Suits – s08 ep 10 – “Managing Partner” – REVIEW – SUMMER FINALE

[Attention! This post contains some strong language. I couldn’t help myself. And swearing is fun.]

Finally! The summer finale is here! I was sick and tired of Suits taking up my time. I don’t mean to sound so hateful. I love the show but in the past two years it has become incredibly frustrating and I’m fed up with it.

Now we’ll have 4 to 5 months to wait until the rest of the season. I still might post a couple of Suits related things like

ways they ruined the show in season 7

or

Please bring Mike Ross back: here is a top 100 of his best moments

or

“Jessica Pearson: one of my favourite characters but LIKE HELL I’m gonna watch the spin-off; sorry girl“.

These are all plausible titles. Let me know your favourite.

Anyway.. stuff happened, business was talked, Donna was wearing a fabulous dress (as I’m writing this, I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I am sure it was amazing.)

Let’s go. Let’s see how many things I hate I can find in just a 40 minute episode.



HARVEY

And again… so little Harvey in this episode! But he is still spreading idiocy.

He asked Katrina to impersonate Samantha to help Alex win his case: WHAT? I’m confused by this.

Harvey was so useless in these last episodes and I’m glad he took a step back. I’m tired of his bad decision-making.

DONNA

Donna comes into Harvey’s office in the first minutes of the episode, trying to foresee the things she will have to fix in the future.

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She should not be the fixer of the firm! Give her something more.

Donna is taking her “fixer” duties door-to-door: asking Louis to step up as managing partner.

GIVE HER A BETTER STORYLINE!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll never get tired of saying this.

LOUIS

Sheila is interim Dean! Congrats… I guess?

Is Louis asking Sheila to turn down her position as fulltime Dean?

I AM SO ANGRY.

So. Fucking. Angry.

But then he changes his mind and he tells Sheila that he would take time off. She tells him she is pregnant (yaaaaay!!) and all of a sudden, he realises what’s important. Just like that.

What kind of bullshit is this? She announces she is pregnant so he snaps into place and now everything is fine?

And that same evening he offers to step down from the firm to take care of his family.

Is this a cohesive storyline? Does this look like something that makes sense?

NO.

And he accepts it! First order of business? Promoting Alex and Samantha at the same time.

THIS ENTIRE PLOT LINE COULD HAVE BEEN UNRAVELLED IN TWO EPISODES.

Slap them with this exact deal and say: deal the fuck with it or fucking leave.

AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IT!

and now they are changing the name again. For the billionth time.

Do I even care at this point?

(spoiler alert: no)

Here is a picture of Harvey and Louis hugging:

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KATRINA

Katrina puts some sense into Louis.

It seems like the women on this show are just here to fix things. They do not have a proper storyline that does not revolved around a man.

And I am fucking pissed about this.

ALEX & SAMANTHA

They really want their name on the door, don’t they? Since I have zero competitive bones in my body, I don’t really understand it.

In the flashback, the FBI approached her, quoted JFK and…. oh sorry I fell asleep for a sec.  Should I be interested in whose name gets up on the door? Because I am not.

Still in the past, Samantha’s firm is allegedly laundering money. And Past!Robert Zane is helping her dig into the firm’s financial discrepancies. Turns out: he got roped in a crime. But they kind of cover it up together? And protect each other? Cool.

And this time, it’s not a John Oliver sarcastic cool. I’m just as surprised as you are.



The most anti-climatic summer finale of all time. It was so boring. Like, so boring. For a moment I think I fell asleep and missed a couple of things.

That’s it. I have nothing left to say.

Tweet at me and let me know your thoughts on the episode. I’d love to chat!

Do you have any suggestions for crazy titles for my futures upcoming posts?

xxx

Georgia

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Suits – s08 ep 09 – “Motion To Delay” – Review

[Attention! This post contains some strong language. Less than I thought, though. Suits always gets me riled up.]

So… it took me a week to watch this episode. I am tired. So tired. This season has been incredible boring.

So much Darvey friendship (which makes me wanna barf), that Sheila and Louis bullshit and some other shenanigans that made little to no sense. Like Katrina’s constant absence.

I’m so over bad writing and bad characters who still make the same mistakes they did in season 1.

Anyway, let’s get into it. Another 40 minutes of my life gone.

Keep an eye out, though. Because the review of the next episode (the summer finale) is coming up short after this!



Let me start by saying that the 2 second clip of Mike Ross brightened my day and made me feel so nostalgic.

Also, real quick… general plot recap: they’re getting sued by Robert Zane’s former partner for 20 million dollars, Katrina and Bryan try to win a case, Donna puts out fires, Alex and Samantha fight.

HARVEY

So little Harvey in this episode.

So little space for him to screw up.

Robert Zane’s former partner is suing Zane Specter Litt for 20 Million dollars on conspiracy. Which they did, according to them.

I didn’t even realize they did.

Katrina going to Harvey for advice and him not being a dick to her was nice. Finally.

The guy who is suing them has cancer so they’re using it as a strategy to win by delaying the motion for as much as they possibly can.

That is cold-blooded as fuck.

AND THEN THE GUY DIES!!!! WHAT?!

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The Arnold Schwarzenegger bit brought me back to the movie quotes sessions with Mike and now I’m sad.

DONNA

Donna comes in Harvey’s office and saves the day.

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WHAT’S NEW!?!?

Then Donna comes in the conference room and stops Harvey and Robert’s argument.

IS THIS HER NEW JOB? FROM C.O.O. SHE WAS DEMOTED TO “PERSON WHO FIXES STUFF FOR IDIOTIC MEN”?

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LOUIS

He tries to talk to Elias Gould after blackmailing him and what did he think?, that he was going to make everything better? That he would not throw him out of his house?!

But this Gould guy changes his mind and tries to truck deal?

I. Don’t. Care.

The fact they had to build storylines on their rival law firm and construct some complicated bullshit around it.

I. AM. SO. BORED.

Classic Suits Scene: people arguing in the bathroom. ICONIC.

KATRINA

KATRINA!!! She gets a new office!!! SHE MADE SENIOR PARTNER!!!

I’m so proud of her.

I WANT MORE KATRINA.

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Katrina and Bryan going out to celebrate her promotion is terrifying me. PLEASE DON’T WRITE A CHEATING STORYLINE.

(I don’t know why I’m pleading for this not to happen. It is going to. I know it. I’ve known it from the first hint of a partnership between the two of them)

ALEX & SAMANTHA

Alex’s client is being sued for damaging a painting and… guess what?

I don’t care.

Apparently there is a conflict of interest….

BOOOOOOOORING!!!

Then they fight for a while. Alex goes running to Mommy (Harvey) to solve his problems. And now he wants to go to court against Samantha?

Samantha challenges the patriarchy and I’M LIVING FOR IT! I really thought I was going to dislike her… Turns out she might just be the best part of the show as it is now.

Robert and Harvey come up with a plan to solve this rivarly betwen Samantha and Alex:

One case. Two lawyers. Winner gets their name on the door.


THE END!! Wow it felt like this episode was never gonna end! I am sooooo bored.

While researching how to spell “Elias Gould” I came across a list of the people who worked at this fictional law firm and guess who popped up?

HAROLD!!! I miss him so much!!!

Tweet at me and let me know your thoughts on the episode! I’m going straight to the finale. Back to back Suits. How I haven’t pulled all my hair out is still a mystery to me.

Will you be watching the second part of season 8 in 2019?

xxx

Georgia

 

70th Primetime Emmy Awards – Commentary, Reactions and Best Dressed

The Emmys happened this morning! From midnight to 5AM I was glued to the screen, watching the Red Carpet and then the actual ceremony.

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Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, I liked the show. It was quick, efficient but… kinda boring?

It was a bit bland and there was very little tension! They announced the categories so quickly that I couldn’t even work up any sort of suspense. And having the narrator (??) / voice-of-God person read the nominees’ names might have saved time, but it felt too rushed. Moreover, they took unnecessary breaks between less important categories rather than the ones people are notoriously interested in.

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The banter between the presenters was as awkward as always with the exception of Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, obviously. He is adorable, nothing he does is ever not entertaining.

Betty White is obviously an american treasure but bringing her on stage felt unnecessary. I get that she is so important but that poor woman is 96. Leave her at home. Don’t parade her around.

And as much as I love Maya Rudolf and Fred Armisen, their segments fell so incredibly flat. It was not funny.

I won’t even talk about the proposal because I was so embarrassed and I hated it so much. Like, so much. I would have run out of the theatre screaming in horror. I hated it. But congratulations, I guess…

Not unto the part that left me angry and disappointed.

They bragged about how diverse the nominees were and yet,

22 out of the 26 awards given out were won by white people.

Only 4 non-white people won.

How is that possible?

The irony is that at the beginning they did this great opening with a diverse cast singing about how diverse they were. And then they didn’t awarded any Emmys to said diverse group of people.

WHAT?!

p.s. they should have let Kate McKinnon host. She is the best. And also a woman.

Atlanta didn’t win anything, which is a disgrace. Atlanta’s “Teddy Perkins” deserved the award for Outstanding Directing. And Matthew Rhys as best lead actor? Sterling K Brown was in his same category. Sterling.

I also have bone to pick with the outstanding leading actress in a drama. I want to say that I LOOOOOVE Claire Foy and her performance was magnificent but they overlooked Sandra Oh and Elisabeth Moss. If it were up to me, it would not have gone to Claire.

And the supporting actor in a drama series? Peter Dinklage? He is always brilliant but this season did not shine a light on him and it was a little bit weak.

Thandie Newton was amazing in Westworld. She was truly magnificent but I can’t help but feeling Yvonne Strahovski was robbed.

And the awkwardness in the outstanding variety talk series when people started chanting Stephen Colbert‘s name and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight won? YIKES! I love them both but I think I might have wanted The Late Show to win.

Now I want to gush about two people I was so proud and thrilled they won:

Bill Hader for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy and John Mulaney for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special.

I’m so proud of them.

Before showing you the selection of dresses I fell in love with, a special shout out to shows like “RuPaul Drag Race” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” for bringing parts of the LBGT+ community to the screen.

I’ll say it again… Atlanta was robbed. And sure, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was fantastic but cool it. A few of those awards were questionable.

NOW UNTO THE FASHION!

(Full article can be found here!)

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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Joey King
Aidy Bryant
Tina Fey
RuPaul
Issa Rae
Kate McKinnon
Andy Samberg

Done! Here are my thoughts on the Emmys 2018!

Check out my predictions and see if I was right or wrong!

Also, were you wondering where Donald Glover was? He came as alter-ego Teddy Perkins!

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Did you watch the show? Are you happy with the winners? Did your favourite show win? And what was your favourite red carpet look?

Let me know and tweet at me!

xxx

Georgia

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors & Outstanding Series)

And last but not least…. Comedy! Supporting Actors and Actresses, Lead Actors and Actresses and Outstanding series!

Check out all my other opinions:

Now let’s go!



Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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What a great group of ladies!!!

Aside from Laurie Metcalf, I’m very familiar with all these performances and they’re great!

Let me start by saying I don’t understand Glow. I like it but I don’t get it. Alex Bornstein was amazing on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Megan Mullally is a legend.

The three SNL ladies are brilliant but my pick is Kate.

Kate McKinnon had a fantastic season on SNL and she can literally play any person. She has no limitation.

2017 Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL

My Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

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I don’t know Louie Anderson and I don’t even know Baskets. Sorry.

But I do know the other actors and their performances!

Alec Baldwin’s Trump impersonation has become iconic and, speaking of SNL, YAY Kenan Thompson! His first nomination!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s season 4 is mind-blowing! So good! Tituss Burgess’ performance was so funny! I loved him! Brian Tyree Henry was also unbelievable on Atlanta‘s “Barbershop”! It was so funny!

I can’t decide between Henry Winkler and Tony Shalhoub. They were so unique on their own show and they were both amazing.

I just can’t…

Also, where is Andre Braugher? Where is his nomination? He needs it. He deserves it.

on top of that… WHAT ABOUT ZACH WOODS? He killed it as Jared Dunn! I’m so pissed about this.

2017 Winner: Alec Baldwin, SNL

My Winner: Henry Winkler / Tony Shalhoub



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

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I don’t get “Moms” and I don’t get “Grace and Frankie”. Sorry Allison Janney and Lily Tomlin. I’m just putting it out there.

I loved Pamela Adlon on Better Things. The show is great, so different and a comedy but not really. It deals with intense things.

Tracee Ellis Ross. I love her. I love her. So much. She is such an interesting person and her portrayal of Dr. Bow Johnson was so good. I need to mention the post-partum depression episode. She was magnificent.

My pick for the Emmy has to be Rachel Brosnahan. I fell in love with her and “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”. She was incredible on the show and she deserves it.

2017 Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

My Winner: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”



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I do not watch Shameless (yet) and I don’t like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. I don’t want a Bernie Sander’s lookalike to yell at me for 30 minutes.

And now it gets tough. Anthony Anderson has been amazing as Dre Johnson but I feel like we need to concentrate on Donald, Bill and Ted.

Season 2 of Altanta was so weird, so strange and so amazing. Ted Danson as Michael on The Good Place was iconic and he gave such a terrific performance.

And Bill Hader. Wow. Barry sounds like it shouldn’t work but it super does. It’s genius.

2017 Winner: Donald Glover, Altanta

My Winner: Bill Hader / Ted Danson (Sorry Donald).



Outstanding Comedy Series

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I don’t get Curb Your Enthusiasm and Glow. I will watch season 2 of Glow but I think it is not for me.

Now, how can I choose between these? Silicon Valley was hilarious and Blackish talked about so many important and socially relevent topics.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was so incredibly funny this season! I was not that into it in the past but WOW!

Atlanta killed it. It was so weird and so innovative. So NEW.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise quite dark comedy environment. It was so bright, fun and hilarious.

And now onto Barry. A show about a sniper who wants to become an actor. How can it work?, you ask. It can, it does and it’s magnificent.

2017 Winner: Veep (HBO)

My Winner: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel / Barry



That’s it!

Here are all my lenght-y and rant-y opinions about the Emmys!

Tune in Monday, September 17th at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC! Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che!

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia