SNL – Season 43 – Best Of

On Saturday May 19th, the last episode of Saturday Night Live’s 43rd season aired!

Hosted by Tina Fey and with musical guest Nicki Minhaj, the satirical and hilarius hour-long comedy went on hiatus for the summer.

Given how things are going, the Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller might subpoena the entire Trump administration and the show would still be off the air. Not to mention the Pee-Tape…(LOL)

But enought with politics! I wanted to share my favourite sketches, monolgues and cold opens of the season!

Enjoy!

Episode 1 – Host: Ryan Gosling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 3 – Host: Kumail Nanjiani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4 – Host: Larry David

Episode 7 – Host: Saoirse Ronan

Episode 13 – Host: Natalie Portman

Episode 15 – Host: Sterling K Brown

Episode 16 – Host: Bill Hader

Episode 18 – Host: John Mulaney

Episode 19 – Host: Donald Glover

Episode 20 – Host: Amy Schumer

Episode 21 – Host: Tina Fey

 




It’s been a great season, I love the cast and there have been a lot of great hosts. Just to name my favourite people: Bill Hader, John Mulaney, Tina Fey, Kumail Nanjiani, Sterling K Brown, Donald Glover… A bunch talented people.

I can’t wait for september to come, so it will start again. In the meantime, I’ll be here, rewatching the entire season.

What is your favourite sketch? Is there someone you wish could host in season 44?

Tweet at me at @georgiasblog1 or send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

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June 2018 – Reading TBR (Help Me!)

So… I haven’t read anything recently. Well, not just recently. According to my Goodreads reading challenge, I’m 10 books behind schedule.

10

BOOKS

The last proper book I’ve read is a chick-lit “The Wedding Date” and before that I read “Feminism is for everybody” by Bell Hooks.

That’s it.

If you do not count the adorable children’s book published by HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, “A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo“. It is a story about Marlon Bundo, VP Mike Pence’s bunny, that falls in love with another boy bunny and wants to marry him. If you haven’t already, buy the book . All proceeds go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

But now I’m here to share my TBR for the month of June!!


“A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey

35108805I’m obsessed with American Politics. Obsessed. I talk about it constantly. Even on here. And so when the news that the former FBI director, fired by Donald Trump and kickstarter of the Mueller investigation, had written a book, I KNEW I had to get my hands on it.

I’m already halfway through and it is an incredibly interesting story. Not just regarding what happened with Trump, but his life story is pretty gripping. I read almost 150 pages in one sitting. Can’t wait to get to the Donald Trump part!


“Everyday Sexism” by Laura Bates

21251323It’s a collection of different topics all centered around sexism and discrimination against women. Along with data and a lot of information, it narrates a huge variety of stories told by a multitude of women through the internet. In emails, Facebook posts, tweets and more.

At the same time, it’s both a fascinating and horrifying reading. Can’t wait to finish it. I’m almost at the “half” mark.


Not onto the books I haven’t started yet:

“Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind

7585I watched NBC’s 10-episode show “Rise” and the kids were staging this play. After listening to the songs and getting a general vibe about what the show is about, I decided I wanted to read the text.

I’ve also tried to find the DVD of the 2006 musical with Lea Michelle and Jonathan Groff, but so far no luck.


“The Hellfire Club” by Jake Tapper

34329347I like CNN anchor Jake Tapper. I don’t get CNN here, but I’ve seen him multiple times on YouTube clips and on Stephen Colbert’s and this book seems interesting.

It’s set in the 1950s, in Washington DC and it tells the story of Charlie Marder, a newly appointed congressman that starts uncovering secret after secret.

I don’t read much historical fiction (like, not at all) but this sounded fun.


Now thing start getting a little tricky. I don’t know what to read. I have a huge TBR but nothing stands out! I have thrillers, YA, chick-lit, politician’s biographies (Hillary Clinton’s), books about feminism, politics, Queen Victoria and so much more!

But I can’t decide! There is so much crap in here. I don’t even now what I put some of these books in there.

I browsed through it and I found some books I might want to read, but please let me know if you have any recommendation. Any book you like. Maybe some poetry. I am open to anything (expect maybe sci-fi.).

So, here is my TBR.

If you want to have a look at it and recommend something I have already chosen, or leave a comment with your personal advice.

PLEASE, GIVE ME RECOMMENDATIONS! I DESPERATELY NEED THEM!

The books I might read this month:


What are you going to read this month? Have you got any summer plans? I’m going to the beach for 2 weeks! I can’t wait!

xxx

Georgia

p.s. I’m not sure if I like the header image or if I hate it with all my heart. Let me know. I need opinions.

Black-ish Season 4 Review

Black-ish PosterI haven’t talked much about Black-ish but I’ve been watching it for around a year and I really really like it.

If you’re not familiar with it, Black-ish airs on ABC and it is about a the everyday life of an african-american family in Los Angeles.

Dre and Bow have been together for a 20 years, they have a happy marriage and at he beginning of season 4, they have just welcomed their 5th child.

Starting off with a musical episode titled “Juneteenth”, Black-ish tackles important issues and social problems with irony and laughter.

Right in episode 2, they talk about postpartum depression and the struggles new mothers go through after having a child. It’s a wonderful episode. Dre tries to help his wife come to term with the difficulties she is facing. It is something that is not often talked about and I was so glad they decided to shine a light on it.

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Then a hilarious monopoly centred episode, Dre’s diabetes, having “the talk” with your children and they get a dog.

I have to mention episode 14 called “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”. It’s a fantastic 20 minute deep dive on the differences between how women and men are treated regarding their sexuality and being sexually active. The reactions are literally opposite. If a boy loses his virginity, he is celebrated and he “becomes a man”, but it is a girl who becomes sexually active, it’s something shameful. In the episode they try to demystify this idiotic prejudices and send a positive message about sex.

And they render homage to Jordan Peele’s Oscar Winner movie “Get out” and its sunen place. AMAZING.

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A great episode and I hope that, even if you don’t watch the show, you’ll give it a look.

Last but not least (although it is the end of the season), a tetralogy. The writers and producers decided to do something rather unusual in a comedy show: they created an arch of four episodes in which we see a particularly tough time in Bow and Dre’s marriage.

They show that even the strongest of relationships can go through horrible times. In the first episode, we see Dre and Bow fighting, we see them trying to make time for each other by going on date nights and miserably failing. And from here it all goes downhill. After that, they did an episode called “Blue Valentine”, based on Michelle Williams’ and Ryan Gosling’s terribly tragic movie and then, they try to keep the family together by, ironically, separating and living in two different houses.

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Eventually, Dre and Bow reconcile but it is not an easy road. It doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. It’s something they have to keep working on.

I absolutely loved it. It made me so sad but it was an honest portrayal of a relationship.

4 truly beautiful episodes.

I can’t wait for season 5! I’m curious to see where they are going to take show next!

Black-ish will return for a 5th season on ABC in September.


Have you seen black-ish? Did you like this season? What did you think of the teatralogy?

Let me know! Tweet at me @georgiasblog1 or send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

P.S. I have a huuuuge crush on Tracee Ellis Ross. HUGE.

New Girl Season 7 Review

I can’t believe it’s over.

I’ve been watching New Girl since 2014 and now it’d done. No more episodes.

Even though the ending of season six could have been a series finale, I’m so glad they did these additional eight episodes.

It was fine revisiting these characters in a new light: since the last episode, three years have passed and Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Cece and Winston have changed: some of them got married, some of them had a child and they became different people.

I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of it and even though I’m sad it is over, I’m so happy with the way they ended it.

Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone in New Girl (2011)

From Ruth’s birthday party, preschool admission tests and godparents to Nick and Jess getting dog, then getting engaged and married.

They bring back to the show all the recurring characters, guest stars and old fan favourites. Watching these eight episodes is like going on a trip down to memory lane: you remember the good times, you remember the silly jokes and the embarrassing moments…

I really liked it.

And can we just take a moment to say how lovely and a Dora Ball and unbelievably cute Schmidt and Cece’s daughter Ruth is?! SHE IS SO FREAKING CUTE!

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The twins who play her are so little but their comedic timing and delivery were outstanding! They were so funny! One of the highlights of this season. Absolutely wonderful!

The one thing I was a bit upset about was the whole “blessing/asking the father permission” thing that drives me crazy every time I see it on television and IRL. COME ON! In other matters, they are very progressive. For example, Schmidt is a stay-at-home dad and takes care of his daughter while Cece goes to work. Why couldn’t they have just skipped Jess’ father’s permission? We will never know.

Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson in New Girl (2011)

I loved that, at the end, it was all a classic Winston prank and that Jess and Nick didn’t really have to move out of the loft. This made the episode and on a lighter and funnier note than it would’ve done without prank Sinatra’s comeback.


I have spent a lot of time watching “New Girl” and I think it will always hold a place in my heart. I watch it/listen to it all the time when I’m studying. I just put it in the background and it helps me concentrate.

Thank you for the laughter and the happy moments.

Goodbye!

XXX

Georgia