Netflix and Hulu have recently added plenty of must-see television shows for the month of October that will keep you entertained and occupied while in quarantine. Below you will find five binge-worthy shows that you can bundle up on the couch to watch as the weather turns chilly.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ (2015)
This zany sitcom follows the life of ex-tycoon Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) and his family as they are exiled from their previous life of luxury and thrust into their new life in the obsolete town named Schitt’s Creek. Now, the once spoiled Rose family has to get used to living out of a motel in a rundown town filled with quirky, small-town residents. The series has recently set a record for attaining all the major Emmy awards in the comedy category during one season with seven wins. While watching this show, you will laugh at the Roses as they fumble their way through lower class life while also being filled with a feeling of warmth at their tale.
‘Emily in Paris’ (2020)
This new Netflix original show starring (and produced by) Lily Collins is perfect for fans of Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex in the City.” This feel-good miniseries follows Midwestern businesswoman, Emily (Lily Collins) as she makes her mark on Paris. The fashion, love triangles and insights into the French way of life are all included in this woman-led series that will inspire you to pack up and move to Paris yourself.
‘Normal People’ (2020)
This Emmy-nominated Hulu original series based off the book “Normal People” (2018) written by Sally Rooney follows the romantic lives of Marianne (Diasy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) in their small Irish town. Marianne comes from a wealthy family and tends to be a loner while Connell is a popular yet bashful sports player who suffers from anxiety. Coming from different economic and social backgrounds, they both face adversity in their complicated relationship as they exit their teenage years and enter adulthood.
‘Sex Education’ (2019)
“Sex Education” is a Netflix original series that surrounds sexually inexperienced Otis (Asa Butterfield) and the secretly genius rebel Maeve (Emma Mackey) as they conduct an underground sex therapy business in their high school. Although Otis is painfully inexperienced, he has unconsciously become an expert on the subject from his eccentric and free-spirited mother (Gillian Anderson) who is a professional sex therapist who insists upon open conversations about sex. This British comedy-drama series explores the levels of teenage sexuality in a funny, and at times, heartwarming way. The series has been nominated for multiple awards and has been confirmed for a third season, which is currently in production.
‘Gilmore Girls’ (2000)
As we are entering into October, those looking for a show that fits the fall aesthetic will love “Gilmore Girls.” This show is set in the small, eclectic town of Stars Hallow follows mother and daughter Lorelei (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel). Viewers will feel as if they are a part of this charming small town as they watch Rory struggle to embrace adulthood and Lorelei foster her growing inn.
All shows listed above are available to stream on Netflix and Hulu.