Most of us have one show we're almost required to rewatch every time the leaves start changing colors, the temperature drops and the days get shorter. Here are some of my personal favorites.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The mysterious dark comedy book series written by Daniel Handler (published under the name Lemony Snicket) was turned into a Netflix Original series in 2017. In the show, three gifted children -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire -- are sent to live with their terrible relative, Count Olaf, after their parents tragically perished in a house fire.
Their lives go downhill from there as they encounter many ill-fated obstacles woven with comedy, love, and heaps of mystery that will have you wondering until the final episode of the show. A Series of Unfortunate Events has an old-timey gothic 1930s vibe that is perfect for your autumnal night-ins.
A good 2000s show will always create a comfortable atmosphere. Starring Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, Gossip Girl is a teen drama based in Manhattan. Kristen Bell narrates the lives of privileged upper-class students and the many twists and changes of growing up, including love, school, and heaps of drama.
The show's pilot episode aired on September 19, 2007, and concluded its final season on December 17th, 2012. The main character, Blair Waldorf, has the ideal wardrobe of many plaid skirts and long-sleeve blouses for the chilly seasons. Gossip Girl is available on the Roku Channel, Prime Video, and HBO MAX.
Another late 90s-00s show setting the fall mood is Charmed, a fantasy classic. Descendants of a witchy bloodline, Prue, Piper, and Pheobe fight off evil using their powers. Their combined abilities were referred to as the "Power of Three" in the series.
Outside of their witchy lives, though, they were just your average teenagers who face day-to-day problems including relationships and drama. This show is perfect for the spooky month to awaken your inner witch. Charmed is streamable on Peacock, Pluto TV, Prime Video, Hulu, and Vudu.
Stranger Things, one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time, is the ideal thriller-mystery for the spooky season. Will Byers' puzzling disappearance shakes the town of small town Hawkins, Indiana. The town uncovers mysteries on top of mysteries, leaving them with endless questions only one strange little girl can answer. Although an official release date has not been publically announced, the series is still ongoing and plans on releasing a fifth and final season in the next couple of years.
A fall fan favorite, Gilmore Girls is a comedic drama based in the fictional small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are the best of friends and the dream mother-daughter duo, tackling life head-on as Lorelai is in her early thirties and Rory is an Ivy League-bound student. From family drama, first kisses, toxic boyfriends, and way too much coffee, this witty drama is a cozy 2000s must-watch.
This show made a huge contribution to the resurgence of the 2000s fall fashion, including ribbed long-sleeve shirts, zip-up hoodies, and bootcut jeans all day every day. Gilmore Girls is available to watch on Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu.
How to Watch?
Many have their own ways of enjoying autumnal shows. My advice: bake some cookies! Make some really nice tea! Grab your favorite fuzzy blanket, burrito-wrap yourself in it, and get ready to enjoy a very cozy fall with these great TV shows.