Thanksgiving

8 Things For Which I Am Thankful…

These are the mostly television related things that I am most thankful for this year. It has been another year of ups and downs and this is what helps get me through it all.

1. No Tomorrow
I wrote an entire post about why I think you should be watching this awesome new CW show, but mostly it just makes me laugh a lot. It is genuine and uplifting, and it is the show that I currently look forward to the most each week. I have actually decided that I am most like Kareema, only she says things out loud and I just think them, and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Either way, it has been a great escape these last few months, and I appreciate that more than ever.



2. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Not only do I pretty much have the Hamilton Soundtrack, the Hamilton Mixtape, and the Moana Soundtrack all on repeat right now, but following Lin-Manuel on social media is the best decision I have ever made. Every day, he posts a ‘good morning’ and a ‘good night’ message, and they are always hopeful and encouraging. He is genuine, thoughtful, and supportive, and I just appreciate him. This awesome song from Moana was written by Miranda and sung by Dwayne Johnson:



3. Alfred James Band
When I lived in Philadelphia, I became friends with the Alfred James Band, and even though we have lost touch a bit since I moved to Texas, I was ridiculously excited when they released their second album recently. I had missed hearing these songs, and the album was everything I hoped it would be. I was especially surprised and touched after learning that one of the songs was written for me, and it reminded me that no matter where you go in life, a part of everyone you’ve ever met stays with you forever. You can listen to and download ‘Forgotten,’ as well as the rest of the album here:

4. Gilmore Girls
I probably will not have a chance to watch all four parts of the revival this weekend, but I am so excited!! A part of me is actually a little sad about it, only because I know that once I watch them, then it’s really over. The four words will have been spoken, and there will be no more. But I know that it will be amazing to be back in Stars Hollow with these characters and, for that, I am grateful.

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8 Things For Which I Am Thankful…

These are the (mostly television related) things that I am most thankful for this year. It has been another year of ups and downs and this is what helps get me through it all.

1. Family and Friends
I love my Austin family, but I am so excited to be home this year for Thanksgiving. The weekend will be comprised of dinner at my aunt’s house (including my Aunt Gilda’s sweet potato casserole, made with *lots* of butter and bourbon!), watching the Eagles game IN PHILLY (even though they have been playing horribly, #InChipWeTrust #FlyEaglesFly), building a gingerbread house from scratch with my niece for the first time, at least one trip to Wawa and one lunch from Lee’s Hoagie House, and drinking wine/catching up with old friends!

2. Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Jane the Virgin continues to be my favorite show on television. It is so funny and heart-warming and it just makes me happy. Jane, in particular, is such a fantastic, well-rounded, up-lifting character, and it is my life goal to be friends with her. I know she is not a real person, but a girl can dream. Seriously though, if you are still not watching this show, I am not sure we can be friends anymore.

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3. Greg Berlanti
I pretty much live inside his brain Monday through Wednesday while watching Supergirl, Blindspot, The Flash and Arrow. I am also very much looking forward to the start of Legends of Tomorrow. I never thought I would be watching this many superhero shows, but they are all SO GOOD! I don’t know how Berlanti does it all, but this TV nerd is glad he works so hard to bring us great shows.



4. Netflix
I have been using Netflix since sophomore year of college and no one listened to me back then when I told them they absolutely had to be using this awesome new service. Netflix should have been paying me for how much I talked about it. Now, there are so many fantastic new shows, I do not even know where to begin. If you are not watching a least one of their original programs, I just don’t know what you are doing with your life. Also, sometimes you just need to watch your favorite episode of Friends or The West Wing at that exact moment.


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8 Things For Which I Am Thankful…

Thanksgiving is next week and instead of bringing you a standard list of favorite themed episodes, I thought I would give you my list of television related things for which I am most thankful this year.

1. Generous Friends
This is definitely number one. As a girl on a budget, I cannot always afford to pay for the premium channels or live in a place where I can choose my cable provider, so I have to rely on the generosity of great friends to help get me access to a few of my favorite shows, without which I would not be able to watch things like Outlander or Kingdom.

2. A Darker, Twistier Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I enjoyed the first season, but it did take a little while for them to find their way. They picked up steam at the end of last year and are powering through this season at full speed. The tone is a little darker, which I love, and the character development has been amazing.



3. Kurt Sutter
Sutter and his Sons of Anarchy writer’s continue to blow my mind each week and I cannot believe there are only two episodes left! Although, sometimes I worry about which lines and situations on the show make me laugh. I find Tig’s sense of humor to be totally crazy and sometimes creepy but always hilarious…and that scares me just a little.


4. Jane the Virgin
This is absolutely my favorite new show this fall. It is well-written and funny and I love it more with each episode. Also, for the record, I am on Team Rafael.

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