Alone Together Season 1 Review

A show about a platonic relationship between a man and a woman? And it’s a comedy? and there is no romance? and it’s produced by The Lonely Island?

It’s definitely a show for me!

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I wrote about my first impression of the show back in January and now that the season is over (last episode aired on March 21st) I’ve had some time to think about it.

I wasn’t that positive in my first impression. I wrote:

I wanted to like this. I really did. But it needs a lot of work. The acting isn’t that good. Especially Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky. They star in the show and they also produce it but there is something missing.

He has the facial range of emotion of Kit Harrington, so completely non-existent. Some of the jokes were good but the delivery sucked.

It is an interesting commentary on LA’s shallowness and appearance-obsessed culture, but it lacked a lot of ingredients to make it good.

And I still agree.

I really liked some episodes but I think they haven’t found their voice yet. There are good episodes and I can related to them. But… There is something stiff about it.

And that’s okay! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Parks and Recreation, but let’s be honest: season 1 (and kind of season 2) wasn’t its best. But the show evolved into an amazing and iconic political comedy show.

I hope Along Together will learn from its weaker features and improve.

Or…

I might just have not understood it. Maybe some jokes went over my head and the funnier side completely eluded me.

I don’t know!

I’ll probably rewatch some episodes but for now, I’d say my overall opinion is 6.5/10.


Have you seen the show? Are you planning on watching it?

Are you obsessed with “The Lonely Island” as much as I am?

xxx

Georgia

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January Pilots – Part 1

Along with september and october, January is the month in which TV shows come back from their holiday hiatus.

Tv series start again, new pilots air and the spring/summer season begins.

Today, I’m reviewing two pilots: “Grown-ish”, ABC’s “Black-ish” spin-off that follows Zoey as she embarks on her journey through college and “Alone Together”, a FREEFORM series produced by The Lonely Island.


“Grown-ish”

I like Black-ish. I enjoy how it tackles problems in our society, especially for African-Americans and minorities. Is it funny? Not really. Is it fun to watch? Yes!

I saw this amazing interview of Yara Shahidi on “The Daily Show” and it made me want to check out her show.

The two episodes that aired are good. It’s all about life in college, becoming an adult, facing your responsibilities and more.

But it was too ridiculous, too much about social status, relationships, gossiping… Too girly for my taste.

I appreciated the different points of view of the characters, but the series itself was too shiny and too immature. I am sure it will tackle important issues and I’ll definitely be watching those specific episodes.

The only adjective that comes to mind is “nice”. Very similar to black-ish. If I ever have nothing to see, I’ll probably watch that. Or if I feel like watching something light and breezy. (That Brooklyn Nine Nine Quote!!!! 😉😉😉)

What I like about it, is the diversity that the show represents. Good job, Grown-ish!

“Grown-ish” airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on FreeForm



“Alone Together”

I hadn’t heard about it until I was looking at some article about Andy Samberg and I saw that him and the other two guys in The Lonely Island (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) are producing the show.

Obviously, I had to check it out.

It’s about two friends, a woman and a man, trying to navigate their lives in “the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles” and their platonic relationship.

What drew me to the show (aside from Andy Samberg) was the fact that it was specified that the relationship dynamic between the two characters is strictly platonic. YES! As much as I love romantic comedies, it’s refreshing hearing a show with a female/male relationship that doesn’t involve romantic feelings and sex. At least between them.

I wanted to like this. I really did. But it needs a lot of work. The acting isn’t that good. Especially Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky. They star in the show and they also produce it but there is something missing.

He has the facial range of emotion of Kit Harrington, so completely non-existent. Some of the jokes were good but the delivery sucked.

It is an interesting commentary on LA’s shallowness and appearance-obsessed culture, but it lacked a lot of ingredients to make it good.

“Alone Together” airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm/7:30c on Freeform.



I am quite disappointed by both shows. I was hoping for something new and innovative but to me, it feels like they should both be in the “work-shop” fase.

I am truly hoping that they’ll get better.

6/10 to Grown-ish and a 5.5/10 to Alone Together.

September 2017 TV Premiere – Opinions

I’m a bit late with this… I haven’t been particularly present on the blog community recently. I’ve had two great month and I was busy actually living my life.

But I enjoy writing about TV and I want to catch up on all the reviews I didn’t do and the beauty hauls I haven’t put together. (I did take the pictures. Now I’m missing the names of the product and I can’t seem to be able to get up, get the makeup and write the names down. I’m lazy.)

Anyway, these past two months have been amazing for Tv! So many great shows and so many old obsession making a comeback!

Let’s get into it!


  • Victoria ITV Jenna ColemanVICTORIA (ITV)

I absolutely loved this second season, great moments between the Queen and Prince Albert, great storylines involving feminism, a woman in power, loss, grief, medicine, inventions and more.

I really liked season 1, but I think I’ve enjoyed season 2 more. This year, we already knew the characters and the climate of the Victorian age, but they kicked it up a notch. The famine in Ireland and the trip to France deeply explore the terrible issues of the era.

On top of that, they dealt with homosexuality and the secrecy of it. The show experimented with different directorial choices and I truly appreciated it.

On top of that, Lord M broke Britain’s heart and the show’s viewers will never forget it.


  • You're the worst poster s4YOU’RE THE WORST (FXX)

I adore this show. I know it may seem bad, but it shows the inner me. The side that is wild, with no filters and restrictions. Although I am truly sad about Jimmy and Gretchen’s break up, it’s still funny seeing them navigate the world as single people again.

To be honest, the show isn’t as good as its first and second seasons. As I’m writing this, there are only 3 episodes left before the finale. Having said that, I feel like this season has been a little bit stuck. The characters haven’t evolved that much and it seems like the show is piling on as much crazy shit as they possibly can. Without really going forward.

Still, if they don’t re-new it for a 5th season, I will be sending FXX a series of angry and profanity-filled emails.


  • Better Things FX PosterBETTER THINGS (FX)

Even though I feel that they made it as absurd and as weird as they could, this show has some amazing gems.

The episodes are centred on Sam, her three daughters and the crazy things that life throws at them. It’s very explicit and the daughters treat their mother to an attitude that I would never allow. Not to me and not to everybody else. They are so disrespectful! I have the urge of slapping them in the face.

But just like in “You’re The Worst”, Sam isn’t afraid of other people’s opinions and her angry rants about sexuality and feminism are GREAT!

There are amazing monologues and Pamela Adlon is a fantastic actress. It’s quite explicit and raw but I’m really excited to see the last two episodes!

Also, on Oct. 19th, they announced they have renewed “Better Things” for a 3rd season!!! YAY!!


  • Brooklyn nine nine s5 poster.jpgBROOKLYN NINE NINE (FOX)

I will write this entire section mostly in all-caps because it’s been my obsession, I’m so excited and I love it so much.

WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT “BROOKLYN NINE NINE”?? I DON’T GET IT! IT’S ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! ANDY SAMBERG IS A NATIONAL TREASURE, I’M IN LOVE WITH HIM AND THE ENTIRE CAST.

DAR GOOR AND MICHEAL SCHUR, YOU ARE MY IDOLS AND GODS. I LOVE YOU.

I got my closest friend hooked on this show and we legitimately spent an entire day watching episodes together. Not even joking. Best day ever.

This 5th season has been incredible. So funny and full of spectacular character developments. Especially Jake.

The Halloween episode is probably one of the best episodes of a comedy show that I’ve seen in a long time. In every season there is a Halloween episode that is centred about a heist that will determine who, in the precinct, is the “Ultimate Detective / Genius”.

It’s so rare that a show in its 5th season is still going strong, but Brooklyn Nine Nine never disappoints.


  • this is us season 2 posterTHIS IS US (NBC)

I reviewed the first episode of this second season at length, so I’m not going to say too much about it here.

The show is still great, the characters are so well-written and although there hasn’t been that much crying on my part, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Nonetheless, there are still some things that piss me off and clichés I wish they hadn’t done, but I’ll keep watching. There is no doubt in that.


  • modern-family-s9 2.jpgMODERN FAMILY (ABC)

What can I say about this show: it’s a staple, it’s iconic. A classic.

The show is still great, the dynamics between the characters still relevant. What more can I say other than “I love you, Modern Family.”?


  • Grey's anatomy PosterGREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)

Ehm… Well… I’m not a person that likes pointing out the negative things but this one deserves it.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!?! What are these absurd storylines? Come on!!!! From Owen’s sister randomly being alive, to Amelia’s stupid stupid stupid tumor and to Maggie and Jackson having a thing, I really don’t know how the show is still on air.

I took it to Twitter while watching one of the episodes from this season and I noticed that I hadn’t tweeted positive things about the latest Grey’s Anatomy episode since 2014. That’s sad.

One things after another, they demolished the show. Thankfully, they didn’t damage too much Meredith’s character, otherwise I won’t be here talking about it.

I’ll probably keep watching every once in a while, when I’m in the mood for a soap opera with doctors.

I’ve recently watched the 300th episode and although a bit mismatched, they paid tribute to all the major characters that have left the show and I loved it. Also, Jackson’s speech made m tear up.


  • will and grace.jpgWILL AND GRACE (NBC)

Wow.

I was super shocked because I didn’t think a show like “Will and Grace” was going to be so political.

Right from the first episode, they throw joke after joke (mostly insult after insult) towards Donald Trump and the current administration! I loved it! The fidget spinner and russian dictionary joke in episode one is one of my favourites!! And let’s talk about the hat with “Make America Gay Again”!! Absolutely adored it!

In just 6 episodes, they talked multiple times about the current political climate in America, the struggles of being openly gay in the country, the appreciation young people need to have in regards of those who fought for their rights and how stupid conversion camps are. Speaking of which, the Mike Pence portrait in the background literally made my day. SO FUNNY!!!

I truly appreciate when a show explains and takes time to explore such subjects. Tv is also meant to be educational and I believe “Will and Grace” is doing it right.


  • SNL.jpgSATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

Even if it started really well with guest host Ryan Gosling, the following hosts haven’t been that impressive (aside from Kumail Nanjiani, obvs).

The political commentary is still very much relevant, but I feel like they have hit a bit of a rough spot in these past weeks. I hope it’ll get better.

I’ll keep watching, especially the parts with the amazing Kate McKinnon, Pete Davison, Leslie Jones and obviously Weekend Update.

AND LIVE FROM NEW YORK… IT’S SATURDAY NIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!



That’s it from me! At least for today! Hope you liked it and let me know your thoughts on any of the shows I’ve mentioned: I’d love to hear your opinions.

xxx

Georgia

 

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington on the red carpet is always on point. Always super classy and edgy.

Lead actress on ABC’s “Scandal”, Kerry is one of the few african american women who are protagonists of their own show and she starred in HBO’s “Confirmation”, a show about Anita Hill, a women who had the courage to come forward with accusations of sexual assaults against Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

She is such a model for strong independent women.

Since we are here to talk about beauty, let’s go!

Kerry has always glow-y and flawless skin and either a bright lip or a very natural finish. This first picture is from the magazine “InStyle” and the makeup artist who did her makeup wrote:

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“To create healthy and even skin on Kerry, I used Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Cocoa,” said Gonzalez. “Then, to make her skin even more radiant, I rubbed Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30 against my fingers and dabbed it over her cheekbones, forehead, chin, and nose bridge. This sunscreen, in particular, has a sheen to it. For the bold, burgundy look I used Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Deep Plum and layered it with Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick in Glastonberry to create a certain shade,” she said. Meanwhile, for the “almost-bare” lip look, the makeup artist “dabbed Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel to match Kerry’s lip tone and add some moisture.

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I love her in these photos. She looks flawless! She has a natural glow that makes her look like a Goddess!

You can read the entire article here.



Another one of her look I adore is this one she wore at the 2017 Golden Globes. I love the minimal eye makeup and the big lashed paired up with the purple lipstick.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Purple is a colour I never wear but I have recently bought an Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick in the shade 07 and I definitely have to start wearing it during fall. I’m not sure I can pull it off, though.

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Hope you liked this post! Let me know if you have a Kerry Washington favourite look and if there are any celebrities whose look you love!

xxx

Georgia