I read some great advice recently when a friend I follow on Instagram asked about how to beat the seasonal blues. There was advice about happy lights, daily walks, and vitamin D supplements but one person wrote “Embrace the cozy.” I love that idea. After all, I love nothing more than cuddling on the couch with my family, throwing a warm blanket on my lap along with a giant bowl of popcorn while watching a movie.
If you’re like me and plan to embrace the cozy this holiday, here are some of the TV series, movies, and TikToks our team has enjoyed watching lately.
Matt Schnepf, QA Analyst, enjoyed this movie so much he watched it at home and then the next day went to watch it in the movie theater. Our team agrees, it’s got stunning visuals and an excellent cast. We can’t wait for Part 2.
Wheel of Time
Based on a book series, this show has gotten a lot of hype leading up to the premier. At the time of writing this article, the first few episodes had just been released but Alex Merk, Web Developer, says it’s fantastic. “It stuck close to the book, which I am happy about and OMG, I’m very excited for the rest of the episodes!”
All of the Marvel movies (in chronological order)
Natalie, Content Strategy Specialist, hadn’t watched any of the Marvel movies so over the past year she’s been watching them in chronological order. “It was a good way of being introduced to all the characters and their stories. I would definitely have been confused if I watched them in the order they were released, not to mention some major spoilers!”
If watching all the Marvel movies seems like too much of a time commitment, we also loved Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, WandaVision and Loki.
Our team is absolutely in love with this heart-warming, feel-good show but Kirk, Senior Web Developer, summed it up best. “The dynamics between all the characters make the show and Ted Lasso has this infectious positivity that is unmatched with any characters in recent TV history.”
Another heart-warming show to watch (or re-watch)? Schitt’s Creek.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Scott, Staff Developer, has been rewatching 3rd Rock from the Sun on Peacock purely to marvel at the acting range of John Lithgow. “It’s a mind trip to watch him on 3rd Rock and then switch and watch him as a murderer in Dexter or as Winston Churchill in The Crown,” Scott said. “He’s so good!”
Need some good TikTok recommendations? These are a few of our favorite TikTok creators:
Our favorite Xennial mom, csapunch creates hilarious TikToks about growing up in the 90s and early 2000s and relatable mom moments.
Another favorite is Tj_therrien – his comparisons of being a first child, middle child or youngest child spot-on.