26 Things To Help Make Binge-Watching TV Even Better

26 Things To Help Make Binge-Watching TV Even Better
Practical *andfun things that’ll ~be there for you~ as you start (and probably finish) a new show.

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1.

A pair of heated potato slippers to keep your toes toasty and warm as you dive into yet another episode because you just *haveto find out what happened after that intense cliffhanger.


Urban Outfitters

The slippers are made with fleece and heat up via USB.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $38 (available in one size).

2.

A backrest pillow filled with memory foam to support you more than Netflix does when it asks you if you’re still watching. Yes, of course, I’m still watching.


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought this based on other reviews. There are cheaper products you can buy, but this one is quality. You get what you pay for. I was skeptical because it comes in a small box, and when you unwrap it the foam is compressed, and it looks like garbage. However, after you take the time to fluff it up and let the foam expand, it is amazing. Don’t be fooled! I am actually using it as I write this review. A+ product.” —Meghan R.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and in grey and navy).

3.

A knitted weighted blanket constructed from organic cotton, so it’s an eco-friendly (and beautiful) way to help reduce your anxiety and stay calm while you watch your favorite episode of The Office for the 548th time.


Bearaby

Bearaby is a woman-founded business creating beautiful weighted blankets made from sustainable materials. This blanket is made from natural organic cotton.

Promising review: “I love my new Bearaby blanket in Cozy Corn! The open weave lets me cocoon myself in comfort when I feel anxious without getting hot or stuffy. It was a great upgrade and I’m hoping to get another blanket later!” —Dexter C.

Get it from Bearaby for $249+ (available in 15, 20, and 25 lbs and in eight colors).

4.

A Roku smart TV designed to work with your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant tools so you don’t have to worry about finding the remote (that’s probably wedged deep in the couch at this point) when you need to turn up the volume.


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You can also use it to help you find the specific show you want, or change the channel. It has 4K Creative Pro Upscaling that lets you watching in near 4K quality and the Roku interface gives you access to more than 500,000 movies and tv episodes.

Promising review: “I was blown away by the quality of this TV for the price I paid. It looks and sounds amazing! It’s great for gaming and binge-watching. TV is very lightweight but feels quality built. The built-in Roku features are amazing and fun to use.” —Executive Chef Rich

Get it from Amazon for $229+ (available in five sizes).

5.

A set of Philips Hue lights you can mount to the back of your TV to really enhance the mood and make it feel like you’re having a full theater experience without ever having to leave home.


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The bar light can be controlled via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices or even paired with Samsung SmartTings systems or Nest products. It comes with clips and double-sided tape, so you can mount it to the back of your TV. You can change the colors manually or even have the lights change automatically based on what you’re watching.

Promising review: “These instantly add some great ambience to your living room. I will add that they are also incredibly durable. I dropped them about a dozen times trying to find the perfect placement and never had an issue. The adhesive is pretty solid as long as you don’t move it and there is a flat clean space to out them. That was difficult for my setup, so I had to reinforce the adhesive with some command strips. Fair warning, buying these will lead to you buying the color bulbs for the room. Then other color bulbs for other rooms. Once you are able to set the mood for an entire room at the click of a button, it’s hard to stop. Love these things.” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $129.99 (also available in a one-pack and extension).

6.

Or a Luminoodle, which is a LED lighting strip you place around the back of your TV to brighten up the whole viewing experience by creating a sharper image, increasing color contrast *andreducing eye strain.


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This can be great, especially if you’re staring at the TV for hours on end. It has 15 color and 10 brightness levels, plus three fade modes.

Promising reviews: “You will be surprised how well this works. I thought it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can’t comment on that.” —Rgd18

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six sizes).

7.

A “Main Character” T-shirt you can wear while you watch your favorite TV show to remind yourself that you really are the main character of your own story.


And I Get Dressed / Via instagram.com

And I Get Dressed is a community founded by Kellie Brown. The Black woman-founded brand has a global network where all women can see themselves reflected. They also have a shop with T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other accessories celebrating women and life.

Get it from And I Get Dressed for $35.95 (available in S-5X).

8.

A microwave popper so you can make delicious homemade popcorn (during an episode break, of course) with fresh butter in a matter of minutes. You’ll save so much money because you won’t have to keep buying microwave bags over and over again.


Amazon

All you have to do is put popcorn seeds into the bowl, add some butter or oil, and put it in the microwave for three to four minutes. Plus, the bowl collapses, so you can store it easily in a cabinet when you’re not using it.

Promising review: “Amazing! I love that I do not have to buy microwave popcorn anymore! This is so easy. I bought one for my parents who still make their popcorn in a kettle on the stove top. They use theirs almost every night! My mom’s favorite part is that now dad makes the popcorn; her second favorite part is that it collapses for easy storage. Dad’s favorite part is that nearly every kernel pops, so there is less waste. The silicone is food-grade quality. I highly recommend this product to all popcorn lovers out there!” —Stephanie Launier

Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 22 colors).

9.

A tablet and phone stand you can mount to the bed or in your kitchen because binge-watching doesn’t have to be done on the couch. You can take your skill anywhere.


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Promising review: “For years, I saw my wife watch her Korean dramas and YouTube videos in bed, lying on her side with her phone or iPad propped on a pillow! This was not comfortable or easy to move around if interrupted. Got her this and we like it so much I bragged about it and purchased another one for a family member!” —Z

Get it from Amazon for $23.89 (available in black and white).

10.

A Love Island-inspired personalized water bottle to keep you hydrated as you ~dive~ into the 495th hour of the ridiculous show you just can’t get enough of.


Ladybugs Closet Design / Etsy

Ladybugs Closet Design is a small woman-owned business creating water bottles, T-shirts, and more from Miami, Florida since 2020.

Promising review: “I’m a huge Love Island UK fan and have been binging episodes with my roommate during the pandemic. I absolutely love this water bottle! I chose the Island Pink, to match the contestants in the Villa, and my roommate got the metallic rose gold. We both love using them while watching the show! Make sure you tighten the bottom of the bottle otherwise it will leak! Otherwise, it’s a great item, and I’ve been recommending it to all of my friends that also watch the show!” —Marnie Schleicher

Get it from Ladybugs Closet Design on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in 18 colors).

11.

A giant beanbag chair stuffed with memory foam to keep you so comfortable, you might not even ~re-member~ to move until the episode is over (it’s okay, you don’t have to).


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Promising review: “I bought this bean bag as an anniversary gift for my fiancé, but I have fallen in LOVE with it. It’s very comfortable and is easy to re-fluff and mold again! My fiancé uses it when he’s gaming, and I use it when I’m binge-watching!” —Veronica Loran

Get it from Amazon for $178.27 (available in 30 colors).

12.

And a reversible shag and sherpa throw blanket to keep all of you covered and in a warm cocoon. And isn’t that feeling almost as good as realizing you still have one more episode when you thought the season was done??


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought the grey fur blanket and, HOLY SMOKES, this is the most comfortable blanket I think I’ve ever bought. It was meant to be decor and not really used, but I can’t keep it off of me, it’s so soft. I was very surprised by how good of quality it seems, especially for the price. Big enough to cover two people up easily. I’d compare the feeling of the faux fur to something like bunny’s fur, and the sherpa is very soft as well. It has some decent weight to it, and I’ve found it to be very warm so far. All in all, good for the money.” —Kaylee Morris

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in five sizes and 39 colors).

13.

A bamboo sofa arm tray made with an anti-slip mat on the top so you can set your drinks (and snacks) on the armrest without fear that they’ll get knocked over when you switch positions as the drama heats up on the screen.


Amazon

Promising review: “This was for my husband, and he loves it! He uses it every night while watching TV. It’s super handy and useful to use as a drink or snack holder. And it looks nice too!” —Mountain Mama

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

14.

A TV show bucket list scratch-off poster providing you with the answers to the ever-frustrating question, “What should I watch next?” It has 100 boxes with suggestions you can scratch off when you’ve finished the series and then move on to the next.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is the third bucket list that I have bought, and it is my favorite so far! I have shows upon shows on my to-watch list, and because of my tendencies to rewatch only my tried and true favorites, I am way behind on my TV-watching. My friends have been making cracks at me for years for not understanding references to shows that a majority of the populace have seen, so while I love my two other lists, this list has now shot up to be my favorite since it has a more practical and relevant use for me. I do have to say that there are many shows that I would have expected to be on here that were not, especially considering some of the ones missing are some of the most popular series to ever grace television, but I am pretty sure that the only box sets included.” —Katelyn

Get it from Amazon for $15.

15.

An electric bottle opener useful for helping you open a wine bottle in three seconds. Yes, that’s right. You can open a bottle and pour a glass in about the same amount of time it takes to get through the opening credits.


Amazon

This removes corks in seconds, can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

Promising review: “OMG! I LOVE this wine opener. It opens with ease. I don’t post many reviews, but this is definitely worth the money. I can’t say enough good things about this wine opener. It comes with an awesome charging stand and foil cutter. Don’t waste your time on other electric wine openers. This is the one! I love it! The blue light is really cool too!” —Allison Parks

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16.

A dual-USB charging station with a wedge-shape design to fit in between cushion so you can keep your phone charged and nearby, so you’re ready to text your friend “OMG, I can’t believe that happened” when you get to that part in the show they kept raving about.


The Grommet

Promising review: “This is a simple, low-tech tool that keeps my tablet fired up and ready to go at my favorite spot on my couch. It stays put and is easily re-located. Solved a problem I didn’t even know I had.” —Elaine

Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

17.

A pair of horizontal glasses providing a solution to the problem of wanting to watch TV in bed while also lying down. These glasses tilt images 90-degrees so you don’t have to strain your neck.


Amazon

These glasses are great for everyone, but especially for people who are bedridden. Plus, they prevent neck and eye strain!

Promising review: “These glasses are so cool. They shipped quickly and even came with a microfiber towel for cleaning. Now I can watch TV and go on my phone while laying down, and I don’t have to crane my neck or move my arms! I watched Grey’s Anatomy last night in them and my tears rolled right off the side of my face. The quality is extremely clear it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them, but they’ll sometimes leave a mark on my forehead if I wear them for a while. I highly recommend them!!.” —Christine Koulopoulos

Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (also available as a set of two).

19.

A Sonos sound bar to turn the sound up a ~notch~ and *almostmake it feel like you’re actually there with the characters on your TV. It easily give you high-definition sound that fills the entire room.


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Promising review: “This is my second sound bar that I’ve owned and my first Sonos product. I must say I am very impressed. For such a small sound bar this thing outputs great sound. The Beam’s sound when playing movies and music is perfect. I have a mid-size living room area and the Beam fills the space with sound quite handedly The addition of Alexa is arguably this sound bar’s biggest selling point and I’m happy to say it works really well. It works just as well as my Echo and Echo Dot and allows me to control my Smart Home devices. I can ask Alexa to play music on Spotify and then ask it to run my Robovac without having to lift a finger. My personal favorite feature is HDMI-ARC which allows you to do things like control the volume of the sound bar with the TV remote or turn on/off the TV with Alexa. If you’re looking for a sound bar with great sound and great smart features, I highly recommend getting the Sonos Beam!” —Jose

Get it from Amazon for $399+ (available in five styles and black and white).

20.

And a soundproofing strip to help block out all the surrounding noise so you don’t have to turn your TV up even louder to drown out your neighbor’s conversation you can hear every single word of.


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PLUS: This also makes sure that your air-conditioning and heat doesn’t escape under your doors, thus saving you energy and money!

Promising review: “I bought this because I needed something better than plastic to cover my windows and seal up door areas for the colder months. I was a bit skeptical but, it was worth a shot. So glad I did because these not only seal up all areas, it made my home a bit soundproof. We live not too far from train tracks and always have to turn the volume up on the TV when a train goes by, we haven’t had to do that since installation.” —VioletPurple

Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in four colors).

21.

A velvet L-shaped sectional perfect for giving you the room to lie down and stay put. No more resting your feet on your uncomfortable coffee table. That’s for amateurs.


Sabai Design / Via instagram.com

Sabai Design is a Black woman-owned small business that makes beautiful furniture using sustainable products and ethical manufacturing. The velvet fabric they use is made of 100% recycled water bottles. You can customize this sectional to make it fit your space. For example, the chaise extension on this sectional can be set up on either side.

Promising review: “I am sooooo in love with this couch. It’s beautifully made, easy to assemble with two people, super comfortable, economically made and packaged, and the customer service with Sabai is top-notch. I have neck issues and always have a lot of pain after napping on couches and have had no issues with napping on this couch. The only bad part of this couch is my dogs like to take the sectional portion away from me!” —Katherine Bechdol

Get it from Sabai Design for $1,395 (available in seven fabric options and two leg options).

22.

A box full of British chocolate bars to help make it feel like you took a trip across the pond when really you’re just deep into the newest season of The Great British Bakeoff.


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You get 10 full-size top-selling Cadbury chocolate bars in the box.

Promising review: “I bought these for myself when I was feeling sad because the world is terrible, and it was 100% a great choice. The delicious treats arrived quickly and the box included almost all the best things. I was super excited that a Curly Wurly was included because it is my number one UK candy (I haven’t eaten the one that came in the box yet. I’m saving it for last because then I get to look forward to it for weeks. So technically I can’t say that this Curly Wurly will be as good as every other one, but we are just going to have to trust my prejudgment here.) 10/10, would order again.” —nic_is_nicole

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in box and bag styles).

23.

A movie projector you simply have to connect to Wi-Fi and then can turn any wall (inside or out) into a huge personal theater. Sync it to your phone or laptop and take your TV bingeing to ~new heights~. Watching TV may never be the same after you invest in this.


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $164.72.

24.

A RHONY coloring book to help you destress even more than watching the housewives yelling at each other already does.


Shop Hello Harlot / Etsy

Shop Hello Harlot is a small woman-owned business creating pop-culture-themed coloring books, greeting cards, and more from Woodland Hills, California since 2010. This coloring book measures 8.5×11 and comes with 16 illustrated pages featuring some of the favorite scenes and moments from the show.

Promising review: “This is perfect and exactly what I was hoping for! The pictures are amazing, and I can’t wait to spend this time in quarantine coloring away. Thank you for such a quality product!” —Melanie Andrews

Get it from Shop Hello Harlot on Etsy for $15.99.

25.

An oversized sherpa blanket hoodie so you don’t have to worry about wearing a sweatshirt *andusing a blanket. This takes those two great things and turns them into one AH-mazing item you’ll love SO much.


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “This is WAY better than a snuggie!!! So comfortable and awesome for binge-watching in the winter! Snuggies were a pain, but this stays on you and you can get up and do things without it falling off or having your backside getting cold. I like being able to cover my knees with it. Such a cool item and the giant pouch is great for remotes and snacks!! It is very well-made and super soft!” —Casey Jones

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 13 colors and print and in four sizes).

26.

And a “sashay away” doormat to let the world know that you’re not accepting visitors at the moment because you’re deeply invested in an intense lip-sync for your life battle.


Firebox

Get it from Firebox for $27.

When a friend asks me what my plans are this weekend:


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