– Jesse Katsopolis
When: Friday, the 12th.
The merc with a mouth, whom we’ve been waiting for since what feels like ages is finally a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What we know so far: From just the trailer we can tell that Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool. All our apprehensions from Origins: Wolverine were beginning to crop up from mid-2015 (because, let’s face it, that movie screwed him up really bad) add that to the fright that was Ryan Reynolds’ past with Superhero movies and we were just a breeze away from a breakdown. The hilarious trailer of course wiped all that away and gave us a clean slate with Deadpool’s profanity scribbled all over.
Some other familiar faces spotted in the trailers include Colossus and Ajax among others. Of course there will be a Stan Lee cameo but we can expect more cameos from other mutants or X-force members, maybe?
Ryan Reynolds seems perfect for the role and we can confidently say this without having even seen the movie. The credit for that goes to the movie’s scarily pro-active marketing team who’ve kept us on the edge of our seats for the past few months, feeding us tidbits every week. All the while familiarizing the world with the insane anti-hero who has heightened our anxiety and made the wait that much worse.
The wait though, is finally just about done and thank the Gods, because we could wait no more.
2. THE WALKING DEAD (Season 6 returns)
When: Sunday, the 14th.
The first half of Season 6 began, brilliantly. The first few episodes in particular, were very well-paced and thrilling and even managed to give us some chills. It felt like a revival. They ended with a cliffhanger (surprise, surprise..*sigh*) which left us wanting walkers to feast on a little kid. (Some of us at least, right? No? Okay.)
What we know so far: Towards mid-season, the show’s pace became slower but they managed to keep up the ante, even so. The predictable events that occurred in the mid-season finale (read: walker-herd mayhem) left the story at a point where it was hard to let go. They teased the coming of a new villain (to be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, just fyi) and his gang in an end-credits scene and just left us there. Typical. Some of the inhabitants of Alexandria were left unconscious, some stranded and some just plain traumatized. Some dead and some others just waiting to be eaten. It will be really interesting to see how they begin the new episode, which airs in the U.S. on Valentine’s day, because why not?
Norman Reedus has apparently stated that there will be more of Daryl to see in the forthcoming episodes and we could not be happier. After getting through the major problem at hand (which they will get through, soon enough) his unfinished business with those random (or maybe not random, at all) people, needs to be addressed. And some butts need to be pierced with a crossbow. Rick, Carl, Michonne and the others are going to have to spill some walker guts and brains and we’ve waited long enough to see how.
3. BETTER CALL SAUL (Season 2)
When: Monday, the 15th.
The first season opened to an excellent start and we can’t wait for more.
What we know so far: With some excellent content in Season 1, from the very beginning, Better Call Saul gave us hope. Saul Goodman was a great choice to pull off a stand alone series. The character development was paced but the build up was worthwhile. Spin-offs generally don’t end up wooing the audience like the original shows do and Breaking Bad on top of everything happens to be one of the greatest shows, ever. Better Call Saul, did live up.
There is a good deal of expectations from the second season. Just like Breaking Bad, the first season shows promise. The show has potential and could at some point go on to fill in the shoes of its predecessor. (or is that being too optimistic?)
Only time will tell, but so far it’s looking good for Saul.
4. FRIENDS REUNION
When: Sunday, the 21st.
I did my waiting. Twelve years of it.
Not in Azkaban but it pretty much did feel like it anyway.
What we know so far: Mathew Perry won’t exactly be in it. According to the reports, he Skyped his way into it, but he wasn’t physically present there.
No matter what the internet has fed you with, let’s get real here, this isn’t the Reunion we’ve all been waiting for. And it’s not just because of Chandler’s absence. This is a part of a two-hour special for director James Burrows and our Friends won’t be the only ones present there. This isn’t a sequel we all were looking forward to. It’s just them getting together on a stage, talking about the show that had a major impact on our lives. And making us cry, of course.
That said, the cast of the show is getting together after ages and what’s better than listening to them talk about the show and each other?
5. FULLER HOUSE
When: Friday, the 26th.
The Tanner family, that was a big part of our childhood is coming back to the small screen now, all grown up. (*cue the feels*)
What we know so far: Fuller House, the sequel series to Full House is all set to make us laugh, cry and laugh again. The absence of Michelle is strange and we know, will be covered up. At least we know she’s supposed to be in NYC. From the trailers we see that the girls move back into their old house in San Francisco. DJ is a mom which is so weird now because the last time we saw her she was heading to her senior prom. It’s good to see Steve in the promos too but their whole dynamic remains a tad bit unclear. Steph and Kimi haven’t really changed all that much, apparently. Their antics seem on point. Joey and Danny are adorable, just as they always were. Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky (one of our first OTPs from when OTPs weren’t even a thing) look fantastic (John Stamos, have mercy!). Their twins are grown up and this is just getting weirder and making us feel really old.
Happy February, everyone!
Let the games begin.