We got rid of cable last year, bought a Roku box, and subscribed to Netflix instead. (And Hulu Plus. And Amazon Prime. But it's still cheaper than cable!)
It was supposed to be an effort to cut down on TV watching. Instead, the girls found new shows to watch.
And at the top of the list is Ruby Gloom.
|This is the first book in the Ruby Gloom book series. I scored a used copy from Better World Books, but we haven't read it yet.|
But, oh my goodness, they love it. Little Sis has a macabre streak, and Big Sis is reaching the age where she wants to be "cool" and less "babyish." (Sigh.) Ruby Gloom is a perfect meet-in-the-middle show. With a fantastic theme song.
If you're not familiar with Ruby Gloom, it's about a bright, happy, positive-thinking girl who lives in a dark, goth world. It's sweet and cheery, and dark and ghoulie at the same time. My favorite character is Misery, the walking disaster area. My hubby is fond of Scaredy Bat. Big Sis likes Iris, Ruby's adventuresome friend. Little Sis, when asked who her favorite character is, replied, "All of them. I don't have a favorite." I could hear the eye-roll in her voice. Sigh.
This is their favorite episode:
If you don't watch the whole thing, at least check out the theme song. It's very, very catchy.