Sorry, trying to keep up! Okay, so yes, I think often it is a necessary evil. HOWEVER, composition can go a long way. Look at the creative, counter to the rules type of shots in Mr. Robot and The Handmaid’s Tale. That is a way you can make the normal more interesting, as long as it fits in the tone. Next, I’d think about the blocking - do they have to be sitting at a table? Can they be doing the dishes? Or can they be strolling in a park? Look at more interesting ways to play out the conversations themselves, and then more interesting shots will naturally arise from that.