5 Things We Hope We Love in 2012
by The Mary Sue Staff | 4:00 pm, January 1st, 2012
New Episodes of Awesome TV Shows
The Walking Dead
Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder. The sophomore season of AMC’s zombie show had been a bit on the stagnant side until it ended with a heartbreaking bang mid-season before taking a hiatus. It will return in February, when the band of survivors will have to face moving on from what had seemed like a reliably safe (and long-term) home. What will happen to them, especially since they don’t have a defined goal like they did last season?
Game of Thrones
The first season of the epic HBO show was gut-wrenching and gorgeous to watch because of how it wrestled so deeply with our emotions by offing its lead actor and then sticking around to deal with the aftermath. (Something that was obviously not a surprise to regular readers of George R. R. Martin’s books, but still — Sean Bean be dyin’, man.) And now, it’s coming back in April, and we have high expectations.
Some of us are still getting used to Matt Smith as the Doctor, and we already have to start saying goodbye to his companions, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. They’ve announced that the upcoming seventh season will be their last, and with Steven Moffat in charge, we might actually die of tear dehydration when all is said and done. However, we will probably still be treated to a delightful array of hats. And that’s cool.