Geeklings, welcome to the dramatic return of the Week In Geek. I know as of late that this column has kind of been shelved in order to give you some more editorial like things to read but I think we’ve hit the point of social distancing when everyone is starting to get a tad bit stir crazy. Who can blame you either? It’s been two weeks now and it seems like there’s at least another month to look forward to and while that may be as exciting as seeing another Zack Snyder DC movie, I wanted to use this special edition of the Week In Geek to give you guys something to look forward to.
Yes, we’re trapped in our homes like Winnie the Pooh in a rabbit hole after a serious hunny binge, but that doesn’t mean we have to go insane. Nope. The landscape of our lives may have changed dramatically in the last two weeks but there are geeky things to help you forget the fact that you’re trapped indoors with your cat who spent ten minutes today spazzing out making you think he was being attacked by a ghost only to realize he was trying to eat a tiny piece of plastic that came off the tag of a t-shirt.
What things you ask? Well, how about…
Community on Netflix- I don’t know if you guys know this buuuuuuuut Community is coming to Netflix April 1st. That’s right, my viewing will no longer be held back by the need to get up off my chair and put a DVD into the player. Nope. I can sit in my chair and just select episodes like the lazy, binge relying bum that I am. More excitedly is the fact that Community will be opened up to a new audience and I truly believe that this could be the show we need right now. Much like Joe Exotic has become the figure of the Covid-19, Community is poised to be the abstract weirdness to keep us from boarding up our homes. If Joe Exotic is the figure of Covid-19 then Troy and Abed could very well be its saviors. Stay tuned to I Am Geek as on Wednesday, I’ll be dropping my Top Ten Community Episode Rankings just in time for your binge! I also might be doing some live Tweeting as I watch some episodes. More on that during the week though.
Onward on Disney+- With our ability to go to the movies being more or less negated, a number of movie distributors have wonderfully provided some of their latest releases through Video On Demand. An excellent idea that not only gives us something to do but allows us to view movies we might not have seen otherwise because theater prices are cocaine levels expensive and were waiting for the blockbusters. Disney finds itself in a unique position as it has its own streaming service, Disney+ (ever heard of it?!) and the ability to drop movies on there seemingly whenever they want. Disney Vault be damned! Onward’s early arrival is something I’m very much looking forward as I had been waiting till this was out of theaters to watch. Starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, Star Lord and Spider-Man respectively, as they search to bring their father back for twenty-fours. I’m fully anticipating all the feels in this one. I’ll be curious to see if the postponed Black Widow becomes a Disney+ exclusive instead of a theatrical release. Time will tell on that one…
Wresltemania 36- With zero sports in the world currently, outside of the things that you find on ESPN the Ocho or marble racing, Wrestlemania should clean up this weekend buuuuuuut things are a little weird. With no crowds to film in front of matches just seem a bit off. One of the company’s biggest stars, Roman Reigns, dropped out of the main event due to health concerns around the virus, and a show that is normally six to seven house, I’m not lying, is now split across two days. Saturday and Sunday. Most of the segments for the Super Bowl of wrestling have already been filmed and I’m sure editors are hard at work piecing things together. Normally, I go to my buddy’s house and we have a viewing party but things as they are that sadly won’t be happening this year. A part of me is happy to have something like Wrestlemania to watch but it just doesn’t feel right. I don’t know, it just feels kind of forced and I worry that the companies biggest night will end up being more of a dud/black eye for the industry. I guess we’ll find out this weekend. You may not be sure but this was intended to get you excited for the event. Whoops.
Some Good News with John Krasinski- Over the weekend John Krasinski put together a fifteen-minute video called Some Good News, where he took some feel-good stories that are out in the world right now and packaged them together to… well, make you feel good. The highlight being an interview that Krasinski conducts with Michael Scott himself, Steve Carell, as they discuss The Office’s fifteen-year anniversary and some of their fondest memories. This certainly delivers on its design to make you smile. You might also get a little misty-eyed. Maybe. Perhaps. But you totally will because #emotions.
Return of The I Am Geek Podcast- If you dropped in yesterday, then you would’ve discovered that the I Am Geek Podcast has returned to help your social distancing suck a little bit less. You can click the link above in order to listen now as we’re waiting to have the show cleared for iTunes and Spotify as we speak. Going forward that’s where you’ll be able to find it and we’re excited to be back talking nonsense with you guys.
There you have it Geeklings, we may be stuck inside but at least this week there’s a lot to look forward to. What are you looking forward to the most this week? Be sure to sound off in the comments or throw me a line over on Twitter @iamgeek32. We’re going to try and pack this week full of content for you Geeklings to help pass the time. And after all that new content for your eyeholes, we’re going to end things with a new podcast for yur earholes. That’s right, we spoil you something fierce! We’re in this together and I Am Geek is here for you! Be sure to pay attention to the Facebook page and the Twitter feed concerning a possible Community watch along. Until tomorrow Geeklings, be safe!