Autumn is upon us! The change of the season brings hot apple cider, sweater weather, and falling leaves. What better way to spend a lazy day or some time relaxing than cozying up with a good TV show? Here are some picks of shows that I’ve enjoyed and recommend watching when you’re in need of cozy Autumn vibes.
Only Murders In The Building
In this murder mystery comedy show, three strangers share an obsession with true crime and are suddenly wrapped up in a case of their own. At their Upper West Side apartment building, a death occurs and the trio suspects murder and uses their knowledge of true crime (from podcasts) to investigate the truth. Soon, they realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
This was a highly anticipated show on my watch list when it was first released and both seasons of this show did not disappoint! I’m patiently awaiting Season 3 to come! If you are a fan of whodunnit murder mysteries, true crime, or thrillers this show is for you. Gomez, Short, and Martin make a fantastic trio of amateur sleuths trying to discover the secrets in their apartment building. I liked how the show changes the point-of-view perspectives for each episode which adds to the suspense and gave backgrounds to each character. This show isn’t as gritty as most thriller shows and it balances a lot of the heavier content with comedy.
Over The Garden Wall
This animated miniseries centers on two half-brothers who travel across a strange forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd and whimsical things on their journey.
This is a series I like to watch every Autumn season. I loved the animation style, plot, characters, and songs (the soundtrack is incredible). What I enjoyed most about Over The Garden Wall is that it’s a clever animated series and the plot is very multi-layered. There are new small details that you can find with each viewing making it rewatchable content. The story has multiple sub-plots, viewers have to decipher a mystery, and it has some deep metaphors as well. Ultimately, the show is just one big adventure, and each episode brings new surprises.
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is television anthology series created by Rod Serling. Ranging from genres including psychological horror, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and psychological thriller the show offers a variety of stories. Each episode often concludes with an unexpected twist or moral that catches the viewer by surprise.
This show is an absolute classic that everybody should watch especially if you are a fan of science fiction or the mysterious. Some episodes are creepier than others (I still shudder when I think about that “Talking Tina” episode to this day) and many of them are thought-provoking. I appreciate that the series’ episodes are based on real-world topics or things that leave you deep in thought. If you like your horror/thrillers a bit on the lighter spectrum, I’d recommend this show to you.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Sabrina Spellman is a teenager with magical powers who comes from a long powerful line of witches. As a high-school student, she juggles her school life while trying to improve her magic skills. Living with her wacky aunts, Hilda and Zelda, they do their best to try to teach her to use her witchcraft wisely, along with Salem, the talking black who always has a scheme up his paw.
There are so many renditions of this show floating around including the newest one on Netflix. But Sabrina from the 90s holds a special place in my heart as that’s the show that I grew up with. I also recommend the animated series too! It’s very comedic which makes you laugh out loud (along with Salem’s constant one-liners) and its light-heartedness and warmth (from the characters) make it a show that can be viewed by all ages. Some aspects may be a bit dated, but coziness lies in its formulaic nature where Sarina tries to solve all her problems with magic and fails horribly in each episode.
In this animated Disney series viewers follow the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel who are sent to spend the summer with their great-uncle (or “Grunkle”) Stan, in a mysterious town full of paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. The sibling help Stan run “The Mystery Shack”, the tourist trap that he owns, while also trying to investigate the local mysteries that surround them.
Gravity Falls has a special place in my heart! It’s one of the few newer (animated) Disney shows that I enjoyed wholeheartedly. It has action, the mysteries surrounding the town are spooky, and the characters are so much fun. What I like about this show it’s that it’s a brilliant cartoon because the plot feels so fleshed out and it shows in its story and character development. This show has the perfect amount of spookiness and is family-friendly. The main appeal for me though is its lovable characters which have become so memorable to me.
What are some of your favorite shows to watch in Autumn? Let us know in the comments.