Fall Netflix Viewing Guide – Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

I love fall; the air turns crisp, the kids head back to school and it feels like a great time to try new things and set new routines. 

I try hard to carve space in my life for alone and couple time. While I am excellent at making space for exercise (the junkie for sweat and adrenaline that I am), I am not so great at preserving time for sitting still. Television is one of the ways that I allow myself to get calm (reading is another way). I do really love a good story. But because my husband and I like to make television part of our wind-down, we struggle to find new things to watch, even on Netflix which has an impressive line-up. I am always looking for recommendations from family and friends, which brings me to the idea behind this post. If I’m looking for new suggestions, I figured you would be too! So here it is – our guide to the best of the best on Netflix for your fall viewing pleasure.

10 Netflix Picks for Adults

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Luther: Karen’s all-time favourite cop show. If you haven’t seen this BBC drama yet, you have to tune in. It stars the easy-to-look-at Idris Elba being all-kinds of smart and crazy as a cop with a questionable ethics code.

The Chef’s Table Season 2: According to Brooke this is “Michelin-Level food porn.”

The Get Down: Brooke’s pick for her own viewing pleasure. She calls this “a colorful explosion of neuroses” – hmmm I’m intrigued.

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Gilmore Girls: This is one of Jessica’s favourites. She’s already counting down to when new episodes come out November 25th.

Tallulah: A spunky young woman who lives and travels in her van (played by Ellen Page) goes off in search of her departed boyfriend. She finds herself accidentally in charge of a toddler, who in a moment of misjudgement she kidnaps. Off she goes in search of her boyfriend, finding herself at his mother’s house convincing her the baby is her grandchild. And their friendship forms the beautiful storyline of this Netflix original movie.

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23: Crystal has recently started binge watching this show and can’t get enough of it. Opposites attract in this comedy series about two roommates that probably shouldn’t be living together. Chloe flies by the seat of her pants, lives each day like it’s the last and is addictively catty, while June is wholesome, sugary sweet and way too innocent. Crystal’s favorite part though is that Chloe’s best friend is James Vanderbeek (AKA Dawson from Dawson’s Creek). She loves that he plays an over the top version of himself that secretly makes her swoon.

Stranger Things: The world is going crazy for this show, and it’s easy to see why. Any 80’s child will appreciate the flashback to different times and fashions, and science fiction lovers (and those who love to be scared by things that go bump in the night) will love the story of disappearing kids and the people determined to uncover the secrets that explain their departure.

Hungry For Change: Crystal watched this documentary the first time when she was contemplating getting her Culinary Nutrition Expert certification. She has since watched it another 4 times. Filled with the “who’s who” of the natural health world, this food documentary is filled with interesting facts that will make you rethink the way you look at food. For example, do you know that pilots aren’t allowed to drink diet soda because of the way aspartame effects the brain? If pilots aren’t allowed to fly after drinking it, why are we allowed to operate cars? Or even more importantly, why is it still on the market?

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Love: This Netflix original show follows the unlikely courtship of Gus and Mickey. It’s a romantic comedy from Judd Apatow, Paul Rust (Gus) and Lesley Arfin (Mickey). If their awkward first encounters make you grimace, the way they move toward each other will make you squishy with delight.

The IT Crowd: This might be one that you flipped over without much thought but let me tell you, scroll back. It’s especially for those that work in IT, and the people who love them. It’s a british comedy that follows the hilariously mundane existence of basement dwelling IT crew members. It’s good for a laugh if you really dig self-effacing comedy!

10 Netflix Picks for Kids

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!Angry Birds Toons: Currently playing in the Bannister house, as my eight year old can't get enough of all things Angry Birds.

Beat Bugs: Here’s Brooke: “After years of questionable decisions and rolling my eyes behind her back, my 5-year-old is FINALLY obsessed with a show that doesn’t make me want to carve my eyes out of my skull: Beat Bugs. It’s adorable animation + helping her get over her fear of bugs + igniting her love for Beatles music.” Read Karen’s look at Beat Bugs.

Angry Birds Toons: Currently playing in the Bannister house, as my eight year old can’t get enough of all things Angry Birds.

Mighty Machines: This is a favourite at Jessica’s house. It’s a classic – what kid doesn’t love to learn how trucks, boats and other big machines work? I don’t think this one is available on Netflix in Canada (it’s a Canadian show!)

Pokemon: If you haven’t been hiding under a rock, you know that Pokemon fever is sweeping the nation. Show your kids how the Pokemon hype originally started by sharing the TV series from the early 2000’s with them! Netflix has 4 Pokemon shows and movies to choose from. Crystal’s kids are currently working their way through Pokemon Indigo League.

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Dawn of the Croods: Parents, we dare you to not get sucked into this show with your kids! Based on the animated feature length movie Dawn of the Croods, this Netflix Original spinoff series reminds Crystal of The Flintstones, but for today’s generation. 

Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip: The loveable talking rodents that you grew up with are back in another movie that spotlights mistaken assumptions and bumbling accidents. My kids can’t get enough of this movie! 

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

The Octonauts: Currently playing in Jessica’s house, this was also a fave for my kids. It’s animated, these creatures look squishable and they are underwater sea adventurers out to save the day. 

Cinderella: My daughter is currently in love with this movie, and she’s seen it on the big screen. We all know the story, but this one gets a live-action update with pretty dresses and a handsome prince.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Will this prolific franchise ever die down? I have an almost 4-year old currently obsessed with everything to do with Power Rangers, including watching every iteration of it on Netflix. I don’t know, fighting kids in suits really appeals I guess!

Fall Netflix Viewing Guide - Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!

Home: This is a top pick in our household because it’s a really sweet movie that I actually love too. It’s perfect for family movie night. A surprisingly cute and loveable alien teams up with a human girl in an unlikely friendship. They go on an adventure together that is sweet and funny. Once you’ve watched the movie, make sure to check out Netflix’s original animated series!

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Tell us… What’s your favorite show or movie on Netflix? What’s the last show you binge watched?

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Disclosure: Thank you to Netflix for working with us on this post. As with every article on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. 

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Karen Bannister is a creative mom of 3; a writer, editor and digital publisher. When not writing for the web, she's trying to keep up with her three little ones, enjoying family and outdoor time.


'Fall Netflix Viewing Guide – Recommendations from Our Family to Yours + A Giveaway!' have 65 comments

  1. September 6, 2016 @ 2:17 pm Florence C

    The last show I binged watch was Grey’s Anatomy.

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  2. September 6, 2016 @ 2:36 pm kathy downey

    What’s your favorite show on Netflix right now is Orange is the new Black. ? The last show i binge watched was Grey’s Anatomy.

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  3. September 6, 2016 @ 4:08 pm Jonnie

    There are so many awesome shows I can’t choose a favorite! I just finished up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 and I am planning to start re-watching Gilmore Girls tonight

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  4. September 6, 2016 @ 4:21 pm Jeannie Lam

    I love Gilmore Girls and I’m really looking forward to the Gilmore Girls revival!

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  5. September 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm Suzi

    I am in the process of binge watching Quantico!

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  6. September 6, 2016 @ 5:06 pm Wendy Hutton

    I love watching supernatural

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  7. September 6, 2016 @ 5:52 pm Angela Mitchell

    The last show I bingewatched was Stranger Things and my favourite show on Netflix is The Killing.

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  8. September 6, 2016 @ 6:10 pm Judy Cowan

    My favourite to watch is Nashville!

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  9. September 6, 2016 @ 6:11 pm Jasen H

    My favourite Netflix show is Daredevil. The last Netflix series I binge watched was Stranger Things.

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  10. September 6, 2016 @ 6:16 pm Jenn

    I am currently binge watching Stranger Things but I am always binge watching Friends.

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  11. September 6, 2016 @ 7:19 pm Josh S

    I’m currently watching Suits. It is great!

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  12. September 6, 2016 @ 7:41 pm Nicole Jubleew

    Stranger Things is our current favourite.

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  13. September 6, 2016 @ 8:03 pm Israel Y

    favourite show is Suits, love watching it, especially trying to spot all the Toronto spots since its filmed here!

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  14. September 6, 2016 @ 10:38 pm missbobloblaw

    The last show (& my fav) that I binge watched was OITNB

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  15. September 7, 2016 @ 5:09 am Christine Murray

    I am currently watching the original Star Trek serious.

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  16. September 7, 2016 @ 7:18 am Samantha

    I’ve been binge watching Friends reruns with my oldest daughter, she loves that show and I do to.

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  17. September 7, 2016 @ 7:49 am ivy pluchinsky

    I just finished binge watching weeds. I really liked Stranger Things

    Reply

  18. September 7, 2016 @ 11:56 am Kristen Sowko

    I’ve been binge watching Gilmore Girls.

    Reply

  19. September 7, 2016 @ 3:54 pm Jenness M

    My fave show is House of Cards. I last binge watched Stranger Things

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  20. September 7, 2016 @ 4:42 pm tanyab79

    Just finished watching Strangest Things and Orange is the New Black.

    Reply

  21. September 7, 2016 @ 5:16 pm Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    we are watching stranger things

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  22. September 7, 2016 @ 7:29 pm Tammy Dalley

    Im watching Stranger things!

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  23. September 7, 2016 @ 8:39 pm Lushka Smith

    Stranger Things is on the binge list.

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  24. September 7, 2016 @ 8:45 pm jan

    Narcos and Recity are my two binge watches

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  25. September 7, 2016 @ 10:11 pm Taslim Jaffer

    We LOVED The Martian! I would totally watch that again!

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  26. September 8, 2016 @ 7:18 am joy

    we loved Stranger Things – as soon as we finished watching our Netflix subscription expired, and we weren’t able to renew. so happy we got to watch this exciting show before that!

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  27. September 8, 2016 @ 10:26 am Jennifer K

    My favourite shows on Netflix are Wentworth and Happy Valley. Right now, I’m watching Gilmore Girls.

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  28. September 8, 2016 @ 10:45 am Andrea K

    Last show we binged watched was Stranger Things. Favourite show on Netflix is The Bridge (original Swedish/Danish version).

    Reply

  29. September 8, 2016 @ 11:27 am Karla Sceviour

    I was hooked on Breaking Bad,,not currently watching anything,,think I will start to watch Stranger Things!

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  30. September 8, 2016 @ 1:10 pm Winnie B

    we like stranger things

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  31. September 8, 2016 @ 8:05 pm Jenny

    My favorite show on Netflix is How I Met Your Mother but I am currently binge watching House of Cards.

    Reply

  32. September 8, 2016 @ 8:48 pm Amy C

    I don’t know what show to binge watch because I don’t have Netflix.

    Reply

  33. September 8, 2016 @ 10:47 pm maria

    I love Orange Is The New Black. Currently watching season 4.

    Reply

  34. September 9, 2016 @ 6:46 am lori butler

    im watching friends

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  35. September 9, 2016 @ 10:20 am Chris Stockford

    supernatural

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  36. September 9, 2016 @ 4:34 pm Stephanie

    I don’t have Netflix but Fuller House would be the show to watch!

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  37. September 9, 2016 @ 4:39 pm Sarah

    I love binge watching Psych. So funny.
    My son just binge watched Kulipari, which was pretty cute.
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  38. September 9, 2016 @ 5:17 pm Paul

    Last show i watched was Star Trek, now binging Star Trek Enterprise!!

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  39. September 9, 2016 @ 6:53 pm Lisa

    My favorite movie on Netflix was Grand Budapest Hotel but it’s not on there anymore unfortunately. The last show I watched a bingewatched was House of Cards.

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  40. September 9, 2016 @ 8:32 pm Victoria Ess

    I love Suits! I recently binge-watched Silicon Valley.

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  41. September 10, 2016 @ 10:27 am Andrea Amy

    I am currently binge watching Supernatural. I’m on season 10, so almost done all the available episodes. I’m either going to watch Stranger Things or Gilmore Girls (again!) once I’m done.

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  42. September 10, 2016 @ 1:32 pm Catherine Brown

    My favourite is Scott and Bailey which is the last show I binged watched and I wish Netflix would catch up.
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  43. September 10, 2016 @ 2:53 pm 409cope

    I like Supernatural. I haven’t really binge watched anything.

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  44. September 10, 2016 @ 3:53 pm Francine

    When I can get some alone time with the TV, I’m working my way through the latest season of OITNB

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  45. September 10, 2016 @ 4:51 pm Janet M

    Grace and Frankie is my favorite and the last one I binged on.

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  46. September 10, 2016 @ 5:55 pm Andrea

    If I had Netflix, I’d watch Fuller House!

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  47. September 10, 2016 @ 8:44 pm Carole Dube

    I am currently binge watching Stranger Things. I binge watch Grey anatomy!

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  48. September 10, 2016 @ 9:59 pm Crystal Porter

    Stranger things, although I binge watch a lot, especially while I do my chores.

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  49. September 11, 2016 @ 4:38 am Elizabeth R

    It is Gilmore Girls for me, can’t wait until November for the new shows!

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  50. September 11, 2016 @ 5:49 am angela m

    The last show I binged watched was Heartland.

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  51. September 11, 2016 @ 9:57 am Cheryl

    Fuller house

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  52. September 11, 2016 @ 10:22 am Jennifer P.

    The last show I binged watched was Stranger Things last week – loved it! I also loved Orange is the New Black. They are my 2 faves.

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  53. September 11, 2016 @ 1:05 pm Scott MacMillan

    The last show I binge watched was Narcos

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  54. September 12, 2016 @ 10:27 pm Jen L

    My current fave show on Netflix is ‘Longmire’ and the last show I binge watched was Narcos, ready now to watch season 2!

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  55. September 13, 2016 @ 9:22 am Cheryl MacPhail

    The last show I binged watched was Orange is the New Black….for my son Paw Patrol!! lol

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  56. September 13, 2016 @ 11:02 am Sunshine G

    We’re watching Once Upon a Time right now.

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  57. September 13, 2016 @ 11:51 am Barb W

    Stranger Things is the newest obsession!

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  58. September 14, 2016 @ 8:43 am Doreen Lamoureux

    Orange is the new black….but got tired of it and I need to find something else now that the colder weather is coming back.

    Reply

  59. September 15, 2016 @ 8:04 pm heather sibley

    I love Netflix. I’m currently binge watching Once.

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  60. September 16, 2016 @ 1:25 pm Marina M.

    My favorite show on Netflix is Grey’s Anatomy. I binge it second time right now.

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  61. September 17, 2016 @ 3:27 pm Carey Hurst

    We do not have Netflix , hence why I enter , but there are alot of shows I would like to binge watch . Some of the kids ones to keep my toddler entertained but I want to watch Once Upon A Time
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  62. September 19, 2016 @ 3:42 am Juliee Fitze

    Right now I’m watching Ranch for the third time.

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  63. September 19, 2016 @ 8:43 am Katie C

    Absolutely love Switched at Birth!!!

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  64. September 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm nicky

    House of Cards

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  65. September 20, 2016 @ 2:06 pm Caryn Coates

    Orange is the New Black. And I love the 100

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