One Of The Worst Parties I’ve Ever Been To

So… A couple of weeks ago I talked about this party that I was supposed to go to in my “What’s Been Going on” post and it happened two Saturdays ago.

I was not happy.

Not at all.

I didn’t have a totally terrible time but I had to restrain myself from standing up and starting yelling at them.

It was my high school friend’s birthday party and she invited a group of people who is wildly different from me. They like to drink, get wasted and party.

In the last post, I talked about how I would storm out and throw a fit whenever I heard ugly comments.

They swore like sailors. And by swearing I don’t mean the odd f-word or something like that. In Italy, we call it “bestemmiare”, I’d say the closest translation might be “to blaspheme”.

But they didn’t it all the time. Two or three in every single sentence. It was disgusting.

And not because I’m a particularly religious person, it’s just common decency. It’s ugly and disrespectful. They must have said at least 300 of them. I’m not joking.

And you would not believe the racist stuff they said. Not to mention the homophobic slurs.

I was fucking disgusted. It made me sick to my stomach.

Oh, and I also got a gin and tonic spilled on my dress.

G.R.E.A.T.

You can hear the sarcasm from across the globe.

And I was mostly disappointed in myself. Because I didn’t say anything. But what can you say? What can you do without causing a scene and ruining your friend’s party? They notice I didn’t laugh with them and that I wasn’t even smiling. At all.

But I still feel guilty. Now, I wish I had done something. Because if you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, aren’t you a part of the problem as well?

I’ve been wrecking my brain trying to think of what I could or should have done. I rewatched a season 1 episode of Brooklyn99, in which Jake punches a homophobic journalist in the face because he insulted Captain Holt.

Maybe I should have done the same. Now the punching part, obviously. But I should not have stood by and done nothing.

The only thing that is keeping me from tearing my hair from my skull is knowing that I’ll be able to say something the next time. My friend, the only one who did not participate, invited me to a party he is throwing at the end of July and I’ll probably go just because he is the one who invited me.

But I’ll have a chance of a do-over. And I promise to get it right.

Still, I need advice. How do I make my point come across without punching him in the face or insulting him like there is not tomorrow?

Can you help me? What should I have done and what do you recommend I should do next time?

xxx

Georgia

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2-Year Anniversary!

It’s my 2-year anniversary here on WordPress!!!

Yaaay!!

I can’t believe it’s been 24 months since I started writing my blog. It still feels like yesterday I uploaded my first post!

I’ve had a tremendous time, connecting with amazing people and writing about the things I love.

Thank you to those who have read my rants, my reviews and my personal breakdowns. These two years have been challenging and this blog has helped me process my feelings and thoughts and it has helped me moving on.

Thank you for following my little blog.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

Here is to two more years!

xxx

Georgia

 

Barry Season 1 – Review

Bill Hader in Barry (2018)I saw the promo for the show quite some time ago and I’ve been excited to see it ever since. It looked so weird, entertaining and with the darkest humour ever.

It is written, directed, created and produced by SNL alum and master impressionist Bill Hader and produced by Alec Berg who also is the executive producer of “Silicon Valley”.

The show is about a hitman (Hader) is assigned to kill this man, and this guy belongs to a theatre group in Los Angeles. Out of the blue, this ex-marine struggling with depression and PTSD, decides he wants to become an actor and that he’s actually talented enough to be one. Which he is definitely not. He joins a theatre group and meets all kind of different people, in particular Sally and he gets infatuated by her.

Bill Hader in Barry (2018)

On top of this, Bill has amazing co-stars: Henry Wrinkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, D’arcy Carden and more!

I’ve watched basically every interview Bill Hader has given, and he sad that he wanted to make the killing and the shooting seem as realistic as they could. When people are shot, and bloody is shown, it isn’t supposed to look fake for a comedic effect.

They wanted to make it true. And it is.

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I had caught a glimpse of his dramatic range when he played Amy Schumer’s love interest in “Trainwreck” and again in this show. He is unbelievably good. I loved his performance. He was amazing.

Still, despite all the heavy topics, the show is so funny. My favourite characters have to be the two Chechen mobsters. They were hilarious. They had the best lines and the best delivery… I laughed out loud a couple of times. So good.

I loved Fuches and Barry’s relationship. It reminds me of the one Homeland’s Peter Quinn and Dar Adal had, although theirs is somehow less creepy.

Another great quality is how fake and unbearable Sally is. We, as the audience, can see her for how she is, a self-absorbed, arrogant and pretentious actress ready to stomp on anybody to succeed; on the other hand, Barry has a completely different perspective and does not see this side of her. I love that. So much. This gave us an insight on how Barry sees the world and other people. Truly magnificent.

Bill Hader and Sarah Goldberg in Barry (2018)

It is an already very tense show and they decided to build it even further by creating a connection with the Detective in charge of investigating the murder of one of the students in the acting class.

Spoiler alert…. Barry killed him.

I cannot really stress this enough. It’s such a great show. The premises is totally weird but somehow it works.

Last but not least, I am in love with the extremely short opening title: it’s a song called “Change for the World” by Charles Bradley and I am obsessed with it. It immediately went into my “soundtracks” playlist.



Have you seen Barry? Did you like it?

I’d love to know! Let’s interact!

You can find me here, or on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

 

The Resident Season 1 Review

I talked about this new FOX show back in my “January Pilots – Part 2”.

I watched the entire season and now I’m here to see if my opinion of it as changed or if my first thoughts were actually correct!

Here you can check out my first impression of the pilot!

Although back in January I wasn’t that impressed with the pilot, I have kind of reconsidered. Well, not really.

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Let’s start with the positive: I really enjoyed the fact that throughout the show, there was a big plot that kept evolving episode after episode. Yes, there were subplots but what was more important was Lily’s story and her death, the patients being dosed with chemo even though they did not have cancer, the power plays that Dr Bell put in place and more.

I liked that in 14 episodes they decided to have a complete storyline and not just single episodes that somehow connect to each other.

I can’t say that I’m blown away by it. Far from it. I’m not a fan of the dialogue, I’m not a fan of the acting and the directing leaves me baffled. What I see, is a show trying to be ambitious in its directing and, in my opinion, failing. I don’t particularly like the glaring of the lenses, and the characters constantly looking into the distance.

So…. in the end….. I don’t really like it (?)… I am myself confused.

I liked the drama, the manipulation, the high stakes and the race against time to unmask Dr Hunter’s fraud.

Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp in The Resident (2018)

And now unto the characters:

Even thought Emily VanCamp’s character Nic became more and more relevant and fundamental to the show, there was still something missing. Right from the beginning we know that she and Conrad have a complicated history together but what really bothered me is that we don’t get to see what happened between them that caused all this friction. We see the tension but we don’t get to see the cause of it. Not even in a flashback or a “daydream” sequence… nothing.

Speaking of Conrad, I cannot stand him. I don’t know why but he just pisses me off all the time. It might be because Matt Czuchry used to play Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore girls and I don’t think I’ve ever hated a character like I hated him, but he makes me so angry all the time.

I see him and the first thing that comes to mind is: “what a dick”.

Shaunette Renée Wilson in The Resident (2018)

I complained a little bit about Dr Okafor’s Cristina Yang-like qualities but I change my mind! Her character is actually the most interesting one of the entire show. She is such a complicated person that I hope in season two they will focus more on her.

About Dr Pravesh, I don’t have an opinion. Which is highly unusual. He is there, I think I like him… He’s a bit arrogant but you know, he’s a doctor.

So, to sum up, I actually expected it to be worse. That is not to say that I liked it. It was okay. Kind of.

I started my review a lot more positive and then it all went down. Oh well…

Even though I currently HATE FOX because of what they did to Brooklyn 99, maybe by September, I will have gotten over it.

(Spoiler Alert: I won’t.)

Anyway, the second season of “The Resident” comes back on FOX in September.

Did you watch the show? What do you think of the storylines and plot?

Let me know down here in the comments or find me on Twitter!

xxx

Georgia