It’s FALL! There’s BEAUTY AND GLORY in the nature ALL AROUND YOU! Soak it in! Go on a walk! Pick some apples! Eat some pumpkin and/or apple cider donuts! Rake some leaves!
But at the end of the day, when you’re all outdoorsy-ed out, fire up some fall-themed Netflix.
I have thoughtfully constructed a list of fally things for you to watch. (They're mostly TV shows. I used "film" for the title of this blog post because it was alliterative, and I am all about the alliteration.)
- GILMORE GIRLS. Not only are NEW EPISODES COMING OUT SOON, but if Gilmore Girls were a season, it would be fall. And also you should watch Gilmore Girls always.
- Arsenic and Old Lace. A vastly underappreciated Cary Grant movie that takes place on Halloween, and basically involves Grant freaking out, in a comedic way, the whole time. Frank Capra directed it. It's quality, trust me.
- SPEAKING OF HALLOWEEN, one of my favorite things to do around holidays is watch all my favorite TV show episodes related to those holidays. Halloween is a great one for this, and here are some great episodes, most of which are available on Netflix. (If you’re going to tell me you don’t have Netflix, don’t talk crazy: of COURSE you don’t have Netflix. Nobody has Netflix. Literally everyone is using someone else’s account. So find someone else to glob onto, and you’re good.)
Season 2, Episode 5: “Halloween:” Basically, they’re all in costumes while Michael tries to decide which one of them to fire.
Season 5, Episode 6: “Employee Transfer” This is kind of a cheater episode, because it starts with Halloween, but moves on to Holly leaving and Pam trying to play a prank on Jim with Jim’s brothers.
Season 6, Episode 8: “Koi Pond” In this episode, as you may recall, Michael falls into a koi pond.
Season 7, Episode 6: “Costume Contest” Everyone in the office gets super into the costume contest to win a Scranton-area coupon book.
Season 8, Episode 5: “Spooked” Erin ups the party after Robert California makes disparaging comments. And stuff.
Season 9, Episode 5: “Here Comes Treble” The moment you’ve all been waiting for, Andy’s acapella group comes to perform at the office.
Parks and Rec
Season 5, Episode 5: “Halloween Surprise” Ron goes trick or treating and Jerry has as heart attack. What’s not to love?
Community (Unfortunately, this is not on Netflix, but it is on HuluPlus!)
Season 1, Episode 7: The Dia de los Muertos party and Abed is Batman!
Season 2, Episode 6: “Epidemiology” The zombie one!
Season 2, Episode 6, “Halloween.” Jess works in a haunted house and gets punched in the face!
Happy watching! If you think of more, please comment so I have more reason to procrastinate during my last semester of grads school!