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The best shows for roommate bonding

A students holds a bowl of popcorn while sitting on the couch watching a movie.
A students holds a bowl of popcorn while sitting on the couch watching a movie.

Bonding with roommates is important. Relationships must remain amicable. You don’t want to spend months tiptoeing past closed doors, praying that your roommate stays locked inside. You want to enjoy your time, not be anchored by anxiety inside your own home. 

So watch some TV together. It’s one of the best ways to bond with your roommates. Here’s a  list of shows that will bring you together:

“The Bachelor”

Reality television is the perfect genre for bringing people together. Nothing creates solidarity like a toxic villain that’s there for all the wrong reasons. Since reality shows air weekly, it will give your household something to look forward to.  

“New Girl” 

“New Girl” is one of the best of the modern sitcoms. It’s hilarious, has a lot of heart and is packed with a ton of lovable characters. Plus, it’s bingeable. All seven seasons are on Netflix now. It’s a great feel-good show that’ll bring happiness to your home. 

“Fate: The Winx Saga” 

I told my roommate to watch this show as a joke and he told me the next morning that he binged it all that night. He said it was pretty good. The show seems to fall into that classic teen drama genre that is so easy to digest. Plus, there are only six episodes, so the show will go by quickly. 

“Zoey 101”

Who doesn’t love “Zoey 101?” It’s the supreme Nickelodeon TV show. Watching it fills me with an indescribable joy. It’s fun to watch and remember where you were as a kid watching the episodes for the first time. The plot still holds up, too. A lot of the storylines are just as good as they were when you first watched them, and the show is  still genuinely funny. “Zoey 101” is available on CBS All-Access, so just get that free trial and get to binging.

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