The 5 best Netflix shows to watch if Halloween isn’t really your thing

Each year as Halloween approaches, those who love the holidays and “spooky season” before October 31st dust off their annual favorite horror, thriller or holiday movies to watch. Out of Halloween to halloween town, There are so many classics out there, but some people might be more interested in filling their time with a few Netflix shows.

Now there’s plenty to see for those who love Halloween and want to immerse themselves in the spooky spirit of the holiday. (Check out our list of the best Netflix shows and movies to watch this Halloween!) But if you’re easily scared, what should you add to your watch list this year?

With the rest of the year promising plenty of new series releases, time is running out to re-watch or catch up on long-awaited favorites like: dead to me and Firefly Lane. There are also some excellent alien and ghost titles with no jump scares and scary elements.

Netflix shows to watch if you don’t like Halloween

Check out a handful of the best Netflix shows this Halloween for those who aren’t a big fan of the holiday, starting with the teen comedy below Whoa, bitch.

Boo, Bitch - Netflix Shows - Lana Condor and Mason Versaw

Whoa, bitch. (L to R) Jami Alix as Lea, Mason Versaw as Jake C, Lana Condor as Erika in Episode 104 of Boo, Bitch. Kr. Erik Voake/Netflix © 2022

Whoa, bitch

Do you prefer your spirits youthful and fearful? Well, the limited teen comedy series from Netflix Whoa, bitch will be your thing. Technically it’s about ghosts, but it’s not scary or spooky at all — unless you’re counting a teenager waking up as a scary ghost.

Lana Condor plays the leading role Whoa, bitch as Erika, a high school senior who played it safe, and just as she decides to live life to the fullest, she discovers that she died in an accident and is now a ghost. She and her best friend Gia (Zoe Colletti) go through a pretty spooky journey, and there’s a twist you won’t see coming!

Dead to me season 3


dead to me

Although dead to me is not a horror series, there are many murders and mysteries in the Netflix original series, making it a perfect title to add to your watch list if you’re not into Halloween programs. Bonus points for the series that also makes for laughs.

The third and final season of dead to me arrives on Netflix on November 17th and it’s the best time to rewatch the last 20 episodes of the first two seasons. Catch up with Jen and Judy before they take their triumphant final bow next month.


Roswell, New Mexico – How’s it Going to Be – Photo #: ROS413b_0020_r – Pictured (L-R): Nathan Dean as Max Evans and Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho – Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/The CW – © 2022 The CW Network , GMBH. All rights reserved.

Roswell, New Mexico

Whoa, bitch and dead to me Each has slight hallmarks of the programming normally associated with Halloween and The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico follows suit. The latest adaptation of Roswell high Book series appeared 10 years after the three-season cult hit Roswell in 1999. Again, the sci-fi alien drama became another cult favorite with just four seasons to go.

Over the course of four seasons and 52 episodes, fans fell in love with the characters and their stories. If you’re looking for a series that has plenty of episodes for a half-length binge and a high-concept setup with no horror elements, this is a must-watch Roswell, New Mexico. The full series is now available to watch on Netflix.

Emily in Paris Season 3

Emily in Paris. (L to R) Lily Collins as Emily, Ashley Park as Mindy in Episode 309 of Emily in Paris. Kr. Marie Etchegoyen/Netflix © 2022

Emily in Paris

Let’s say you want to pull together murder, mystery, sci-fi, and all sorts of darker themes this Halloween. Enter Emily in Paris. Of all the Netflix original series, the romantic comedy might be the best option for pure escapism and comfort. (Though we wouldn’t mind if the series tackled a Halloween episode in the future. Imagine Emily’s costume!)

Emily in Paris originally premiered in October 2020, which doesn’t make it a Halloween series, but it’s the ideal series to escape into any fall. The timing couldn’t be better either, because Emily in Paris Season 3 will premiere in December, just before the Christmas holidays. Dodge the creeps with a little help from Emily!

Netflix Shows - Firefly Lane Season 2

Firefly Lane. (L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in Episode 205 of Firefly Lane. Kr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2022

Firefly Lane

Let’s stay in the rom-com genre, Firefly Lane is the riveting, time-bending love drama you need in your life. Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke, two very talented former TV doctors, play lifelong on-screen best friends who see life through all of life’s ups and downs by their side. It’s been two years since we first met Tully and Kate but they’ll be back soon.

Finally, the second season we were all waiting for back in December. Firefly Lane Season 2, which will be the two-part final season, begins December 2nd with nine brand new episodes. In case you’ve forgotten what happens in Season 1, spend Halloween re-watching the relatable, tearful and all-around the endearing first season of Firefly Lane.

What Netflix Shows Will You Watch Instead of Halloween Season Titles? Share your choices in the comments! The 5 best Netflix shows to watch if Halloween isn’t really your thing


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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