The only time it's easy at my house is when my wife is out for a few hours.
Then I can watch whatever I want! Otherwise, it goes something like this:
Me: "What do you want to watch tonight? Not much on but I have about 300 DVDs I'd like to see."
My Dear Wife: "Oh, I don’t know; you pick."
Me (know damn well that a trap has just been laid in front of me!): "Uhhh... Wait a minute.... Uhhhh... How about we start watching The Wire; after all we've had the entire series DVD set for a year and a half now!"
My Darling Wife: "Mmm... What's it about?" (Another trap, I think... She has asked this every time I have suggested it and I apparently still haven't found the correct answer since I STILL HAVEN'T SEEN THE DAMN WIRE YET!! OK; I'm OK now. Really."
Me: "It's about a special team of Baltimore Police detectives who....."
Wifey: "Oh yeah. Well, maybe I can sew buttons on something... Or..."
Me, resigned: "Oh, wait a minute... Look! Here's another rerun of Law and Order... OK?"
My Loving Wife: "Oh... if that's what YOU want to watch."
Me..... "Drppp, drppp..." (The sound of drool as my eyes glaze over to the sound of ... "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally.....
(I STILL haven't seen one stinking episode of The Wire..... Aarrgghhh!