15 Best Fall Shows to Watch All Autumn
New bingeable TV shows to watch all autumn
The leaves are falling and it’s cold outside. If you live somewhere particularly chilly, you might even experience some snow. Fall is the time of year when binge-watching is at its peak. Luckily enough, these fall months are always when dramas are dropping and new seasons debut. So grab your hot toddies and get ready to cozy up with a TV show.
15. Love is Blind Season 3
This one is for the reality TV fans. The newest season of Love is Blind is out and the internet is rabid. How do we as a society know that love is real unless you date a person behind a wall and decide to get married without knowing what the other person looks like?
The premise behind the show is brilliant, especially when modern dating mostly takes place online using apps that prioritize choosing a partner based on appearance, but everyone who’s been in a relationship knows that something sustainable requires more than physical attraction. So, the show goes from one extreme to another.
As always, there’s always drama that ensues. Get a bottle of wine and enjoy the mess. The reunion show will be on its way.
So there are a lot of Netflix shows on this list, which is probably a personal bias, but the platform does love to dump its original content during the colder months of the year. Blockbuster is for those who like bad-network sitcoms. When I say bad, I mean bad.
The show follows the last Blockbuster on the planet. The whole company has shut down and store manager Timmy (Randall Park) becomes a small business owner overnight. He scrambles to keep the doors open in a suburban strip mall.
The likelihood of this show being renewed is low, so think of it as a mini-series.
13. Interview with the Vampire
Horror fans rejoice because vampires are back!
Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire is being brought to life again on AMC+. This is not the Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kristen Dunst interpretation of the classic book series. Jacob Anderson (who played Grey Worm on Game of Thrones for five seasons) now plays Luis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt’s former role). This iteration contains a more diverse cast, which is a more historically accurate depiction of Louisana as well as a more explicitly passionate romance between the main characters, Louis and Lestat. Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid breathe new life into Louis and Lestat for modern audiences who are ready for a nuanced visual depiction of two iconic characters.
12. From Scratch
This Netflix show features Zoe Saldana and Eugenio Mastrandrea, who bring Tembi Locke’s New York Times bestselling memoir to life. The story follows Tembi, who falls in love with a professional chef while in Florence. This tale follows the ups and downs of her life. Now don’t let the marketing fool you: this is not a rom-com. If one looks up From Scratch on TikTok, this is a cut-and-dry drama. The happily-ever-after that’s promised in the romance genre isn’t here. Now that you’ve been warned, enter the emotional turmoil that is From Scratch.
We were all disappointed in Atlanta season 3 after waiting four years for its release. Fans were left disappointed thanks to the project’s unanticipated extended hiatus coupled with the departure of the show’s creative structure. The core four characters were left with little character development, even with the time jump and especially with the very little screen time they had.
Season 4 has returned to our main characters to wrap up semi-forgotten plotlines during the show’s series finale. The show returns to themes of family dynamics and painfully real depictions of interpersonal relationships that got fans hooked on the show to begin with, while still being playful with its directorial choices and humor.
10. Los Espookys
This American comedy is created by and stars Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen. This show is a playful combination of horror and humor, following a group of friends who stage supernatural events for cash. This show is a fan favorite and has returned for a long-awaited second season.
The show is set in a fictional Latin American country. So English-speaking viewers, be aware that the show is in Spanish and the jokes don’t necessarily translate. Catch this hilarious spooky show on HBO all year round.
8. Over the Garden Wall
Originally created for Cartoon Network, Over the Garden Wall is a magically dark animated miniseries. The series balances dark themes and monsters while maintaining a playful spirit. The forest setting and magical creatures create a perfect ambiance for binge-watching in bed.
8. Sex Lives of College Girls
Fans of Sex Lives of College Girls, rejoice! The second season of Mindy Kaling’s HBO series is returning. Continue the drama with Kimberly (played by Pauline Chalamet), Leighton (played by Reneé Rapp), Bela (played by Amrit Kaur), and Whitney (played by Alyah Chanelle Scott). College is a perfect setting for these characters from drastically different backgrounds to come together and experience life with each other. Nothing pushes people together quite like forced college roommates. Season 2 will be full of drama and will contain 10 episodes. For those who love an edgy coming-of-age dramedy, this series is for you.
Hollywood does not have a great track record for portraying Muslims. Slowly that’s beginning to change, but Muslim characters are often reduced to side-characters. Things are changing with shows like Ramy and Mo.
Palestinian comedian Mohammed Amer wrote and stars in a show loosely based on his life. If audience members think Amer looks familiar, you’ll recognize him from the show Ramy where he plays the memorable side character. In Mo, Amer recreates immigrant family dynamics and the complications of the refugee experience with Amer’s sharp, dark humor.
If you end up loving this show, don’t worry. Season 2 will arrive fall of 2023 for your viewing pleasure.
Hulu is at the top of its game this season with its original content. This meta-comedy makes much-needed cultural commentary on Hollywood’s obsession with reboots, prequels, sequels, and requels. In a world where there are no original ideas, fictional Hulu greenlights the production of a beloved sitcom. What makes this reboot different? It’s edgy—of course.
This star-studded cast includes Keegan-Michael Key as Reed Sterling, who’s a Yale-trained actor trying to prove he’s more than comedy relief; Johnny Knoxville as Clay Barber, who’s plagued with addiction; Rachel Bloom as Hannah Korman, who’s the edgy screenwriter, Calum Worthy as Zack Jackson the child-star; Krista Marie Yu as Elaine Kim the executive producer; Judy Greer as Bree Marie Jensen the TV mom; and Paul Reiser as Gordon Gelman, the show’s original creator.
5. Rap Shit
From the creative mind that brought us all Insecure, Issa Rae has created a new HBO dramedy following two Miami rappers. Two high school best friends, Shawna Clark (played by Aida Osman) and Mia Knight (played by KaMillion), are both chasing their dreams to become rappers while balancing their day jobs when one of their rapping videos goes viral.
This show has the same creative and hilarious show that accurately portrays what it’s like maneuvering in the world.
4. Abbott Elementary Season 2
Everyone’s favorite new mockumentary sitcom is back on ABC. Fresh off its Emmy win and nominations, the second season of America’s favorite school comedy. Quinta Brunson, a former Buzzfeed star, producer, and writer, is the creative mind behind the series. She was inspired by her mother and other teachers she had growing up.
This new season promises even more hi-jinx and character growth from the cast we’ve grown attached to the ever-awkward Janine Teagues (played by Quinta Brunson), the loveable try-hard Gregory (played by Tyler James Williams), the inept Principle Ava Coleman who would be the life of any party (played by Janelle James), the comedic Melissa Schemmenti (played by Lisa Ann Walter), the quintessential cringe liberal Jacob (played by Chris Perfetti), the staff-mom Barbara Howard (played by Sheryl Leee Ralph), and everyone’s favorite janitor Mr. Johnson (played by William Stanford Davis).
3. The Midnight Club
From the creator of Netflix’s favorite horror series like Haunting of Hill House, Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass, which comes out every fall, Mike Flanagan has created The Midnight Club.
This series is probably Flanagan’s most creative format yet. In this show, a group of teens sneaks out of bed to drink and exchange scary stories every night. The midnight story exchange gives the show an anthology feels while diving into each character’s psyche while a larger mystery is at play. This show is one part coming-of-age, one part horror, and a whole lot of fun.
2. Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
There’s a new horror anthology from the horror king himself, Guillermo Del Toro, who gifted us with Pan’s Labyrinth and Shape of Water. Fans of Del Toro will be surprised to hear his voice-over each episode. It’s a role that one can tell that Del Torro enjoys.
The Netflix series comprises eight “personally curated” episodes inspired by H. P. Lovecraft or original short stories. Each episode has a different tone, style, and a different literal and figurative monster.
It’s hard to find someone who isn’t excited for Netflix’s Addams Family show, Wednesday. How can one not be excited with a cast featuring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Adams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Adams, Luis Guzman as Gomez Adams, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, and the original Wednesday Adams Christina Ricci as Marylin Thornhill.
The trailer has promising aesthetics and great images of the original movie. This show looks like it will be a fresh, expansive iteration of the original.
(via Paramount, featured image: Garfield)
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