Monthly Look Ahead: October 2021

Hello and welcome to the 400th post on this blog! This is just a quick note to say thanks to everyone reading and enjoying my blog, even milder posts like these Monthly Look Aheads. Here’s to the next 400!

Well, there’s already one neighbour with inflatable Halloween decorations up, so it must be October! Aside from transitioning from ankle socks to full-length fuzzy socks, here’s what I’ve got going on this month.

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  • Curling starts back up again! Last year we only managed about a month of play before Covid cases got bad in the area again and we had to shut down, but this year is looking up as everyone has to be double vaxxed and there are still a bunch of safety procedures in place. I’ve really missed playing, so I’m excited to get back out there and see everyone.
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage is out this month, and I already have tickets to see it with friends. The first movie certainly wasn’t a fantastic film but it was just the right amount of fun and action and chaos and violence to make it enjoyable, so I’m looking forward to the sequel.
    Venom 2 poster.
  • The HBO TV show Succession is back this month, as are two of the Arrowverse shows that I can’t seem to stop watching.
  • Ed Sheeran’s album = is out on the 29th. I’m not a huge fan of the first single from this album, but I loved his last solo album a few years ago, so I’ll definitely check it out.
  • Also releasing an album this month is celebrity love of my life Darren Criss on the 8th, and it’s a Christmas album, which I will definitely have overplayed by the time it’s socially acceptable to have Christmas music playing.
  • On the 16th, DC comics is doing another DC Fandome, which is an online convention of sorts. I thought it was really well done last year on its main day, so I’m definitely excited to see how it goes this year and get a peek at upcoming content.

Aaaand that’s my October so far. I usually don’t think about Halloween and pumpkin designs until like a week before, but maybe you’re better than me and are already planning stuff out. I’d love to know. Who knows, maybe I’ll go to a pumpkin patch this year instead of buying one at the grocery store…

Pumpkin GIFs | Tenor

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Monthly Look Ahead: September 2021

Well, this summer has flown by. But I’m not too sad about it because, as you’ll see from the first three bullets I have here, September is a very musical month, and it should not be news to you readers that I do love me some musicals. There’s actually a lot of interesting media out this month that I’m looking forward to. Usually I try to have at least one not-media thing on this list, but not this time!

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  • A recording of the musical Come From Away, starring most if not all of the original cast, is out on AppleTV on the 10th. I love this show so much, and I highly recommend getting a box of tissues and watching it. It’s so sweet and so well done in a simple way.
  • The Dear Evan Hansen movie is coming out on the 24th. It’s kind of weird that Ben Platt is still playing a teenager, and I’ll be interested to see how this show translates to a movie given that the music is kind of deep and not as dance-y as most, but I’m still excited. I do really like this show.
  • After getting delayed several times because of the pandemic, the movie of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is finally coming out via Amazon. I only got into this show last fall, but the music is very good, and it’s a fun show, so I’m looking forward to it! (Also on Amazon this month but it doesn’t warrant its own bullet is a Cinderella musical. No one asked for another live action Cinderella, and I can’t say I’m a Camilla Cabello fan, but it is a musical, so I likely will watch it eventually).
  • Though I know very little about the character, Marvel’s Shang-Chi is out on the 4th, and I am excited to see it because a) there’s a dragon(!), b) it’s starring a Canadian, and c) it’s Marvel, and Marvel movies rarely disappoint.
    The dragon in Shang-Chi.
  • On the small screen, The Morning Show is back for a second season. As heavy as the first season was, it was very entertaining for my mother and I, so we’re looking forward to more. Other small screen returns this month include A Million Little Things and Doom Patrol.
  • I can’t even believe it’s time for fall TV already! Maybe because Arrowverse shows aired all summer it feels like there wasn’t a break (as if 2020 wasn’t a break in itself), but I’m looking at the calendar and yes, new shows will be starting! There are only a few I have my eye on, though, including The Big Leap on the 20th, and maybe a few NBC shows that I’ve yet to see trailers for.
  • The Emmys as well as a weird, delayed, and chopped version of The Tonys are this month.

Aaand that’s it (or, that’s all I can remember to include. It is 1am at the time of writing). It’s wild that this was supposed to be the month where I get my second vaccine, but Canada expedited things so I’ve been in the clear for a while now! I’ve been to a party!

What’s revving your engines this September?

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: August 2021

Welcome to August! I don’t feel like July flew by, but it’s wild that we’re already at August. It’s the last full month of summer! Here’s what I’ve got going on this month:

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  • Season two of Amazon’s anthology series Modern Love is out on the 13th, and I’m excited. Not only is it a show from my boi John Carney, but it’s just a pure, sweet show. My mom and I enjoyed season 1 last summer, and I’m looking forward to more stories from the star-studded cast.
  • The new Suicide Squad movie (with a The) is coming out. While I didn’t hate the first one, it was messy, and this second one seems better. Maybe because we all trust James Gunn. Could this be the first movie I see in an actual theater in over a year? Time will tell.
    The Suicide Squad poster.
  • In other DC news, Stargirl‘s 2nd season begins on the 10th, Titans is on the 12th, and Supergirl begins the back half of the final season 6 on the 24th. Honestly, all of these shows are ones I’m not wildly super excited for, but I will keep watching anyway. I don’t hate them, they’re just not sparking joy the way they used to, ya know?
  • The last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine starts on the 12th. I enjoy this show and I think they’ll close it out well. And I’m interested in a general sense to see how they work in the whole defund the police and BLM stuff that they said they’re going to be addressing. It’s not exactly comedy material.
  • I got summoned for Jury Duty! There’s no guarantee that I’ll be selected to actually be on a jury, but this month I will have to take a day off work to go in and answer a bunch of screener questions. I’m very interested to see how that process goes.
    Justice will be served gif.

What’s in your August? I’d love to know! I hope it’s a good month for you, though!

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: July 2021

And just like that, 2021 is half over! I think this year has gone by fast so far, and I’m sure July will fly by just like previous months. Here’s what I’ve got to look forward to though, and as always, I’d love to hear what you’ve got going on too!

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  • Ted Lasso season 2 comes out on the 23rd, and I am so, so excited for this. I binged S1 in March and enjoyed it so damn much. It’s such a pure show and Ted is such a pure character, so I’m looking forward to the good times this show will bring.
  • Black Widow is FINALLY coming out on the 9th after being delayed and pushed back many times. Early reviews are apparently positive, and I like Natasha, so I’m looking forward to seeing this. Plus it’s been a hot minute since we’ve got a new Marvel movie.
    Black Widow still.
  • The Olympics start at the end of the month, and they’re always fun to watch. I hope everything runs smoothly and there are no COVID issues. My favourite sport in these summer games is synchronized diving. Go Canada!
  • I get my second vaccine shot! It’s wild to think that by the end of the month, I’ll be able to hug people again. My original second shot date was early September, but Canada got a lot more doses so things moved up a lot. I really thought this summer was going to be a write-off, but things are looking up!

 

I hope there’s good weather so I have reasons to go outside on weekends. And I hope you have a good July too!

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: June 2021

June! Aside from that one weird day of snow in Ontario last week, we’re in summer mode now. Maybe because it’s my birthday month or maybe because it’s just warm weather all the time, I always look forward to Junes. It’d be great if we weren’t still in a pandemic, but there’s only so much I can do there. Anyway, here’s what I’m looking forward to this June.

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  • The next Marvel TV show Loki starts on the 9th, and I’m excited. Loki is always an interesting character, but he’s rarely in the spotlight for more than a bit, so this focus will be different.
  • After getting pushed a few times now, the movie musical In The Heights is finally within reach! It’ll be out on HBO and will be in some theaters too. COVID cases in my area have been fairly low, so if my local theater is playing it, maybe I’ll drag my parents out because I kind of really want to see it on the big screen. It looks so vibrant and fun!
    In The Heights poster.
  • There’s a reboot of iCarly starting this month, and I’m very curious to see how that goes. A lot of reboots in the past few years like Full House, Rosanne, or 90210 were shows I knew of but never watched as I was too young when they were on. But I did watch iCarly. Not with any regularity or passion, but enough to know what’s up. Not to mention that this new version is on Paramount, a network that really is not known for quality scripted shows, so I’m even more curious for that reason. We’ll see how it goes.

That’s it for now! If you’ve got popping June plans, let me know! Here in Canada, vaccine rollout has been horrendous compared to our neighbour to the south, but I got my first dose two weeks ago, and many of my peers are getting theirs this month, so it’s good to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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