Fall has become a well-known season because it feels like a short period. Although there has always been a divide between summer and autumn, there is still much more to watch in the fall. It's a season that draws people in and gives them a sense of being welcomed.
Thematically there is a wider spectrum of genres that anyone can watch in the fall or summer. There are family series, dramas, mysteries, and most importantly horror series that will keep anyone entertained through the fall. It's always fun to cozy up with a funny mystery or dive into a family drama that warms the heart.
'Gilmore Girls' (2000-2007) - Netflix streaming
Gilmore Girls has done the same thing as when Harry Met Sally did for fall films. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) are two of the most soothing shows.
The mother/daughter ties in the program will make viewers want to return to the series just because of the movie nights, the coffee dates, and the daily walks around Stars Hollow. It's a comforting program for fall because it feels like a tight knit community and when anyone starts watching it, it can feel like they're part of the community.
'One Tree Hill' (2003-2012) - Hulu
Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) trade between kinship and rivalry on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not-so-quiet town of Tree Hill.
It's comforting to stay with these characters for a long time and then connect with both their downfalls and victories. That's the beauty of One Tree Hill, because even if things get messy, these friends will always be there for one another.
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (2018-2020) - Streaming on Netflix
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was a Netflix series that exploded in popularity. Some episodes have chilling moments that will make you spellbound. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) must wrestle with the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the natural world.
Because of how popular Sabrina the Teenage Witch was in the early 2000s, it feels almost nostalgic to watch this film. Sabrina Spellman has always been a popular figure in pop culture and has made a huge impact on the Halloween season.
Netflix is streaming 'This is Us' from 2016 to 2022.
This is Us is a series that will make anyone connect emotionally with these characters. It teaches viewers how to live life day by day and how to express their love in many ways. The "Big Three" include their parents Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore).
In this series, there's an exploration of love, hardship, and grief. What viewers are unaware of is that families can go through so much in a lifetime, yet because people are living throughout it in the present moment, the longevity of a lifetime isn't felt.
'The Morning Show' (2019 - present) - Streaming on Apple TV Plus
The general public can finally appreciate the production processes that take place in the newsroom when watching The Morning Show. It's a candid drama that looks at the modern workplace through the lens of journalists who have difficulties in revealing themselves to the country.
Bradley (Reese Witherspoon), a hard-hitting journalist, changes her mind. She got into the business to speak the truth to the people. It's enjoyable because of the fast-paced environment and will make for a great binge-watch in the fall.
'Only Murders in the Building' (2021-Present) - Hulu's streaming
Hulu's Only Murders in the Building is one of the finest whodunits to follow Knives Out in the fall. The series is also authentically structured to fit a podcast narrative.
The narrative structure of each episode allows for the overarching narrative to unfold on different levels. Each character has their own narrative and connection to certain clues in episodes, which helps viewers connect the dots on their own.
'The Walking Dead' (2010 - 2022) - Amazon Prime streaming
The Walking Dead has been around for a very long time, but the series isn't just about zombies; audiences have returned time and time again for their favorite characters, and are hoping they will return for a second season. When Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) wakes up from a coma, he learns the world is in jeopardy and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
It's a relatively simple tale that has been stretched for seasons because to the creative ways the writers have managed to intrigue audiences with new characters and the length of the series' journey.
'American Horror Story' (2011 - Present) - Hulu streaming
Ryan Murphy's anthology series is a bit different from others. The first couple of seasons had some great ideas, but later on, they wore out because of the storylines chosen for the season. Everything from American Horror Story: Hotel had some pretty amazing moments because of the incredible actors in the cast.
Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange, the women who pushed this program to greatness. Depending on the mood, any season of AHS will be enjoyable to watch during fall to begin Halloween a bit early.
'Dexter' (2016-2013) - Streaming on Showtime
Dexter's final scene was not liked by many fans, but it's still rated highly. Michael C. Hall played a serial killer very well and kept audiences coming back weekly to see what Dexter would do next.
If it's the first time going through the series, it can be a joy to watch. The series is more of a psychological thriller that will remain in the viewer's memory long after it's finished.
Streaming on HBO Max for 'Friday Night Lights' (2016-2011)
The time between football season and fall seems to be consuming sports enthusiasts. Friday Night Lights follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's finest high school football teams, and their head coach, Kyle Chandler. Using the small-town setting to address many issues in American culture, including family values, school funding, drugs, and lack of economic opportunities.
Eric Taylor took care of every single player on that team as a family unit. It is one of the finest well-rounded high school dramas that came out in the early 2000s that addressed these issues in the most effective way in order for listeners to connect to these characters.