We have the 'normal' ones -- talk several times a day etc..
And then we have the TV virtual date.
It is pretty simple. We'll watch a TV show while discussing it in IM.
It is a bit more complex if we have to use the TIVO/DVR, because we have to start on the phone and synchronize our 'start' time, so that we don't ruin it for the other person.
This ritual does require some level of discipline if one of us isn't going to be home when the TV show is actually on -- as the other has to resist watching it live.
Tonight's Boston Legal is going to be a challenge. Tomorrow is the new NCIS -- yet another challenge.