Monthly Look Ahead: January 2021

Happy new year! I’d like to believe that all the drama and tragedy from 2020 is now left behind, but that’s not how the world works. Still, a new year can be seen as a fresh start if you want it to. Either way, it’s important to look forward to things, even little things, in life, and as much as sometimes these Monthly Look Aheads are boring or empty, I like being forced to think about the good things that are to come (I also like 12 guaranteed blog posts every year!). I asked on Twitter if I should continue with them, and people said yes, so here we are.

So, this January, here’s what I’m excited for, and you are more than welcome to make your own MLA post, or share your goodness in the comments!

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  • WandaVision, the first MCU TV show going directly to Disney+ is finally coming out after delays. It’ll be out on Jan 15th, and I’m excited. I think Wanda and Vision are two interesting but relatively unexplored characters, so it’ll be fun to have them as the stars in a show that looks different from any other MCU show.
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns for season 2 on Jan 5th! My parents and I enjoyed this show and I’m looking forward to it coming back, even if I didn’t miss it that much over the summer.
  • Batwoman (with a new Batwoman) begins its second season on the 17th. I didn’t love the first season (though I didn’t hate it), but I’m interested to see how they work in a new lead character and what the fan response is.
  • I start my new job! I signed the papers in mid-December, but it made sense to start me in the fresh new year. I’m very excited.
    I gotta go to work! gif.

I hope you all have a great 2021, or at least a great January!

That’s all for now!

P.S. If you’ve been following me for at least a year, you may know what next week’s post is gonna be, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: December 2020

December is finally here. 2020 has been an absolute ride, and I know many will be pleased to see it go, but I do always like Decembers. So let’s enjoy this last month as much as we can. Here’s what I’m looking forward to. I’d love to know what you’re excited for as well!

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  • On the 11th, Netflix will release a movie called The Prom. If you’re a theater fan, you probably are aware of this, but if not, here’s the deal: it’s a star-studded musical about a teenager’s prom dream and a handful of actors helping to make it happen. The show opened on Broadway in 2018 and closed in 2019. Honestly, this show is not my favourite musical, but of course I’m gonna watch! Plus, I think it’s really, really cool that a recent, original musical was made into a movie so soon and is being released on an accessible platform like Netflix. The clips I’ve seen look very energetic, so if you like musicals or Meryl Streep (because yes, she’s in it!) then give it a watch!
    First Look: The Prom on Netflix | Broadway Direct
  • And since we’re talking about musicals, I’m also looking forward to the NBC Best Of Broadway special airing on the 10th. It’ll be performances from a handful of shows currently on Broadway, and Tina Fey is hosting it. Since we got no Tonys this year, this will help fill in the gap.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 is getting a Christmas release online, and I’m excited. The movie was pushed several times because of the pandemic, and while I think it’d be more of an experience in a movie theater, I’m just glad I’ll be able to see it. It looks pretty good.

    Wonder Woman 1984 poster
    I adore this poster
  • Usually every December my mother and I make cookies and caramel popcorn. I may even be able to convince my father to make gingerbread cookies with me.

Christmas day will probably be quiet for us this year, which is too bad, but it’s what needs to happen to keep everyone safe. It sucks that this pandemic has taken so of this year and forced us to miss out on so much, but we have to stay vigilant.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: November 2020

We’re so close to the end of 2020. We can power through. November is here whether you like it or not, and this is what I’ve got going on this month. As always you’re more than welcome to make your own MLA post on your blogs!

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  • The British band McFly is releasing an album called Young Dumb Thrills this month. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years, so I’m excited, even if I haven’t loved the singles released so far. It’s out on the 13th.
  • A Million Little Things and B Positive start this month, bringing the total number of TV shows I’m watching this fall to a measly five. But I’ll take what I can get!
  • There’s going to be an album starring the cast of Hadestown, primarily the Fates, coming out on the 20th, and all the music is Christmas music. This very much appeals to me as someone who loves Christmas music and Hadestown. And, if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be a mix of classic songs and new ones, which is exactly what I want from Christmas albums.
    Hadestown Holiday Album If the Fates Allow
  • Speaking of Christmas, November is the month where I, a Canadian, am allowed to begin the festivities. I always listen to far too much Christmas radio and watch far too many cheesy Christmas romance movies, so I’m looking forward to that starting. It’s always so pure.

 

I know with a certain country’s election coming up this month, people are bracing themselves for a lot, but this is a reminder to those who need it to take a break from the madness and the ‘doomscrolling’ and to do something fun and wholesome (but safely).

That’s all for now!

P.S. Happy Halloween! Peep my Instagram for pictures of this year’s pumpkin carving!

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Monthly Look Ahead: October 2020

And just like that, summer is over. Dead leaves cover the lawn, I haven’t worn shorts in weeks, and the neighbours have started putting up Halloween decorations. It’s October. Or ‘spooky season,’ as many online call it. Here’s what I’ve got going on this month:

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  • Curling is starting back up this month. Obviously there’ll be some changes to minimize contact or risks, especially since a lot of the curlers are on the older side, but I’m still excited to get back out onto the ice and see everyone. I’m kind of worried we won’t make it a full season because we are in a second wave now, but I’ll take what I can get.
  • Normally I have a bunch of TV shows to look forward to in the fall, but this year, pickings are slim. But This Is Us and Superstore are supposed to be begin in late October, and there are a few new shows I’ll try out including neXt and B Positive (though I don’t have high hopes for either).
  • There’s a webseries called Wayward Guide that’s starring a bunch of people I am fans of (Starkids, mostly) and theme wise, it’s not my thing (monster hunting mysteries), but it’ll be an interesting mix of videos and podcasts, which I think is a fun and new way to present content. It starts on the 13th.
    wayward guide logo.
  • I saw on Facebook recently that the annual Just For Laughs Festival held in Montreal is going online and for free this year, which is cool. Going to one of those is a bucket list kind of deal for me, so this is a way for me to experience some aspect of it presently. The event is on October 9th and 10th. I hope it’s funny. I feel like comedians and viewers feed of off the audience energy, so it’ll be interesting to see how that is without a live audience…unless it’s all prerecorded stuff released for the first time…?
  • Season 3 of the Virtual Quidditch League I am co-running starts sometime later this month. I’m excited for people to see the new features.

 

Aaaaaand that’s it! Not a super busy month, but what month in 2020 has been? As always, I want to hear what you’ve got going on in October.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: September 2020

Aaaand here we are in September. I know some people love fall and the cooler weather but I am not one of those people. Either way, here are some small things to look forward to in my September.

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  • Last month DC comics had a 24 hour fan event called the DC FanDome in place of going to SDCC. Panels were livestreamed online for free and it was very well done. I watch a lot of DC TV shows, and unfortunately for me, most of the TV panels were moved to a separate day, Sept 12th. So now I have that to look forward to, even though I doubt there’ll be a whole lot of new info to be shared because filming hasn’t started for the shows.
  • Season 2 of The Boys starts on the 4th. It’s not a show I loved but it’s interesting enough and filmed in Toronto so yay for that.
    The Boys.
  • The Emmys are on the 20th. Luckily all the shows in play were finished before Corona, so aside from the event being done online, there should be no changes to winners or anything like that.

Aaaand that’s it.

What do you have going on in your September? Leave a comment or make your own MLA post!

 

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