The biggest TV event this month is undoubtedly Netflix’s much-anticipated Gilmore Girls reboot, subtitled A Year in the Life; the four-part special arrives online just in time for Thanksgiving weekend — which means you can either spend some quality time watching with family, or you can take the opportunity to hide with your laptop in your childhood bedroom from said family. November also sees the return of Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, who stars in a sexy new TNT thriller called Good Behavior, and a new, soapy season of the show we all love to hate (and hate to love), The Affair. The end of this mind-boggling election season isn’t the only thing to be thankful for this November.
11/4: The Crown (Netflix)
This new Netflix series swoops in this month to fill the void left by the recent cancellation of Downton Abbey. The Crown is a historical drama that examines the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, played by the wide-eyed Claire Foy. The first episode begins with Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith); Season 1’s ten episodes will encompass roughly the first decade of her rule. Netflix has already committed to a second season of The Crown — creator Peter Morgan, who wrote the 2006 royal drama The Queen, director Stephen Daldry, and executive producer Andy Harries have envisioned six seasons spanning Elizabeth’s entire reign. Judging from the first episode, The Crown will delight die-hard royal-watchers, but may be a little slow-going for the rest of us.