I have very few complaints about 2012—it was the year I discovered Homeland and I got to watch on my tv as it was announced that Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term, and there are still a few more days to fit in some important pop culture-y goodness, including a viewing of Les Miserables on Christmas Day and a good popcorn dinner (and an even better nap!) while I take my kids to see The Hobbit.
But 2013 is merely a few days away and I’m already giddy with excitement for so many things, including the return of American Idol (I KNOW).
1. Arrested Development’s Second Coming.
Everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family is FINALLY back. And they are not just back either, they are returning for an extended stay. Originally, the plans were for a movie. And then there were plans for ten episodes before the movie. And now, since Mitch Hurvitz shot too much footage for just ten episodes, he’s planning to extend the season to at least twelve episodes and maybe even up to fifteen.
This never-nude totally just blue herself.
2. Shows coming back from hiatus. See: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead
I am not a fan of the hiatus, personally. My 11-year-old daughter has been counting the days until she can find out what’s happening with her favorite Pretty Little Liars, which is not unlike what I have been doing waiting for Breaking Bad to come back. I must know the story behind Walt and the beard. The beard! Also, Hank knows! HANK KNOWS.
When does Mad Men come back? Or will we have to wait until 2014 for my favorite men in suits to return to the television screen.
3. A Royal Baby.
The news of the royal bun in the oven hit the media with a lot of drama for the poor Duchess, but now that she seems to be doing a little bit better, the world can get excited for her and can start making important predication, such as what the newest royal will be named (Elizabeth?) and whether or not he or she will be a ginger like its uncle.
4. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes.
I have been saying for years that this should happen. I mean, seriously, throw in Mindy Kaling and Leslie Mann and I would probably cry tears of great, great joy. Women *are* funny, kids.
5. Taylor Swift’s newest breakup song.
You know, when she is done with that guy from One Direction. Insiders always know, and apparently they are spreading the word that T. Swift may already be too bored with Harry Styles and that after they are done making out, there’s not much more for the two of them to do. I’m thinking that she’ll be wise not to make any extra-large purchases, like that time she bought a house in Hyannis Port, because we know how well that turned out, don’t we?
6. Warm Bodies.
Do not judge. It looks delightfully bad in the same was that Zombieland was delightfully bad. We can only pray for another Bill Murray-as-himself cameo. I mean, come on you guys—it’s unrequited love, as its, erm, creepiest?
What about YOU? What are you looking forward to in 2013?