Alone Together Season 2 Review

Season 2 of “Alone Together” came out so soon after its first one! And it was just as weird.

Benji and Esther are as co-dependent and awkward as usual. They desperately want to be cool and “in” on all the good stuff, but they so can’t.

They are so inconsiderate of other people’s feeling… just as much as others are. There is the shallowness of Los Angeles, the weird trends, the beauty-obsessed culture.

The entire season came out on Hulu, but I decided to watch it as it aired on Freeform, two episodes at a time.

Last May I wrote about season 1 and I feel like some of the issues are still present. I said:

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 the stiffness is still here. I don’t know if I truly get why it is funny.

Maybe it is to those immersed in the LA lifestyle and that witness firsthand behaviours the show is making fun of.

It’s not a bad show. I just don’t get it. I do like the relationship between Esther and Benji: they are there for each other, they have a sort of supportive relationship filled with insults and snarky comments.

They don’t take each other seriously and they sort of support each other even when one of them is going on a tangent about something completely stupid and ridiculous.



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Georgia

p.s. I wrote this 3 months ago and straight up forgot to publish it!

 

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I Feel Bad – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

I’m a little bit late reviewing this pilot but I haven’t had a single free moment these past couple of days!

Paul Adelstein, James Buckley, Brian George, Madhur Jaffrey, Sarayu Blue, Johnny Pemberton, Zach Cherry, Lily Rose Silver, and Rahm Braslaw in I Feel Bad (2018)“I Feel Bad” is about Emet (Sarayu Blue) a well-rounded woman with a career, family and friendships that tries to juggle everything as best as she can.

She works at a gaming company and, of course, she is the only woman.

In the pilot she has to deal with her daughter’s dance troupe’s inappropriate dance.

Pulling a black-ish‘s Andre Johnson, she asks her colleagues for advice and they become incredibly in the whole situation, even talking about it at a bar, instead of trying to flirt with girls.

I am not blown away by it… I thought I would have liked it more. Emet narrates throughout the entire episode and I am not so sure it’s something I enjoy.

Although, there is a lot of time devoted to feminism, women’s rights and the over sexualization of young girls.

They even brought up the perfect example: that weird Shia LaBeoulf / Maddie Ziegler / Sia music video.

Overall, it wasn’t bad. I saw a lot worse things in the past week. It’s still a bit disconnected but I’m interested to see the direction it is going to go to. I don’t really get the comedy and the jokes yet.

Did you see the pilot? What do you think about it? Will you keep watching?

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The Neighborhood & Happy Together – PILOTS – SERIES PREMIERES

I do not have any sort of expectations for these two shows.

I saw the trailers and I asked myself, for the billionth time… Why would anyone make this? That being said, I need some bad television this week and this seemed like a great way to waste 40 minutes of my life.

To be fair, if CBS is making shows like these, there must be an audience that demands them and my question is

why?

Anyway, let’s start watching!


The Neighborhood

Right off the bait, Indiewire.com writes: “The new CBS sitcom about a white Midwestern family who moves to a predominantly black neighborhood in Los Angeles is ostensibly about gentrification.”

Everything looks extremely fake. The sets, the lights, the colours… And the acting is weird as hell. And there is something off with the editing. It’s not fluid like when a show is filmed in front of a live studio audience but it does not have the feel of a single camera sit com.

It feels like the dialogue is pieced together so that every line can read like at a table read, with some sort of expression and tone but not really acting.

And  the laughing tracks after every single sentence drove me insane.

There is no cohesion between every “joke” (if they can be called like that) and the delivery is wayyyyy off.

Why would CBS watch this and think: “Oh yeah! Let’s put it on the air!”

Starring Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Cedric the Entertainer, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, and Tichina Arnold, I won’t expect this show to go on for more than a couple of episodes.

And if it does… WHY?!?

They are trying to tackle social issues like racism and royally failing. Like bombing SO BAD. It’s a show about stereotypes regarding both communities and they are trying to make it clever by having the white people move into a black neighborhood.

Aren’t we past that? Why are we still talking about these stereotypes?

In an hour I will have completely forgotten this entire episode.


Happy Together

Another New Girl former cast member in the main cast! This time Damon Wayans Jr.!

He and Amber Stevens West play a boring married couple, Jake and Claire whose life gets interrupted by mega pop star Cooper James (who looks like Harry Styles with an Australian accent) who comes to live with them.

There are so so so many recurring jokes about them being an middle-age (they’re in their thirties) and lame (they record people’s answering machine messages) married couple.

West and Wayans have great chemistry together and I wished they had benefitted more from it. Coach He is amazing at physical comedy and the show even made me laugh a little bit.

Wait.

Wait.

Harry Styles is an executive producer on this show?

WHAT?!

This is all happening on real-time, people: I SAID IT! I WROTE IT! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

According to “The Hollywood Reporter“: “pop star Cooper James (Felix Mallard), who definitely isn’t based on Harry Styles even though Harry Styles is an executive producer on the show and it’s loosely based on the period Styles crashed with executive producer Ben Winston.”

Also, special appearance by CBS’s Late Late Show’s own James Corden!

I had very little expectations about this show but it’s kinda fun! It’s not that original and the jokes are okay at best (I really liked that whole “Alexa” bit), but West and Wayans bring a happy and fun environment to it.

It was 20 minutes of ridiculousness but I have to say, I’m curious to see what is going to happen next. I might just give it a go for a couple more episodes and see where all of this is going.

Did you see any of these two pilots? What are your thoughts? Will you keep watching? 

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Georgia

 

God Friended Me – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

God Friended Me (2018)I was browsing through the TVLine.com fall premiere pilots calendar and this show caught my eye.

Not because I was interested in it,  but because I was shocked somebody would even make this.

IMDb’s synopsis says:

“An atheist’s life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook.”

I mean… why? Why would anyone make a show about being friended by God on fucking Facebook!

Miles (Brandon Michael Hall) is a normal guy who is an atheist and has a podcast all about it. All of a sudden he gets a friend request from an account called “God” and weird things start happening: God send him a friend suggestions and Miles ends up saving this guy’s life.

He then puts him in contact with Cara (Violett Beane), a young woman who works for a magazine and with Miles’ co-worker and friend Rakesh (Suraj Sharma), they try to figure out what is going on.

Miles goes to meet his dad (Scandal’s Papa Eli Pope’s Joe Morton), who ironically, is a priest.

And things start to unravel in front of them with secrets and coincidences coming to light. 

I never thought I would say this but the line: “I found God. He is in Jersey” is gold. And a Mr Robot reference! (I miss that show…)

I am surprised by CBS’s diversity.

This network is not known for its diverse main characters, so it’s an overdue small improvement.

The fact that it is a surprise an African-American man is the lead in a show in 2018 says a lot about the overall whiteness of the entire network.

It’s an interesting show, with a weird and crazy premise but the writing is a bit rhetorical. It feels like it wants to teach me to believe in God and I’m not here for it.

The acting is decent at best and the writing is unbelievably predictable. It’s cliché line after cliché line.

I thought it could be a show that might give us a new and fresh prospective on faith and God but it did not deliver. At least in the pilot.

I do not think I will watch it faithfully (eeheheh see what I did there?) week after week but I just might watch a couple of episodes. I’m intrigued to see the direction the show will be going in.

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And a nice bit of trivia… it is produced by Berlanti Production, the same Greg Berlanti that is behind the movie “Love, Simon”, “Riverdale” and more of The CW’s shows.

Did you see the show? What do you think about it? Will you keep watching?

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Georgia