It’s that time of year again: the time when everyone, who celebrates Thanksgiving that is, takes the time to state the things for which they are most thankful. A lot of people will say they are thankful for their friends and family or their health and well-being; but when it comes to those of us here at NiceGirlsTV, well, we tend to lean a little more towards a little thing called television – how about that, huh?
With that thought in mind, here is a list of some of the things for which I am most thankful to have had in my life this year:
1. Once Upon a Time – Although this new ABC drama has only been on the air since October 23, I had the great pleasure of seeing the pilot way back in June. Waiting all summer and part of the fall for the show to debut to the general public was nearly excruciating; but once the series arrived; I was still exhilarated by the show. It also didn’t hurt that the show performed very well in the ratings and quickly became one of the most buzzed about shows of the fall. In fact, it has easily become the top new show of 2011. Thank you ABC, thank you series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and to all the cast members for the show I look forward to most each week.
2. Castle – The show, now in its fourth season, has really become a staple on ABC, providing the perfect blend of comedy, drama and plenty of action. Not only is it great for one of my personal favorite actors – Nathan Fillion – to have a successful show on the air but also to have discovered the amazing cast members who have become an integral part of the show but my weekly television viewing.
3. Revenge – This is another new show to debut this fall on ABC that I had the chance to see way back in June. I was intrigued by the soap opera element of the storytelling and the fact that the series starred Emily VanCamp of Everwood fame and Nick Wechsler of Roswell fame didn’t hurt at all. Now that the show has aired 8 episodes of its first season, I can’t imagine what it was like before the show aired. Revenge has never been so sweet or intoxicating.
4. Chuck – This NBC dramedy is now in its final season and while the episodes that have aired thus far have been a bit lackluster and the ratings are extremely low, the computer geek turned spy (Zachary Levi) who falls in love with the beautiful international spy (Yvonne Strahovski) is a personal favorite of mine for which I won’t turn my back on. I just really hope that the show goes out with a great bang – in a good way, of course.
5. Cable – No longer are TV viewers stuck with just watching five major networks each week. For quite some time now there has been a plethora of cable channels to provide even the most discerning of viewers with entertaining programs. Among the cable shows that I have enjoyed the most this year include (in particular order): Covert Affairs, White Collar, Drop Dead Diva, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Leverage, The Lying Game, Haven, Falling Skies, Switched at Birth, Pretty Little Liars and Doctor Who.
So, there you have it: my list of the TV-related “things” for which I am most thankful this year. Please share what you are most thankful. And, have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Artist Spotlight: This month’s artist spotlight is on Ruby Young aka Ruby Rocket. As Ruby tells it she is a “nerd costumer extraordinaire”. She has been making costumes and attending comic book conventions since 1999.
It was actually her Aunt Sonja who taught her how to sew with a sewing machine at the tender age of 10. Before that time she was hand-sewing, cutting up pieces from her “costume closet” and sewing them back together.
Ruby comes from a family full of artists so she has always been surrounded by creative types and as she says she has “always needed a way to be creative”. She also shared that she isn’t good at drawing, but textiles are what stuck for her.
She easily admits being a total fashion freak so getting into costume design seemed like a natural fit. And while she took a basic sewing class when she was about 13 for the most part what she knows has been self-taught through trial and error.
Her specialty is superhero costumes but her absolute favorite thing to sew is a meticulously draped dress; much like her featured piece that was her interpretation of the character Dawn.
You can contact Ruby through her website here.