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)
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 (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)
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (NBC)
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.
- SATURDAY 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.