Greetings folks, Spring has almost sprung, but Game of Thrones won’t air every night, so here’s some other dangling carrots to get through these last remaining weeks of Winter.

1. The Rachel Zoe Project


She’s baaaaaack! Despite ardent attempts by imposters – here’s looking at you, Goreski– to usurp her throne, there’s only one queen of bitchy backstage fashion. Though whodathunk that a baby and, I die… marital bliss, would be just what Zoe needed to soften her image and take her show to the next level. We love classic bananas Rach, but unlike the rest of Bravo, which seems stuck in a static rut, this girl’s life only gets richer and more watchably complex. Season 5 (premiering March 6th) finds her fashion empire growing exponentially; perhaps her brood will follow!

2. Alexis Bledel


Back when Hannah Horvath was just beginning to tat up her body, and still dreaming of escaping Ohio for the bright lights of the Big City, Rory and Lorelai Gilmore where dissecting their own lives with hyper verbal awareness and rapier wit, not to mention making just as many cringe-worthy mistakes. Yes, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lauren Graham have been rightfully exalted for their brilliant work on the underrated series, but why not Alexis Bledel? Despite a few somewhat successful forays into film — her Lolita-ish turn in Sin City was my personal fav — she’s been largely off the radar. Well, Bledel is back, and starring in a comedic pilot for Fox with funnyman — and Graham’s Parenthood costar– Jason Ritter. Fingers crossed that this one gets picked up, because it’s time the piercing-eyed beauty came back to primetime! 

3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition


If you’re a child of the 80s like myself, you remember exactly where you were when you first saw this boundary-pushing masterpiece. From the initial pangs of puberty brought on by Jessica Rabbit’s unfettered voluptuousness, to the cold sweats that Christopher Lloyd’s bug-eyed Judge Doom inspired, this movie’s an indelible part of the childhood of a generation. Treat your inner kid to the restored 25th Anniversary DVD out March 12th with commentary from its director, Robert Zemeckis, uber-producer, Frank Marshall, and a slew of other collaborators responsible for the quasi-animated classic.

4. Kevin Hart


Ok, so SNL didn’t go exactly like I assumed it would, but the Dove Chocolate Sketch alone was worth the price of admission, and Real Husbands of Hollywood has proven to be consistently hilarious and appropriately self-aware. You’re still the man, little man! Plus, kudos for restoring some professional dignity to both Nick Cannon and Nelly, it’s been a long time coming.

5. Almodovar’s I’m So Excited


Don’t worry, it still has returning favorites/past collaborators, Cruz and Banderas, and I’m sure that the film somehow examines the power and grace of dynamic woman trapped in circumstances beyond their control. But this time, it’s all about the boyzzz! No director milks a scene for all of its deliciously sloppy humanity like Almodovar, and no one’s work consistently remains so unself-consciously honest. Not excited about this new one yet, watch the hilariously offbeat trailer! Oh and yes, the film does take its name from the eponymous 80’s Pointer Sisters pop classic, so how could you possibly go wrong?