Autumn is my favorite season. I am that person who makes anything fall-related her whole personality from September to November. I might severely dislike the color orange, but the second September 1st arrives, I am a changed woman. I look forward to cozying up in sweaters with a hot coffee, essentially romanticizing my life away. Don’t even get me started on fall fashion. But for now, here is a list of shows and movies I watch annually that YOU need to get on as well.
Is there any show more appropriate for a seasonal binge this fall? Like me, it’s likely that many people have a tradition of rewatching Gilmore Girls, but how could you not when it just screams fall. The show follows Lorelai and Rory Gilmore on their endeavors and relationships through life while they drink an unhealthy amount of coffee in their quaint little town, Stars Hollow. Just picture this: dim lighting, a hot cup of tea or coffee in hand, and being snuggled up in a throw blanket while watching this show. If you haven’t tried watching this show before, this is the time to start and join the rest of us.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday, so I live for movies and shows with the same vibe—specifically ones that aren’t too scary, and this show is perfect for me. It starts off as a cute and wholesome show but takes a turn quite fast. This supernatural horror story on Netflix is set in a town called Greendale and follows Sabrina, a half-human, half-witch. It’s like a more adult version of Disney Channel’s Halloweentown. What more could you ask for?
I grew up reading and watching the Harry Potter series. It’s safe to say I became quickly obsessed—I’ll admit I was a bit of a nerd. This series is so nostalgic to me that when “Dracotok” came around in 2020, I was sucked right back into the magic of it all. The wizarding world that the seven movies are set in is just so magical. It makes me want to have some friends over and have a massive sleepover while we have a little movie marathon. In the movies, you see all seasons and holidays INCLUDING my favorite, Halloween. It is a must-watch.
You’ve Got Mail
I am such a hopeless romantic, so I have probably seen this movie 10 times in my life, not to mention, late 90s-early 2000’s romances were a whole different breed of movie. You’ve Got Mail follows Kathleen Kelly, who owns a cute little boutique bookstore, and Joe Fox, who is the owner of a chain bookstore corporation. You can probably see where this is going, but in all honesty, this is absolutely the cutest movie ever. It is mostly set in the fall and the vibes are so wholesome. I’ve already made my friends obsessed with it.
The Devil Wears Prada
In my opinion, most rom-coms or “chick flicks” set in New York City feel like fall. I’m not quite sure why, but that is just how I feel — and this movie is a classic. Andy is a recent college graduate who hopes to be a journalist but ends up as an assistant to a famous magazine editor, Miranda Priestly. Throughout the movie, Andy is learning about herself, her job, and just running around New York City. How fun! Anyways, this movie never gets old.
I don’t even know how to start with this show. To be real and upfront, I refused to watch Stranger Things until this summer when season 4 was about to be released. I don’t know why it took me so long, but when I say I binged this show, I watched every episode in about a week and a half. The show is set in the 80’s in the small town of Hawkins, providing a warm feeling inside. The Halloween episode, in season two specifically, is one I will be rewatching this Halloween and I very much look forward to it.
Halloween Baking Championship
I would say one of my major guilty pleasures is binging Food Network Halloween specials. Along with Hallmark Channel, I could never get tired of Food Network. In this show, bakers are tasked with creating spooky-themed desserts to ultimately win prize money of $25,000. Fun fact, season 8 is already currently airing, so it is the perfect show to start watching NOW if you are so ready and excited to feel the fall energy.
Finally, this is a show that I personally will be checking out for myself as I haven’t watched it yet. From what I heard, October Road is about a successful author named Nick who comes back to his hometown and navigates his new life there. It really sounds like a Hallmark movie, and I am so here for it. Who doesn’t love a good Hallmark movie on a cold and rainy day? While it is only two seasons, it is said to have brought some Stars Hollow energy and I’m here for it.
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