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TV binge-watching with a partner: To cheat or not to cheat?

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STORY WRITTEN BY CHUCK BARNEY
cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com

“Sneaky and devious” was how Angelina Rodrigues felt when she recently cheated on her husband, Charles. But guilty? Not so much.

 “It was like: ‘No, I’ve just gotta do it,’ ” the Alameda, Calif., hairstylist confesses. “I knew he would be really mad, but I couldn’t hold out any longer.”
 Relax. It’s not what you think. Angelina’s steamy one-night stand was with a TV soap opera, “The Bold and the Beautiful.” She and Charles had agreed to jointly experience the show always and forever — till death, or cancellation. But that sacred vow was breached when Angelina secretly watched an episode while hubby was fast asleep.
 Apparently, one’s willpower crumbles in the face of a shocking cliffhanger.

“I know I was naughty,” Angelina admits with a devilish laugh. “And what’s worse is that I would be really (ticked) if he did it to me. Isn’t that bratty?”

Bratty or not, communal TV habits are often difficult to maintain in this era of voracious binge-watching and busy work schedules. Which TV shows absolutely must be shared with your significant other, and which ones are OK to watch on your own? And if you do happen to sneak a clandestine peek, do you fess up? Or do you lie and deny?

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Illustration by Jeff Durham/Bay Area News Group

Illustration by Jeff Durham/Bay Area News Group

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