20 of the ultimate fall TV shows available on streaming

Stranger Things - Season 3 (2019). Photo Credit: Netflix
Stranger Things - Season 3 (2019). Photo Credit: Netflix /
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2. Best fall TV shows: Gilmore Girls

As you’ve noticed the trend of small-town shows on this list, you might have anticipated Gilmore Girls and the cozy world of Stars Hollow popping up at some point. Many fans of the series enjoy rewatching it in the fall months because Gilmore Girls feels like the pinnacle of fall television.

Set in New England, the chilly months are well-depicted on the series, and there’s always fun festivals going on in Stars Hollow. Decked out with bales of hay, pumpkins, and colorful backdrops, Stars Hollow is an autumnal haven. Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham star as the titular “Gilmore Girls,” Rory, and her mother, Lorelai.

They have a somewhat dysfunctional relationship that often veers more toward best friend territory than mother/daughter. It’s a mostly lighthearted drama with plenty of episodes featuring the townsfolk enjoying Stars Hollow traditions.

Gilmore Girls is now streaming on Netflix.

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1. Best fall TV shows: Stranger Things

Even though Stranger Things first premiered in the summer, it has become a fall staple thanks to its spooky vibe and horror elements. Several episodes even feature Halloween or revolve around the fall/winter months.

The series is set in a small, unassuming Indiana town in 1983 called Hawkins and pulls heavy inspiration from people like Stephen King and Steven Spielberg. You’ll notice tons of Easter eggs and shoutouts to your favorite old-school horror/adventure films and stories.

The first season focuses on the disappearance of Will Byers and his mother’s desperation to find him. Will’s disappearance intersects with even more mysteries concerning a lab in Hawkins and a young girl with supernatural abilities named Eleven.

Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.

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