It's over. It's finally over. 2020 is in the rearview. While 2021 didn't begin the way we would have liked, there's still plenty to look forward to in 2021. Almost everything in the coming year assumes that a vaccine is coming, and while the previous US administration seriously bungled the vaccine rollout, things look to be back on course. As more and more people become immune to COVID, more events we're used to witnessing will return, though some companies have already adjusted plans because of the virus. HBO Max will be a go-to hub for new movies in 2021, and Disney+ is planning to pull ahead in the streaming wars, thanks to a plethora of new programs.
Because of the all-encompassing dread of COVID, so many of the things we were used to viewing went away. In 2021 we'll get the Olympics, another UEFA Euro Championship, another season of the NBA in actual stadiums (without fans), and, hopefully, a few live concerts. While none of this is guaranteed, COVID flares won't be able to stop a new Mars rover or another stunning lunar eclipse. Below, we list 40 albums, shows, movies, events, and podcasts we can't wait to consume in 2021. Here's to a better year. Please.