Let’s not jinx it.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t hope for the best — while enjoying some of the better content offerings along the way.
‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ special
How has it been two decades since Harry Potter and the gang came into our lives on the big screen?
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reunited near London to talk about playing the magical childhood roles that made them international stars.
The anniversary Hogwarts special airs New Year’s Day on HBO Max. (CNN and HBO are both part of WarnerMedia.)
‘The Book of Boba Fett’
“Star Wars” is the gift that keeps on giving.
This series finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) “navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.”
It’s streaming on Disney+.
‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4
Netflix has a certified cultlike hit on its hands.
The new season comes out kicking on the streaming service Friday.
Two things to listen to
Tejano music star Selena died in 1995 at the age of 23, but the fascination about her has never stopped.
It’s available where podcasts are streamed.
One thing to talk about
Hugh Jackman had the right idea.
The star of the forthcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man” recently paid tribute to understudies as the people who have kept the shows going.
So allow me a minute to also praise those teachers, frontline workers, drivers, food service employees, warehouse workers and the many others who have continued working throughout the pandemic that has dragged on longer than any of us could have imagined.
Something to sip on
We should all learn from the life of Betty White.
In these times when “being positive” has taken on a negative connotation (I’m not even playing with words here), I think we should grab hold of the purity of the original meaning and bring it into 2022.
Thank you, Ms. White, for the advice, the laughs and for being one of our brightest stars to ever shine in Hollywood.