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10 Things To Watch If You’re Obsessed With New York

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For those who know me, it won’t come as a surprise that I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with New York and everything to do with The Big Apple. This includes the abundance of TV shows that are set in NYC so that us mere mortals can watch with envy while the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and Blair Waldorf saunter around the most magical place in the world in their Jimmy Choos…

I digress.

Today’s post is all about the many TV shows and films that are set in New York that you should definitely watch if you’re as obsessed with the city as I am.

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1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Would it even be my blog post if there wasn’t at least one mention of Friends?! You all know by now just how intense my love for this TV show is, so the fact that it’s set in my favourite city in the world just makes it infinitely better. Although *quite* a lot of the episodes are largely based in Central Perk or in Monica’s apartment, I do love how you catch little glimpses of the beautiful city in many episodes. It’s an iconic show which is set in an iconic setting; what’s not to love?

2. Sex and the City

This is definitely one of, if not the most iconic TV show to be based in New York. Centred around Carrie Bradshaw and her cocktail-drinking, kick-ass girl gang, SATC is a truly definitive NYC-based show. I always aspired to be like Carrie; I wanted the Cosmos, the Choos and the columns and I think that’s why I’m still obsessed with the show and the two movies that came shortly after.

3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Even though I haven’t actually seen all three seasons of this, I’ve seen enough to know that it’s quintessential New York. I’ll literally use any excuse to see the bright lights of Times Square and discover the enigmatic lives of real New Yorkers.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Ah Tiffany’s. A place that’s captured my attention since I was approximately six years old. When I visited New York for the first time, I genuinely shed a tear as I stepped inside the timeless building that houses the world’s most coveted diamonds. This iconic movie starring Audrey Hepburn captures the essence of New York beautifully and while I don’t actually love the movie quite as much as I thought I would, it’s still a must-see solely for the fact that it’s based in NYC.

5. When Harry Met Sally

One of my all-time favourite rom-coms is set in my all-time favourite city; basically it’s the ultimate combination. The New York setting of this fab movie just makes it even better and it’s one you can watch either on your own or with all the gals.

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6. Gossip Girl

I’m sure you’re all aware of my love for GG by now but as this was one of the most-loved shows of my teens,  it only makes sense for it to be featured in yet another list of mine. I love how this show highlights the true glamour of the Upper East Side as well as the more grounded roots of Brooklyn.

7. The Devil Wears Prada

Despite my atrocious fashion sense, this film made me want to instantly relocate to the Big Apple to pursue a career in fashion journalism. While I would have never, ever made it as a fashion journalist, I’m still holding on to hope that one day I might be able to write from the confines of my New York apartment…

8. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

While I’m still not sure how his parents managed to leave him behind twice, I still have a lot of love for this movie, especially at Christmas time. I’m already excited to wrap up in lots of blankets and enjoy the magic of this film while admiring all the beautiful Christmassy sights from the comfort of my sofa (although I would obviously definitely much rather be in New York itself…).

9. How I Met Your Mother

Despite the pretty poor ending, HIMYM is a show that’s incredibly easy to watch. The characters are relatable and charming and the backdrop of New York definitely makes it one to watch. Marshall and Lily’s relationship definitely makes this show for me.

10. Coyote Ugly

One of the absolute best chick flicks – Coyote Ugly is a must-see for those wanting to just escape to New York and pursue their dreams. It’s pretty cheesy at times but it has the most incredible soundtrack and it’s deffo one of the best.

Other things to watch if you love New York:

  • 30 Rock
  • Broad City
  • Girls
  • Seinfeld
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Mad Men
  • Law & Order

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Which shows and movies remind you of New York the most? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 14th October 2017 / 6:10 pm

    What a great and unique post! I had just finished watching Friends for the first time before I went to New York, we even got a picture with the ‘Friends’ building! Loved it xx



    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:53 pm

      That’s awesome! X

  2. 14th October 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Haha I love this post! I’d also suggest the film Serendipity – it’s kind of old school but perfect for the upcoming season x

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Ooh sounds perfect! Xx

  3. 14th October 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I am literally in love with all of these! Home alone gives me the New York feels and makes me want to go for Christmas. I will one day!! Xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Christmas time in New York really is the best! Xx

  4. Debra-Bow
    14th October 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I love this post Chloe, its so different! I also didn’t realise how obsessed I was with NY until I read this post and realised I love and watch most of the shows listed!

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Aw thank you my love x

  5. 15th October 2017 / 5:43 am

    THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!! Literally any movie that takes place in New York makes me idolize the city so much more than I probably should lol. Love this post!! You mentioned some really awesome shows/movies!

    • chloedickenson
      15th October 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  6. abbeylouisarose
    15th October 2017 / 8:10 am

    New York is a city that I really want to visit! Not gonna lie though, it was seeing it all decked out for Christmas in the ELF film that really made me want to visit haha! I bloody love Sex and the City though, Samantha is my all time favourite TV character because she has such sass, and any excuse to watch Gossip Girl is a good one in my book hehe! Fab post, a unique take on the usual TV/movie recommendations post, I love it!

    Abbey ⚡️ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      15th October 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much Abbey! ❤️

  7. 15th October 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with New York (actually I’m not AT all, it’s never been somewhere on my to-go list) but Sex and the City is one of my faves <3

  8. 15th October 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I have been looking for new things to watch, as I am so bad with films, so this is really helpful! I have been meaning to watch Breakfast at Tiffanys for so long!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • chloedickenson
      15th October 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you girl, glad you enjoyed! Xx

  9. Olivia Mulhearn
    15th October 2017 / 8:31 pm

    i love how i met your mother and gossip girl, i’ll have to check the rest out

  10. 15th October 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Definitely going to have to give some of these a watch!

  11. Natasha
    16th October 2017 / 10:32 am

    I love New York, I’ve never been and would like to go. These are some good picks. Especially home alone 2 as my dream is to go to New York at Christmas

    Tasha x

    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you Tasha xx

  12. 16th October 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Aaah I also love New York – so many great recommendations in here, there is some great programmes/films based in NY!! One I would definitely recommend is the series ‘Suits’ its on Netfix and im literally obsessed!!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:26 pm

      I’ve watched a few episodes of Suits but I haven’t seen all of it! It’s definitely on my to-watch xx

  13. 16th October 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I’m totally obsessed with New York too and so need to go back there, we even have a massive New York wallpaper to go up at some point or when we move. Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and the Devil Wears Prada are three of my absolute favourite programmes set in New York. Xx

    • chloedickenson
      16th October 2017 / 9:45 pm

      That wallpaper sounds amazing! Xx

  14. Sarah
    16th October 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I love devil wears prada xx

  15. Terri Heckley
    17th October 2017 / 9:32 am

    Coyote Ugly is my absolute fave! In fact, when I first started my blog that was my url and twitter handle as I loved it so much hahah x

    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Oh that’s so cool omg haha! Xx

  16. 17th October 2017 / 10:47 am

    Aww such good picks! I watched the Devil Wears Prada the other night! It’s such a good movie


    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks lovely! It is an amazing movie! X

  17. Kayleigh Zara
    17th October 2017 / 12:55 pm

    When Harry met sally is one of my favourite films ever it’s just so sad and cute really! I love how I met your mother as well and gossip girl x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:19 pm

      When Harry Met Sally is an awesome film! Xx

  18. 19th October 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I have seen a couple of these, but some of these I haven’t seen so it was nice to read about different ones!

    Sophia xo

  19. 19th October 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I have seen a couple of these, but some of these I haven’t seen so it was nice to read about different ones!

    Sophia xo

  20. 19th October 2017 / 10:51 pm

    New York is one of my fav places to visit!!
    This is the best post, I’ll need to save this post and look back on it!!! xox

    • chloedickenson
      20th October 2017 / 7:58 am

      Thank you so much! Xx

  21. 16th November 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I love this post idea! It’s different to anything else I’ve seen around 🙂 I love pretty much all of these shows and films haha. Home Alone 2 is one of my absolute favourite films around Christmas time! I visited new york earlier this year and got to live out my own Home Alone 2 moment of seeing the giant tree at the rockfella centre! I had all the feels haha.



    • chloedickenson
      16th November 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you! New York is always so magical! X

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