[For this year’s Thanksgiving series, I wanted to highlight briefly but thankfully a handful of the things for which I’m thankful here in late 2022. Add yours for a truly thank-full crowd-sourced weekend post, all!]
So I gotta
start this Thanks-giving post by noting that it’s a bit of a weird one, for two
reasons: more obviously, because the new Willow streaming series doesn’t drop for
another week; and more subtly, because my sons and I have been too busy this
Fall to watch more than the first couple episodes of the new Andor streaming series. I’m pretty darn sure
we will love both when we are able to watch them in full, but of course I can’t
say definitively that I’m thankful for shows we haven’t yet watched. Or can I?
Turns out I can, because—and yes, I know full well all the critiques of Disney
and giant corporate cultural overlords and oversaturated existing properties
and etc. etc. etc., and I would echo many of those concerns in many cases—I am profoundly
grateful to live in a time when some of the cultural works and worlds that most
defined my childhood continue to expand and evolve, and I can share those
expansions and evolutions with my sons. There most definitely is too much of a
good thing, and at times recently the Star Wars universe has begun to move in
that direction for me—but it ain’t there yet, and for now I remain profoundly thankful
for both these shows and what they represent.
are you thankful for?