Sometimes Change Isn’t For The Better

I got a haircut today.

And it didn’t go as planned.

I wanted it shortened and with long bangs so that there is a little movement and volume. Instead the hairdresser cut them too short and now it looks like I had a fringe and I’m trying to grow them out.

It’s not terrible… I kind of like it. It’s the way she curled it that I don’t really like.

Anyway, you can all imagine what my family had to say about it.

My mom came in saying: “Oh my God what is that? What did you do with your hair?”

My sister said nothing.

My aunt gave a consiscending smile and said: “Wow, the hairdresser is so hip and modern and she gives you an horr… well, a haircut like that.”

Then they piled on:

– “It looks like you’re from the 80s.”

– “You look ancient”

– “You just need to grow your bangs.”

Then they added that “compliment” because maybe they realised what they said was mostly negative and said: “But you still look pretty.”

So yeah…I was trying so hard not to cry. I am so deeply insecure about me appearance that it kills me every time.

I promised myself I wouldn’t have listened but after the forth comment, I couldn’t help it.

So guess what? Tomorrow I’ll wash my hair and try to style it as I like it.

Wish me luck.

xxx

Advertisements

Homeland season 7 PREMIERE – Review

SPOILER ALERT! This blog post contains spoilers for all seasons of Homeland.

Just like last year, I decided to put my thoughts on Homeland on paper and review the first episode of the show’s seventh season.

The Finale of season 6 left me devastated. I can’t believe how relevant and pertinent the show still is.

Season 6 dealt with a new president elect (A WOMAN!!! But don’t rejoy because she’s the worst), fake news, an Alex Jones’ radio host, friction with the intelligence community, islamophobia and sadly so much more.

Season 6 was painfully realistic. It resembled closely (maybe too much) the political and social landscape of today’s America. President Elect Keane’s deligimization of the intel community and other sectors of the US government.

Doesn’t that remind you of anyone? Maybe residing in the White House right in this moment.

I thought so.

Even though they shot and wrote the show before the back shit crazy events occurred (The Delegitimisation of the FBI and the intelligence community by the sitting US president, The war against reality truth and facts, and so much more), “Homeland“ pains very much divided nation, people on opposite sides fighting each other and believes that seem to come from another historical Era.
It has always been politically relevant and I’m so curious to see what they going to do with this seventh season.

In the aftermath of President Keane‘s election and wave of arrests she ordered against her own intelligence community, people are trying to navigate on which side they want to stand.

On a more personal note, Carrie is also dealing with the tragic loss she had at the end of season six (I will not talk about it because it upsets me too much), her living situation with her sister and her husband, and of course her medical condition.

On the show, the fight isn’t between Republicans and Democrats. In our reality, it is quite

clear where people stand and what they think about the events of the last year. On the show, the lines are blurred. On one side you have a president who locked up her own federal agents and is not trusted by more than half of the country. One the other side you have people fighting against her, but what they preach isn’t exactly better than what she believes in.

O’Keefe, who is the counterpart of right-wing radio show host Alex Jones, and his views increase the distrust among the American people. Him and his followers are saying to be part of “The Resistance”, just like the term the Democrats are using to fight against Trump.

So where is the parallel? Is there one?

To be perfectly candid it’s kind of hard for me to fully understand what goes on homeland, just like with “HouseOfCards”. It’s not easy to follow, especially now that’s all about political power.

And I have a couple of criticisms. Although putting a woman in the White House, as president, after the events of last years presidential election, felt like a good idea I’m now having doubts.
Hillary Clinton Was president now, maybe having a fictional and ambiguously suspicious counterpart would’ve been a good idea, but I’m afraid that showing a flawed and unprepared female president could deter people from electing one. It’s probably my naive point of you, and I am almost sure this won’t impact the publics opinion, but personally I wouldn’t have risked it.

Nonetheless I am ecstatic that “Homeland” is back. I am already planning to rewatch season four (which is probably my favourite season EVER).

I genuinely hope that you will enjoy this season and feel free to let me know your thoughts on the premiere and on the second episode.

Xxx

Georgia

 

Anger

Lately I’ve been unbelievably angry.

Even the tiniest thing makes me want rip everyone’s head off. My mother was sick for a couple of days and I tried to help her as much as I could. But of course she had to complain about literally everything.

This week I should have gone back to university but I wanted to take another week for myself, relax, get into the mindset of going to Venice almost everyday but people had other plans.

They asked me to do stuff, go outside of the house, go grocery shopping and more. I just wanted to have a nice morning to myself, drown in books and TV shows and not think about the imminent start of the semester.

And yesterday I found out my boss put on the internet a video of me speaking in English and introducing myself. I was literally shaking. Being on camera puts me into a vortex of straight-up misery. It is my actual nightmare and filming it gave me nightmares for days.

Things piled up on top of each other and I will explode in the forseeable future.

I’ll go watch Brooklyn Nine Nine now. It’s the only thing that calms me down.

Jake Nodding smile B99.gif

xxx

Georgia

January Pilots – Part 3

Here we are with part 3 of my January Pilots!

I’ve had a blast watching these pilots. Some have been great and some have left me disappointed, but nonetheless it’s been exciting.

GLOW

Glow has been on Netflix since June 23rd 2017 and I had little to no interest in watching it. My best friend recommended it to me and so I followed her advice. I was intrigued by it.

Glow is a fictionalized and romanticized version of the 80s female wrestling circuit, called “The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”.

Starring Alison Brie, Berry Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young and Marc Maron the show is quite dark and raw for a comedy.

I am very conflicted about it. I don’t have an opinion on it. I can’t figure out if I like it or not. I can’t seem to understand if it is good or not. It’s driving me crazy.


30 ROCK

I tried watching it a long time ago but it wasn’t the right moment. I didn’t get the comedy and pilots are always treaky.

When I finished the first episode I had no doubts: IT IS AMAZING.

It’s a comedy about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans loosely based on her “Saturday Night Live” experience. It also stars Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit and Jane Krakowski. There are so many celebrities cameos that will make your jaw drop.

It’s VERY VERY VERY loosely based on her SNL life and her relationship with Lorne Michaels, who created SNL and is an executive producer on the show.

I already liked Tina Fey from her SNL career (her Sarah Palin impression is LEGENDARY) and her simply being alive is a godsend but after watching the show I realized she is my idol and role model. I love her.

I read her book last year but didn’t appreciate it enough. So now it’s in my Amazon basket, ready to be bought.

The show is so clever, original and funny. I am basically Liz Lemon. I love her (and obviously Tina). Another amazing characteristic: the platonic friendship between Liz and Jack. I adored it!!! So glad they didn’t turn it into a romance!!

And the music!! Tina’s husband Jeff Richmond composed the soundtrack of the show and it’s fantastic!

I’m trying to end the post but I keep thinking of more unbelievably amazing feature!

Anyway, I highly recommend it. It’s stupid, fantastic, idiotic, clever, magical and the live shows are hilarious.



The End! I really enjoyed writing these mini-review about the shows I’ve watched.

Let me know what you’ve thought of them!

xxx

Georgia