Raising the Roof in 2016
Soviet gets psyched over what 2016 has in store.
Back to work. Back to school. Back to your normal life…
After a very exciting 2015, and an even more exciting festive season, it may seem improbable that the new year can top anything that has happened in the past 365 days. But, with a host of new music releases, some bone-chilling TV series’ and tantalizing sports events, this year is looking to be a scorcher.
Soviet looks into the crystal ball to bring you a small taste of what 2016 could bring, if you know where to look:
Netflix and Chill: If you haven’t heard of this pre-bedtime activity before, then you have been hiding under a rock… for a long time. But, instead of taking part in the dirtier version of this, try watching all the amazing series’ that Netflix has to offer, as well as their great selection of movies that suits everybody’s taste. You won’t be disappointed.
TV: If Netflix has scared you into the virginity club, then try watching some old fashioned television. Empire is back early in the year, and GOT airs again in April (is John Snow dead, or just a wolf?). Peaky Blinders starts off with season 3, and even The X-files makes a long-awaited re-appearance.
Leap for Joy: Yay! We get an extra day this year. And those born on the 29th of February get to celebrate their birthday for the first time in 4 years. However, while the leap-year-babies will be going big, some gentlemen will be trying to make themselves small. This year marks the year of the “female proposal”. Sheesh…
To Celebrate, or Not to Celebrate: While some matriculates will be reluctant to celebrate another year of studying the tragedy that is “Romeo & Juliet”, Shakespearean fans will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the literary legend’s death. For the full experience, visit Stratford-upon-Avon (that’s right, England) for exhibitions and theater productions.
Selections & Elections: This is a big year for voters across the globe. And apparently comedians too. Not only are South Africans taking part in Municipal Elections this year, but the US will also be getting the results of the very interesting Presidential Elections. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton? Who is your bet on…
Movies: Last year we were spoiled with the release of 50 Shades of Grey and the latest episode of Star Wars, among many exciting films. But this year you can release your inner child with the screening of The BFG, Finding Dory and Deadpool. For 80’s babies there is the “all-female cast” rendition of Ghostbusters. Who you gonna call…?
Footie Fanatics: It’s the Euro 2016, and we are looking forward to tricks, trips and triceps. Watch out for all the field action around June to see who will be crowned the new “Kings of the Field”.
Rugrats, Doug, Ren & Stimpy:… 25 years ago we were graced by the presence of the first Nickelodeon legends, and this year we get to celebrate their influence on the world. So cheers to all the Patty’s, Chucky’s and twins named Phil and Lil’ after the launch of these inspiring programs.
New music, and Old Favourites: A new year wouldn’t be complete without new beats, and this year we say hello to a new Gorillaz album and some fresh Rihanna. Even Adele is launching her world tour this year - be sure to say hello!
Embedded in Stone: Yup, that’s right. Queen Elizabeth II is turning a respectable 90 years old this year. Although having insisted that she does not want a “fuss”, a big party is being planned across Britain and the Commonwealth states. It’s not everyday your Queen is placed in the record books as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Star Trek Turns 50: Yes, it’s the Queen’s 90th birthday, but with Star Trek turning 50, we suspect a whole lot more Dr. Spock ears and “Beam me up Scotty” parties going around this year.
Join a New Reality: Remember watching futuristic movies where people played games in virtual reality? And you thought that was completely way out? Well, now you’ll be going out of your way for the new Oculus Rift. Noted as the best gaming experience in history, Oculus VR is launching the next level in gaming in March 2016.
The Gods Reunite: Getting together on Mount Olympus (Rio de Janeiro, in other words), the power of man will be tested again in a series of sporting events known as the Olympic games. Who will walk away with the winning medals this year?
Even Sexier in Soviet: And probably the most exciting of all is Soviet’s new Winter 2016 campaign. Filled with the latest fashion trends and new twists on old favourites, your mind will be blown with the hot style for a cold winter.
How will you be spending your 2016, and what are you looking forward to the most?