Week In Geek- Return of the Clone Wars & Saul Goodman, & Al Pacino Hunts Nazis

Geeklings, I hope most of you are enjoying a three day weekend and for those of you who aren’t then, I hope you enjoyed your regular sized weekend. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum so I appreciate those of you who woke up this morning and slothed yourself to work while I slowly transitioned from my bed to my favorite chair. I salute you.

Outside of possible three day weekends, how is everyone out there doing? It’s Monday and I’m happy to report that there are a ton of things to be excited about this week and boy do we need it. Last week was a slooooooooow news week that had me talking about my flu recovery on Monday because there really wasn’t much else to discuss. Until Thursday and Friday when we finally got some pop culture nuggets from Matt Reeve’s Batman and Stranger Things. If those things hadn’t happened though… I’m not entirely sure what we would have written about.

Alas, that was last week’s problem. This week has an abundance of awesome, or AoA if you will, and I think it’s about time to start breaking things down. Let’s kick things off with the return of a beloved animated show…

Star Wars The Clone Wars season 7- Believe it or not but it has been six long years since The Clone Wars has graced our television screens and many of us believed that the show would never get the true ending it so richly deserved. Having been canceled when Disney took over the Star Wars IP many thought that The Clone Wars would be something forgotten as Disney pushed ahead with their new projects. But shows like Rebels helped prove that The Clone Wars wasn’t just canon but essential to the greater Star Wars experience. A series that adds more depth to the prequels and makes the fall of Anakin Skywalker all the more tragic while expanding the greater universe and bringing about conflicts that have bled into other Star Wars properties like Rebels, The Mandalorian, and even Solo. Now after six long years, Dave Filoni gets to conclude his epic saga with tales centered around fan-favorite Ahsoka, the siege of Mandalore, how Darth Maul gets to where he is in Solo and possible Rebels, and some more Anakin and Padme drama. It looks like Clone Wars will be following The Mandalorian playbook releasing an episode a week for the next thirteen weeks over on Disney+. I’m beyond excited to have this show back in my life and hope that its conclusion leads to a new Star Wars animated program… perhaps dealing with the fallout of Rebels. Please…

Better Call SaulBetter Call Saul season 5- Speaking of shows that have been away for far too long, I present to you the return of Better Call Saul. It has been a wonderful time to be a Breaking Bad fan as of late with the surprise El Camino film concluding Jesse Pinkman’s story and now the return of everyone’s favorite scuzzy lawyer. We also know that Saul has been picked up for a sixth and final season which means that we are in the endgame now. We are inching ever closer to the Breaking Bad timeline and as the show has progressed that Breaking Bad DNA has bled through more and more. More importantly then that though, season five looks to give us our first full season of Saul Goodman himself. After four seasons of Jimmy McGill, it’s time for this show to finally rip our hearts out as the transformation becomes complete. What does this mean for characters like Kim Wexler is yet to be seen but I’m nervous… very very nervous. Saul begins its two not premiere this Sunday and I can’t freakin’ wait to head back to Albuquerque.

Image result for hunters amazonHunters- What do we need to know about Amazon’s upcoming new series Hunters? Well, it stars Al Pacino, Michael Corleone himself, putting together a group of people who hunt Nazis who have hidden within the American public. What looks to follow is a bonkers, violent, pulp infused drama set in 1977 and is loosely based on a true story. Oh, and it’s produced by Jordan Peele. Yep, that’s all I need. Hunters drops this Friday as Amazon quietly continues to put out some kickass television.

I Am Not Okay With This-  What is better than going on your social medias and discovering something that instantly has you all types of psyched? Nothing. Nothing is better than that. And that’s exactly what happened with the trailer for I Am Not Okay With This something apparently Netflix was just sitting on because this show comes out next week! Give me a little more time to prepare will you?! Starring Sophia Lills, who stole the show in It Chapter One as Bev, along with Wyatt Oleff (also from It) as an angsty teenager who just lost her father and seems to be developing some sort of superpowers. This trailer has me hyped and has already given my wife and I plans for February 26th.

There you have it Geeklings, hopefully, the slowness of February has come to a close as we look to end things on a strong note. What is everyone the most excited about? Be sure to sound off in the comments below. If you’d like to discuss any of this weeks Week In Geek topics don’t be afraid to find me on Twitter @iamgeek32. See you all tomorrow with brand new content for your eyeholes.

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