I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s read a lot of posts lately recommending what to watch around Halloween. It’s been great – we all want ideas for what to watch in autumn.
I love seeing the different routes people take: some aiming towards a more family friendly approach, while others dig out the old-school horrors. I must admit I now really want to watch Casper – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it.
But what if, like me, you’re not bothered by Halloween? I never have been, even as a child. I’ve dressed up as a witch once and that’s it. It just… doesn’t do anything for me, I guess.
This year, perhaps because I’ve got more time to watch things, I found myself thinking about what I’d watch. I don’t care for the Halloween inspired films, but I felt like being a little seasonal this time around.
So, the list I offer you today is… binge-worthy series that have a Halloween element if you squint and stand on your head.
True, long-running series always feature holidays in them somewhere, but the main element of each of these is something otherly.
What to watch in Autumn?
There’re some ghosts, some vampires, some witches… To me, they’re just entertainment for an autumn evening though.
Goes without saying, really! I’ve recently started from the beginning again because I’m determined to get through all 15 seasons. Up until now, I’ve never got past season 5 – there’s a long way to go but it’s going to be a heck of a ride.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Fair enough, I am going back to old-school classics, after all. It’s been ages since I last binged this though and I’ve been feeling the urge to watch it again since finding it on Amazon Prime. Who doesn’t love some early 90’s fashion?
It’s about dead people, that’s a Halloween link, right? I’m about six seasons into Bones but also in the middle of a break because it was starting to get a bit same-y. I’ll head back to it soon though – as much because I’ve got lots of episodes recorded I need to clear. It’s enjoyable, but the plots are wearing thin.
This one is a bit of a stretch but considering it’s full of magic, I thought it would do. It’s also got much darker tones in it, which makes it a good one for curling up under a blanket and snuggling in. I’ve read mixed reviews on this – it didn’t blow me away, but I know of others who have thoroughly enjoyed it.
After seeing the first season years ago, I’ve finally got the entire way through this show and I love it! It’s a perfect one for those autumn evenings, with a real mix of emotions and entertainment thrown together. It’s something about the full moon that makes me think this is a good autumn one… like we don’t get full moons in the summer!
The five shows I would pick for an autumn night in without being strictly tied to Halloween.
What would you pick for an autumn evening?
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