Autumn is one of our favourite times of year for all the beautiful landscape changes, walks through falling leaves and frosty mornings. It is also the time of year when all the best telly is released with dark evenings spent under blankets on the sofa and hot cups of tea watching entertainment from the best of the best. Our to-be-read piles of books have been put on hold for this lovely lot and we thought we’d share our autumn watch-list so you can enjoy too…
Stranger Things season 2
Nostalgic sci-fi with an awesome soundtrack to boot | Netflix
Unless you’ve been living off-planet you will have seen/heard about/binge-watched Stranger Things when it first appeared on Netflix last year. The highly anticipated second series was released in its entirety last week and we’re stoically avoiding all mention of it to ward-off spoilers.
Peaky Blinders Season 4
British drama at its best | BBC 2 Autumn 2017 (tbc)
Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy with a dog and even an appearance from Adrien Brody. What more could you want from the Peaky Blinders season four trailer? We’ve been religiously watching Peaky Blinders since it’s first airing in 2013 and after a rather heart-wrenching end to season three we can not wait for season four this autumn. At the time of writing, there isn’t an official release date set but we’re watching the trailer on repeat.
Essential creepy Halloween watching | Netflix
Netflix can do no wrong this autumn with this FBI crime series based around the infamous psychology book of the same name, in which FBI agents John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker detail their meetings with America’s most notorious serial killers. With David Fincher at the helm, this series looks utterly creepy and insanely fascinating at the same time and we can’t wait to get stuck in.
Blue Planet II
Total relaxation in a TV show |BBC One Sundays, 8pm or iPlayer
If you sometimes just need reminding how big this planet is and how beautiful it can be than Blue Planet II is the one for you. Set to an exclusive track written by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead, and narrated by David Attenborough this is the ultimate chill-time watch. Perfect for watching post-Mind Hunter if you need some relaxation before bedtime…
For those who were fans of The Handmaids Tale | Netflix
Another Netflix great, Alias Grace is the next Margaret Atwood adaptation of her award-winning novel based on a true story. This six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.
For Kit Harington fans with strong stomachs | BBC One Saturday 4 November, 9.10pm or iPlayer
Having already received multiple complaints due to “hideously brutal” scenes, this is not one for the faint-hearted. If you were a fan of Game of Thrones then you should be able to see past the HBO level of gore and enjoy this three-part mini series documenting the plot to blow up the House of Lords just in time for bonfire night.
What would you recommend watching this autumn?
Becca & Kate