Cosy Things To Watch This Autumn

things to watch this autumn

For me, there’s literally no better time than autumn to cosy up on the sofa with a blanket, a hot chocolate and endless hours of wonderful TV to indulge in. Autumn just screams cosiness to me and if you saw my post all about bringing Hygge into the home you’ll know just why autumn is my favourite

I wanted to share my favourite TV shows and movies that are perfect for watching on a Sunday afternoon, there’s quite a hefty list coming your way so be prepared!

Gilmore Girls

I’ve actually only just started watching this (well, I’ve just finished the first season) and I’m absolutely loving it. It literally radiates autumnal goodness to me and it’s the perfect show to watch on a cold, rainy day.

Watch if you loved Gossip Girl or Ugly Betty.

Orange Is The New Black

I was pretty reluctant to start watching this – Matt and I had just finished watching every episode of Game of Thrones and after watching Jon Snow grace my screen for countless episodes, I knew it was going to be hard to find something to fill its shoes. Spoiler: OITNB deffo doesn’t fill the shoes of Game of Thrones, BUT it is a funny, quirky and unique show and it has some great storylines.

Watch if you liked Breaking Bad or 13 Reasons Why.

Pretty Little Liars

I’m sure everyone and their Nan’s dog has watched Pretty Little Liars and had their own opinion regarding the identity of ‘A’ but despite many people’s disappointment, I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. It’s full of drama and suspense and it’s a definite must-see.

Gavin and Stacey

Gavin and Stacey is one of my all-time favourite TV shows ever; I’ve watched it literally dozens of times and I never get bored of it. It’s a show that you can watch no matter what mood you’re in and it never fails to cheer me up and make me laugh.

Watch if you loved The Inbetweeners or My Family.


Gossip Girl

I recently rewatched all six seasons of GG and I definitely prefered it the second time around. I was constantly swooning at Chuck Bass’ jawline, hated Diana with so much passion and watched with admiration over Blair’s neverending adoration over Chuck. Gossip Girl is easy to watch and perfect for autumn as the seasons go through the calendar year and celebrate each occasion in turn.

Watch if you loved Pretty Little Liars or The Hills.


Miranda is another one of my favourite shows to watch when I need a pick me up. No matter how many times I watched I still always giggle at Miranda’s misfortunes and it’s one that I’ll come back to again and again.

Watch if you loved Mrs Brown’s Boys or Outnumbered.


I think most of you will know by now just how much I love Friends and it’s definitely a show that I can watch at any time of the year. However, it just seems a lot more acceptable to spend a full day watching as many episodes as possible during the colder months, all the while devouring a whole pizza and unleashing your inner Joey.

Watch if you loved Sex and the City or How I Met Your Mother.

Great British Bake Off

I feel like it’s not really autumn until the GBBO graces us with its presence and its soggy bottom. Despite the move to Channel 4 and the fact that Marry Berry is no longer on it, I think everyone was pleasantly surprised to discover that this series’ return was actually rather good. Of course it’ll never be as good as its BBC One predecessor, but it’s definitely a show to watch on a cosy night in.

Watch if you love to see the silver fox that is Paul Hollywood.

The Vampire Diaries

I haven’t actually finished watching the whole thing but I’ve seen enough to know that this show is perfect for autumn. It’s dark, sexy and compelling and it’s the perfect thing to watch as Halloween approaches.

Watch if you loved Pretty Little Liars or The Originals.

Harry Potter

I think I’ve saved the best ’til last. Harry Potter is literally the epitome of autumn, cosiness and all-round loveliness. It’s the ultimate thing to watch as the dark nights draw in, surrounded by candles and snuggled up on the sofa.


What things do you love to watch in the autumn months? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

39 Replies to “Cosy Things To Watch This Autumn”

  1. Love these suggestions! I’m loving this new series of Bake Off – perfect chance to grab a cuppa and a slice of cake. I also love Orange is the New Black, like, LOADS. I can’t wait for the new series but I can’t believe they make us wait an entire YEAR xx

  2. Harry Potter is one of my favourite autumn time films to watch! It’s such a good film to watch when it cold and you can have a blanket and a hot drink. Love gossip girl to x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  3. Definitely agree! Bake Off, Gilmore Girls and Friends are my all-time favourite tv shows and they’re even better in cold, rainy weather! Xx

  4. Awww I love this – Friends, especially Halloween and Christmas episodes are awesome Autumn watches, and of course no Autum is complete without Bake Off!
    Got a few new shows to explore off the back of this, too!
    Kate x

  5. I don’t think that watching gossip girl ever gets old haha, I absolutely love it, especially Chuck and Blair – they are the ultimate couple with soooo much chemistry! I’ve been looking to a few new series to get my teeth into in the colder evenings, so this post has provided plenty of handy inspiration, thank you!

    Abbey 😘

  6. I’ve seen most of these, haven’t got around to watching Gossip Girl yet which I feel like I probably should! My favourite to watch at the moment is Gilmore Girls, it’s a very autumnal series and great for cosy nights in xx

  7. So many great programmes, I love Gilmore Girls so much and I’m watching it through again at the moment. I need to re-watch Gossip Girl too and another favour of mine is One Tree Hill, I’ve watched it through soo many times now. Xx

  8. I’ve rewatched all the Harry Potter films in the past fortnight since being at uni and it was a great escape for a couple of hours a night! I LOVE Gossip Girl too and PLL of course. I watch GBBO old episodes on Food Network all the time! Not seen the new ones yet as I can’t bare to see it without Mary Berry, she’s my idol!

    Sian x

  9. I love Gavin and Stacey! I used to be a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries too but missed the last few seasons. Does Netflix have the new season too? I might have to start watching it again… x

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