Upcoming Fall Shows

Lila Kinnick, Reporter

With the leaves changing and the weather getting colder by the minute, it’s the perfect time to hunker down and participate in binging hours of television, and thank goodness the 2020 Autumn season has brought us plenty of upcoming shows to add to your watchlist.

The newest streaming service, Disney Plus is coming out with a second season of their acclaimed show “The Mandalorian”, come October 30, with weekly releases every Friday, so get ready to be reminded of Baby Yoda’s existence every time you check your phone.

Even with Halloween season over, that doesn’t mean horror shows are off the table. Netflix currently has two spooky shows to binge, “Ratchet” starring Sarah Paulson is about the mysterious Nurse Ratched and her new job at the spooky Luci State psychiatric hospital. “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is another scary set of episodes about a nanny and her new job taking care of a pair of siblings at the haunted Bly Manor. It has the same creator of 2018’s “Haunting of Hill House”, so fans of that show are sure to enjoy this one.

Netflix also has released its second season of the show “Cobra Kai”, a series that sophomore student Sophia Watson claims  “[Cobra Kai] is really good. It is full of nostalgia and action.”

Netflix has also released the first season of its brand new original “The Queen’s Gambit” a show starring Anya Taylor-Joy, about a young woman in the 1950s whos astonishing talent of chess not only leads to stardom, but a peculiar addiction.

Sadly, due to Covid-19 many shows have been put on hold, “Stranger Things” Season 4 was set to release winter of 2020, but has been postponed to July 2021. Disney Plus was also set to release their first Disney Plus original Marvel show starring two fan favorite characters, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier this year and  unfortunately its biggest supervillain was Covid-19 which has pushed back the release date even more.

This season’s popular show line up is unfortunately not as big as past years, partly due to a certain pandemic, but streaming has granted us the ability to watch and rewatch shows with a click of button and countless  shows that have ended years ago can still become just as popular as ever. Sitcoms like “The Office” and “Parks and Rec” are proven to be some of the most rewatchable. Sophomore Josiah Hanly proves this, saying he spends the holidays, “rewatching the Office Christmas episodes every year.”

Luckily this month’s line up is full of entertaining shows to binge… Even if there have been some unfortunate postponements. Content is as easy to consume as ever, with most of  the most popular shows being on streaming services that allow you to watch series from an existing space western to something more spooky without even having to change the channel.