Are You A Netflix Cheater? #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad


    It feels like I can never enjoy my favorite Netflix shows because my husband always ends us liking what I’m watching and then tells me not to keep watching without him.  Now, it is not that I don’t want to spend time with my Hubby but our schedules sometimes conflict and I find myself wanting to watch without him.


    Yes, I admit it, I have been tempted to become a Netflix cheater!  However, I have not given in to these desires or, at the very least, I’ve never gotten caught cheating, wink, wink.  That is why it was so upsetting to find out that my beloved spouse has been cheating on me behind my back and watching OUR Netflix shows without me.  You would think that there would be more trust between us after eighteen years.


    The truth is that we have all cheated. In fact, 46% of viewers are cheating right now—with their favorite Netflix shows. And it’s not just parents who are culprits of the crime, cheaters come in all sizes, so even the littlest ones can’t be trusted.  I haven’t caught my boys cheating but now that I know what is going on with my husband when I’m not around, I will certainly be watching those two more closely.


    It can be tough to admit guilt and apologize for watching ahead since there are such great programs on Netflix.  So you should probably fess up, let the truth set you free and just admit that Netflix cheating happens under your roof and that you can’t help it.  Believe me, we can’t help it either!  

Here are some cheat worthy shows on Netflix:    


From left to right: Stranger Things, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, A Series of Unfortunate Events, One Day at a Time, Ultimate Beastmaster

    From amateur hijinks to professional sleuth, these tips and tricks will help you get your Netflix fix in without getting caught red-handed!

Let’s Discuss:  How is Netflix cheating happening under your own roof?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Hahaha! I am loving that there is an actual term for this! I did this with Scandal and Downton Abbey… I couldn’t help myself!

  2. This is hilarious! My hubby is bad about watching shows without me, it drives me crazy!

  3. I’m a total Netflix cheater haha. I cheat on my bf with Netflix and my friends. I just want to find out what happens and not have to wait haha.

  4. It totally depends on the show and circumstance for us! Sometimes you just have to cheat when schedules are different or you just really LOVE a show!

    • I agree it depends on the show for me as well. Sometimes he cheats sometimes I do but there are certain shows we ABSOLUTELY watch together.

  5. Haha! Love this! The hubby and I love Netflix! So do the kids but I dare not watch a show of ours behind his back lol. We just started watching Luther and The Crown.

  6. Haha, I believe I’ve done this before. I ended up having to watch the same episode over again though!

  7. Amy Desrosiers says

    I admit, I am a Netflix Cheater! I have fast forwarded shows, caught up on shows without my husband and skipped episodes.

  8. Erica Schwarz says

    LOL my husband does the SAME THING. So I’ve put a stop to it. Honestly, our lives are busy enough, if I have free time I am going to just watch what I want to watch and he can do the same. And we never have a problem finding something to watch together.

  9. I am such a cheater when it comes to Netflix! And also a binger…Then I have a Netflix hangover from watching my favorite show so fast for hours at a time it’s a hot mess!! But I love it. That video is hilarious – Burner Profile – Hilarious!

  10. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    Love me some netflix! My husband and I tend to watch shows together but if he falls asleep its hard to stop!

  11. This cracks me up. Thankfully my husband isn’t a fan of watching shows so I can’t Netflix cheat… he would rather watch cheesey kung fu movies lol

  12. Nope, no cheating here. We’ve agreed to watch things apart due to time issues, but I usually catch up as soon as I can so we can get back on track. If we’re watching netflix or streaming then we watch it together.

  13. This is just totally not us. We thrive on watching our shows together, because we discuss things as they happen.

  14. My husband and I rarely get to watch TV on weekdays so Netflix cheating does not really happen in our home. We binge watch our favorite shows together on the weekends.

  15. My husband and I have a “show watching agreement”. I have my shows and he has his. We also have our “together” shows that way we both always have something to watch without having to watch ahead on shows we watch together.

  16. I love this campaign Netflix is running right now, it’s so much fun! I’m watching the Crazy Ex Girlfriend right now and I so don’t like it, it’s just such a silly humour but I can’t stop watching it, it’s so addictive!

  17. I am all about Netflix. I am watching a few different shows, which I vowed I would never do.

  18. This is a great post. Who knew Netflix cheating was such a problem, lol. Fortunately, my hubby and I are on a Netflix break and don’t even have it right now.

  19. Tami Qualls says

    Hubby and I usually binge watch Netflix series together. Once we start neither one of us can stop. LOL

  20. It’s hilarious that they broke it down in a flow chart! I never knew that it was a real term. I confess- I’ve cheated.

  21. I have been tempted before. My husband and I usually watch TV together but I have a couple of Netflix shows that I only watch when he isn’t home.

  22. My husband and I decided to go our separate ways with Netflix and we watch what we want on our own terms now because the cheating got out of hand! LOL

  23. Being single, I never have to worry about being a Netflix cheater. I have had to be good when it comes to watching shows with my mom or sister, but luckily that is only when I am visiting.

  24. I’ve watched shows when we usually watch them together, but I felt terrible afterwards. It kind of ruined the series for us!

  25. Oh yeah, I’m bad about getting ahead in shows we are watching and always have to go back and rewatch it with my husband right after!

  26. My hubs is so the cheater in this scenario… But he’ll rewatch the shows with me, so it could be worse. Bwah!

  27. Haha! This is so funny, If my husband would see this, Im pretty sure he will start checking my history more often! I was caught cheating once. I just cant wait him sometimes to watch our favorite tv shows together.

  28. I definitely have to cheat sometimes! Lately either my husband or I go to bed super early (usually me!) so the other one is left alone to watch something….so we cheat, haha

  29. This used to be such an issue for me. My husband would go to work and I’d watch everything but now that he only works Friday and Saturday nights it is so hard to cheat and watch the shows (without him bugging me) haha. I think its so funny though.

  30. It’s quite hilarious when you think about it but it’s also really true! There are people (like me) who cannot wait any longer to watch the latest episode especially if it’s a show that I really like.

  31. My husband definitely cheats on me, he’s sweats watching series without me! Like you we have very different schedules with him working shifts. Gotta love Netflix!

  32. OMG that video is hilarious. If one of us continues watching without the other, they have to rewatch when the other is able. That’s our house rule!

  33. Yup! i admit I’a a netflix cheater! I love netflix!

  34. Veronica says

    OMG! I can only dream that me and my hubby could argue about not watching something alone! He hasn’t watched any show in months, he is just so so busy. But we went to the movies last night yaaaaaay!

  35. I am in a long distance relationship so I must cheat all the time! Well not really because my partner can’t fathom my obsession with Home and Away (an Australian soap opera) but she can watch CSI (which I hate)

  36. Haha no judgement here. I agree, I think once in our life we have been a Netflix cheater especially if the shows you like is really good and you want to know immediately what happens next. But for now, I prefer watching our favorite shows together with my hubby.

  37. This is so funny because it is all true! It is hard to not watch a show you are into when you have time. I watched the entire series of Gilmore Girls, plus the new episodes because I couldn’t wait for my mom to catch up!

  38. “14% think cheating is worse than having an actual affair”??!? WHAT?? ????
    My husband and I don’t have this problem. We love watching shows together. There are a few things that I watch without him because he doesn’t have a lot of interest in them…like OITNB, if you can believe that! But then, I’m the Netflix boss in our house, so I pretty much choose what we watch. Hehe.

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