Spring brings new promise

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By: Caitlyn Moynihan, Columnist

Welcome back, Tigers! Spring break has unfortunately come and gone, and everyone’s Snapchat stories reminded me daily that I was not on a beach somewhere, but instead sitting on my couch finally watching “Fuller House” and eating way too much buffalo chicken dip and going to On The Border way too often. Honestly, that’s just me in a nutshell.

The only thing that kept me going this spring break, besides that fact that my friend and I decided to drive all the way to Salisbury and back at midnight just to get Cook Out milkshakes, was the fact that a lot of very important things happened in the world of entertainment.

I’ll spare you from my thoughts on every little thing that occurred, but I will give you some of the more important information that a majority of you probably missed while you were at PCB or on a cruise.

This spring is promising some incredible movies, including “Captain America: Civil War” (#TeamCap), and during break another trailer appeared for a previously unknown movie that was first believed to be fake, and no, I’m not talking about “Sausage Party.”

“Dead 7” focuses on a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested Wild West. And if that wasn’t crazy enough, the only ones who can destroy the evil and save the town are ex-boyband members from the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town and 98 Degrees.

The best part about this whole ordeal is that the actual real-life tagline for the movie is “Say Bye Bye Bye to Zombies.” I wish I were kidding. The movie is set to air on Syfy Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m.

As much as this me laugh and question the state of society, there is a part of me that feels oddly comforted and complete. It’s no secret that I am a self-proclaimed fangirl, and pre-teen Caitlin may or may not have had a huge crush on Lance Bass (poor judgement, I know).

Seeing my childhood idols reunite and work together to ward off zombies and be the action heroes we all pretended they were is a surreal feeling—and no matter how much shade I throw, there is a 98 percent chance I will watch it when it premieres.

In the music world, the biggest thing that happened was Justin Timberlake posting a picture to Instagram of him and Pharrell in the studio together. I repeat, Justin Timberlake is (finally) back in the studio and all is right in the world. There’s nothing confirmed, but after waiting almost three years for new music I will take this as a positive sign and I know that it will be worth the wait.

In the world of television, not much happened besides the fact that the CW renewed every single scripted show that is currently airing on the channel. A whopping 11 shows will return once more. While some renewals were obvious like “The Flash” and “Jane the Virgin,” I was low-key surprised to see “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” gaining another season. The next television season is gearing up to be a good one, and I am already dreaming of next year’s award season.

 

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