Sweater weather is just around the corner, which means peak seasonal hygge levels are on the horizon. Don’t fight it. Embrace the comfy, indulge in the cozy, and get down to the sweet sound of chilling out at home. Including intense suspense and campy drama, here are 5 TV shows we’re watching right now as we transition into an autumnal state of mind.
Whether you like it or not, Ryan Murphy is a leading visionary in the film industry, and his latest hit proves he’s not a one-trick pony. This slightly disturbing Netflix series is based on the very disturbing true story of a family who moves into their dream home only to be stalked by someone watching their every move. Add a batch of unhinged neighbors into the mix, and we have ourselves a good watch. Also, it’s great to see icon Mia Farrow thriving as well as Jennifer Coolidge in all her signature glory.
To me, absurd comedy and campy horror go together like cheese and crackers. HBO’s Los Espookys shows it’s the genre combination we didn’t realize we needed so badly until now. This Spanish-language comedy follows a group of friends who turns their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horrifying scenarios to those in need in an array of predicaments, set in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. This show is truly one of the most original and funniest I’ve seen in years.
There’s a subculture of people who pride themselves on the fact that they’ve never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones. If that’s you, I’m here to inform you that you are missing out, because House of the Dragon has made it known that the record-breaking franchise is here to stay. The series serves as a prequel to the original, set 200 earlier and focused on the House Targaryen. Feel free to make yourself a nice negroni sbagliato (with prosecco) and get into the mythical drama.
I recently went through a transformational period of grief when Hulu decided to remove all seasons of every Real Housewives franchise from its platform, leaving me and many members of the fandom feeling hopeless and empty. Luckily, Peacock heard our cries and recently acquired the franchise — just in time for the season three premiere of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Jen Shah is on trial, Mary M. Cosby is nowhere to be found and Lisa Barlow is on her official forgiveness tour, with queen Meredith Marks at the top of her list. Looks like the ladies are here to work this season.
After Quinta Brunson’s well-deserved Emmy win, there was no question as to whether Abbot Elementary would continue its reign as America’s new favorite primetime comedy. Season two picks up right where we left off, with protagonist Janine Teagues (Brunson) as charmingly unstable as ever and principal Eva Coleman (played by the incomparable Janelle James) landing joke after joke after joke. Abbott Elementary is a classic feel-good comedy not trying to be anything but that. It’s refreshing to see and easy to enjoy.