Thanksgiving brings together friends and family for a shared meal.
But after all the turkey, sides, and pie is cleared off the plate, the only acceptable activity is binge-watching some feel-good TV shows.
Here’s what you should watch post-Thanksgiving dinner!
You’ll be just as surprised as Mel to fall in love with the picturesque town of Virgin River. Come for the views, stay for the Jack.
Hart of Zoe
Dr. Zoe Hart arrives in Alabama looking for a fresh start and learns that the Southern way of living might actually be what’s best for her.
An unbreakable mother and daughter bond, a charming town that would make any Lifetime movie jealous, and an unspoken love for coffee? Say no more.
Selena + Chef
You might know her as a Disney Channel actress and pop star, but now, she’s adding chef to her resume. And since Thanksgiving is all about food, this is one show you don’t want to pass up.
There are only nine episodes available, but the NBC series has gripped audiences as it ponders how much impact one small choice can have on the rest of your life.
The modern-day update to the Chuck Norris classic hones in on family over everything with a side of roundhouse kicks.
A Million Little Things
A group from Boston bond under the unlikeliest of circumstances and get a much-needed wake-up call following the death of a close friend.
Though it falls into the “sci-fi mystery” category, La Brea hinges on a family determined to find their way back to each other despite all the obstacles standing in their way and all the sacrifices needed to be made.
Dream Home Makeover
If there’s ever a time to get inspired for a home makeover, it’s after the holidays (and during Black Friday when everything is on sale!) And the McGee family is the cherry on top!
This is… a no-brainer. No show captures the essence of what it means to be a complicated, loving, flawed, and fulfilled family more than this NBC drama.
11 Best Spooky TV Shows That Are Perfect to Watch For Halloween
With Halloween stretching the month of October, you might find yourself looking for a spooky show to add to your rotation.
We’ve compiled a list of shows that will send a shiver down your spine on a breezy fall night.
Just be sure to leave the night light on… you know, to scare away any bad spirits or witches.
Nancy Drew – 2 Season, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (The CW)
When it comes to TV mysteries, no one does it better than Nancy Drew. The writers deliver compelling mysteries with unexpected twists while maintaining the integrity of the plot and developing well-rounded, relatable, and likable characters in the process. And the cheap thrills aren’t so bad either.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – 4 Seasons (Netflix)
Her name is Sabrina Spellman, and she is a half witch, half mortal trying to retain her human side while also learning all there is to know about her coven and the Dark Lord. This isn’t the teenage witch you remember, but it’s the one you’ll want to befriend.
Fear Street – a Film Trilogy Event (Netflix)
The three-parter, based on the writings of R.L. Stine, is set in three centuries: 1666, 1978, and 1994 and finds friends taking on evil forces after a series of slayings.
Scream – 3 Seasons (MTV and VHI)
Based on the 1996 slasher film of the same name, the anthology series revives a dangerous killer by the name of Ghostface.
YOU – 2 Seasons, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (Netflix)
An obsessive stalker named Joe Goldberg sets his sights on his next muse (and victim)… you. The series explores how far he’s willing to go for love.
Big Sky – 1 Season, Second Season Currently Airing (ABC)
Set in Montana, private detective Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt investigate the kidnapping of three women along a remote highway, which brings them into the orbit of two very shady and manipulative men.
Dr. Death – 1 Season (Peacock)
Based on the hit podcast and inspired by the chilling true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a charismatic doctor who opens up a neurosurgery practice in Texas. But things take a grisly turn when patients going in for routine spinal surgeries leave permanently disabled or dead.
Perfect Strangers – 1 Season (Hulu)
Nicole Kidman stars in the series based on The New York Times best-selling book by Liane Moriarty (also the author of Big Little Lies!). Kidman stars as a retreat director who hopes to better nine strangers and transform their lives.
Murders in the Building – 1 Season (Hulu)
Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez star as three true crime-obsessed strangers who find themselves piecing together the event of a murder mystery that occurs at their Upper West Side apartment buiding.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – Premieres October 15 (Amazon Prime)
A remake of the classic 1997 teen slasher, a group of teenagers is stalked by a mysterious killer a year after they are involved in a fatal accident on the night of their graduation that they swear to keep a secret.
Ghosts – Premieres October 7 (CBS)
Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary. The single-camera sitcom, adapted from the British one of the same name, finds Sam and Jay moving into a mansion left to her by her great aunt. After a brush with death, she begins seeing dead people aka the spirits trapped inside the home and must find a way to live in unison with them.
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5 Movies & Documentaries to Watch on the 20th Anniversary of September 11
When someone asks you where you were on September 11, 2001, you can remember the day vividly.
It doesn’t matter how old you were, your life was changed by the seismic event.
And it’s hard to believe that 20 years have already passed.
On Saturday, the world will experience a day of mourning on the 20th anniversary of the tragic events that took down the World Trade Centers, prematurely stole so many lives, and changed the world as we know it.
Here are some of the most gripping movies and documentaries about 9/11 and a look at the world after:
Michael Keaton stars in the drama as a lawyer who aims to help the victims of the attacks and is forced to put a dollar value on the lives that were lost.
Watch it on Netflix
Zero Dark Thirty
Osama bin Laden became a household name who took credit for the 9/11 attacks. The drama tells the story of a CIA agent (played by Jessica Chastain) who helps the Navy SEAL Team track him down and kill him in a nighttime raid.
United 93 was the fourth plane hijacked by al-Qaeda in the attacks. It crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after heroic passengers took control. The drama is an account of what happened on the flight taken from the flight path, communication with air traffic control, phone calls, and interviews from loved ones of the victims.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
The timely five-part Netflix series uses the September 11 attacks as a starting point for a larger conversation about the 20-year war in Afghanistan, which we’re seeing play out in real-time with America’s evacuation.
Watch it on Netflix
NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½
The four-part documentary hails from director Spike Lee, who conducted over 200 interviews for the series. It features stories and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the tragedy that struck the heart of NYC.
Watch it on HBO Max.
Fourth of July Guide: Most Popular Patriotic Movies by State
The best way to celebrate the red, white, and blue is with a patriotic movie or two.
Once you’re done soaking up the warm weather, indulging in some delicious food, and taking in the fireworks, you’ll likely want to wind down with a solid movie.
Comparitech decided to look at the American-based movies that are most popular in each state, which might help you narrow down your choices!
They found that some states are more avid patriotic movie fans than others. Idaho topped the list when it came to searching for several movies followed by DC, Alaska, and Utah.
Idaho’s top picks included Tammy and the Bachelor, American Sniper, and Red Dawn,
The District of Columbia’s top movies had a recurring theme of politics, with Lincoln, Vice, and The American President all rising to the top.
Several states preferred movies that were shot in their own backyard.
Georgia and Alabama chose Forrest Gump. The bench that Forrest sits on to narrate the entire movie is in Georgia. but as a child, Forrest lived in Greenbow, Alabama.
Hawaii preferred Pearl Harbor, which is where the harrowing events that took place on a Sunday morning in 1941 at the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu.
Texas chose The Alamo while Pennsylvania opted for Gettysburg.
Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and Nebraska all used 1930’s nostalgia to feel more patriotic, choosing Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Gone with the Wind (1939), Allegheny Uprising (1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), respectively.
However, the most-watched movie overall was unsurprising 2020’s musical Hamilton on Disney+.
Want to know which movie was the top in your state? See more HERE!
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