75 TV Shows to Binge When Your Sailor is Deployed

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I don’t know about you, but whenever my spouse is on duty or underway, a tiny part of me looks forward to having control of the remote. While we enjoy watching shows together, we’re bound to disagree on certain ones (i.e. he tends to like heavy, historical non-fiction, while I lean more towards comedy or reality shows). Tomatoe, tomato.

When it comes to deployments or extended underways, we have to make lemonade out of lemons. So take advantage of those longer stretches and binge watch that show you’ve been waiting on.

We recently polled a bunch of spouses and here are their suggestions:


  1. The Office
  2. The Big Bang Theory
  3. How I Met Your Mother
  4. Friends
  5. 30 Rock
  6. Parks & Recreation
  7. Law & Order SVU (yes, all 458 episodes)
  8. Gilmore Girls
  9. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  10. One Tree Hill


  1. Working Moms
  2. Brooklyn 99
  3. Schitt’s Creek
  4. Girlfriends Guide to Divorce
  5. Younger
  6. Emily in Paris
  7. Bobs Burgers
  8. Dead To Me
  9. The Ranch
  10. The Good Place

Drama/ Family Feel Good

  1. This Is Us
  2. Parenthood
  3. Heartland
  4. Brothers & Sisters
  5. Friday Night Lights


  1. Handmaid’s Tale
  2. Ozark
  3. Sons of Anarchy
  4. How To Get Away With Murder
  5. Designated Survivor
  6. Breaking Bad
  7. Jack Ryan
  8. The Undoing
  9. Wentworth
  10. Succession
  11. Perry Mason
  12. Better Caul Saul
  13. Longmire
  14. Unsolved Mysteries
  15. Mindhunter


  1. Greys Anatomy
  2. Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
  3. Virgin River
  4. Big Little Lies
  5. The Morning Show
  6. The Queens Gambit
  7. Downton Abbey
  8. The Queen
  9. The Undoing
  10. Army Wives

Super Natural/Fantasy

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Lost
  3. Outlander
  4. The Mandalorian
  5. Once Upon a Time
  6. October Faction
  7. Lucifer
  8. American Horror Story
  9. Black Mirror
  10. Warrior Nun
  11. Vampire Diaries
  12. Carnival Row
  13. Cursed
  14. The Umbrella Academy
  15. Teen Wolf


  1. Queer Eye
  2. The Home Edit
  3. Below Deck
  4. Love is Blind
  5. America’s Next Top Model
  6. The Bachelor/Bachelorette
  7. Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  8. Selling Sunset
  9. The Great British Bake-Off
  10. Southern Charm

What would you add to the list? Comment below!

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