Last week, Nik lamented over how fall in California is just summer not getting the season change memo, and Janna gave us recipes to prepare our bodies for winter hibernation. This fall, I’m looking forward to more time indoors to watch amazing television, listen to bingeworthy podcasts, and read books that happily occupy my Friday and Saturday nights.
Here’s what to watch, listen to, and read this fall season. Pumpkin spice lattes not included. Thank God.
Fall Must Watch: Modern Love
A few years ago, I wrote all about my devotion to Modern Love, the New York Times column and podcast about the complexity of love in today’s world. The stories are raw, honest, and makes us believe in love in even these dark and disheartening times.
This fall, Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Dev Petal, and others bring Modern Love to a streaming service near to you. The Amazon Prime series features a new love story each episode, and if the trailer is any indication, the show will destroy you in the best way possible.
Modern Love premieres October 18th on Amazon Prime.
Fall Must Listen: Office Ladies
When it comes to podcasts, I love a good murder mystery or a scandal that shocked a rock-solid industry. Sometimes, however, I need a good laugh. Something lighthearted and a reminder that not all human beings are the absolute worst.
That is why I’m completely stoked for Office Ladies, with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. For fans of The Office, this podcast is a must: Jenna and Angela rewatch and breakdown episodes of the show, giving behind-the-scenes tidbits and answering fans’ questions. The IRL besties will treat fans to memories and stories, and we’re just hoping that some of the stories will involve making out with John Krasinski.
Office Ladies premieres October 16th.
Fall Must Read: We Should All Be Mirandas
It’s been 15 years since Sex and the City took its Manolo Blahniks and walked off of our television screens. Since then, there’s been two films (I want to say one and forget that the sequel ever existed), a well-publicized feud, an unofficial New York City tour, and countless Buzzfeed quizzes to determine if you’re a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or Charlotte.
While we all want to be Carrie, the character we should all strive to be is Miranda. Well, there’s a book to help you achieve your inner Miranda Hobbes.
In We Should All Be Mirandas, authors Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni explore how this character – who typically took a backseat to her best friend – is the feminist shero we need. The authors dive deep into Miranda’s personal philosophies and apply them to life’s everyday dilemma, from dating to leaning in at the workplace. Have a problem? There’s a Miranda solution for it.
Keep your Carrie. We’ll take the woman who unabashedly ate cake out of the garbage and made her own happy ending.