1. The return of your favorite TV shows
Whether it’s a much-anticipated season premiere (Community, Downton Abbey, Suburgatory) or the end of the impossibly cruel winter recess, the result is the same. Our friends are baaaaack!
Date(s): Now through early March. Check out the full list here.
2. New movies on Netflix
Feeling like you’ve exhausted your Netflix options? Good news! The company just added 26 titles into their collection for the new year.
Date(s): January 1
6. More specifically, awards show hosts
With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler back for the Golden Globes, and Ellen DeGeneres returning to host the Oscars, the shows are pretty much guaranteed to be killers.
7. Opposite Day
This holiday is definitely NOT cool and definitely NOT a perfect excuse for pranking people.
;) ;) ;)
Date(s): January 25
8. Billy Joel’s open-ended residency at Madison Square Garden
Yes, much of Billy Joel’s career has been relegated to no-repeat-workday radio, but he’s the piano man. “And So It Goes”? Poetry.
Date(s): Once a month, indefinitely, starting January 27 (tickets here)
11. Sochi Olympics
The Winter Games have been surrounded by controversy, with concerns over public saftety, behind-the-scenes corruption, and not least of all Russia’s anti-gay laws dominating much of the conversation. Still, everyone knows winter sports are the best, and those watching will have two weeks of skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, and curling to enjoy.
Date(s): February 6 — 23
- Thanks to Paul Ryan, Papa Roach's teen-angst smash "Last Resort" has become the internet's unofficial anthem for the owned 😬🎤
- Markets are saying "Vive la France" after pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron gained the most votes in the 1st round of the French election.
- A Pro-Trump site is showing that with a big Facebook page and catchy headlines, you can have almost zero content and still make money.
- Tim Hortons, Canada's biggest coffee chain, is opening its first UK store next month ahead of a rollout across the country 🍩