If you’re going on a virtual date, watching Netflix together is a good option. However, it can be difficult to decide what to watch when Netflix offers so many licensed and original shows.
So, to help you out, we’ve put together this list of Netflix shows to watch on a virtual date. These shows are all light-hearted and easy-to-watch, making them perfect for a virtual date.
Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz are a pair of American comedians—you might know the former from Silicon Valley and the latter from Parks and Recreation. Together in this Netflix original, they hop on stage and improvise an hour of entertainment based on an audience interview.
It’s perfect to watch on a virtual date because it will have you laughing in no time. Afterwards, you could even try to do some improv together. However, be warned that it’s harder than it looks.
The Chef Show is a spin-off from director Jon Favreau’s 2014 film, Chef. In this show, he teams up with chef Roy Choi and together they cook and chat.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the show is more interested in letting you hang out with these likeable personalities and their friends (like Robert Downey Jr. and Seth Rogen) than it is about teaching you how to cook.
You can watch The Chef Show on your virtual date and get inspired to cook something together when you can next meet in person.
Too Hot to Handle might be vapid entertainment, but it’s weirdly watchable. In this show, a group of attractive singles spend time together in a sunny resort. The twist is that have to resist one another in order to win a huge amount of money. As you might expect, they aren’t great at following the rules.
This is a fluffy, breezy watch that you can easily commentate on as you watch on your virtual date.
4. Our Planet
The world we live in is an incredible natural wonder, crammed full of amazing ecosystems from the deserts to the jungles. Our Planet is a stunning documentary series presented by David Attenborough, which aims to not only highlight the beauty of Earth, but also the impact of climate change.
Our Planet would go down well on a virtual date for nature lovers. You can both enjoy the jaw-dropping visuals, learn some interesting facts, and chat about pets, nature, and traveling.
If this goes down well, there are other places to watch free documentaries online .
The concept behind Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee should be clear from the title. The comedians vary from the likes of Zach Galifianakis to Jamie Foxx, who all hop in the car with host Jerry Seinfeld. They grab a drink and roam the streets as they chat and try to make each other laugh.
It’s a very laid back and easy watch, which makes it great to watch on a virtual date. It’s fun to watch two witty people just shoot the breeze.
6. You vs. Wild
You vs. Wild is hosted by Bear Grylls, a man who thrives off trying to survive in the wilderness. This is an interactive Netflix shows which asks you to guide Bear through harsh terrain. Do you scale the cliff or head down to the rocks? Each decision you make will have consequences for Grylls.
This is great fun to watch on a virtual date because you can both decide how you want to guide Bear. You can see your decision play out and debate whether you made the right choice.
You might never have seen a full episode of Bob Ross’ show. However, given its cult status, it’s likely that you’ve seen clips of it or stumbled upon images shared online.
In this 1991 show, gentle and softly spoken artist Bob Ross slowly guides you through how to create some seemingly complex, but always stunning, pieces of art.
This is a relaxing show to watch on a virtual date, but you can take it one step further and try to follow along. You can then share your painting with your date and talk about how you found the process.
Grand Designs is a British show fronted by Kevin McCloud. He follows people as they set out to build their dream home, often with unique features or in a remote part of the country.
This isn’t a show that thrives on the drama, though of course things can go wrong during construction. Instead, it’s about the spectacle of the homes people design and build.
Watching Grand Designs could spark some discussion between you and your date about what your ideal home would be.
The Great British Baking Show shouldn’t really work, but it makes for superb viewing. It follows a group of contestants in a tent who are baking against the clock to try to impress the judges.
The show is very gentle and twee, with very low stakes, but somehow it manages to hook you in. You’ll be rooting for your favorite person in no time.
When watching The Great British Baking Show on your virtual date, there are lots of moments when you could chat about baking or cooking. If you’re feeling brave, you could both try baking a cake or a loaf of bread as you watch. See who produces the best creation!
Glee ran for six seasons and ended back in 2015, but it still holds up well (if you like cheesy musicals). It tells the story of a group of high school students who join their glee club and explores all of the issues that young people deal with.
While it has some deeper moments, the show has lots of comedy and, of course, lots of songs.
This would be one to watch on your virtual date if you’re both into the performing arts. You could even sing along with the show and/or bust your own dance moves.
The Best Movies to Watch on Date Night
These are some of the best TV shows to watch on a virtual date. We have picked them because they’re really easy to watch. However, they’re also quality shows that are well worth your time.
And if your virtual date goes well enough that you end up getting into a relationship, keep our list of the best date night movies for couples handy for when you want to Netflix and chill.