August Favourites 2017

It’s been a busy month. I’ve been studying a lot and haven’t had time to actually HAVE favourite things. But there a few item that stood out. Actually more than I expected. πŸ˜‰πŸ€˜πŸΌ

TV shows

I’ve watched this show almost in one sitting. “Friends from College” is about a group of 40-year-old who have been friends since they were at Harvard together. The only problem is that there is a huge secret between them. Their relationships with each other are broken, weird, contorted and at times absurd.

The cast is really good. Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Annie Parisse, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park and Nat Faxon.

I adored Key and seeing this, gave me further confirmation that he is an extraordinarily talented comedian.

I really enjoyed it. Nothing out of the ordinary, but if you are in the mood for some light-hearted comedy with serious topics, this is for you.


Pod Save AmericaSomething else I never though I’d enjoy: podcasts. But I got so much into american politics that I HAD to start following “Pod Save America”.

Former speech writers from the Obama Administration Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett and former National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor teamed up and created this wonderful podcast. They post bi-weekly on Monday and Thursday and they tackle political news, clearly explaining everything so that even someone who doesn’t live in America (like me) can understand what the hell is going on.

They also bring specialists, former government officials and activists that are trying to improve their country and are advocating in favor of important causes.

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Their company, “Crooked Media” also produces podcasts like “Pod Save the World”, “Lovett or leave it”, “Pod Save the People” and “With Friends like these”.

Every single episode is informative, educational and the promotional commercials are hilarious. Jon Lovett makes me double up with laughter every time they talk about their “Game Of Thrones” watch parties!!! I’ll definitely keep on listening.

Here you can find the podcast on iTunes and here are 3 interviews on Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah,Β Chelsea Handler‘s talk shows.


August 22nd 2017

My parent went away for three days with all our extended family. 9 of them on a three-day trip to Florence.

I didn’t go because of my stupid exams, but I had the best days. I did whatever I wanted. Literally. Sure, I studied for 2 out of 3 of the days, but let’s not talk about that. I slept so little! I wanted to make the most out of the freedom I had. I ate what I wanted, danced around in my underwear at midnight and felt so happy and free.

I have previously talked about this but having such a hands-on extended family with completely different interests than me is not easy. Soul crushing, to be exact.

Anyway, I spent an entire day with my closest friend, we mocked crappy TV serie, watched “Game of Thrones”, predicted who would win at the Emmys and laughed so much. I truly had the BEST DAY EVER with her. Total freedom of being who I am with no oppression and containment. I hadn’t felt that content and happy in a long time.


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I’ve talked about “Suits” in my July favourites and in the Suits 7 Mid season review and I LOVE IT. I am so obsessed with it! I’ve started following some people just as obsessed with it as I am and it’s been amazing. Every time I scroll throw my timeline, there are so many pictures of Donna and Harvey.

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Basically heaven.

I absolutely adore the show! It’s full with empowering and badass women (like Jessica) and cool and witty dialogue. At times cheesy, I can’t deny it. But my favourite thing is Harvey and Donna’s relationship. They are so close and have a fantastic friendship but on top of that: an amazing sexual chemistry.

THEY ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. OK? THEY ARE. PERIOD. Please Aaron Korsch, let them get together. I really want them to. Every time they are on screen together, I get goosebumps.

Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty are unbelievably good. I love them. And they’ve been friends for 20 years.



I have just realized there are no beauty items in this post… apparently I haven’t loved any particular product this month.

Let me know what you’ve been loving this months and if you are feeling down and want to rant, something you have hated!

hugs,

Georgia  ❀

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September 2017 TV Premiere

Weirdly enough, September and October are my favourite months. New seasons come out, exciting pilots make their debut on televisions and there are the Emmys. (Just as a reminder, September 17th.)

What could be better? I am literally jumping up and down from happiness. So many shows are back, so many new stories, characters, plot twists… This is heaven.

I’m going to cheat a little bit and insert in this list a show that came back for its 2nd season on Sunday August the 27th on ITV: VICTORIA

Starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, it describes her life on the thrones. If you want to know more, there is a link on the title of each show that goes to one of my reviews. (Or rather, incredibly long rants and freakouts).

Without further ado, here is the list of my shows coming back on September:

September 6th: YOU’RE THE WORST

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This show is coming back for its fourth season and I LOVE IT. I literally cannot wait to see what is going on with Jimmy and Gretchen. The season 3 finale left me completely shocked and I have been wondering for months what will happen next.

Wednesdays at 10:30/8:30C PM on FXX


September 14th: BETTER THINGS

Another FX show and this is about an actress who is a single mother trying to deal with her three children and her crazy mom. I watched the first season when it came out and although it has nothing new or particular, it resonated with me. I saw myself in them. It’s created by Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, who also stars in it.

If you’re looking for a fun comedy, check it out!

Thursdays at 10/9c on FX


September 26th: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

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At the beginning, I thought this didn’t have much depth. It felt like a stupid and ridiculous comedy that you watch only to give your brain a break. But it is actually so funny. And socially relevant. It talks about race, discrimination, homophobia, prejudice and police brutality… while making you laugh. It is created by Micheal Schur, who was also behind “The Office” (US) and “Parks and Recreation.”.

We left off at the end of season 4 with Jake and Rosa in a difficult situation and I really want to know what the writers have written!

Moreover, after seeing Captain Holt’s dog Cheddar, I fell in love with Welsh Corgi. THEY ARE SO CUTE! Google them!

Tuesdays at 9.30/8.30c on FOX


This Is Us - Season 1September 26: THIS IS US

I don’t want to talk about this. I’m going to cry. And I have cried for 18 episodes plus the talk at the end with the actors. I’ve never been more devastated in my entire life.

It’s an amazing show, VERY cheesy some times (especially how Jack and Rebecca met. Probably the only thing I did not like on the show) but it makes me feel EVERYTHING. The day after I watch it, I have a horrible headache because of the crying. It rips me into a million pieces.

Highly recommend it. You won’t regret it.

Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC


September 27th: MODERN FAMILYmodernfamily_s6_si_l

THE. ABSOLUTE. BEST.

Still spectacular after 8 seasons, Modern Family is back! I have seen every single episode of this show at least 10 times. Whenever I feel a bit down or I want to watch something familiar, this is what to turn to. Absolutely magnificent.

My sister and I have religiously watched 3 days a week when we were having lunch alone. I know it like the back of my hand and I’m never tired of it. It’s just so funny and deep and at times sad. It just gives me warm feelings of happiness and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this show in my life.

Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC


September 28th: Grey’s Anatomy

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A show I truly loved and now watch only to see how ridiculous it is going to get season after season. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy! But after most of the original cast’s departure, it hasn’t been the same.

I’m not really sure what they are doing with most storylines, but I’ve been watching it for years and it’s a ritual! A tradition!

I literally don’t remember what happened on previous season finale, but amen! I’ll catch up eventually!

On Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC


September 28th: Will & Grace

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I hadn’t watched “Will and Grace” until this year. I was 2 years old in 1998 and I highly doubt there were showing it here in Italy. Anyway, WHAT A SHOW!

I can’t believe how socially advanced it was and how much it did to the LGBT community. It was one of the first (if not THE first) show in America to have an openly gay man as lead actor. And the cameos! Ellen, Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Britney Spears, Matt Damon and more!

I love that it is recorded in front of a live audience like “Friends” because it gives it so much more life and character. I am not afraid they’ll ruin the original show (like it happened for Gilmore Girls, according to some people) and I truly can’t wait for present-day jokes and pop culture references! So happy!

Airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC


Immagine correlataSeptember 30th: Saturday Night Live

I wasn’t really into it until this year and the wonderful election season. Maybe because they talked about people I didn’t know or I didn’t understand the comedy.

I still don’t get why they find a lot of the jokes funny, but it is great political satire. I feel head over heels in love with Kate McKinnon (nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series) and Alec Baldwin (their most notable characters include Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway and AG Jeff Session for Kate; and Donald Trump for the magnificent Baldwin).

I am sure I’ll watch it religiously every Sunday (bloody time zones, I have to wait the day after to see it).

On Saturdays on NBC


Hope you like this! Maybe there are more, but these are the ones I’m most excite about! As always, let me know if there are any shows I should watch!

Georgia

Judgy people, shopping and rare positivity – Going Shopping part 2

Attention! This post contains swearing and an awful amount of sarcasm!

I haven’t had the best weekend. I know it’s not even over and it’s already shit.

In Friday I went shopping at our usual retail shopping centre and… boy, it was delightful. πŸ™„

I already talked about going shopping with my family and you are probably wondering? Is she a masochist? Does she want to hurt herself?

No. I am simply a cheap person that wants to buy a lot of makeup for the least possible amount of money.

(Mini-haul coming as soon as I can take the pictures!)

Before 3 PM, I had already received 3 comments of my makeup and one about my weight. And this time I didn’t even try anything on!

So yes, I was in an excellent mood. πŸ™„

I’m really sarcastic this evening.

And I don’t care that my makeup was grungy. And it wasn’t that grungy!

Some orang-y and brown eyeshadow and mascara! A bit smudged in the lower lash line and that’s it!

But I was supercool! Just smiled and said: “I like it, so…”. The complete sentence would have been “I like it, so… fuck off πŸ–•”.

I totally kept my cool, even about the weight thing.

Uh! I’ve just remembered! They also said I should renew my wardrobe and dress differently! Silly me! How could I forget this gem!?

Fast-forward to today. Or actually yesterday since it’s already past midnight.

I studied almost all day and I was in a terrible mood. I didn’t have energies, I was sleepy, I didn’t care about anything but most of all… I was angry. Really really pissed.

And I was looking forward to 7 PM, when I get to say a big “fuck you, University, I hate you.”.

I just wanted to catch up on the shows nominated for the Emmys that I haven’t seen. (Post about them coming soon).

But no! I had to write this post of Facebook for the association my family is working with. I hate it so much. I was forced into managing the Facebook page and I truly hate it. Have I said “hate” enough in this post? Yes? Well I hate it.

I don’t get how they managed to reel me into it. And since they are interested in it, they are under the impression that I have to care about it. And I truly don’t. Maybe 5%. Nah. Too much. 3%. 2,5%.

Since I was in a foul mood, my mom said: “come on, cheer up! Why are you pulling that face”

And like every single time she asks I respond: “it’s my face”

But today she went on and said: “you should smile more”

So I laughed and pulled my best and most real fake smile. And today every time she looked at me I put on that smile and let her know I was empty and dying inside.

FUN TIMES! πŸ™„

And I told her! She knew I was faking it and kept laughing, thinking it was a funny joke. Sorry. It wasn’t.

I have all of this repressed anger and a lot of my personality hidden and it is slowly driving me insane. Why can’t I be free, do whatever the fuck I want and not be judged? I know I’m not the most positive person ever, but when you see something you don’t have to immediately point out their vices and voice your judgy opinion. There are people who are different than you, enjoy doing different things than you. Stop criticising them! If you see only the negative aspects of a persone, you don’t have to underline it and point it about. Especially if they are about people! Shut up! It’s not their vices that define them!

I can’t believe how positive I am tonight. I’m probably having a stroke and not realising it.

So to sum up, I got criticised for my makeup, the way I dress; I got body shamed, got asked to smile more and waisted an entire Saturday evening doing shit I don’t care about and absolutely hate.

So yay! Great weekend! I also found out one of my middle school classmate got married today. Surreal! πŸ‘°πŸ»

Tomorrow (well it’s not 00:20 here so technically today) I’ll be studying again. Let’s just hope they will for a hike and leave me here with my pizza and my solitude. πŸ™

Marvel’s “The Defenders”

Risultati immagini per the defenders poster“The Defenders” came out on Netflix on August 18th and people cannot stop talk about it. Even though I’m not huge on superhero movies and tv shows, this looked great and Jessica Jones was in it.

So yes, I watched 8 hours of it just because of Jessica Jones. And I don’t regret a thing.

“The defenders” unites four crime-fighting vigilantes with supernatural powers: Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. They team up together to fight an obscure mob-like organization called “The Hand”.

First things first: Do I need to have seen ALL four shows?

NO. I haven’t seen Luke Cage and Iron Fist. They only one you really need to watch is season 2 of Daredevil. I did see it, don’t remember any single scene and I was incredibly confused. BUT I urge you to have a look at “Jessica Jones”. It’s the best. (And my man David Tennant is in it. And he is glorious.)

Contrary to all the others, “The Defenders” only has 8 episodes. Although at the beginning they seemed not enough, they were. I may not be a fan of these shows but I can admit that they are well made. Technically.

I didn’t really like the plot. It didn’t make sense to me. I loved seeing Matt Murdoch and Jessica Jones on the screen together. She has some of the best lines EVER and her attitude towards all the extreme supernatural things was basically ME.

But Charlie Cox is hot. Like really hot. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Overall, I enjoyed the series. There were great plot twists and the fighting scenes were choreographed amazingly. Really dynamic and cool. At times a bit too long, but in the end it’s ALL these superhero do.

Some of the dialogues were classic “Marvel sentences”, said only to underline swagger and drama around them. A bit derivative.

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From a technical point of view, the change from one character to the other, they did this colour-themed sequence showing the different part of NYC the four of them are from. (As you can see on the image above) Was it necessary? No. Please don’t do it again.

On the other hand, I liked the directing style. I think they got inspired by Sam Esmail’s “Mr Robot”: the off-centred figure in the shot and the weird framing. I thought it was interesting. Great job directors!

Concluding, I’d recommend this if you are into Marvel and you enjoy the world of superheros. Definitely have a look. Even just to see how awesome and badass Jessica Jones is.

I’ll leave you with a quote that represents me so well:

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Georgia