Riverdale Season 2 – Review

ATTENTION! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ALL SEASONS OF THE CW’S “RIVERDALE”.

So…. I’ve watched season 2. A month ago. I devoured the show. I couldn’t stop watching. I was obsessed. I still am. But writing this review took me a long time.

First of all, some self-promo: I also talked about my first impression of it and my thoughts on Season 1. Feel free to check them out!

Now let’s get into the bad good stuff:

Suffice to say that season two is very very very very very different from season one. And to be fair I ‘ve enjoyed that one so much more than this one. The plot was so much better! I liked that they tried to find who “The Black Hood” was, but it wasn’t as satisfying as discovering who murdered Jason.

And I wasn’t, I still not am, a fan of the serpents. I don’t get it! What’s the point of them? They are a gang that comes from south side of the city of Riverdale… But what is their purpose? Why are they here? Why did Jughead join them even though he said he wouldn’t?

Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Cole Sprouse, and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale (2016)

ep 01: of course Jughead has got a fucking motorcycle!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS! The perfect image of the bad boy! I cannot stop laughing.

– The image of Archie sitting at the bottom of the stairs with a baseball bat to “protect” his father was the top for me. It made no sense! The guy has a gun! There is a famous line in the italian movie “A Fistful of Dollars” that says: “Quando un uomo con la pistola incontra un uomo col fucile, quello con la pistola è un uomo morto” which roughly translated into: “When a man with a gun meets a man with a rifle, the one with the gun is a dead man.” 

Exchange gun with baseball bat and rifle with gun and BOOM! Perfect metaphor.

EP 3: Archie and his shirtless guys in red masks trying to threaten “The Black Hood” via YouTube was the worst scene I’ve seen in a long time. It was so bad. Like, so bad. Terrible. But… I STARTED LAUGHING LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW. IT WAS HILARIOUS.

EP 04: Why are guns so easily bought in America!? Where is the Federal background check?! #GunControlNow

EP 13: I knew from the moment the guy said: “I’m an FBI Agent” that he was a fake. At one point he was actually dressed like the perfect mobster stereotype. IT WAS SO RIDICULOUS! It was so obvious that he wasn’t a real agent, you jagweed!!!

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John Behlmann in Riverdale (2016)

EP 15: DADDY BLOSSOM IS BACK!!!! Or no wait, it’s his twin brother!!! I love this show!

– The Cabin episode was weird as hell. Jughead kissing Veronica and both couples heard the other one having sex (this was super disturbing).

– I’ll say this once: the Chic debacle was terrible. I hated it. The actor, Hart Denton, was super creepy and I loved that. But it was obvious he wasn’t actually Alice Cooper’s son! Speaking of, Mädchen Amick‘s performance when crying for her dead child to Betty and FP moved me. It was the best acting I have seen on the show so far. She was great.

– Is this Pretty Little Liars all over again? Somehow everybody accepts that children solve crimes. Ok, not children. Teenagers. There is not a lot of difference. How come the adults rely on the kids to find murderers?

– Uhhh! The whole mobster thing!!! They are mafiosi so, obviously, there is the mandolino and stereotypical attire. It kind of pissed me off but at the same time… alright. The show is a huge stereotype of everything so I don’t really care.

– And can we talk about Polly for a moment? She has joined a cult, her children have the weirdest names ever and she seems completely brainwashed.

– AND NOW THE TRASHIEST PART EVER: The Musical Episode!!!!! It was sooooooooooo bad. And they can’t even lip-sync right!!! Come on! It’s the one thing you have to do in musical episodes! The music on the show is garbage. Total garbage and I have proudly skipped every single song sang on both season 1 and 2, thank you very much.

– HIRAM LODGE IS TAKING HIS REVENGE! Bye Archie! See you in jail, girl!


This is so bad. In Jane The Virgin they have twin brothers as well, and twists like these but they do it on purpose! Because it’s a telenovela! And the stories are amazing, the writing is so good! But it is aware of it! And that’s the fun of it. It’s not serious!

But on here, it is! They do it intentionally! Good writing in TV is so difficult to find. I have literally thousand questions about the actions of some characters and the personalities they were given. There are a lot of issues for me.

And I have two posts lined up regarding them. But it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts and put them into writing.

Are you up to date with Riverdale? What do you think its trashiest moment was? Do you have any thoughts on this second season?

I’d love to know them!

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

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Riverdale Season 1 Review

I know, I’m so late to the party but I really didn’t want to watch the show. I’ve known about it for a long time. I don’t really like following super popular trends and this looked absurd.

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I saw a few clips, especially the “karma is a bitch“ vine trend and I knew it was going to be shitty and trashy.

And it is. It might be even worse than “Pretty Little Liars“. And that is saying something.

For those of you who don’t know about the show, it talks about a group of friends who find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation, not knowing who to trust and in the mist of discovering every Riverdale resident’s secrets.

We have four main characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead.

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I’ve been describing it as “Pretty Little Liars” meets “Gossip Girl” with a dash of “Twin Peaks”.

It drives me crazy because everybody in the show is always looking perfect, never without make up and never looking even a little bit dishevelled. It is fucking ridiculous.

I thought I was going to hate it with all my heart. Just as much as I despise “The Big Bang Theory”.

But I didn’t: I am now obsessed with it.

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale (2016)

What really confuses me is the fact that they are also super glamorous, fashionable and always perfect but the atmosphere of the show it’s pretty dark and gloomy. It is probably intentional, at least I hope so, but it’s weird!

There is always this misty, dusty atmosphere and it’s in sharp contrast to the heavy make up and pretty dresses and shirtless guys in every scene.

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To be fair, I liked that in the first episodes they dealt with sexism and sexual harassment. The guys of the football team kept a book about their conquests and they sexually harassed the girls at the school. So Veronica and Betty called them out and had one of them suspended. YES! GIRL POWER! I was so happy they did that. The show is watched by teenagers and they need to see that women are believed when they speak up about these things.

Also, I get that it’s sponsored by Cover Girl, but they couldn’t be more obvious about the product placement. It’s so blatant!

(I love it!)

It’s trashy, it’s garbage television but I can’t wait to finish season two and I’m definitely looking forward to this fall, when the show comes back for third season. (According to my app October 10th).

Now… here is a bullet point list of a few things I have yelled at the screen while watching:

  • ep 08 = they never said the word “abortion”. Maybe call stuff with its proper name.
  • why do they call their parents “Mommy” and “Daddy”? It’s weird.
  • this is a murder investigation: wear some gloves, you idiots! Don’t touch the evidence and leave your fingerprints on it, dumb ass!
  • they said “bro” so many times!!!!!! Like, constantly! I get it, you’re brothers but NO.
  • can you please stop over lining your lips with lipstick? It’s a terrible trend. I hate it.
  • Jughead and Jellybean: Worst names ever. But kudos for the originality.
  • Betty and Veronica’s kiss in one of the first episodes was unnecessary.

Let me know your thoughts on this show. PLEASE. I need to talk about it.

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

xxx

Georgia

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.

10 Books I Loved in 2017

I am subscribed to the lovely Sanne’s “booksandquills” youtube channel and she posted the top 10 books she read in 2017. So, I decided to do it as well.

Here is my list of the top 10 books I’ve read in 2017!

  • The Hating Game

25883848A great contemporary romance about two co-workers up for the same promotion that discover that they don’t hate each other as much as they thought.

I loved it. Read it in two days and it became an instant favourite. I hope that they’ll make it into a movie adaptation because this was a perfect romantic comedy.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Milk and Honey

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1491595510l/23513349.jpgI never thought I would ever like a poetry collection as much as I loved this one.

It was raw, beautiful, deep and personal. I really enjoyed it. I also read Rupi Kaur’s other collection and I liked it. This, in my opinion, is the best one.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • We Should All Be Feminists & Dear Ijeawele

Dear Ijeawele Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Book23301805I had never read any feminist literature before and “We should all be feminists” is an amazing start. It’s easy to understand, it covers feminism’s most important topics and it is a great introduction for a newbie to the matter.

I also read “Dear Ijeawele” and I liked it even more than the other one. It was as informative as I thought it would be. It’s a great read for everybody but it’s fundamental for new parents or parents who want their children (girls AND boys) to be raised as feminists.

I absolutely recommend both of them. Please read them.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Dante and Aristotle Discover The Secrets of the Universe and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Aristotle and Dance discover the secrets of the universe Benjamin Alire Saenz - book23447923I read “Dante and Aristotle” while on my beach holiday and I loooooved it! I think I read it in less than two days. One evening I was out in the terrace, a soft breeze in my face, Tom Rosenthal’s music in my ears and I read. So much.

I have this wonderful memory of that evening and I really really liked the story.

Just like with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books, I actually enjoyed the second one more than the first one.

“The Inexplicable Logic of my life” was so full of love, loss, grief, acceptance. I absolutely adored it. There wasn’t any romance in it, just family love and great great friendships.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • The Handmaid’s Tale

20528642I didn’t actually read this book because I listened to it. “Homeland”‘s Claire Danes was the narrator and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to read this book.

I probably would have loved the book anyways, but having her read it to me, make the experience so much better.

In this world-wide political climate, it’s more important than ever. Women’s oppression is sadly such a real and common issue.

⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

31434883I saw somebody talking about this book on Youtube, I put it in my TBR and I casually started reading it.

I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I loved the clarity and the honesty with which Gail Honeyman wrote Eleonor’s feelings, emotions and thoughts.
Her honest moments were the best.
I love the fact that she decided not to go down the “romantic relationship with the other character of the opposite sex” road. It would have ruined the entire book.

⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • The Hate U Give

32075671This book was so hyped on Booktube and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s about a girl who witnesses one of her friends being killed by the police and the aftermath of the event.

I was inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement and it’s so incredibly important.

It’s an amazing story that deals with loss, death, activism, racism, standing up for what you believe in, injustice and justice.
The characters are so well written and the story is truly compelling.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • What Happened

34114362I love this book. I was very well written, it read like a novel instead of a memoir. I thought Hillary Clinton did a great job. At times, her political self was a little bit too present: she sounded too much like she was still running for the precidency.

Of course, not living in the US, I don’t have a a perception of the problems affecting the country and I’m not an expert in politics and in the economy. I know very little about it, but I agreed with Hillary’s view of the world.

I leant about all the issues she cares about, the hard choices she had to make in her life and the problems she has been facing ever since she was a young woman in her 20s.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I’m 3 months late, but here are my favourite books of 2017!

Let me know yours! I’d love to discuss!

xxx

Georgia