It sounds silly, but one of my favorite ways to spend time with my husband is watching TV. I know, I know. Some will argue that sitting on the couch and staring at the screen does not count as ‘spending time together’ at all. But I’d argue otherwise. Truly, the time we spend next to each other on the couch is so sweet. We hold hands, laugh at the funny bits, chin-tremble at the sad parts. It’s a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day.
We used to be really big into Family Movie Night, saving movie after movie in our DVR and staying up until the wee hours of the morning when the credits rolled. But now that we have a little one, we don’t have the time (or energy) for that. We’ve been using our Xbox 360 to watch (and rewatch) our favorite television shows on Hulu Plus, thus getting our Family ‘Movie’ Night fix in 22 or 44 minutes. Hey – it may not be an entire movie, but sometimes, all you really need is one great episode of an awesome show.
The other advantage to watching shows on Hulu Plus is that we can catch up on the episodes we may have missed the first time around. You know how one person gets really into a TV show, but the other has missed a few pivotal episodes? Hulu Plus completely eradicates this issue, as it allows you to go back in time and rewatch the entire series. So for once, my husband and I are entirely on the same page with our favorite series!
Here’s a slideshow of our favorite shows to watch on the Xbox 360 and Hulu Plus. Are you a fan of any of these series?