7 Shows to Watch on Netflix This Fall/Winter
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Winter is really hard. It’s cold all the time, the sun doesn’t shine a lot, and there’s hardly any fruit in season. (Ok, maybe I’m the only one who’s upset about that last one.)
And though it’s not officially winter yet, once we get to the time change, it feels like winter is just around the corner. Which, realistically, it is.
However, the cold and dark months are a great time to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix — because you’re certainly not going to the pool. So I’m sharing six shows that I’ve watched — or rewatched — recently that I recommend.
I realize that I don’t watch a ton of TV, but I think this show is really unique and worth watching. It’s basically a musical TV show that really doesn’t take itself seriously. Example: One song is about how heavy and obnoxious her boobs are.
Yes, Rebecca is SUPER over the top and possibly unstable. Her best friend is also a terrible enabler. But that leads to plenty of material for the storyline, and there’s never a dull moment.
If you need more reasons to watch it, The Everygirl has a few.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
The downside to this show is that the main storyline of Season 1 is a double divorce. Not exactly the feel-good show I prefer. The upside is that there are parts that are hilarious. At one point, I was laughing so hard that Matt came downstairs to make sure I was ok.
I also think that Grace and Frankie’s (adult) kids’ storylines add a lot — Brianna is my absolute favorite. Matt did point out that I might find them so interesting because I can relate to them more than their retiree parents, which is valid. But they’re still definite assets to the show.
Seasons on Netflix: 3
#3. The Crown
The show starts when Queen Elizabeth II takes the throne. There are definitely a lot of made up details, but the main points are historically accurate. And at the end of some of the episodes, it will give you a run down of the actual facts from the event they covered and what happened after it.
It’s 100% a drama, so I didn’t really want to binge-watch it. But I did think it was really interesting, and I definitely learned a lot.
Matt accuses me of being obsessed with the royals, and he’s not wrong. The Royal House of Windsor is, in fact, on my list to watch soon. I’m not even a little bit embarrassed by that.
Seasons on Netflix: 1 (but Season 2 is released on December 8!)
#4. New Girl
As I mentioned here, I LOVE New Girl. And I’m always amazed when people tell me they haven’t seen it. Go watch it now! Matt and I watched the first season (24 episodes) in a weekend.
It’s basically just a show about four people (one girl, three guys) who live in a loft together and are trying to figure out life in their late 20s-early 30s. I couldn’t even begin to analyze why it works so well (nor do I really want to …), but it does. I also think that all of the characters are super weird (in a good way), but they’re also very different which balances out the episodes.
I will be the first to admit that it’s had some rough patches. Season 4 was particularly bad. But at least watch Seasons 1 and 2! At the very least, you’ll get a million quotable lines to throw into your daily conversation.
Seasons on Netflix: 5
#5. Hart of Dixie
My Aunt Kathy got me hooked on this one, and I think it’s a classic CW show. It’s not very serious, it makes you smile all the time, and you quickly form opinions about who should be dating who. Because let’s be honest — the relationship drama is like 85% of the show.
Essentially, Zoe Hart moves from NYC to the small town of Bluebell, Alabama, and she’s a little bit out of her comfort zone. She also throws a wrench into the personal lives of everyone who lives there.
Jaime King is also one of the stars, and according to the internet, Jaime King and Taylor Swift are friends. So there’s that.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Matt and I started watching this show as a replacement for Cupcake Wars, which was our standard choice for TV while washing dishes (until they took it off Netflix. Rude). But The Great British Baking Show is so much better. We sit on the couch and give it our complete, undivided attention the whole time it’s on. It’s so easy to become attached to the contestants, and we’ve been legitimately sad when our favorites were eliminated.
Also, unlike an American competition, this show doesn’t have drama or sabotage. (Well, maybe a tiny bit, but even that was downplayed.) And it seems like the bakers are actually friends with one another.
Oh, and the way they pronounce words is delightful. Especially oregano and mascarpone.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
#7. The Good Place
If you’re looking for a show that you can watch without using your brain at all, this is your show. I’ve talked to a lot of people who have watched this show, and almost all of them have said that they were surprised by how much they liked it. I’d agree with that. I mentioned in this post that I was on the fence about The Good Place, but it was getting better as it went along. And it ended up as a pretty good show.
My Dad did point out that it’s not the greatest show to watch if you’re dealing with a loss, since it’s a little bit of a parody of the afterlife. So that’s something to keep in mind. Otherwise, it’s very light.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
If you have any shows to recommend to me, send them my way! We’re just barely into the cold weather season, and I’ll be spending lots of quality time with Netflix over the next few months.
Thanks for reading!