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Shows You NEED To Binge This Fall

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cal State Chico chapter.

My FAVORITE time of year is finally here! I am a lover of simple pleasures and one of my go-to’s during the fall is cozying up with my favorite blanket, lighting my vanilla pumpkin candle, and watching a comfort show while listening to the rain hitting against my window. Whether you’re the ultimate fall person or it’s your least favorite season, I promise you these shows will bring you all the cozy autumn vibes you need these next few months.

Gilmore Girls

This show IS fall. The wholesome plot revolves around an iconic mother-daughter duo and I’m not exaggerating when I say that every episode feels like a warm hug. I promise that watching it will make you want to turn Chico into your own Stars Hollow. You can watch it on Netflix!

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The Vampire Diaries

I could watch this show over and over again. And then again after that. The supernatural themes are perfect for Halloween time, the romance tropes are top tier, and you will instantly fall in love with the cast. Plus, you and your roomies can have endless discussions about whether you’re Team Damon or Team Stefan! All eight seasons are available on Peacock and Max.


This classic sitcom, set in New York, is the perfect show for when you need a good laugh and it’s especially a great choice if you’re not a fan of lengthy episodes. If you don’t want to commit to all ten seasons, try watching all of the Thanksgiving episodes! They’re not only perfect for fall, but they’re outright iconic. All episodes can be watched on Max.

Gossip Girl

Also set in New York, this series features six seasons of high school and college drama, relationships, and pure entertainment. It’s inevitable that you’ll fall in love with at least one of the characters because there is no shortage of different personalities throughout the show. You can find all episodes on Max!

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Pretty Little Liars

I figure it’s only appropriate to conclude this list with one last small-town-feel series, and it also happens to be my absolute favorite comfort show of all time. The plot revolves around four best friends haunted by the disappearance of their friend, Alison. If I could spend my fall anywhere, I would without a doubt choose the fictional town of Rosewood. All seven seasons are on Max!

Marisa Cala-Keck

Cal State Chico '24

Marisa is the Founder of the Her Campus chapter at Chico State and served as the 2023-2024 President and Editor-in-Chief. Equally passionate about mental health and writing, she graduated from Chico State in May 2024 with Honors in General Education and a 3.9 GPA. She served as the 2022-2023 President of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and was on the Dean's List eight out of eight semesters. Marisa worked in a variety of mentorship roles on campus, including as an Academic Advising Intern. In her free time, Marisa loves spending time with her family and best friends, being around animals (especially her 3 cats and 2 dogs), binge-watching her comfort shows (the current top two include Pretty Little Liars and Gilmore Girls), reading novels, traveling, and singing! She loves Taylor Swift, spicy foods, Trader Joe's, Pinterest, and all things chocolate. Her next step is following her dream of moving to New York City and pursuing her Master of Education in School Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University! She is excited to join the field of education, through which she aspires to reframe health and sex education programs to be more inclusive and to open in-school conversations surrounding mental wellness.