This is a cautionary tale about TV Show Cheating. It’s 100% true and I hope you’ll learn from our mistakes.
Sometime last fall I started watching one of my now favorite TV shows, New Girl. Sean was watching it with me, and we were so close to finishing season two, but he had to go to work. I don’t remember if he asked me to wait to finish it with him, but I do remember that I watched it without him and he was not happy.
After that we made a pact to never watch a show without each other again.
That was all fine and dandy…for awhile.
Going back even before this happened. I had gotten season one of Game of Thrones from the library. I had asked Sean if he wanted to watch, but he seemed rather indifferent. Therefore it went unwatched.
Months went by and Sean told me his coworker wanted him to watch Game of Thrones, and he was going to give us his HBO Go log in to do so. I was quite excited, because I had actually just put in to get it again from the library, but this was a lot more convenient.
A few days went by, and we hadn’t started the series yet. Our schedules were pretty opposite, so that didn’t surprise me. But what did surprise me was when Sean confessed that he watched the entirety of season one without me, claiming that he thought I didn’t want to watch it. (Dear, if you’re reading, you know I did.) Luckily, after turning into the Hulk and smashing things(not really), he let me get caught up to him. We then finished the series, and enjoyed watching season four together each Sunday night.
Why do I tell you this tale? Because so called “Netflix” cheating can turn into quite the drama. As a spouse, I feel betrayed when he has watched a show without me, and vice versa. Just the other day, I found that there were new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes. I started watching them, but when Sean called from work, and found out they were new, he asked me to wait, so I did. It’s just easier to wait than to have an angry husband.