April showers bring May flowers, right? I don’t even care if April has showers because I am very much done with the cold and snow, so bring it on, April. And, since this is a Monthly Look Ahead, the following things can also be brought on this month.
If you couldn’t guess that Avengers: Endgame would be my #1, you’re a fool. This movie is going to end me, and I am ready. This is it. Every trailer, every poster, every cryptic tweet…they’ve all been preparing my soul for what will surely be an epic, devastating, and amazing film. RIP me (and probably several characters) on the 26th.
Legends Of Tomorrow is finally back after taking a long hiatus. This show, though maybe a bit too zany these days, is still fun and enjoyable.
The author of The Inheritance Cycle wrote another book of stories in that world, and though it came out in late December, I’ve only just finished my reread of The Inheritance Cycle (I’m a slow reader now), so this month I shall finally get to read this book called The Fork, The Witch, And The Worm that I’ve essentially been waiting for since early high school. I am very excited.
Season two of Cloak And Dagger airs on the 4th, and though it’s not my favourite Marvel show, season one wasn’t awful, so I’ll keep watching. Plus, slowly my list of shows per week is going down as seasons end, so it’s not like I have better things to watch.
Curling is ending, and though I am not looking forward to that, I am looking forward to the closing parties. It just so happens that the events for the two leagues I’m in are on the same weekend, so I’ll be at the club a lot those two days.
So that’s my April. Not too busy, but at least I’m not in exam mode and packing to move back home mode like my past four Aprils. This is better.
January may have dragged on, but February flew by, and it is now March. I don’t have a lot going on in terms of things not involving a screen, but who knows what may come up (probably nothing). Either way, here is my March, and I’d love for you to share what’s going on in your March too.
Ellen Degeneres is going to Toronto, so I too am going to Toronto. I’ve been a fan of her for years, but she really only does things in LA, which is very far from me. So now she’s got a show of some sort she’s doing in Toronto and I knew I had to be there. A friend and I got tickets because we knew that seeing her live may never be an option for us again. I am very, very excited.
The ever-pure Netflix show Queer Eye premieres its 3rd season on the 15th. I look forward to seeing the fab 5 change some more lives and spread some more positivity.
Captain Marvel on the 7th! Not only is this Marvel’s first female-led movie, but it features such characters as Goose the cat and Phil Coulson. So yeah, catch me in the theater opening weekend seeing this for sure.
I was supposed to go visit my friend last month but she got sick so now we have plans to do it this month, which is especially good because there are no holidays in March, so I’ll appreciate a little holiday (even if it is over a weekend).
There are two shows coming to NBC this spring that I think I’ll try. The first is Abby’s. From the wonderful mind of Mike Schur. This looks light and I like Neil Flynn, so I’ll give it a shot. The second is The Village, which seems to have This Is Us-type vibes, and I can respect that, though this show, based on the trailer, seems more focused on one army guy, and not the whole group of neighbours like I had read/assumed.
And on the last day of March, the last season of Veep premiers. It’s so great that despite JLD’s cancer struggle, they managed to make a final season for us. My mom and I binged the show two summers ago, so we’re excited to see more (though not live because I curl on Sundays).
What’s on the docket for your March? Any big St. Patty’s plans? I’m half Irish, but don’t really celebrate it. Maybe I’ll eat a potato or something.
Ah, February, the month of love. If you saw in my post about goals for the year, one was to maybe try online dating, and you’ll be pleased to know that I actually did download Tinder and am conversing with real boys, so that’s wild for me and I hope you’re all proud. Love isn’t fully in the air, but it’s a start.
Anyway, February is looking up to be a decent month for me. Here’s what I’ve got going on:
For my birthday last year, my parents got me a pass to go try indoor sky diving, and for Christmas/his birthday, I got the same pass for my brother so we could go together. I also found out that our neighbours also have passes, so when everyone is home for reading week, we’re going to go. At the very least, my brother and I will go, and it looks like a really cool thing! I can’t even imagine what the sensation will feel like.
My parents and I are going to see Come From Away! I have been dying to see this show for almost two years, so we finally pulled the trigger and bought tickets. I’ve listened to the soundtrack dozens of times (and I cry most of the time) so I know it’s going to be a wonderful show. I am so excited!
I may be going to visit my best friend for a few days. I have some vacation days to use, and we’ve been talking about me going up there for years now, so I think the time is right. But nothing is confirmed yet.
I’m doing another curling bonspiel. I didn’t really plan on doing the club’s bigger bonspiels because they’re expensive and hardcore, but two guys I played with in one draw asked if I wanted to join their team, and I said yes. It’ll be fun. I even had to put together a costume of sorts!
The Oscars are on the 24th. I’ll be curling that night, but I will try to watch as much as I can. My parents and I are now trying to watch the Oscar movies (that we have an interest in seeing) so we can be ready.
Doom Patrol, a new show from DC, will begin on the 15th. We met most of the group in Titans, and they were enjoyable, so I have no reason not to watch this new show.
Ben Platt (of Pitch Perfect and Dear Evan Hansen fame) has a solo album and two of the songs are being released on the 1st. I know he has a great voice, but I’m excited to hear what kind of music he makes on his own and what the songs are about.
It’s a short month but I have a feeling it’ll fly by. January dragged on a little for me, and I did not appreciate that. Anyway, what’s your February looking like? Any fun events going on? Make your own MLA post and send it to me because I’d love to read it!
Another year, another January! I won’t ramble on about resolutions (because I have a post on that coming next week), but I do like how this month feels like it has potential to be great. So hopefully the things I’m about to list below aid in making this month a great one…
This month I am participating in two curling bonspiels. I’m a fairly competitive person, so I think it’ll be fun to be in a competitive environment rather than just the casual weekly games.
Almost all my TV shows are back this month after the midseason finales. Some are back the first week of January, so I’m glad I only have to do minimal waiting.
Also Brooklyn Nine-Nine starts this month. It’s not my favourite show but it’s a good one and I’m interested to see how NBC does it differently than Fox.
The Golden Globes are on the 6th. I curl that night, so I might have to record it to watch it later, but the hosts are Andy Sandberg and Sandra Oh, and I think they’ll do well.
Fox’s live production of Rent is to air on the 27th. Again, curling will conflict, but I’m very excited for this because Rent is a good musical. I do wonder how or if Fox will change the show to make it more primetime TV-friendly, but there’s nothing I can do but wait and see.
Season two of The Punisher is supposed to be out this month on Netflix. There’s been no set release date, which is concerning, so we’ll have to see. I’m obviously excited for this show to be back because season one was pretty good, but we just know it’s probably doomed to the same fate as its other Marvel Netflix siblings, so I feel like I won’t be able to appreciate the show properly.
What’s going on this new month for you? Let me know!
And I hope you all have a great 2019 full of happiness, health, and success. I look forward to another year of blogging and keeping up with you and vice versa.
Ho Ho Ho-ly cow, it’s already December! Can you believe the year is almost over? A lot of people online are expressing their shock that the year seemed unusually long, and I feel that. Though, for me, I think this is accentuated by the fact that my life has changed a lot in the past year. In January I was away at school and editing a novel. Now I’m back home and working full time and getting rejections from lit agents. Anyway, before the year is over, I still have December to look forward to. And by now you should that I love Christmas, so I think this month will be a good one. Here’s what I’ve got going on:
I very much enjoyed season one of Marvel’s Runaways, so I am very excited for season two on the 21st.
On the 18th, Ellen Degeneres’s Netflix comedy special is coming out, and I am very interested to see that. I love Ellen, and I think she’s funny, but being funny on a talk show and being stand-up comedy funny are different things. She’s done stand-up before, but it’s been a while. I have faith, though.
As it is every year, the Arrowverse is doing a big crossover. Though Legends is not a part of it this year, there’ll still be more than enough characters to deliver a wild story. All the pictures I’ve seen of Barry as Oliver and Oliver as Barry have me super ready for it. Plus Clark and Lois and Batwoman? The hype is real.
Aquaman is hitting theaters on the 21st, and early reviews seem alright. The trailer looked good actually (aside from Mera’s silly hair. It’s so dumb-looking).
In October, Team Starkid had a new show called The Guy Who Hated Musicals and I thiiiink it’ll be on YouTube this month (or so a Tweet from Nick Lang said). I can’t wait to see it because Starkid’s content is almost always funny and entertaining.
Mary Poppins Returns and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse are two movies I want to see at some point but am not dying to see. They’re obviously out this month, so if a friend wants to see one, I’ll go, but otherwise I’ll watch them eventually.
Christmas, obviously. Though we don’t know what our plans are yet. Gotta love that.
My mom and I haven’t started baking any Christmas cookies, so we gotta get on that.
Aaaand that’s my December. What do you have going on this last month? Make your own MLA post and share!