Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I’m getting ready to head to Brooklyn to cook Thanksgiving Dinner for 10 of my friends (I TOLD you I was Monica!). But before I cook all day and then stuff myself silly (but not TOO much, I have a birthday party dress to fit in to in 2 weeks), I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the top 5 Pop Culture things Sage and I are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. Because without them, this site wouldn’t exist and the world would be a much less flaily place…
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: falling in love with Community changed my life forever. I’ve attended TWO CommuniCons this year. I’ve met many many Twitter Communies this year, and they’ve moved beyond just internet friends to ACTUAL friends. I’m so so so grateful for this weird little show about a study group at Greendale Community College and the JOY it has brought into my life, through both the television screen and the relationships I have formed because of it. Thank you, Dan Harmon for your madness. Thank you writers for your words. Thank you to the cast for your performances and your love for the fans and being all around delightful Human Beings.
And thanks to NBC (I guess) for airing it. Season 5 starts in a little over a month!!!
2) Parks and Recreation
Parks is the ultimate show about optimism and finding the goodness in people. I swear my heart grows three sizes every time I watch it. Amy Poehler/Leslie Knope is obviously our life hero. I could wax poetic on all the characters, but that would make this post WAY too long. Parks has the best ensemble on television, and that’s coming from a die-hard Community fan.
NBC has been scaring me with its treatment of Parks this year, which leads me to think, that with the loss of Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, this COULD be its last season. I truly hope not. Television will be a less sunny place without the citizens of Pawnee.
3) Doctor Who
I think Sage said it best in her post on “Day of the Doctor” , it is a WONDERFUL time to be a Whovian. We may be relatively new to the fandom, having loved the show for only a few years, but being the fangirls we are, we love deep and we love hard. Our mutual feels about the Doctor was one of the driving forces that made us START this blog. We are so thankful for our Doctor, his companions, and their adventures. We are thankful to Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat for destroying us with emotions. We are thankful to Doctor Who as a whole for celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. All of time and space…
This Christmas we will witness our first LIVE regeneration. While we are excited for Peter Capaldi, we know we will be destroyed by the loss of Matt Smith’s Eleventh (Twelfth?) Doctor. In the words of Ten…we don’t want him to go.
4) Sleepy Hollow
We are thankful for Sleepy Hollow for many reasons. One, it gave us our Sexiest Man Alive in the form of Tom Mison. Two, it was an unexpected DELIGHT in a fall season that has been lean in new television hits. We never expected to love #SassyHollow as much as we do…and now we can’t imagine our lives without it. It has been amazing getting in with this fandom on the Ground Floor. It’s been a totally new experience for me, as while I was with a show like Lost from the very start, it was before I fully allowed my inner fangirl to flail about freely. It has been amazing discovering this show right along with everyone else. I can’t wait to see how the season ends.
Though I can imagine the ensuing eight months without my Ichabod and Abbie fix.
5) Tom Hiddleston
Because everyday during the press tour for Loki: The Dark World I woke up to a twitter conversation screaming over something ridiculous he had done.
That’s what we’re thankful for this year! What about you, dear readers? Let us know in the comments! And enjoy your Thanksgiving!