Fellas, it’s time to bid adieu to 2018, the year that the world collectively wants to say ‘Thank u, next’ to. 2019 probably has more pressure on it to do well than Indian kids being compared to Sharmaji ka beta. Taking another leaf out of the Indian parents’ logic, if we start 2019 right, it might just set the tone for the rest of the year.
And so, amigos, here’s a list of some pretty epic/hilarious ways to say ‘Bye Felicia’ to 2018 if it sucked for you and welcome 2019 in the most dramatic way. You might’ve seen a lot of memes doing the rounds, about starting a particular song or movie at a certain time on New Year’s Eve, so that an epic lyric or dialogue plays out exactly as 2018 turns to 2019!
We’ve added a few of our own brilliant ideas to the existing mix and present to you, this NYE playlist!
1. Ned Stark: 2019 is coming
But you know before it does, 2018 must end. So go ahead and play Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3 (Oathbreaker) at 11:45:23 and have a young Ned Stark call 2018 to an end from the Tower of Joy.
2. One dialogue to rule them all!
Waiting in anticipation of what new battles 2019 shall bring? Nothing better than having King Theoden of Rohan (RIP) from The Lord of the Rings proclaim that it has begun!
3. Mission Accomplished!
If you’ve spent a major chunk of 2018 feeling like it was going to be the death of you, then Ethan Hunt is your spirit animal. Entering 2019 battered and bruised but still successfully alive, you deserve to say “Mission Accomplished!”
TBH, you could pick any of the MI movies and start them anywhere between 9.45-10 pm on NYE. The movies have a run time of 2 hours 20 minutes, so just around 12 am, you’ll have Ethan Hunt saying:
4. Thank u, next, 2018!
Come on, this is probably the best, nay the Grande-st way to move on from the learning experience that 2018 was for us all!
5. Welcome 2019, K3G style
If you, like Jaya Bachchan from K3G, have some mad intuition that 2019 is going to be your year, then bring out that aarti ki thaali and play the title track at exactly 11:54:30. And just as SRK’s character, Rahul, finally enters mommy’s field of vision, 2019 will enter yours!
6. Be reborn at 12 am with Jon Snow
2018 stabbed a lot of us in the gut. And our only hope is that 2019 might just bring us back from the dead. Because when you play the Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 (Home) at exactly 11:10:54, Jon Snow will be resurrected at 12 am.
Now you know something!
7. 2019 is going to be legen-wait for it-
Well, aren’t you an optimistic one? You think the new year is going to be AWESOME and are willing to high five over it? Then, why don’t you play How I Met Your Mother Season 2 Episode 22 at 11:39:30, and Barney Stinson will say legen-wait-for-it at exactly 12 am!
Of course, for it to be a completely legendary, you’re going to have to pull an elaborate play from Barney’s playbook, and play Season 3 Episode 1 right after!
8. I’ve got a bad feeling about this!
Think 2019 is just going to be more trash? You’re not riding Solo on this one. Play Star Wars: A New Hope at exactly and have Han Solo join you as the walls close in!
9. Vicky, Please!
For many people, 2019 couldn’t come any sooner. But you know who can? Vicky Kaushal’s character from Lust Stories.
If you begin Lust Stories at around 10:22 pm, you can count down the last four seconds of 2018 for a… erm… ‘happy ending’!
There’s no guarantee that you’ll be satisfied with 2019, but hey, a girl can hope?
10. Restore balance in your life with Thanos.
If you’re the nihilist kind, sitting at home and hoping apocalypse should finally come this year, then let the Mad Titan’s rad idea be your 2018 endgame.