April Is the Cruelest Month: Why in April 2019 You Can’t Sleep, See Straight or Work

April 2019.

From Canterbury Tales Prolog, Chaucer

Yes, T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month,” but he was a master of mashups and remixes. Today he would probably be sued for stealing someone’s riff, even if out of respect and love. He was remixing Chaucer in this case. But that is a rant for another day.

As we hit the mid-point of the second week of April, you may notice something about your life: a lot of screen time. Little screens, medium screens, and big screens.

April is just jammed with content that we have to see, and content we have to rewatch because we want to be prepared for what we are about to see.

Alyssa points out multiple ways to rewatch the various Avenger’s related flicks (read the post here). Not enough screen time, then do them both. But time is short. Start yesterday (yeh, time travel!).  Avengers: Endgame hits the big screen on April 26. If you haven’t already purchased tickets you may be out of luck for opening day with sales running 5-1 over Infinity War. That will give you more time to…

catch up on Game of Thrones. You may only have time to watch your favorite episodes before the April 14th final season 8 premiere. How hot is GoT? Well, I guess it can’t really be hot since winter has come, but a recent trip to Heathrow and its duty-free shops suggested GoT mania. I wanted some Targaryen scotch but was told they can’t keep it in stock. I opted for Johnny Walker’s White Walker blend from duty-free on the plane.

But that isn’t all. Here is a list of all my genre biased top shows and movies that are making a splash, a spell or an annoying nudge into my life in April 2019:

 

April 1

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW)

April 4

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Season 2 (Freeform)

Pet Sematary (theater near you)

April 5

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)

I’ve already completely binged this even darker season. Not just another handmaid’s tale. You’ll get it after you watch it.

The Tick (Amazon Prime)

More blue stupid. Love it.

Out Planet (Netflix)

Sir David Attenborough out an about again. If you look closely at your pillow, you will it is made up mostly of small, almost invisible dust mites and their feces. I don’t think the show will go there, but I want to hear Attenborough talk about the ecosystem of a pillow.

Shazam! (theater near you)

 

April 7

A Discovery of Witches (BBC America/AMC)

Killing Eve (BBC America)

Killing Eve, Season 2 | BBC America
Killing Eve, Season 2 | BBC America

April 12

Black Hole Hunters (Smithsonian)

The Silence (Netflix)

Missing Link (theater near you)

Hellboy (theater near you)

 

April 14

Game of Thrones Season 8 (HBO)

Dragons. Incest. Killing. Dragons. Incest. Killing. Who will sit on the Iron Throne and what will be his or her linage that seals the deal (until you know. dragons, incest and killing).

Les Misérables (PBS)

April 16

Super Monster Furever Friends (Netflix)

Super Monster Furever Friends | Netflix
Super Monster Furever Friends | Netflix

April 17

The Magicians Season 4 wraps (SyFy)

The Magicians | SyFy
The Magicians | SyFy

April 18

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 finale (CBS All Access)

Spock!! Well, or Burnham!

“Such Sweet Sorrow” — Ep#213 — Pictured: Yadira Guevara-Prip as Po of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: John Medland/CBS ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

April 24

Avengers: Endgame (theater near you)

April 30

NOS4A2 (AMC)

NOS4A2 | AMC
NOS4A2 | AMC

Real fictional vampires. Old school.


So much! Watching something we missed?  Let us know where and when in the comments!

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