Riverdale Season 2 – Review

ATTENTION! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ALL SEASONS OF THE CW’S “RIVERDALE”.

So…. I’ve watched season 2. A month ago. I devoured the show. I couldn’t stop watching. I was obsessed. I still am. But writing this review took me a long time.

First of all, some self-promo: I also talked about my first impression of it and my thoughts on Season 1. Feel free to check them out!

Now let’s get into the bad good stuff:

Suffice to say that season two is very very very very very different from season one. And to be fair I ‘ve enjoyed that one so much more than this one. The plot was so much better! I liked that they tried to find who “The Black Hood” was, but it wasn’t as satisfying as discovering who murdered Jason.

And I wasn’t, I still not am, a fan of the serpents. I don’t get it! What’s the point of them? They are a gang that comes from south side of the city of Riverdale… But what is their purpose? Why are they here? Why did Jughead join them even though he said he wouldn’t?

Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Cole Sprouse, and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale (2016)

ep 01: of course Jughead has got a fucking motorcycle!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS! The perfect image of the bad boy! I cannot stop laughing.

– The image of Archie sitting at the bottom of the stairs with a baseball bat to “protect” his father was the top for me. It made no sense! The guy has a gun! There is a famous line in the italian movie “A Fistful of Dollars” that says: “Quando un uomo con la pistola incontra un uomo col fucile, quello con la pistola è un uomo morto” which roughly translated into: “When a man with a gun meets a man with a rifle, the one with the gun is a dead man.” 

Exchange gun with baseball bat and rifle with gun and BOOM! Perfect metaphor.

EP 3: Archie and his shirtless guys in red masks trying to threaten “The Black Hood” via YouTube was the worst scene I’ve seen in a long time. It was so bad. Like, so bad. Terrible. But… I STARTED LAUGHING LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW. IT WAS HILARIOUS.

EP 04: Why are guns so easily bought in America!? Where is the Federal background check?! #GunControlNow

EP 13: I knew from the moment the guy said: “I’m an FBI Agent” that he was a fake. At one point he was actually dressed like the perfect mobster stereotype. IT WAS SO RIDICULOUS! It was so obvious that he wasn’t a real agent, you jagweed!!!

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John Behlmann in Riverdale (2016)

EP 15: DADDY BLOSSOM IS BACK!!!! Or no wait, it’s his twin brother!!! I love this show!

– The Cabin episode was weird as hell. Jughead kissing Veronica and both couples heard the other one having sex (this was super disturbing).

– I’ll say this once: the Chic debacle was terrible. I hated it. The actor, Hart Denton, was super creepy and I loved that. But it was obvious he wasn’t actually Alice Cooper’s son! Speaking of, Mädchen Amick‘s performance when crying for her dead child to Betty and FP moved me. It was the best acting I have seen on the show so far. She was great.

– Is this Pretty Little Liars all over again? Somehow everybody accepts that children solve crimes. Ok, not children. Teenagers. There is not a lot of difference. How come the adults rely on the kids to find murderers?

– Uhhh! The whole mobster thing!!! They are mafiosi so, obviously, there is the mandolino and stereotypical attire. It kind of pissed me off but at the same time… alright. The show is a huge stereotype of everything so I don’t really care.

– And can we talk about Polly for a moment? She has joined a cult, her children have the weirdest names ever and she seems completely brainwashed.

– AND NOW THE TRASHIEST PART EVER: The Musical Episode!!!!! It was sooooooooooo bad. And they can’t even lip-sync right!!! Come on! It’s the one thing you have to do in musical episodes! The music on the show is garbage. Total garbage and I have proudly skipped every single song sang on both season 1 and 2, thank you very much.

– HIRAM LODGE IS TAKING HIS REVENGE! Bye Archie! See you in jail, girl!


This is so bad. In Jane The Virgin they have twin brothers as well, and twists like these but they do it on purpose! Because it’s a telenovela! And the stories are amazing, the writing is so good! But it is aware of it! And that’s the fun of it. It’s not serious!

But on here, it is! They do it intentionally! Good writing in TV is so difficult to find. I have literally thousand questions about the actions of some characters and the personalities they were given. There are a lot of issues for me.

And I have two posts lined up regarding them. But it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts and put them into writing.

Are you up to date with Riverdale? What do you think its trashiest moment was? Do you have any thoughts on this second season?

I’d love to know them!

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

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Suits – s08 ep 01 – “Right-Hand Man” – Season Premiere Review

It’s here.

Three months after Patrick J Adams and Meghan Markle left Pearson Specter Litt, “Suits” is back.

A new character plus two new series regulars and a new intro. (Thank you, TV Gods for not changing the music or I would have straight up cried.).

If I’m being honest, I haven’t been that excited about this season. Season 7 was a clusterfuck and extremely disappointing. Not just for us Darvey shippers but for anyone with a brain and even an amateurish decent understanding of storytelling.

But enough about that! Let’s turn a new leaf!

(That’s bullshit, I’ll never forget it and I’m still pissed off.)

Before this, I wrote about my very little hopes and dreams for season 8. Feel free to check it out and tell my any opinion you might having going into this new chapter of the show’s life.

Anyway… let’s start with the positive! They honoured Rachel right of the bat! Yay! The show will never be the same without her and Mike…

Small technical parenthesis… GABRIEL MACHT IS CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER?! THEN WHY IS DARVEY NOT A THING?!

I promised myself I was NOT going to yell as much as last season and I have already broken that promise.

HARVEY

If you start doing some crazy shit like you did in the season 7 premiere, I’ll fucking punch you.

Anyway, it’s day 1 with his partnership with Robert Zane and they are already fighting.

And now he is having PTSD because Mike left. Probably. I don’t know… his characterisation has had some deeeeeeeep flaws.

Donna told him to go back to being a kickass lawyer in the field instead of staying behind a desk and pushing paperwork around: 10 minutes later he is in front of Robert Zane telling him he was right.

Wow.

DONNA

Her and Harvey’s banter is so season 1… and I kind of love it.

Also: THE SEXUAL TENSION BETWEEN THEM! Stop eye-fucking each other!

And let’s remind ourselves: Donna knows everything and she is superior being who can fix everyone.

And I’m absolutely loving the camaraderie that they are forming between Donna and Katrina. They are two badass women who often don’t see eye to eye on matters and so I’m curious to see how that is going to be inserted in the following episodes.

LOUIS

Louis is giving up his cats?! WHAT?! NOOOOO!!!

And my joyful gasp of happiness when I heard Louis swearing! YES! I’m so glad USA NETWORK is finally allowing them to swear!

And his advice to Alex at the end was a good one. I love the character development he has undergone during the seasons.

Not to mention sticking up for Brian.

ALEX

I’m always happy to see Dulè Hill on my screen and I’m so glad Alex has become a recurring character.

That being said… I feel like he is irrelevant. They still haven’t found his voice and it seems like he is there just to make an appearance one or twice without any significance.

I’m being pretty harsh but I hope they’ll give him room to grow.

One more thing: seeing Dulé so serious is destabilising! But he is great at it! (I’m gonna go watch Psych for a little bit)

KATRINA

Katrina is back!!! Yaaaaaaay! I love her! Her relationship with Louis is the funniest thing ever.

This episode truly shined a light on her and her characterisation and I loved it. Brian told her that she’s cold and stone hearted but I’m glad the writers have decided to show her softer side, and the emotional component she felt in the firing of 10 of her colleagues.

And the Game Of Thrones reference! LOVE IT!

SAMANTHA

Sooo… the opening credits were at least accurate. Samantha is a boxer. And she is also Robert Zane’a right-hand man.

She is ruthless, extremely loyal to Robert and has an amazing monochromatic wardrobe.

To be fair, she seems like an interesting character and she has had great lines so far. I’m open to the idea of liking her (which is something I didn’t consider before). She is a lot like Harvey and I’m praying to the Lords of Tv that they won’t pair her off with him. Please don’t do it! Please. Don’t.



Overall, it has been a pretty uneventful episode. Sure, some drama between the farm and its lawyers, but I was expecting a twist at the end. I was expecting a big plot twist between Harvey and Donna and I’m disappointed but not surprised. After all, the episode is written by Aaron Korsh. I’m like, what was I expecting??

I miss Mike. Even though I was little bit tired his moral complex and him in general. But I really really miss him already and it’s only been one episode. Also let’s keep in mind every single Darvey shipper has left the show so our chances of seeing them together are even lower.

Alright! This is it. An eventful episode with a lot of sexual tension between Donna and Harvey, some rivalry, quarrels, friendships and yadi yadi.

I guess I’ll see you next week.

Let me know your thoughts on the episode. I genuinely want to know other people’s feelings about it.

xxx

Georgia

UnREAL – s04 ep 01 – “All In” – Season Premiere Review

Attention! This post contains spoilers for the first episode of season 4 of Unreal and all the other seasons!

I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

I thought I was gonna have to wait a year for the next season and instead… HULU surprised us! 3 months after the season 3 Finale… here we are! With all 8 episodes being released!

(Dear Hulu, I have almost forgiven you for passing on picking up Brooklyn99 when it was briefly cancelled. This was definitely a step forward to rekindle our basically non-existent relationship.)

I saw the trailer and it looked super cool! Lots of drama, scandals, pretty hair and makeup and manipulative bitches! YEAH!!!

Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer in UnREAL (2015)

That being said… I started off extremely doubtful: what is happening to Rachel?! What is all of this misogyny and sexism?!

Last year they tried to be as feminists as possible for a reality tv show about finding love, and now what is all of this?! Has Rachel gone insane?

Even Quinn is uncomfortable by her actions! Well, partially.

This season is a lot more “Bachelor in Paradise” rather than “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette“. Rachel has created incredibly sexist games, like guys rating the women’s appearance and if they don’t like it, they throw them into a stupid pond underneath the bridge.

What the actual fuck?!?

Also, it’s not Venmo. It’s the CashApp. I can hear Lovett or Leave It’s Jon Lovett’s voice shouting: We’re not using the other apps anymore.

Going back to Quinn for a moment: she has a necklace that says “Love”. WHAT?!

And Jay is still doing cocaine! Thanks Alexi!

“Are you that desperate not to be alone that you would marry some contestant from a dumbass reality show you’ve known for eight weeks?

You’re living in a fantasy world where everyone is perfect, therefore fake.”

THIS SUMS UP THE ENTIRE BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE / BACHELOR IN PARADISE FRANCHISE!!!

On top of that, Rachel is basically using the show as an excuse to sleep with all these guys and then get her own happy ending. (Hence the makeup and perfectly styled blonde hair).

AND QUINN IS PREGNANT!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

The following are just a couple of the questions that went through my mind while watching this train wreck.

  • Is Rachel serious?
  • Is Quinn going to keep the baby?
  • What is the deal with Jay and Alexi?
  • Why are they making such an immoral and terrible show?
  • What is the bigger picture?
  • Why would Rachel allow Roger the rapist on the show? Is she going to convict him on national TV?
  • Is Jeremy going to show up?
  • Is it weird that I hope the blonde dickhead suitor from Season 1 comes back?
  • What is the deal with the new provider? The one with the Italian surname. Tommy. He can’t be worse than last season’s creepy therapist!

SO. MANY. QUESTIONS!

I’m starting ep 2 NOW.

See you at the end of the season. Bye.

Talk to me about the show by leaving a comment down below, tweet at me or send me an email!

Xxx

Georgia

Suits Season 8 Hopes & Dreams

So…

Today airs the first episode of season 8 of Suits.

The first one without Patrick J Adams and Meghan Markle.

I am currently deep in denial and I can’t believe Katherine Heigl is part of the cast.

But before I begin ranting, some self-promo. You can check out my reviews all the 7B episodes: Hard Truths (11) – Bad Man (12) – Inevitable (13) – Pulling The Goalie (14) – Tiny Violin (15) – Goodbye (16).

Although the title of the posts says: Hopes & Dreams… I don’t have any. I don’t know what is going to happen. I watched the trailers they have put out and it’s so weird!

I think the show will drastically change and it has been changing since season 7, which in my opinion, was one of the worst seasons in the history of Tv. Worst than the eighth season of Friends.

There is still the Darvey question. After Donna kissed Harvey, they fought for a while and then everything was fine! And it is bullshit! If they (and by “they” I mean Aaron Korsh, creator and executive producer) leave it like this, it’s bullshit.

After all this mess, they need to get their shit together and bone.

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Yes. Bone. (Thank you, Captain Holt)

something else I’m worried about: Katherine Heigl’s character Samantha.

If they even think about trying to get her and Harvey together, I’ll show up to Toronto and punch somebody in the face. And yes, that is still Aaron Korsh.

Moving on from Darvey and the feeling of utter despair that comes with wanting Donna Paulsen happy… Katrina.

I love Amanda Schull’s character Katrina. She is a great character and her banter with Louis is hilarious. They are the perfect comedic duo of the show. I can’t wait for them to have a ton of scenes together.

Another character I’m happy to see again is Alex (Dulé Hill). At one point during season 7 he vanished and then suddenly came back, but now he is a regular on Suits and I am sure I’ll have a lot of screen time.

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I’ve already briefly talked about Katherine Heigl and, to be fair, I can’t comment. I can’t say anything because I haven’t seen her on Suits. I can’t judge her performance or whether or not I’ll like her character.

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Stay tuned for a lengthy review on Thursday with all my thoughts and comments. (which will have been previously shouted at the screen, directly to Aaron Korsh).

Uh! Wait! I almost forgot about Robert Zane joining the team! I’ll be merging with Pearson Specter Litt and troubles are ahead! Things will definitey NOT be easy.

That’s it.

I am not allowing myself to have any hopes or dreams because I am sure they will be shattered in a matter of minutes at the beginning of episode 1.

I’ll see you on Thursday. Me and my rage will be back.

xxx

Georgia