friday5 for February 26, 2016

It's almost the end of February, you guys. What is UP with that? I for one am more than ready to put winter behind me, and look forward to spring. Seriously, let's get this sunshine show on the road. Are you ready for the last February weekend before we dive into lousy Smarch weather? Maybe this week's Friday5 can help...

1. The X-Files's far too short "event series" ended this past week with a major cliffhanger, leaving everyone wondering two things: 1. How is it possible we barely got any Mulder/Scully interaction in this episode? And 2. When is this show coming back for a slightly longer, better fleshed-out eleventh season? Okay, there were also some people wondering why the brains behind the show seemingly wasted some of the few episodes they had, but that's all very debatable. I thought it was great, and I'm not the only one. Besides, I don't think anybody was expecting a perfect run. That wouldn't be in X-Files tradition. (Remember the episode with the killer cats? Cause yeah, that happened.) Regardless of a few shaky missteps, you can officially consider me on #teamseason11pleaseandthankyou

 Photo credit: FOX

Photo credit: FOX

2. Ready for the Oscars this weekend? Yeah, me neither. Not having cable certainly doesn't help. But not seeing any of the movies isn't so great either. But dammit if I don't get swept away by the hype anyway! If you're as unprepared as I am, let Honest Trailers do what they do best--tell you what you need to know, no filter required.

3. Hold up, Cruel Intentions TV series, things just got interesting. Sarah Michelle Gellar, the original scheming Kathryn Merteuil herself, is joining the cast. As a fan of the original CI film back in the 90s, this series had been on my radar, but not like it is now. Time will tell if this ends up being a worthy successor, but I'm definitely intrigued...and digging out my old Placebo CD :)

 Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures, Inc.

4. Did you know Disney is doing a new adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time? Because I don't think I did, and now that I know, I'm super excited. The project has signed on a director in Selma's Ava Duvernay, which I'm hoping is a sign they're moving forward and we can start dream casting...Kiernan Shipka as Meg, right? Are we all on the same page? Cause, yeah, that would be awesome. 

5. Noteworthy New YA: FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter (Everlife #1)

From the author of the "New York Times" bestselling White Rabbit Chronicles series comes book 1 of a brand new series in which life as we know it is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.
Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girlwho has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll liveafter she dies. 
There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. 
In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she's drawn to isn't where the boy she's falling for lives? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision.

-Courtesy of Indiebound

Happy Weekend!