Pumpkins showing up on door steps, the scent of apple cider in the air, scarves whipping in the wind: it's October, which means the fall tv season is well underway. As much as we all look forward to summer, it's definitely not a high point as far as what's new to watch. Now that the chilly air has driven us indoors, I'm enjoying catching up with some old favorites. So far, I've really been enjoying the newest season of The Good Place (above), and have been binge-watching Insecure to try to catch up. And I can't wait for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Jane the Virgin to come back.
J and I used to watch tv together a lot more than we do now - Stranger Things and Game of Thrones were two series that we loved, but it's been hard for me to get back into them post-baby, so he's had to watch without me.
I don't have the same stamina or availability for tv marathons that I used to, and these days I find myself turning to podcasts instead of tv for background entertainment when I'm doing chores, so I really enjoy when I get to sit down and settle in for some dedicated tv-watching. Since it's a rarer occasion now, it's usually worthy of a drink and dessert - red wine, or a cocktail if I'm really feeling fancy (Manhattans are delicious, simple to make, and we almost always have all the ingredients on hand). I'll get myself a bowl of ice cream if we have it, or some dark chocolate if we don't (I almost always have a couple of bars of these in the fridge - the blackberry sage is particularly good).
And of course, as soon as I settle into bed with my laptop to watch some tv, Murphy hops up and joins me for a cuddle.
What tv shows are you watching these days? Do you have any go-to tv snacks? Do you and your bestie have a favorite show that you only watch together?