Quiz: Are You and Your Partner TV Show Compatible?

Michonne (Danai Gurai) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) hold hands while sitting on a couch in a scene from Season 6 of 'The Walking Dead'

Michonne and Rick on The Walking Dead | AMC

Love: it’s complicated. You may think you’ve found the perfect partner, only to learn that the two of you differ on some pretty important topics. Sure, you have similar goals for the future, but can you agree on what type of toothpaste to use? Yeah, you’re both voting for the same presidential candidate, but you bicker about what toppings should be on a pizza.

Sometimes, it’s the little things as much as the big ones that truly help us determine compatibility. And one of those little things is what you prefer to watch on TV. Luckily, we’ve created a quiz that can help you and your partner figure out if you’re truly meant to be — from a TV-viewing standpoint, anyway. Just answer the questions below, then have your partner do the same — no peeking at each other’s choices until it’s time to tally your answers at the end.

1. What’s your favorite way to watch TV?

A. Binge-watching whole seasons.
B. Catching up on my DVR over the weekend.
C. Settling down for some good old-fashioned primetime viewing.
D. Going to my favorite bar or restaurant to watch the week’s best games.
E. I’m a renegade, and none of the above situations apply to me at all.

2. What channels do you typically tune into to get your TV fix?

A. The standards still make the best shows: ABC, NBC, CBS.
B. The basic cable channels are where it’s at: AMC, USA, FX, ESPN.
C. I stick to premium channels like HBO and Showtime.
D. My favorite shows come from digital platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
E. I can’t choose just one, I like a little bit of everything.

3. How many hours of TV do you think you watch per week?

A. 0-1
B. 2-4
C. 5-7
E. 8 or more

4. What’s your favorite type of TV program to watch?

A. Drama, like Scandal
B. Comedy, like The Big Bang Theory
C. Horror/sci-fi, like American Horror Story
D. Reality, like The Voice
E. Sports
F. None of the above

Lucas, Mike, Eleven and Dustin look worried in a scene from Season 1 of 'Stranger Things'

Stranger Things | Netflix

5. What’s the best AMC original series?

A. The Walking Dead
B. Preacher
C. Breaking Bad
D. Mad Men
E. None of the above, I have a different favorite.
F. None of the above, I don’t like any of them.

6. What’s the best HBO original series?

A. Game of Thrones
B. The Sopranos
C. Veep
D. The Jinx
E. None of the above, I have a different favorite.
F. None of the above, I don’t like any of them.

7. What’s the best Netflix original series?

A. House of Cards
B. Stranger Things
C. Orange Is the New Black
D. Daredevil
E. None of the above, I have a different favorite.
F. None of the above, I don’t like any of them.

8. How do you feel about the Super Bowl?

A. It’s the single greatest event of the year. I’m counting down the days until the next one.
B. I don’t love it, but I watch it every year just because it’s on.
C. I watch for the commercials or the half-time show, but couldn’t care less about the actual game.
D. Ugh.

9. How do you feel about the Academy Awards?

A. I love everything about them.
B. They always end up being too long, but I watch them anyway.
C. I watch the red carpet coverage and YouTube the winning speeches later.
D. Ugh.

10. How do you feel about reality TV shows?

A. I love them, and I’m not afraid to say so.
B. I have a couple of guilty pleasure series that I watch but I don’t talk about them in public.
C. If forced to watch, I can tolerate them, but I definitely wouldn’t seek them out.
D. They are to blame for everything that goes wrong in society.

So, how compatible are you?

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ygritte (Rose Leslie) share a romantic moment in a scene from 'Game of Thrones'

Jon Snow and Ygritte in Game of Thrones | HBO

Sure, Mad Men fans can live harmoniously with The Walking Dead-heads. You can still live happily ever after if only one of you can stand to sit through NFL Red Zone, or if one of you just didn’t get all the hype about Stranger Things. Couples survive far worse than a case of incompatibility when it comes to pop culture preferences. But at the end of the day, not every couple can be truly TV-compatible.

How do you and your partner fare? Count the number of shared answers from each of your quizzes, and then take a look at our scoring chart.

0-4: Not compatible. You may be able to agree on a place to eat, or how many kids you want to have, but you’re probably never going to see eye-to-eye when it comes to your TV options. That’s what a multi-screen Netflix subscription is for.

5-7: Moderately compatible. There may be moments where things get heated, like when you’re trying to decide what to spend your hard-won free time watching. But at the end of the day, you’ll be able to compromise most of the time. Just make sure to give each other the space you both need to enjoy the stuff you don’t have in common, too.

8-10: Very compatible. Like Stranger Things‘ Mike and Eleven, you’ve found your TV-watching soulmate. Grab the remote, cuddle up, and remember that you are the lucky ones.

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