Ten entertainment things worth anticipating in 2013


52 Responses to “Ten entertainment things worth anticipating in 2013”

  1. soap says:

    Archer doesn’t make the list?

    The conclusion of Breaking Bad?

    The remake of Oldboy?

    Ok.  Let’s settle on 12 anticipations and 1 dread.


  2. Manny says:

    “[T]he first buddy cop movie starring two women” only if you don’t count Copycat, 1995, Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver.

  3. spamky says:

    No Game of Thrones & Breaking Bad?

  4. planettom says:

    < [VENTURE BROS.] two years, not counting the Shallow Gravy special)

    Also not counting the 2012 Halloween special…

  5. DrPlokta says:

    First buddie cop movie starring two women? Would that be not counting the four Cagney & Lacey TV movies that they made in the 1990s?

  6. Also, Legend of Korra, season 2, the amazing unsung show of 2012.

    • artbyjcm says:

      This and the Tron Uprising series really surprised me. I feel like this is what Gargoyles was for me but for the current generation.

    • Peter says:

      It was good, but also disappointing and didn’t live up to expectations, but I’m a little more confident about season 2 and beyond now that they’re upping the episode count and hiring more writers. 

      I am surprised it hasn’t gotten more press considering it was extremely highly rated (for a cartoon… I think some episodes beat the ratings of Game of Thrones eps), and one of the few female-led cartoon shows.

      • David says:

        I’d read that Nickelodeon wasn’t fully sold on the concept of Avatar 2, a female-kickass-character. That’s why they had so few episodes. The first Avatar had time to slowly develop the story line and to run off on tangents. I hope that the next several seasons of A2 will do the same.

  7. Conspirator says:

    How about Feds as a buddy cop movie starring two women?  Mary Gross, Rebecca De Mornay, made in 1988, ok they were FBI, not cops, but still it fits the buddy cop mold.  

  8. Andrew Roach says:

    No one has mentioned the 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who. Seriously? 

  9. cocoabrioche says:

    The Mortal Instruments movie!

  10. SedanChair says:

    I–Is Breaking Bad not coming out this year? DON’T TOY WITH ME

  11. Seth Gallmeyer says:

     Oh my, what about Ender’s Game!?

  12. Blazeldude says:

    Seth MacFarlane doing things is not something to look forward to.

  13. Jellodyne says:

    Go Team Venture!  ¥ ¥

  14. Damian Barajas says:

    Really? Remakes and sequels are a thing to look forward to now?

  15. carloscarlson says:

    I’ve seen “The Heat” and I would temper those expectations if I were you.  

  16. Marc Hills says:

    Pray tell, how did the impending awesomesauce known as The Last of Us not make this list?  Surely in 2013 a groundbreaking, wholly original video game  (amidst a sea of sequels and repackaged content in all entertainment mediums) not qualify as something to eagerly anticipate?

    • artbyjcm says:

      They seemed to be focused on TV and movies, but I have to admit, that game has had me very interested for a long while now.

  17. JoelCave says:

    New Stephen Chow movie – Journey to the West? Or Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmasters? 

  18. Crashproof says:

    This is entertainment?  I will hug my books and the internet for sparing me from it.

  19. signsofrain says:

    Definitely missing Breaking Bad, Archer, Korra, Game of Thrones, The Last of Us (thank you previous posters), and an ironic mention of Half-Life 3.

  20. oasisob1 says:

    What about Mockingbird Lane?

  21. DewiMorgan says:

    So glad I don’t have a TV.

  22. Venture bros makes me run around like kermit in a panic….

  23. Sean says:

    my two cents - 
    Doctor Who 50th anniversary
    Sherlock – series 3
    Breaking Bad 
    Game of Thrones
    Walking Dead
    Arrested Development
    Phoneshop – series 3

    Alan Partridge: The Movie (!!!)
    Elysium (big budget sci-fi from the director of district 9)
    A Field in England (new ben wheatley film)
    The Zero Theorem (new terry gilliam)
    The World’s End (final chapter in edgar wright’s cornetto trilogy [shaun of the dead, hot fuzz])
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Look of Love (michael winterbottom directed, steve coogan starring, same style as 24 Hour Party People)

    video games:
    GTA V
    Bioshock Infinite
    Watch Dogs
    Star Wars 1313

  24. Peter says:

    For me…

    TV: Returning shows, I guess Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, Doctor Who 50th anniversary, Legend of Korra S2…

    SHIELD, American Gods, Under the Dome in development…

    Movies: I guess Ender’s Games, the author is seriously problematic but the story still strikes a chord with me and I can’t wait to see how they screw it up.

    That’s about it… there are a bunch that fall in the ‘might be interesting’ category, but they don’t really get me excited yet.

    And books are entertainment too, for some of us, at least, so in that vein…

    Impulse, by Steven Gould, the 3rd novel in the series that started with Jumper
    Hopefully Echopraxia (or whatever it winds up being called), by Peter Watts, the “sidequel” to the excellent Blindsight, but it hasn’t appeared on a publishing schedule yet so it might be 2014.

    And many delightful discoveries that I’m not even aware of yet (and some that I am, but technically came out last year and I’m just waiting for paperback or to find them used).

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Movies: I guess Ender’s Games, the author is seriously problematic but the story still strikes a chord with me and I can’t wait to see how they screw it up.

      Having a 15 year-old actor play a five year-old character is a good start.

  25. patienceshehulk says:

    I disagree strongly with your suggestion that remakes, rehashes prequels and sequels are with a walrus’s fart. And I go into detail here: http://patienceshehulk.tumblr.com/post/39084078253/im-sick-of-these-positive-new-evil-dead-reviews

  26. Keith Seaman says:

    PACIFIC RIM!! And all you hipsters with no TV complaining about pop culture, why are you even on this thread? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vKz7WnU83E

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      When I went to the movies the other day, I saw a trailer for a film about an apocalyptic Earth with Idris Elba shouting memes, a trailer for a film about a post-apocalyptic Earth with Will Smith being a Will Smith meme, and a trailer for a film about a post-apocalyptic Earth with Tom Cruise being a Tom Cruise meme.

      I’m just going to go curl up with my My Dinner with André lunchbox.

  27. Al Corrupt says:

    I am gasping for new Venture Bros.

  28. sockdoll says:

    Entertainment things!

  29. B E Pratt says:

    Surprised that no one has yet mentioned that there was already a Bates Motel film. Well, ok, a TV movie. But it starred Bud Cort which is always a plus. Had thought it was a short lived series, but was apparently wrong. It is up on YouTube as a ten parter:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsjIjguG9M&feature=related

  30. MrJM says:

    Really looking forward to the next season of The Big Bang Theory.

  31. Samsa says:

    Die-hard Trek fans realize these new movies have absolutely nothing in common with Star Trek and are just giant action movies set in space sharing the same name for some reason. We judge you accordingly.

  32. registradus says:

    So is Rebel Wilson “cool” now? I haven’t seen her in anything except bad Australian tv comedy

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