-03-07 03:23:42 PM

FitzShivering: Son of Thunder: laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.

My wife and I watch Arrow, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, and Sons of Anarchy together, and are working our way through the early seasons of Supernatural. Your argument is invalid.

For the love of God, whatever you do, STOP at the end of Season 5 of Supernatural.  Go no further.


LIES!

It will be weak for a while and then you get "My Heart Will Go On," an episode that proves without a doubt that the writers are Farkers.

/pretty sure you just advised them to skip 'The French Mistake' as well, there, dude
//also, you're talking to a Farker here, so you know they'll be okay with the Dick jokes
 
2014-03-07 03:33:20 PM
peasandcarrots:  Right now, he's two seasons ahead of me on "Sherlock" and you can see him practically getting nosebleeds trying to keep from revealing all the big stuff. I had to throw him out of my room once because he was rocking back and forth on his heels, pounding his thighs with his fists, his face locked in a horrific grin.

It's worth catching up on Sherlock.  The second season is a repeat of the first (one great, one good, one 'so that happened').  Then season 3 is mostly fairly solid.
 
2014-03-07 03:51:08 PM

genepool lifeboat: FitzShivering: Son of Thunder: laid back w/bud light: If you are watching the same show as your wife you've already surrendered your man-card. Seek an attorney to regain custody of your balls from her purse.

My wife and I watch Arrow, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, and Sons of Anarchy together, and are working our way through the early seasons of Supernatural. Your argument is invalid.

For the love of God, whatever you do, STOP at the end of Season 5 of Supernatural.  Go no further.

I dunno about that. The wife and I still enjoy the show even if it isn't what it used to be.

/sat through every season of Weeds.
//no show will ever suck that hard.
///slashies


The season on the run was awful.

I liked the last one though.
 
2014-03-07 03:55:01 PM
I fake it. My wife thinks I'm really good at predicting where plotlines will go.
 
2014-03-07 04:57:08 PM

Fafai: I fake it. My wife thinks I'm really good at predicting where plotlines will go.


I have a pretty good idea how your marriage will end. And chances are not good it'll be renewed for another season.
 
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