(Closed) Fighting over the remote, who wins?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who has the remote most of the time?

    Of course me

    Husband/ FI

    We always watch the same things

    Other ( ie we dont watch much TV etc)

  • Post # 2
    1978 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We have shows we watch together, and shows we watch on our own time. So there is no fighting for the remote for us.

    Post # 3
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    We don’t watch much TV and when we do we’ll choose something to watch together (on Netflix or Amazon we don’t have cable TV). we both have a couple shows that one of us likes and the other doesn’t. So we just watch those when the other isn’t home. 

    Post # 4
    2958 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    If we want to watch separate shows then we watch in different rooms. We have a bunch of shows we watch together, too, so we don’t really have to haggle over tv 🙂

    Post # 5
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I don’t watch much TV so my husband usually has the remote & watches sports mostly. Occasionally we’ll vegitate together in the evenings with Family Guy or American Dad or something. Otherwise, he watches sports while I browse WeddingBee haha.

    Post # 6
    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We usually watch one of “our” shows together (typically a series we’re watching on netflix or HBOgo).  I inevitably fall asleep after a few episodes and then DH puts on whatever he wants.  I DVR all my guilty pleasure shows and binge watch them when DH is away.  No remote fighting for us!

    Post # 7
    47424 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We watch TV together if we both like the show. If not, we each have the PVR set to record our own shows. If he is watching a show that is not a afavorite of mine, I do something else and vice versa.

    Post # 8
    952 posts
    Busy bee

    We..are a little wierd. We have two t.v’s in the bedroom..If he doesn’t want to watch what I am or vice versa…He has to put headphones on to watch. 

    But we also play games too, no point in being in different rooms we made it work for us.

    Post # 9
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    missythename:  We have two TVs so usually when I’m watching the shitty reality TV that I like… he excuses himself to the bedroom to watch what he wants. I’m more lenient with staying in the room if he is watching sports or something – I’ll read a book or entertain myself on the computer. 

    Post # 10
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Our kids!  lol so times when me & SO have the remote to ourselves we’re giddy with power and wiling to compromise

    Post # 11
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee

    We are really good at compromise! We only have one tv with cable and no dvr, so sometimes it’s hard! But like on monday nights, he gets to watch wrestling even though that’s when Teen Mom comes on (don’t judge lol). So because I know TM will show reruns throughout the week, I watch it later. And there are a lot of days he gets to watch ESPN because I get to watch my shows at night.

    Post # 12
    4243 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    missythename:  We don’t fight because we usually don’t watch live television together. We prefer to binge watch shows on Netflix or Hulu rather than week by week. So if we are watching something, it’s usually pre-determined what it’s going to be, eliminating the need for a fight. Occassionally, I will see something on television that I want to watch (it’s usually on TLC and it usually involves wedding dresses) that Fiance doesn’t want to watch, so unless I really, really want to watch it, I’ll defer to something we both like, like Modern Family reruns or The Food Network.

    Post # 13
    1219 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    DH wins if English Premier League football is on! I thought by marrying a foreigner I would escape that, but he’s worse than some UK guys I know! He compromises though by letting me zap during half time…and when there’s something I really want to watch I do. Otherwise I watch Scandal and Grey’s on my Ipad.

    Post # 14
    245 posts
    Helper bee

    other- we usually only watch stuff we’ve planned on watching, but if the channel surfing moments do come up we’re the opposite- we fight to be the one NOT to have the remote and make the other one do the searching and finding!

    Post # 15
    9519 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Depends on schedules however is home most has time to watch their shows. Whoever was at work all days gets the remote. But we like 85% of our shows the other does. He has been watching 24 in his office and I watch Say Yes to the Dress in mine

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