Monthly Look Ahead: January 2022

Wow, here we are with 2022 upon us! There’s a joke going around that it’s like “2020 too” but I don’t think it can be as bad as 2020. All things considered, 2021 was a good year for me, and I am entering 2022 with optimism.

The new year is a perfect time to jump into doing Monthly Look Aheads on your own blog! You get 12 fairly easy posts a year! And I’ve even made a new graphic, so feel free to use it if you want!

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  • This Is Us returns for its last season, and I am bracing myself for pain as this show has never shied away from emotional gut punches. My old roommate and I watch this together and I’m excited to keep up that tradition with her. I have faith that it’ll be a satisfying last season.
  • There few shows out this month I have my eye on but am not fully committed to: Peacemaker (The Suidice Squad spinoff show), Naomi (bc stupid CW superhero shows have me in a chokehold), American Auto (it’s made by the creator of Superstore, and I do miss that show), Abbott Elementary (school comedies are rare), and How I Met Your Father (will it live up to the legacy of HIMYM?)
  • I don’t really like Jerod Leto, but if Morbius is part of the MCU (since that may be MCU Vulture in the trailers), I’ll probably see it. I just hope it’s not too creepy and gross.
    Morbius poster.

There were supposed to be a few other things on this list like seeing friends and a curling bonspiel, but with COVID getting bad again, it’s very unlikely they’ll happen. My whole family has had our booster shots, but case numbers here in Ontario are pretty gross.

That being said, I hope your 2022 starts off a good foot and I hope this year is everything you want it to be and more.

That’s all for now!

P.S. Prepare your bodies for my next post: the much-anticipated yearly sneeze count!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: November 2021

We’re so close to the end of 2021! November is upon us, and the weather sure knows it too. Waking up cold recently has not been fun. But what will be fun are the following things I am looking forward to this month!

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  • Eternals, the latest Marvel movie is coming out. With a star-studded cast, I expect big things (even if early reviews have been mixed).
  • Also from Marvel this month is Hawkeye, starting on the 24th. Clint isn’t my favourite Avenger, but I’m excited to see more of him. And meet Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld!
    Hawkeye Poster.
  • And speaking of Hailee Steinfeld, the last season of Dickinson starts this month. I’ve enjoyed the show a lot and will be sad to see it end.
  • November in Canada means it’s basically Christmas. So thus begins the Christmas music on the radio filling my ears and the cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies back on my screen. (Related: want to know which cheesy holiday romance movies are worth your time? I’ve started and will continue rating them here)
  • The musical tick, tick…Boom! will be released on Netflix. I’m not really familiar with the music or anything, but I think Andrew Garfield is talented, and I’ll never say no to musicals, so I’ll definitely be watching as soon as I can.

  • An Arrowverse crossover is happening again! They’re always so fun, even if the plots are sometimes silly and the execution is sometimes messy.
  • There’s a Harry Potter trivia gameshow airing at the end of the month, and I’m excited to watch and see if my knowledge is up to snuff.

 

I’ll be honest, I’m writing this post very quickly before I head out to a Halloween party, so there’s no time for a thought-out closing. What are you looking forward to this month? Leave a comment or make your own MLA post!

That’s all for now!

 

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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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