Barry Season 1 – Review

Bill Hader in Barry (2018)I saw the promo for the show quite some time ago and I’ve been excited to see it ever since. It looked so weird, entertaining and with the darkest humour ever.

It is written, directed, created and produced by SNL alum and master impressionist Bill Hader and produced by Alec Berg who also is the executive producer of “Silicon Valley”.

The show is about a hitman (Hader) is assigned to kill this man, and this guy belongs to a theatre group in Los Angeles. Out of the blue, this ex-marine struggling with depression and PTSD, decides he wants to become an actor and that he’s actually talented enough to be one. Which he is definitely not. He joins a theatre group and meets all kind of different people, in particular Sally and he gets infatuated by her.

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On top of this, Bill has amazing co-stars: Henry Wrinkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, D’arcy Carden and more!

I’ve watched basically every interview Bill Hader has given, and he sad that he wanted to make the killing and the shooting seem as realistic as they could. When people are shot, and bloody is shown, it isn’t supposed to look fake for a comedic effect.

They wanted to make it true. And it is.

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I had caught a glimpse of his dramatic range when he played Amy Schumer’s love interest in “Trainwreck” and again in this show. He is unbelievably good. I loved his performance. He was amazing.

Still, despite all the heavy topics, the show is so funny. My favourite characters have to be the two Chechen mobsters. They were hilarious. They had the best lines and the best delivery… I laughed out loud a couple of times. So good.

I loved Fuches and Barry’s relationship. It reminds me of the one Homeland’s Peter Quinn and Dar Adal had, although theirs is somehow less creepy.

Another great quality is how fake and unbearable Sally is. We, as the audience, can see her for how she is, a self-absorbed, arrogant and pretentious actress ready to stomp on anybody to succeed; on the other hand, Barry has a completely different perspective and does not see this side of her. I love that. So much. This gave us an insight on how Barry sees the world and other people. Truly magnificent.

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It is an already very tense show and they decided to build it even further by creating a connection with the Detective in charge of investigating the murder of one of the students in the acting class.

Spoiler alert…. Barry killed him.

I cannot really stress this enough. It’s such a great show. The premises is totally weird but somehow it works.

Last but not least, I am in love with the extremely short opening title: it’s a song called “Change for the World” by Charles Bradley and I am obsessed with it. It immediately went into my “soundtracks” playlist.



Have you seen Barry? Did you like it?

I’d love to know! Let’s interact!

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

xxx

Georgia

 

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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

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 22 – “Jake & Amy” – Season Finale – Review

My babies are getting married.

I can’t believe that after 5 season, Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago are tying the know and they will be spending their lives together.

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I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and the best, purest and most healthy couple on TV is finally getting hitched.

Without further ado, here are the best bits!


There are no best bits.

Everything was perfect.

and I had no doubt whatsoever. I wasn’t nervous I would be disappointed. I love the writers and the show runners. I had total and complete faith in them.

It’s been around 6 hours since I saw the episode and I still can’t explain how much I loved it.

I love how, in the end, they didn’t really care where they would get married, how Jake wasn’t discouraged by the events and immediately asked Amy to go to City Hall with him, how honest and non-cheesy the vows were, how perfectly they reflected their relationship, how Jake had everything Amy could have possibly want, from nicotine patches to her allergy medications…

So I will pullet-point some of the other billion things I loved and then…. GIF TIME!

  • Charles being worried he ruined the wedding
  • Teddy trying to propose to Amy 3 times.
  • No stupid traditions of not seeing each other before the wedding
  • Jake complimenting Amy a billion times
  • The Captain and Cheddar trotting down the aisle in rehearsal
  • Amy’s dress was gorgeous
  • Jake’s “in love” face
  • Boyle threatening to kill himself multiple times in fear of having ruined Jake and Amy’s wedding
  • THE VOWS
  • Will Holt be commissioner of the NYPD?
  • GINA FREAKING RODRIGUEZ
  • Fred Armisen

…. so every single thing in the episode…

and now… GIF TIME!

YOU LOOK GREAT

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I MEAN!!!! Straight from th pilot!

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LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE

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ROSA AND ALICIA

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I love this bi icon!!!

And I particularly love this statement:

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ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR YOUR WIFE

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YOUR BUTT IS THE BOMB

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YOU’RE MARRIED

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I can’t believe they are actually married. I was absolutely perfect. I love everything.

The entire Brooklyn99 fandom can be perfectly represented by this sequence of GIF of Charles Boyle:

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I love him.

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I am so happy. It is the best finale I could have hoped for. I am in love. I can’t wait for mid-season 2018/2019 when Brooklyn99 comes back for a 6th season on NBC.

Check out the links of the blog under the pictures. I couldn’t directly link it because WordPress was being a bitch.

Anyway, I had the best time. It is so progressive, intelligent and powerful. And of course it’s completely stupid and funny.

If you haven’t already, I can’t recommend you enough to check it out.

You won’t regret it.

I’ll leave you with two screenshots of an interview from “The Hollywood Reporter” of Brooklyn99’s creator and executive producer, the king, the genius, the best show runner in the world… Mr. Dan Goor:

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THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I LOVE DAN GOOR AND MICHAEL SCHUR SO FREAKING MUCH.

Goodbye for now, Brooklyn99. See you in 2019 with a bunch of new episodes.

I love you.

xxx

Georgia

The Peraltiago Wedding is Here! – Brooklyn99

I can’t believe the 20th May is already here! Ever since Brooklyn 99 came back from hiatus, I’ve been incredibly excited for the finale.

JAKE AND AMY ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!

I thought I had an exam on Monday, so I wouldn’t be able to watch the show as soon as it came out… But the professor moved me to Wednesday!!!

But I have decided that before watching the wedding and the season finale, I would revisit the “best of” Jake and Amy and their relationship.

So I have compiled a list of episodes that I’ll be watching before tuning in to see Sunday’s episode!

THE BET

(Season 1 episode 13)

I love this episode! It is the beginning of Jake’s feelings for Amy, at least in my opinion. It is an adorable episode they are both so cute and the concept of it, is hilarious!

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I love their “flirty” conversation on the rooftop and the fake fight with engagement ring and… I basically love every single second of it!

JOHNNY & DORA

(Season 2 episode 23)

Jake and Amy going undercover as a couple and having to kiss in order not to blow up their cover, is the best trope ever!

They are so cute!!! One of my favourite scenes is when Jake and Amy get asked why they fell in love with the other and he started off by joking, but then he add an honest remark at the end about Amy being the person whose opinion he values the most.

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THEY ARE ADORABLE I CAN’T HANDLE IT

NEW CAPTAIN

(season 3 episode 1)

And of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” if I didn’t include the season three premiere. On top of being absolutely perfect, Bill Hader is in it and he is marvellous! And the episode contains the best of my favourite joke on Brooklyn 99:

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HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THEM?

THE MATTRESS

(Season 3 Episode 7)

Dating and working together might be complicated for a lot of people and… Jake and Amy are no exception to it!

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They start working together on the case, get in a fight about Jake’s lumpy mattress, and The mess up the case. But you it is an adorable episode that reminds us that they aren’t a perfect couple that never fights, that they are two extremely competitive and stubborn people.

But they love each other and they want their relationship to work out. So Amy tells her mom that she is dating Jake and he buys a nice mattress so she can stay over.

ADORBS.

THE FUGITIVE P.1

(Season 4 Episode 11)

Talking about competitiveness and fighting, taking Amy make another bet: who arrests more fugitives wins and the other one has to move into the loser’s apartment. Filled with Harry Potter references and quotes, it show us that although in love and willing to move in together they would rather spice up their relationship by getting into a life-changing bet.

They are two idiots and I love them…

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HALLOVEEN

(Season 05 Episode 04)

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And now on to another masterpiece… Halloween! Although every single Halloween episode is amazing, this has to be the best. I love everything about it!

Jake asking Amy to be meaner to him because it turns him on, Fake-Charles and Nutriboom (Boom! Boom!), “The Handmaid’s Tale” reference and Cheddar, this episode is a so brilliant.

I cried when Jake proposed, I love how in-sync they are, how low-key his proposal was… I love it.

THE VENUE

(Season 5 Episode 6)

This episode is all centred around Jake and Amy planning their wedding and the vulture swooping in and taking almost everything away from them.

I love the banter between them, the Harry Potter references, Nakatomi Plaza cake… They are so adorable and their wedding is going to make me cry like crazy.

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TWO TURKEYS

(Season 5 episode 7)

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And last but not least, the Thanksgiving episode. Jake and Amy hosting a party at their house with both their respective parents is meant to be a nightmare.

And it is! They get into a weird competition regarding their parents, they make them drink too much and it’s a mess.

At the end, despite their competition and confrontation, they immediately put that aside in the moment of danger. And it turns out to be the Thanksgiving Jake always wanted as a kid.

 


I’m just repeating and highlighting things that I love in every single one of these episodes but the truth is… these ones are perfect. I love every single joke, they’re hilarious, they portray a healthy, loving, trusting, committed and pure relationship between two completely different people who didn’t fall in love when they met. They built a friendship, solid foundations… they knew all about each other: their flaws, their virtues, what makes them angry, what makes them happy… And on the basis of this solid friendship, they build a partnership and a romance.

And I think it’s beautiful.

 


I have rambled on enough. I love the show and I’ll never get tired of talking about it. These are the episodes that I’ll be watching today, in preparation for the finale.

I’m so happy Jake and Amy are getting married and I really can’t wait to see the episode.

Please let me know what your favourite Peraltiago moment.

You can find me on Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr!

xxx

Georgia