Most people will agree that there’s something especially comforting and cozy about curling up on the couch and hitting play on a TV series that takes place in a quaint, small town.
TV Shows Set In Cute Small Towns
1. Gilmore Girls
2. Hart of Dixie
3. Ginny & Georgia
4. Locke & Key
An exciting fantasy drama, Locke and Key ran for three incredible seasons on Netflix. And while the true hook of the show is the mystery behind the special Locke family and its mysterious keys, the cute little town of Matheson, Massachusetts, creates the perfect fictional backdrop while all the secrets are unveiled.
The classic series Newhart is one that remains timeless for a reason. Between the traditional New England countryside atmosphere and Bob Newhart’s lovable humor, this show feels like a warm hug from start to finish.
6. October Road
While short-lived, it’s undeniable that October Road has all the cozy New England vibes that make it the perfect choice for a fall night binge. Running for two seasons, October Road is a drama that examines the power of family when a best-selling writer moves back to his hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts.
At every turn throughout the show, you’ll get your fill of comforting tree-lined neighborhoods, charming local hangouts, and gorgeous fall colors, despite the fact that it was filmed in Georgia.
7. Virgin River
Based on the book series, this Netflix show follows nurse practitioner Mel as she moves from the city to a small town in northern California for a fresh start after life-changing events. While she tries to find her place in Virgin River, as well as at her new job where the set-in-his-ways doctor refuses to accept her help, she navigates a new life, accepting her past and finding new love.
8. Schitt’s Creek
Schitt’s Creek, no doubt, became a cult classic after launching on Netflix in 2017 and has since provided all the quotable lines and memes that are incredibly relatable in everyday life.
But at the center of the show is the actual (but fictional, of course) Schitt’s Creek, a rundown town where the wealthy Rose family is forced to live when their former business manager leaves them broke. Taking up residence in the less-than-5-star Rosebud Motel, the family of four hilariously acclimates to small-town life while most definitely not fitting in at all.
9. Pretty Little Liars
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, Pretty Little Liars spends seven seasons answering the question, “Who is A?” creating the perfect escape from reality.
10. Once Upon a Time
This unique spin on fairy tales explores what happens when storybook characters live in both the real and fantasy world, all while set in the perfect fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine.
When real-world Emma is faced with the realization that she may be the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming in an alternate universe, these two worlds merge together and introduce beloved characters like Belle, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hook. And it goes without saying that both worlds offer an incredibly picturesque small-town charm that you can’t help but love.
11. Dawson’s Creek
Cult 90s teen classic Dawson’s Creek is the perfect escapism that highlights coastal New England charm. Taking place in the fictional town of Capeside, that’s supposed to resemble the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts, the series follows the lives of four teenagers while they navigate small-town life, young love, relationships, and all the drama you can ask for.
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