Fall is a perfect time to cozy up with a blanket and a book, or hibernate while binging on Netflix and pots of homemade chili. If you’re looking to get cozy and practice some self-care this season, be sure to check out some of these recent releases.
Blonde — Streaming on Netflix September 23 — While many films have been released that chronicle the life of actress Marilyn Monroe, this one looks to be particularly compelling in part due to the reported NC-17 rating. Based on the Joyce Carol Oates book by the same name, Blonde stars the gorgeous Ana de Armas (The Gray Man) as Monroe, and includes Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Bobby Cannavale (The Station Agent) among others.
Alaska Daily — ABC Thursdays at 10 — Oscar winner Hilary Swank is coming to television as an investigative journalist trying to reinvent herself at a small newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska. Previews of this show look sleek and exciting, and Swank is bringing big star power to the small screen.
Monarch — FOX Tuesdays at 9 — Fans of the ABC/CMT show Nashville (ran from 2012-2018) will find a lot to love in Monarch, a new FOX drama that follows a country music family. This one brings together the likes of the ever-talented Susan Sarandon and real-life country music star Trace Adkins for what is sure to be a dramatic ride.
By Vanessa Hutchison
P.S. While catching up on the latest shows, be sure to add these books to your fall reading list.