It is officially that time of the year. The weather is getting cooler, nights are darker, and there is nothing better than snuggling up to watch a good show.
In fact, a survey done in 2019 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average American watches 2.8 hours of TV per day, mostly binge-watching.
As the coziest time of the year approaches and binge watching is the nation’s pastime, The Villanovan has a list of a few fall favorites that pair perfectly with a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider.
The first one might be obvious, but it’s a top tier fall show. Gilmore Girls, initially released in October 2000, has stayed popular through the years. The story of Lorelei Gilmore and her daughter Rory in a small Connecticut town brings viewers much joy especially in the fall season. The Gilmore women run on Luke’s Coffee, the local coffee shop in the town of Stars Hollow. Rory attends a private school in Hartford, and somehow each episode always feels like autumn. This hit show is now available on Netflix
Next up is the unconventional choice of Riverdale. The spooky vibe mixed with high school romance and mystery is perfect for this time of year. Even the colors in the show match the theme of fall, including the character’s outfits and the setting. Riverdale is also a show that one can binge on Netflix, and the suspicion keeps on building. Some find this show cringey due to Archie’s unusual urge to burst into song, but you may find yourself knee deep in Season Five by the end of October.
Now entering its third season, Sex Education is thriving on Netflix and is something to definitely look into for the fall. This British comedy set in Monmouthshire, England is the perfect cure for a binge craving. Something about these characters is oddly comforting and the friendships, laughs and empathy that was developed out of this show is just what is needed in the coming fall months. Despite the name of the show, it is surprisingly thoughtful and will make viewers feel all the feels.
Saving the best for last, the sci-fi show Stranger Things is nostalgic and incredibly captivating. Set in the 1980s, a group of young friends experiences supernatural forces and even uncovers government secrets. The group explores mysteries and teams up to fight the monsters they encounter in their Indiana town. Season Four is right around the corner, and there is no better time to start watching than now with the approach of Halloween.
There are many reasons for our attachment to the screen, one being that it can provide an escape from reality. These television shows will allow one to escape the hustle and bustle of life and relax on a cool fall evening. Before you know it, you may even develop a British accent from watching Sex Education or drink more coffee because of Lorelei Gilmore.