What to Watch in 2021

Lydia Comprosky and Cassidy Smith

With not a lot of things to do and many things canceled, it’s been harder to find activities to enjoy; however, despite some delays, TV shows and movies are something to look forward to in 2021. To our surprise, it is amazing how many movies and TV shows of all different genres are coming out this year! 

One of the most popul, highly anticipated movies due to be released December 20, 2021, is Dune. Dune, a sci-fi and action movie, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Jason Momoa. This movie was supposed to be released in 2020 but was delayed a year because of COVID-19. This movie is about Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) leading tribes to take control of a desert planet, Arrakis. It is supposed to be a great movie! 

When asked about her favorite genre of TV shows, senior Keigan Iwanicki said, “My favorite genre is probably drama; I enjoy watching things that keep me hanging off the edge of my seat, and let’s be real, we all love a bit of drama!” A super popular drama series with, again, Zendaya, is Euphoria that came out in 2019. Even though the release of season two is extremely delayed due to the pandemic, there’s a possible release date of late 2021 or early 2022 since filming will take place early this year. According to an article from Marie Claire, “Zendaya confirmed that a ‘beautiful’ second season had been written.”

Another movie that is heard to be a great one is Black Widow. In our interviews, Keigan and junior Jack Parr were both excited to see this movie that they hope to be released on May 7.  Jack stated, “Black Widow is one of the most underrated Marvel characters, but she was always one of my favorites, so I am excited to see her stand alone movie.” This movie features popular actors Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., among others. 

Speaking of Marvel, a highly anticipated show for 2021 is WandaVision with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. With episode one being released on January 15, Keigan said, “I have only watched a bit of the first episode, but am just waiting for the right time to watch some more!” If you have Disney Plus, you might want to watch this mini-series on how two supers take on a normal suburban life; Jack added, “The way they set it up sounds really interesting, so I am super excited to start watching it.” 

On the other hand, there are some people who enjoy scary and horror movies. We interviewed David Comprosky, and he said that the movie he was most excited to see was The Conjuring 3. He said, “I am excited to see what they would do with the third movie.” He also said that he binge watched three shows including, Ozark, Your Honor, and Haunting at Hill Manor. Two of those shows are horror, as David says that he is a big fan of horror and action shows.

Overall, there are many great movies and TV shows that will be coming out this year. Stay tuned for more ones to rise in the film industry. These films will help you get out of the pandemic funk!


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