And you! And you! And you! You’re gonna love….MAYYYYYYYYY! If you don’t get that reference I don’t know how we’re even friends. We are friends right? Oh god, this is not the time to shake my fragile ego. Maybe I can convince you to be my best-friend-forever by providing you with a slew of entertainment to get you through May? I knew you’d come around…That’s right, as Spring marches on we have no time to stop and smell the roses because there is A LOT of precious, precious entertainment we need to absorb. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up this month:
Television: (Click title for more information)
Cobra Kai May 2 on YouTube Red
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition May 11 at 8p EST on CBS
Citizen Rose May 17 at 10p EST on E!
2018 Billboard Music Awards May 20 at 8p EST on NBC
2018 Miss USA May 21 at 8p EST on FOX
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance May 13 at 8p EST on Lifetime
Some may say I am a hopeless romantic…the haters might say I have princess envy…either way I am tuning in to see this biographical love story. Lifetime’s knack for tugging heartstrings seems to supply the foundation for this film as the network promises to show viewers the courtship of the now-iconic couple. In addition to the love, viewers will also see how the Royal Family dealt with accepting a once divorced, American actress into their kingdom. This looks to be an adult’s version of a Disney tale, so be sure to cosy up with your own prince/princess charming…finally an excuse to wear my Cinderella tiara…
Movies (Click title for more information)
Overboard May 4
Tully May 4
Life of the Party May 11
Breaking In May 11
Deadpool 2 May 18
Solo: A Star Wars Story May 25
Ok, maybe it’s because I just binge-watched every episode of Grace and Frankie but this movie looks so good! I am sure lots of those basic b’s would be listing Deadpool 2 as their movie choice, but allow me…a much more complex b…to sway you. This movie is what happens when The Golden Girls meets Girls Trip. The premise is about 4 longtime gal pals who run a book club and decide to give 50 Shades Of Grey a read. The book inspires the women to spice up their own sex lives, and hijinks ensue. There is an all star cast behind this one with Jane Fonda, Candace Bergen, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen taking the lead. There is a scene about being roofied with Viagra….are you intrigued yet?!?
The Rain May 4
The Who Was Show May 11
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife May 13
The Break With Michelle Wolf
After comedian Michelle Wolf KILLED IT at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last weekend, how can I not choose this show?!? Wolf is the hilarious, frizzy haired, redhead that every gay man wants to be besties with…omg she’s the public’s Grace Adler! Netflix describes this show as “a weekly half-hour variety/sketch series, will have jokes, sketches, celebrities, and more.” I. Am. Sold.
Broadway/Off-Broadway (click title for more information)
Summer and Smoke Opens May 3
Long Day’s Journey Into Night Opens May 8
Twelfth Night Opens May 13
Woman and Scarecrow Opens May 20
The Boys In The Band Opens on May 31
As the only Broadway show on the list, it is a bit of an obvious choice. Contrary to what the title may leave you to believe, this is not a show about N’Sync….or any other 90’s boy band for that matter. Instead, it is a gripping play about a group of friends and the harsh realities that may ultimately divide them. The original production of this show ran in the late 60’s and was one of the first public works to present a story that centered on a group of homosexuals. The cast for this revival is amazing with Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and Andrew Rannells headlining. This will surely be the must-see show of the season!
Charlie Puth Voicenotes – May 7
James Bay Electric Light – May 18
Mean Girls Original Cast Recording – May 18
Hoobastank Push Pull – May 25
Snow Patrol Wilderness – May 25
Frozen Original Cast Recording – May 11
So this might be a bit of a stretch for those who aren’t big Broadway fans, but I couldn’t justify crediting Hoobastank as my choice.. Frozen was actually an amazing musical, both in it’s soundtrack as well as it’s spectacle. With Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez adding new music to the film’s score, the entire show feels like a fuller, fleshed out version of the animated hit. Don’t let it go and skip this soundtrack, it is definitely worth the listen!
May’s looking pretty good right? So…we are besties again? Perfect because while you were reading I took the time to fasten up some friendship bracelets…hope you like human hair! Enjoy the list, and see you next month!