31/12/2010

RA FRIDAY - 2010 : A WONDERFUL YEAR OF ... RA FRIDAYS!


It has been great! 2010 has been a wonderful year for us RA dedicated supporters all over the world. So many great achievements for him and so many emotions for us. I'd like to close 2010 remembering the best moments through some my RA FRIDAYS.

It was the first issue of my weekly event. I started with a review of Malice Aforethought. A costume  murder mystery series in which Richard plays Bill Chatford. Not a John, for once.  

 8th January I WISH I'D READ ... STRIKE BACK   My review of Chris Ryan's Strike Back. A very unusual read for me. I've widened my horizons this year.


 I suddenly discovered how many people dropped by Fly High searching the Net  for Richard Armitage . I was simply astonished.

29th January FROM THE ORIGINAL GUY TO RICHARD'S   GISBORNE 

Well... "the title says it all". 

12th February WHO'S GOT A CRUSH ON HIS VOICE?

A post on Richard's velvety voice,  his audiobooks & voiceovers. You can download excerpts from many audioworks from this post.

 19th February  SPARKHOUSE

 In this loosely –based- on modern version Heathcliff is a young working -class woman called Carol Bolton, who is in love with her middle class neighbour, Andrew. So the class relationship between Bronte's uncultured Heathcliff and the upper class Cathy has been reversed. And it is middle-class Andrew's parents who want him to leave Cathy and go to university.Who is Richard in all this? Lovely John Standring.

12th March A FASCINATING RASCAL

How many bad guys did we come to love thanks to RA? Several. This is what I stated in this blogpost, my love for ... RA bad guys! Something I also wrote about the following week in OF RICHARD, LIBERTINES AND ESCAPISM

 

10th April 2010 RICHARD & HARRY

One of my best favourites: Harry Jasper Kennedy. And I've been also in Dibley in search for him. He wasn't there but it was a wonderful trip anyway. I wrote about my November trip to Turville (Dibley)  HERE.

16th April  READY FOR JOHN PORTER?

Waiting for STRIKE BACK on SKY 1, I was not sure I would like the series and Richard's new character. But ... It was great, wasn't it. This is the only series with RA someone of my family has seen so far: my elder son saw it and he liked it very much!  I wrote other posts about JP : The Dirty Truth of War, I've also Stricken Back and  Stricking Up Sympathy for John Porter.

 

 4th June WATERBOARDED, HE SPOKE!

It was a miscellaneous post for which I created a video comparing the use of waterboarding in Spooks and Strike Back. 

18th June RICHARD & THE SAS A comparison between Ultimate Force and Strike Back where Richard is an SAS soldier. No doubt which one I liked better.

2nd July MISS MARIE LLOYD 

 I've completed watching everything with RA in it this year. E -VE-RY-THING!!!

30th July

GOOD OLD TIMES, GREAT EXPECTATIONS & RED-SELF CORNER

July was the month of the Roma Fiction Fest where I saw Strike Back on a huge screen at the cinema  Adriano (HERE) and the month of Red-Self. Do you remember her. Hot weather may play strange tricks on people...

  13th August RICHARD, HEYER OR AUSTEN?

 My review of THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE audiobook and a ...modest proposal. Richard as Wentworth. Will this dream ever come true? 

 3rd September

DOES HE EVER HAVE ANY HOLIDAYS?

 Not that I minded Richard's overload of work in this 2010. But I just wondered how he could bear it... with red-self comments, too. She went on rambling all through the summer! I didn't remember, I didn't realise. Again...hot weather... Spooks was going to start and I was enthusiastic and ... worried, so worried for Lucas.

September/October

Then Spooks started and I wrote a series of heartfelt comments in  my RA Fridays: 

Leafing through this week's news and interviews

We have to deceive the deceivers  

James Bond? A policeman? A detective? 

 Have you closed your eyes? and many others till Good-bye, Mr North.

 

 And finally my special guests on the RA FRIDAY: Heather aka HeatRA or HeathdancesPhillipa Ashley, Rosy Thornton, Leah Larson and Prue Batten with their precious contributions. My RA FRIDAYS wouldn't have been the great  fun they have been without all YOUR contributions and comments. For this I am deeply grateful to all of you who have been waiting  for this event each week ,  have filled it up with your enthusiasm and made it special. THANK YOU! A splendid 2011 full of RA emotions, love, health and  joy to all of you.


6 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks to YOU, MG! * HUGS *
I'm a supporter of the RAF since its very beginning, and I enjoyed every post so far - not to mention the wonderful pics and videos ;)
Keep up the great work!
xx K

MARIA GRAZIA said...

@Karen
You are RAF fan n. 1, Karen! You deserve a special prize since you commented ALL OF THEM and were always the first commenter. But what could I give you? I know you own and collect every and each of Richard's works, so ... no idea for a very special prize for you. Any wish? What?:O Did I get it right?:O I'm afraid that is definitely impossible. But go on dreaming , dear, then make another wish and let me know ...we will see! :D

Debs said...

Happy New Year to you and here's to many more glorious posts/pictures in your fabulous blog for 2011.

I wish I'd discovered this blog sooner, it's so good and that first picture in the post is, well, gorgeous. Thanks.

onemorelurker1 said...

Thanks to you MG, for giving us RA fans, a space in your blog, in your week and have fun all together.

OML :)

phylly3 said...

All the best to you MG and your blog readers for 2011. I look forward to reading anything you wish to write about, but of course, my favourite topic is always on Fridays!

Musa said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for RA Friday's