When you once again find yourself writing 2014 instead of 2015 at the top right hand corner of your notebook:
Since last year's Top 10 I've learned that compiling a list of 2015's most exciting events is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions I had to ask myself as I drew up the long-list of our most anticipated events of this upcoming year.
In an attempt to limit the number of returning TV shows like Game of Thrones or movie sequels like Insurgent (which can definitely fill up a list such as this) I've left out some very significant things out, even though I'm fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun.
What's left is a fairly broad selection of worldly events, anticipated blockbusters and exciting technological advancements to encourage you to have an exhilarating year.
So without further ado:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
It's classic Jane Austen, with a lot of badassery.
With a zombie apocalypse that’s been raging for more than 70 years, the Bennet sisters are sword-wielding martial artists determined to wipe out the walking dead . . . while also worrying about wining the affection of a single wealthy gentleman.
Adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s enormously popular book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the Bennet sisters will no doubt be showing off their ninja warrior skills, while looking fabulous in their corset-bound dresses. Furthermore, the movie will remain true to Austen's characters, especially Elizabeth. It's no doubt that people who've read Pride and Prejudice notice that Elizabeth Bennet herself is indeed a warrior battling against class strains and her family's socioeconomic background when facing the upper class.
Now take that same character and add zombies into the story.
Elizabeth Bennet is still a badass.
Wireless Power Mats at Starbucks
What could be better than grabbing a cup of coffee and charging your phone?
Starting this year, Starbucks will be offering free wireless charging stations!
As of now, the company responsible for these power mats are testing out their charging service at San Francisco shops first, hoping to roll it out to other stores across the nation as the year progresses.
So embedded on the counters and tabletops at your local Starbucks, you'll soon encounter circular pads, which you can lay your phone down and watch as your dying 10% battery instantly boosts to at least 85%. All while enjoying your coffee.
Now when fall comes around, you'll not only be able to order your usual pumpkin spice latte, but you'll also be able to post on your Facebook wall about the fact that you're drinking a pumpkin spice latte without worrying about the low battery on your phone.
Isn't life full of surprises?
Super Bowl XLIX
If you remember last years Super Bowl, you probably recall Peyton Manning's face after the Seattle Seahawks slaughtered the Denver Broncos with a final score of 43 – 8. In the game's overall showdown, the match wasn't much of a contest. More like a bloodbath, if you really want to be honest with yourself. The Seattle Seahawks defense dominated the Denver Broncos from start to finish. Their technique to apply pressure on Manning, forced him into a pair of interceptions and four turnovers.
And for those who didn't tune last year to witness Manning's face after his team's defeat, here's just a reminder as to what it looked like:
And the Seahawks were dubbed victorious after their huge win.
Now, with this coming Sunday approaching, the Seattle Seahawks will have the opportunity to once again take home a second trophy. But what makes this game so interesting this year, is the fact that Seattle Seahawks will be playing against the famed New England Patriots, notorious for their big wins (and Tom Brady).
Viewers of the Super Bowl are divided as to what team will win this year.
On the one hand, the Seahawks are incredible when it comes to their defense. Yet, the Patriots are angry. And whenever they're angry, they are extremely talented on the field when it comes to their offense.
Will the Seattle Seahawks defend their title? Or will the New England Patriots capture their fourth Lombardi Trophy? Who will steal the spotlight?
We'll find out soon enough this Sunday!
I have to keep reminding myself that Apple's new innovated device is called "Apple Watch" instead of "iWatch," even thought that is what I'm secretly going to be calling it anyway.
Making its debut to Apple Stores across the world in April, the "Apple Watch" certainly matches Apple's drive for style. This iPhone-compatible watch sports a premium rectangular design. Of course, behind that pretty watch face, its still a powerful gadget and will work seamlessly with iOS 8 devices including the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
In addition, aren't you excited to tell Siri to remind you what day Game of Thrones will return with just a simple flick of the wrist?
Adele's Third Album
Rumor has it . . . that Adele is releasing her third album later this year!
After three years since Adele's last award winning album, the singer achieved more than most artists have for the entirety of their careers. For once, she topped the richest UK musicians under 30, was announced as one of the best selling artists of ALL TIME, won a freak'n Oscar for her Bond theme song and was bestowed with a hell of a lot of Grammys!
So when some highly speculative news of her third album, 25, was set to be released later in the year, everyone went nuts! And rightfully so!
Adele admitted that she wanted to make sure that the album was "good enough" before its release, which is one of the main reasons why she is in no rush to release the album so early in the year. Furthermore, sources have stated that Adele's inspiration for 25 stems from her pregnancy and motherhood. This would further imply that her pregnancy could be a topic for her upcoming album. Adele also hinted that it would be a happy record that may also chronicle her relationship with Simon Konecki, her current boyfriend. While 19 and 21 offered beautifully heartbreaking lyrics, 25 is expected to move away from heartaches and bad romances and into the beginnings of a more optimistic chapter in Adele's life.
The Return of Mumford & Sons
It looks like Mumford & Sons are going to return this year with an enormous third album!
Sigh No More and Babel launched Mumford & Sons onto the world's stage, and at this rate their third album looks likely to launch them into the stratosphere.
While representatives are keeping tight-lipped, reports have been circulating that the music group are working on what might be a back-to-roots album.
After the success of the promotional tour for their sophomore album, the band announced that they would take a break from making music and touring. Everyone freaked out and some even believed that the band had broken up for good. But it was later revealed last year that the band was making a comeback tour in later 2015.
In fact, it was recently confirmed that the band will be performing at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee in mid June.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Well, first of all, it's THE AVENGERS, so that should already make you excited.
And second, James Spader (The Blacklist) is voicing the indomitable android Ultron!
So while The Avengers left a big legacy to live up to, its sequel will once again be penned and directed by the master himself, Joss Whedon, who will have the greatest challenge to match (or even beat) his own record with the Marvel sequel.
After rescuing the world from Loki in the first movie, The Avengers are officially out of the superhero closet and have publicly made clear their intention to keep the world safe. But with S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed, Tony Stark attempts to jumpstart his own peacekeeping program to help prevent any further threats from happening around the world. Unfortunately, Stark's plan backfires when one of Tony's creations, Ultron, decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from the Earth.
Sounds like another Marvel blockbuster for me!
The Royal Baby
Kate Middleton is due to have her second child some time in March or April of 2015. Not only will it mean that Prince George will have another sibling, but it will also mean a second addition to be added to the Windsor royal family.
The royal couple's second baby will be fourth in line to the throne, behind their one-year-old son, Prince George. The Duchess of Cambridge has insisted that the sex of her second child will remain a surprise, but revealed that the royal baby was always kicking.
The royal watchers are predicting that the baby will be a girl, in which case, people are already betting on what Will and Kate will name their child.
So start flashing those greenbacks. Because chances are, if you bet that the royal baby will be a girl, you might want to put your money on the name "Diana" for now.
Season 3 of Orange is the New Black
Jenji Kohan's prison dramedy will return this summer to Netflix with 13 brand new episodes!
The official Twitter account for "OITNB" added that the ladies of Litchfield are rolling up their sleeves to get down and even dirtier in the third installment of Piper's life in the woman's detention facility.
Laura Prepon's character, Alex Vause, will appear in all 13 episodes next season, which will no doubt warm the hearts of fans after her minimal appearance in the previous season. In addition, Dascha Polanco, who plays the pregnant Daya, will also be promoted to a series regular.
Several new characters will also be introduced, including veteran actress Mary Steenburgen, who will portray someone's mother in the season's first episode. (Hint: He's got a "pornstache"). And Ruby Rose who will play not just one love interest but TWO!
Already we're dying to know the next period of Piper Chapman's life within the walls of Litchfield.
Benedict Cumberbatch Getting Hitched
You hear that sound?
That's the almost audible sound of thousands of hearts breaking in two because Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch is officially off the market.
The man widely seen as the most desired thespian in the world (I personally don't know why, because I still think he closely resembles an otter) has made it known that he is engaged to his girlfriend, Sophie Hunter.
But despite his otter-like looks, many fans are very much looking forward to his wedding.
In the past Benedict and Oxford educated Sophie have gone to great lengths to avoid being seen together in public since they first met in 2009. They were first seen publicly together last June at the French Open but their first official encounter happened when they starred opposite each other in Burlesque Fairytales in 2009.
Least to say, their wedding will be one in which fans will certainly rejoice over.
Nevertheless, I still think he pretty much looks like an otter.
Don't believe me, then explain this: