Riverdale Season 1 Review

I know, I’m so late to the party but I really didn’t want to watch the show. I’ve known about it for a long time. I don’t really like following super popular trends and this looked absurd.

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I saw a few clips, especially the “karma is a bitch“ vine trend and I knew it was going to be shitty and trashy.

And it is. It might be even worse than “Pretty Little Liars“. And that is saying something.

For those of you who don’t know about the show, it talks about a group of friends who find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation, not knowing who to trust and in the mist of discovering every Riverdale resident’s secrets.

We have four main characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead.

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I’ve been describing it as “Pretty Little Liars” meets “Gossip Girl” with a dash of “Twin Peaks”.

It drives me crazy because everybody in the show is always looking perfect, never without make up and never looking even a little bit dishevelled. It is fucking ridiculous.

I thought I was going to hate it with all my heart. Just as much as I despise “The Big Bang Theory”.

But I didn’t: I am now obsessed with it.

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What really confuses me is the fact that they are also super glamorous, fashionable and always perfect but the atmosphere of the show it’s pretty dark and gloomy. It is probably intentional, at least I hope so, but it’s weird!

There is always this misty, dusty atmosphere and it’s in sharp contrast to the heavy make up and pretty dresses and shirtless guys in every scene.

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To be fair, I liked that in the first episodes they dealt with sexism and sexual harassment. The guys of the football team kept a book about their conquests and they sexually harassed the girls at the school. So Veronica and Betty called them out and had one of them suspended. YES! GIRL POWER! I was so happy they did that. The show is watched by teenagers and they need to see that women are believed when they speak up about these things.

Also, I get that it’s sponsored by Cover Girl, but they couldn’t be more obvious about the product placement. It’s so blatant!

(I love it!)

It’s trashy, it’s garbage television but I can’t wait to finish season two and I’m definitely looking forward to this fall, when the show comes back for third season. (According to my app October 10th).

Now… here is a bullet point list of a few things I have yelled at the screen while watching:

  • ep 08 = they never said the word “abortion”. Maybe call stuff with its proper name.
  • why do they call their parents “Mommy” and “Daddy”? It’s weird.
  • this is a murder investigation: wear some gloves, you idiots! Don’t touch the evidence and leave your fingerprints on it, dumb ass!
  • they said “bro” so many times!!!!!! Like, constantly! I get it, you’re brothers but NO.
  • can you please stop over lining your lips with lipstick? It’s a terrible trend. I hate it.
  • Jughead and Jellybean: Worst names ever. But kudos for the originality.
  • Betty and Veronica’s kiss in one of the first episodes was unnecessary.

Let me know your thoughts on this show. PLEASE. I need to talk about it.

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xxx

Georgia

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Tracee Ellis Ross

I used to write beauty posts about women I like and the makeup they wore and I thought it would be cool to bring it back. I wrote about Emma Watson, Sarah Hyland, Emilia Clarke, Lily James, Kerry Washington, Sophie Turner

As I said back then, these are women I like, women I admire and women who wear fabulous makeup.

And the amazing person I want to talk about today is Tracee Ellis Ross.

She stars in ABC’s “Black-ish” and she is amazing. She is such a poweful, unapologetic and empowering woman and she is so fashionable!

I love her. She has confidence, a gorgeous smile and she’s not afraid to express her opinion.

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Tracee has amazing lips and she often accentuates them with a bright lipstick. And she pulls it off like nobody else does.

Personally, I got inspired by her: eyebrown, a barely-there super soft shimmer eyeshadow on the lid, mascara and then a pop of colour on the lips.

It’s beautiful.

At times she also lines her eyes with a black eyeliner and it makes the whole look seem more time consuming and thought out.

I’ve noticed red is her preferred colour but she wore  beautiful neon pink on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and I fell in love with it. I wore my own bright pink for three straight days.

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She wears different shades of red like in this picture, but usually it’s always a bright classic red.

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Risultati immagini per tracee ellis ross red carpet lipstickThis is another look of hers that I adore: a pinkish burnt orangy eyeshadow to slightly match her earrings and a nude lipstick.

GORGEOUS.

I love it.

And of course I love her. She has such a fun and bubbly personality. I recommend checking out her interviews. She is adorable.

AND this year she made her directorial debut on Black-ish! She directed the first episode of the tetralogy at the end of season 4!

YOU GO TRACEE!!! #WomenDirecting!

Also, check this out this Vogue’s 73 Questions:


Are you as obsessed as I am with Tracee Ellis Ross? What’s your favourite look? Let me know!

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

xxx

Georgia

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

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