I don’t watch a lot of TV or Netflix year-round… But in the fall, straight through to the holidays, I do tend to find a few favorite shows to binge while I get cozy with some cocoa.
Last year I fell in love with the aesthetics—and, let’s be honest, mostly the side characters—of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it helped me to realize how much I enjoy watching casually spooky things. Teenage ghouls, anime vampires, stylish witches? I’m all about it.
I can’t handle truly scary movies, but I can binge a delightfully creepy, autumnal adventure or two. I also really like shows with academic vibes, which are perfect for the season. So I put together this list of 20 shows: some spooky, some academia-inspired.
This list is by no means limited to new shows. I was sure to include a few that have been out for a while and are worth a second or third watch. Whether you like aesthetic anime or classic teen vampire dramas, I’m pretty sure you’ll find something worth binging here.
So grab some cozy socks, pour some wine (or any beverage of your choice), and settle in for some storytelling.