17 of the Best Shows to Cozy Up to This Winter
These picks — ranging from cozy night in to full-on Netflix & chill — are perfect for snuggling up with your significant other for a long winter's binge
Nothing says "cozy" quite like a British accent and the many triumphs and pitfalls of the Royal Family. Perfect for snuggling up with a spot of tea.
By the end you'll be saying: "You know, I am so happy we aren't like Charles and Diana."
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan stuns in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season after season! Plus, season three ends on such a cliff hanger that we're all itching for season four!
By the end you'll be saying: "You know, I think maybe I should try comedy!"
The Queen's Gambit
Watching The Queen's Gambit feels like reading a good historical fiction novel, but instead of reading, you get to watch Anya Taylor-Joy dominate the game of chess while wearing amazing outfits.
By the end you'll be saying: "Should I order a chess board?"
Dash & Lily
Christmas shouldn't be relegated to just one month per year and we stand by that. You have our full permission to watch the tooth-achingly-sweet series that follows the titular characters around New York City as they try to find each other.
By the end you'll be saying: "I wish you would make a literary scavenger hunt for me."
If I could pick two words to describe Normal People, I would call it heartbreakingly sexy. It might not make sense to you pre-binge, but once you've watched the Hulu series, you'll know what we mean. Thank you to the streaming gods for giving us Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones' big debut and the cuddle-up show of the decade.
By the end you'll both be saying: "We communicate so much better than them, right?"
Who knew time travel could be so sexy? Let's be honest, we're all in it to hear Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) say "Sassanach."
By the end you'll be saying: "Could you learn to do a Scottish accent..."
The Great British Baking Show
What's not to love about a baking show where the contestants are all trying so hard and are genuinely lovely to one another?
By the end you'll be saying: "Should we nip out to the store and get everything we need to make a Showstopper?"
It didn't sweep the Emmys this year for nothing. You're late! Best wishes and warmest regards!
By the end you'll be saying: "Loved that journey for us."
Tiny Pretty Things
I don't think you understand: This show about teenage ballerinas starts out with someone being pushed off of a roof and only gets more bonkers from there. The sex scenes in this show are so NSFW, you'll be clutching your pearls.
By the end you'll be saying: "Did I just watch a show about sexy, murderous ballerinas?"
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris (it's supposed to rhyme, you know) follows a social media and marketing maven (the aforementioned Emily) to a new city (the aforementioned Paris) where she sows her wild oats and learns that French pronunciation is hard. It's silly and frivolous and fun and makes for the perfect one-day watch avec vin.
By the end you'll be saying: "How did Emily manage to get that kind of Instagram following when she posted like a 16-year-old in 2011?""
Shonda Rhimes' latest appointment viewing Bridgerton is what you get if you crossed a Jane Austen novel with Gossip Girl. And somehow, despite that dubious description, it works. It's also surprisingly ~*sexy*~ so do with that information what you will!
By the end one of you will be saying: "Maybe I should start a gossip blog about the people of my town."
A not-so-historical-yet-semi-historical account of Catherine the Great's ascension to, well, greatness, stars Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as Peter III. It's extremely funny and satirical and also stunning to look at. It has also been renewed for a second season, so catch up now.
By the end you'll be saying: "I would definitely never try to overthrow you if you were the Czar of Russia."
The HBO Max original follows Darby (Anna Kendrick) as she moves through a series of relationships that shape who she is as a person. And good news! It was renewed for a second season, so you'll get more episodes, just this time with a new protagonist.
By the end you'll be saying: "I wonder if I've found my true love."
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Imagine if you could read people's thoughts. Now imagine if those thoughts were also musical numbers ranging from sad, introspective ballads to sexy declarations of love. Even if the concept feels bonkers, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has heart, and that makes it endearing enough to binge. Its second season premieres on Jan. 5 on NBC.
By the end you'll be saying: "I think I have, like, a really good singing voice, too, you know?"
The characters in Issa Rae's hit show Insecure start to feel like your own group of friends as you watch them navigate life together (and make some questionable choices along the way). It doesn't hurt that Insecure is visually a stunning show to watch and has a great soundtrack. The show is gearing up for a fifth season, so it's time to catch up!
By the end you'll be saying: "Wow, I don't know, maybe we should move to L.A."
Never Have I Ever
Mindy Kaling's teen coming-of-age comedy follows Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she tries to grieve the loss of her father and handle the woes of teenage-hood. It'll have you laughing one minute and crying the next, making it ideal for watching with a blanket and tea.
By the end you'll be saying: "Thank God I never have to go back to high school."
The Home Edit
Watching other people get organized is almost good as getting organized yourself.
Plus, if you're not already living together, maybe the Home Edit will be the push you and your partner need to sign that lease so you can finally get your hands on their junk drawer. And no, that's not a euphemism.
By the end you'll be saying: "My closet could use some work."