4YE Thanksgiving: Five Shows To Be Thankful For

Hello readers!

Thanksgiving is upon us once again, and it’s that time of the year where I like to reflect on the things in entertainment/pop culture that I am most thankful for.

I live and breathe pop culture and its amazing universe, and hope there are others who feel the same way I do. It’s my love for this world that gave me the idea to start this little wonderful site that has taken on a life of its own.

This year, I found myself binging on a lot of new shows that I never thought I would get into but I did. I will admit that I was in a TV rut. Thanks to these shows, I’m branching out and finding new things to love.

Without further ado, here are five shows that I am most thankful for!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’ll have to admit; I only stumbled upon this show because of all the craziness surrounding its cancellation. After watching the first few episodes, I totally understood why everyone was so upset about it getting the ax. This show is comedy gold all the around. From Raymond Holt’s no-nonsense demeanor to Jake Perralta’s frat boy shenanigans, this show will leave you cackling from start to finish.

The chemistry between the cast is amazing, and the ladies on the show are everything and have given me new role models to look up to. Not to mention, it’s one of those shows that you’ll randomly find yourself quoting after watching a few episodes.

Stranger Things

Yet another show I slept on for the better part of two years because I thought it wasn’t my thing because I really don’t do horror. As it turns out, I was so wrong about this show because while it does have some hella creepy moments, there is so much more to it than that. As an 80s baby, I love the nostalgic feels it gives along with all the emotional performances delivered by its incredible cast.

After watching the first season, I didn’t think it was possible for the show to top itself but it did with the second season, which definitely has left me wanting more. Plus, David Harbour’s Jim Hopper is honestly one of the best dads on TV.

The Good Place

I forking love this show. If Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies had a baby, The Good Place would be that baby. I love the unique take on the afterlife that this show has along with how it teaches about humanity, soul mates, and love while being hysterical.

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson are so good together. I never thought that combination would work but it does.

RuPaul’s Drag Race

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I’m kinda cheating by adding this one in here as I got into it late last year but I don’t care because it’s still one of the shows that I am most thankful for. I’ve never been one for reality TV competitions but this one has won my heart.

The drama that goes down on this show as the queens compete to become the next Drag Superstar is everything. I need all the tea, all the shade, all the lemonade that this show has to offer, and thankfully, it doesn’t look like it will be ending anytime soon.


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I will admit that I was vehemently opposed to the news that they were rebooting Charmed as I am a huge fan of the original show and kinda hate reboots in general. I decided to tune into the show, expecting a full train wreck. I can honestly say now, I’m actually liking the show despite its many flaws. It has managed to keep me tuning week after week and given me a new actor to love (Rupert Evans, I heart you).

It definitely has a lot of growing and cleaning up to do as far as working out all of its flaws and kinks but I’m ok with that because I’ve been missing a supernatural show to watch. Plus, everyone needs a guilty pleasure, and this one can be mine.

Happy Thanskgiving!

Erika Negrón Rivera
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