TV LAND — As the air gets that extra crispness and the bright blue sky highlights the orange, red and yellow of the turning leaves, the boots and sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes follow.
And along with all of it, here are some of the greatest shows to re-watch when you're craving a thick blanket and some comfort food this fall.
Absolutely nothing says "fall" like Rory and Lorelai jabbering away over coffee at Luke's diner. The beauty of a New England autumn as the backdrop for the mother-daughter duo's hijinks and romances will always be the TV equivalent of a freshly baked loaf of bread.
Although it's set in Texas and they don't exactly get that crisp fall weather, fall means football, and football means Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose. The camaraderie in Dillon, Texas, and the Taylor family in particular are as cozy as it gets.
The clothes alone justify "Gossip Girl" as an obvious autumn choice. Layer up with stockings, a pea coat and headband, and watch the unending drama surrounding everyone's favorite Upper East Side gang.
If you love that back-to-school, anything-is-possible-in-September vibe, "Glee" is perfect. Soaring musical numbers, offbeat kids taking the stage, living your dreams — it's all there. Throw off those doubts about fall being a season for change, and be inspired by a bunch of singing weirdos.
Feeling literary and scarf-y is a rite of passage in the fall as much as eating all things pumpkin flavored. Downton is a soap opera disguised as highbrow television, so you get a bit of all the genres mixed in with your Dowager Countess one-liners.
What TV show screams "fall" to you? Let us know in the comments.