As autumn sets in, there is nothing better than settling down to get into a good tv series or movie. I often like to rewatch my favourites. Some of them are not always ‘autumny’, but they give me a sense of nostalgia that I find comfort in as the evenings get darker and the temperatures get colder.
At the moment I am on the sofa, still with a stinking cold borderline flu. I have had a COVID-19 test that came back negative. Because i’m really poorly and I still want to add to the autumnal mini-series, today’s post is slightly different. However, this means it’s perfect for me to rewatch some of my favourite shows and films. So here are mine, and why I think they are perfect for this time of year…
Gilmore Girls is the epitome of autumn. The show takes place in a cute little town called Stars Hollow and follows a caffeine-addicted witty mother and her intelligent and equally witty daughter.
Why It’s Autumn: The quaint town is always heavily decorated with pumpkins, bales of hay, and colourful trees. So grab your favourite blanket and a cup of hot coffee (Gilmore style), this is bound to be a favourite.
American Horror Story
Not only does the new series of this always premiere at the start of autumn but it’s a perfect series to get in the halloween mood. Even when halloween is over, i find this is the perfect filler until it’s ok to start watching all things Christmassy. What’s great about AHS, is that each season is a new series, so you can kind of pick and choose. One follows a haunted house, another a circus, Apocolypse era etc. However, some of the latest series have had easter eggs added for those that have been watching it for years which I LOVE.
Why It’s Autumn: It’s the perfect build up to halloween and just feels, cold. Perfect while you wait for Christmas
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is an iconic romcom starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal about two friends over a number of years as they navigate their love lives in New York City. In my eyes, it is one of the greatest romcoms of all time.
Why It’s Autumn: When many people think of When Harry Met Sally, you can’t help but think about their autumnal strolls through Central Park
For those of you that have been living under a rock, Harry Potter attends a school called Hogwarts after learning that he is a wizard. For me, Harry Potter is the film franchise to watch ever autumn in the lead up before Christmas. There are 8 movies so perfect for a weekend indoors.
Why It’s Autumn: It’s full of magic, witches, wizards and monsters.
Autumn In New York
Richard Gere dates woman half his age and has commitment issues, but it’s supposed to be romantic because Winona Ryder has a malignant tumour. It’s one of those rom-coms, but it’s still bloody brilliant.
Why It’s Autumn: Pretty self-explanatory
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is both a Halloween and Christmas film in my books. Following Jack Skellington, the King of “Halloween Town” who stumbles through a portal to “Christmas Town” and becomes obsessed with celebrating the holiday. This is a family favourite and reminds me of my childhood every time
Why It’s Autumn: Full of seasonal scenes and Halloween
You’ve Got Mail
The romantic story of coroporate department stores destroying independant businesses, but with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Also a great insight into how people dated outside of bar before Tinder. The two characters are unknowingly speaking to one another over email after meeting in a chat room and deciding to keep in touch, yet never sharing personal details about themselves.
Why It’s Autumn: “Don’t you love New York in the Fall?”