How are we doing, folks? Still staying at home, I hope.
April flew by and now May is here. Though it’s not what we want, I think I for one am a little more used to this new normal and can go back to looking forward to things like TV shows and stuff without feeling guilty and wrong. I hope you can do the same. So without further ado, here’s what I’m excited for in May.
My favourite TV show is finally back for its seventh and final season. Agents Of SHIELD begins on the 27th at 10pm. I’ll be sorry to see this show go, but I’m so looking forward to saying a proper goodbye to it, and I trust that this last season will be very good.
The show Blindspot was supposed to begin its final season at the end of April but because of the Parks And Rec special, it got pushed into May. I enjoy this show a lot and the cliffhanger last season has me very excited to get back into the action.
The newest CW superhero show Stargirl starts on the 19th. It looks decent, and goodness knows I can never say no to an Arrowverse show.
Ben Platt’s filmed concert will be put on Netflix on the 20th, and I’m excited because he’s such a good singer!
Season two of Dead To Me is also out on the 8th. I didn’t love the first season, but it was entertaining enough, so I shall continue.
There are more proshot musicals coming this month. I thiiiink I saw a tweet about a British theater streaming Fun Home, and Andrew Loyd Webber uploads his shows to YouTube one at a time every weekend, and Playbill last month streamed Bandstand so they may have a new one soon. I’m glad such content is being released because now is the time to lose yourself in a musical for two hours.
A few other shows I’m considering watching but am on the fence about so far are Hollywood (out on the 1st), Space Force (out on the 29th), and Upload (out also on the 1st).
There’s been a duck laying eggs in our backyard, and towards the end of the month, the eggs will hopefully hatch. There’ll probably be a blog post later on going more in detail about this, but it’s been very exciting for my family.
I’ve gotten into decent routines for quarantine socialization. From playing games online to sitting in cars and chatting through rolled-down windows to the curling club’s virtual Bingo, I’m glad to have friends and people to interact with, and I look forward to doing more of it in May.
So a lot of screen time going on, but what else am I to do? I’d love to know what you’re looking forward to in May.
And, because it’s tradition now, here is my favourite May: Melinda May. I can’t wait for her to be back on my screen.
Well. March was some kind of month, eh? And it seems April will also be a weird one as well. I know I said I wouldn’t talk about coronavirus too much more on this blog, but for a Monthly Look Ahead, I can’t avoid it. Being stuck inside all day and night means there’s very little to look excitedly ahead to, and there’s always a risk that the things we do still have could get cancelled or postponed. But this is the cross we bear as we all work together to deal with this pandemic.
A week ago I took out our old Nintendo Wii that I haven’t touched in probably a decade. I have a handful of games I never beat, one of which is Zelda: Twilight Princess, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing it again. I think I’m over halfway through, so I plan to beat that this month. I’m a huge Zelda fan so I always regretted never finishing that one. I also never beat Wind Waker for the Gamecube, so I will probably play that one afterward.
A new season of Nailed It is out on Netflix on April 1st. It’s by no means a favourite show of mine, but it’s easy to watch and entertaining.
Two shows are airing their series finales this month: Modern Family and Schitt’s Creek. Both had really great runs and both will have a farewell documentary thing air before their final episodes. So, needless to say, I will be crying.
There’s no better time than now to do your own Monthly Look Ahead, because it’s now that we need reminding that there are still good things happening in our world to look forward to, even if it’s something small like beating a 15 year old video game. What’s getting you out of bed this month?
Prepare yourselves for one very exciting post on this leap day.
Just kidding. It’s incredibly boring. Because I, for what I think is the first time, have only ONE thing to look forward to this March. Isn’t that sad? After a moderately eventful February, you’d think I’d be okay with a quiet(er) March, but as this MLA will prove, there’s a difference between quiet and boring. Usually there are a few things going on, but between my social life being a big nope and a sucky selection of movies coming out, I only have one thing.
The soundtrack for the Broadway version of Sing Street, a movie I adore, is out on the 26th. Because I love the movie and its soundtrack so much, I’m excited to hear this version of the songs (two songs are already out!) but if we’re being honest, there’s a good chance I won’t like them as much as the original, because I almost never do.
Anyway, because I only have that one thing to look forward to, and you blog readers deserve more from me, here’s a list of things that maybe could happen this month, but probably not because there’s been no confirmation. And if they don’t, they you’ll probably see them in some future MLA post.
Ben Platt may release his filmed concert on Netflix. In December he said, and I quote, “putting some finishing touches on the @netflix special I cannot wait to share it with you in the new year” so you’d think that would mean he’d be sharing it soon in the new year based on that phrasing. March is the last month of the first quarter, so you’d think it’d be happening, but there’s been no news yet.
Neon Trees may be releasing another single (or perhaps the album?). They released their first comeback single in November and have since released a music video, a lyric video, and an acoustic video for that song, so there’s really not much more they can squeeze out of it. Actually, they could do acapella, but that’s not their style. Anyway, it’s time for more music from them.
Season two of The Umbrella Academy may come out. Last month they said “soon” and it has been a year since season one, but similar to Ben Platt’s concert, Netflix isn’t really known for surprise drops, so I’m kind of doubting anything.
I’m kind of really disappointed that my March is shaping up to be quiet and lonely and uneventful. But who knows, sometimes there are last-minute things that happen, so I’m sure there’ll be at least one more.
What are you looking forward to this March? Surely something better than me?
February! This month may be the shortest, but I think it’ll be a good one. Still jobless, but I’ve had some interviews, so…fingers are crossed.
The highlight of this month, I already know it, will be seeing the musical Hamilton finally! It’s the fifth musical part of my subscription, but I got extra tickets for my parents, so we’re all going at the end of the month, and I am so excited. I remember watching the bootleg alone in my room on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016, so it’s so cool that I am now getting a chance to see it live in person. My parents, Dad specifically, are not fans of rap music, so I’m interested to know what they think because there’s no way they can hate the brilliance of these songs.
I am entered into a curling bonspiel at the club. I signed up by myself and eventually was approached by a three-man team in need of a fourth player, so I agreed to play with them. I did this bonspiel last year and it was a lot of fun, so I’m looking forward to this one for sure. Though the theme for the spiel is Battle Of The Bands, and my team has insisted on being Kiss, so I will apparently be in full costume/face paint for this, and I’m not quite sure how that’ll go over…
For Christmas, my parents got me a ticket to see comedian and actor Gerry Dee on his standup tour, and I think that’ll be a lot of fun. I’ve been a fan of Gerry since his show Mr. D premiered, and I don’t often see standup comedy, so it’s cool that I’ll be seeing this.
Black Friday, the new musical from Team Starkid, will be released on YouTube this month (they haven’t specified a date). It’s a sequel of sorts to The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals, which I think is one of their best shows. I’ve read good things from people who saw it live or bought the digital ticket, so I’m excited to watch it.
Birds Of Prey is out in theaters on the 7th. I’ll admit, the trailer didn’t wow me, but I like Margot Robbie, and I’m interested to see this group of girls can do. There’s a clip on Twitter of a scene where Harley hands Dinah a hair elastic during a fight, which is so good because I am a huge activist for ladies tying back their hair during action.
Aaaand that’s my February! What plans do you have? Any fun Valentine’s Day ones? For several years I sent dumb Tumblr Valentine’s to my friends on the 14th, but last year people just weren’t making them, so I didn’t do it for the first time in a while…maybe I’ll find enough this year…or send doubles… Anyway, make your own Monthly Look Ahead, okay?
Well, welcome to another January! It’s a new year! Though it’s cool to start this new month and decade, I will say that January doesn’t seem to be all that thrilling. But maybe that’s good. Ease into the new year, ya know?
A theater downtown is doing a production of Legally Blonde, which is one of my favourite musicals. It’s also a show I’ve been begging my friend to watch, so I’m making her come with me to see it. I’m very excited. I don’t have a subscription musical to see this month, so this will definitely fill the void.
New month, new TV. I’m excited to try Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Spinning Out, and maaaaybe the Party Of Five reboot depending on reviews. And returning to my screen from extended hiatuses is Legends Of Tomorrow, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Schitt’s Creek, and Manifest.
A friend is having a belated birthday party, so I’ll be there.
My neighbours are going to Australia to help move their son into his new school, and I’ve requested that they bring me back some Australian candy, so hopefully they find some and I can try some good nice foreign sweets later this month.
Aaaand that’s it! If you want to do a January look ahead or a full 2020 look ahead, please do and link me to it so I can read what’s upcoming on your radar!