Westworld Season 2 – Review

Spoiler alert: this review is going to be really short.

I watched it.

I did it.

It took me 4 months.

I did not understand what the fuck was happening.

Visually, it is beautiful. The landscapes, lens glares and colours are magnificent. It’s worth watching 10 hours of this season just to see the cinematography. It’s absolutely magnificent.

The acting is mesmerising. There were parts I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screeen, even though I did not get what was going on.

This is what I think I have internalised:

  • Dolores is now evil
  • Maeve can control other hosts
  • The humans/creators are collecting the data of all the guests (Facebook and Cambridge Analytica style).
  • Bernard is… a host? But not all the time? I don’t know I’m still confused
  • There are more than two timelines (?)
  • There are more universes than the Wild West one.
  • There is a sort of heaven.
  • Half the cast is dead.

Kudos to the actors, directors and the entire production team for creating a great show I do not understand in the slightest.

That’s my ony complaint. The show itself. It is really really hard to follow. Not even reading professional reviewers from The New York Times helped me.

I do not think I’ll be watching season 3 (probably airing in 2020). I can’t do this.



Feel free to write a comment or tweet at me or even send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

p.s. I wrote this in August. Then got sidetracked by the Fall Premiere season…

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards – Commentary, Reactions and Best Dressed

The Emmys happened this morning! From midnight to 5AM I was glued to the screen, watching the Red Carpet and then the actual ceremony.

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Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, I liked the show. It was quick, efficient but… kinda boring?

It was a bit bland and there was very little tension! They announced the categories so quickly that I couldn’t even work up any sort of suspense. And having the narrator (??) / voice-of-God person read the nominees’ names might have saved time, but it felt too rushed. Moreover, they took unnecessary breaks between less important categories rather than the ones people are notoriously interested in.

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The banter between the presenters was as awkward as always with the exception of Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, obviously. He is adorable, nothing he does is ever not entertaining.

Betty White is obviously an american treasure but bringing her on stage felt unnecessary. I get that she is so important but that poor woman is 96. Leave her at home. Don’t parade her around.

And as much as I love Maya Rudolf and Fred Armisen, their segments fell so incredibly flat. It was not funny.

I won’t even talk about the proposal because I was so embarrassed and I hated it so much. Like, so much. I would have run out of the theatre screaming in horror. I hated it. But congratulations, I guess…

Not unto the part that left me angry and disappointed.

They bragged about how diverse the nominees were and yet,

22 out of the 26 awards given out were won by white people.

Only 4 non-white people won.

How is that possible?

The irony is that at the beginning they did this great opening with a diverse cast singing about how diverse they were. And then they didn’t awarded any Emmys to said diverse group of people.

WHAT?!

p.s. they should have let Kate McKinnon host. She is the best. And also a woman.

Atlanta didn’t win anything, which is a disgrace. Atlanta’s “Teddy Perkins” deserved the award for Outstanding Directing. And Matthew Rhys as best lead actor? Sterling K Brown was in his same category. Sterling.

I also have bone to pick with the outstanding leading actress in a drama. I want to say that I LOOOOOVE Claire Foy and her performance was magnificent but they overlooked Sandra Oh and Elisabeth Moss. If it were up to me, it would not have gone to Claire.

And the supporting actor in a drama series? Peter Dinklage? He is always brilliant but this season did not shine a light on him and it was a little bit weak.

Thandie Newton was amazing in Westworld. She was truly magnificent but I can’t help but feeling Yvonne Strahovski was robbed.

And the awkwardness in the outstanding variety talk series when people started chanting Stephen Colbert‘s name and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight won? YIKES! I love them both but I think I might have wanted The Late Show to win.

Now I want to gush about two people I was so proud and thrilled they won:

Bill Hader for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy and John Mulaney for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special.

I’m so proud of them.

Before showing you the selection of dresses I fell in love with, a special shout out to shows like “RuPaul Drag Race” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” for bringing parts of the LBGT+ community to the screen.

I’ll say it again… Atlanta was robbed. And sure, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was fantastic but cool it. A few of those awards were questionable.

NOW UNTO THE FASHION!

(Full article can be found here!)

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Issa Rae
Kate McKinnon
Andy Samberg

Done! Here are my thoughts on the Emmys 2018!

Check out my predictions and see if I was right or wrong!

Also, were you wondering where Donald Glover was? He came as alter-ego Teddy Perkins!

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Did you watch the show? Are you happy with the winners? Did your favourite show win? And what was your favourite red carpet look?

Let me know and tweet at me!

xxx

Georgia

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors & Outstanding Series)

And last but not least…. Comedy! Supporting Actors and Actresses, Lead Actors and Actresses and Outstanding series!

Check out all my other opinions:

Now let’s go!



Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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What a great group of ladies!!!

Aside from Laurie Metcalf, I’m very familiar with all these performances and they’re great!

Let me start by saying I don’t understand Glow. I like it but I don’t get it. Alex Bornstein was amazing on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Megan Mullally is a legend.

The three SNL ladies are brilliant but my pick is Kate.

Kate McKinnon had a fantastic season on SNL and she can literally play any person. She has no limitation.

2017 Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL

My Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

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I don’t know Louie Anderson and I don’t even know Baskets. Sorry.

But I do know the other actors and their performances!

Alec Baldwin’s Trump impersonation has become iconic and, speaking of SNL, YAY Kenan Thompson! His first nomination!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s season 4 is mind-blowing! So good! Tituss Burgess’ performance was so funny! I loved him! Brian Tyree Henry was also unbelievable on Atlanta‘s “Barbershop”! It was so funny!

I can’t decide between Henry Winkler and Tony Shalhoub. They were so unique on their own show and they were both amazing.

I just can’t…

Also, where is Andre Braugher? Where is his nomination? He needs it. He deserves it.

on top of that… WHAT ABOUT ZACH WOODS? He killed it as Jared Dunn! I’m so pissed about this.

2017 Winner: Alec Baldwin, SNL

My Winner: Henry Winkler / Tony Shalhoub



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

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I don’t get “Moms” and I don’t get “Grace and Frankie”. Sorry Allison Janney and Lily Tomlin. I’m just putting it out there.

I loved Pamela Adlon on Better Things. The show is great, so different and a comedy but not really. It deals with intense things.

Tracee Ellis Ross. I love her. I love her. So much. She is such an interesting person and her portrayal of Dr. Bow Johnson was so good. I need to mention the post-partum depression episode. She was magnificent.

My pick for the Emmy has to be Rachel Brosnahan. I fell in love with her and “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”. She was incredible on the show and she deserves it.

2017 Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

My Winner: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”



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I do not watch Shameless (yet) and I don’t like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. I don’t want a Bernie Sander’s lookalike to yell at me for 30 minutes.

And now it gets tough. Anthony Anderson has been amazing as Dre Johnson but I feel like we need to concentrate on Donald, Bill and Ted.

Season 2 of Altanta was so weird, so strange and so amazing. Ted Danson as Michael on The Good Place was iconic and he gave such a terrific performance.

And Bill Hader. Wow. Barry sounds like it shouldn’t work but it super does. It’s genius.

2017 Winner: Donald Glover, Altanta

My Winner: Bill Hader / Ted Danson (Sorry Donald).



Outstanding Comedy Series

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I don’t get Curb Your Enthusiasm and Glow. I will watch season 2 of Glow but I think it is not for me.

Now, how can I choose between these? Silicon Valley was hilarious and Blackish talked about so many important and socially relevent topics.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was so incredibly funny this season! I was not that into it in the past but WOW!

Atlanta killed it. It was so weird and so innovative. So NEW.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise quite dark comedy environment. It was so bright, fun and hilarious.

And now onto Barry. A show about a sniper who wants to become an actor. How can it work?, you ask. It can, it does and it’s magnificent.

2017 Winner: Veep (HBO)

My Winner: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel / Barry



That’s it!

Here are all my lenght-y and rant-y opinions about the Emmys!

Tune in Monday, September 17th at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC! Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che!

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia

70th Primetime Emmy Awards – Comedy (Writing, Directing, Guest Actor and Guest Actress)

And now comedy! Probably my favourite genre!

But first, in case you missed it, go check out my first installment in this 70th Emmy Awards series! It’s Limited Series, Variety and Reality

Let’s go!



Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

  • Altanta “Alligator Man”, written by Donald Glover
  • Atlanta “Barbershop”, written by Stefani Robinson
  • Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader
  • Barry “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going”, written by Liz Sarnoff
  • Silicon Valley “Fifty-One Percent”, written by Alec Berg
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot”, written by Amy Sherman-Palladino

This is really hard. These shows are all amazing. “Barbershop” is so well-written and it holds the tention until the last seconds, both episodes of Barry are devastatingly scary and yet hilarous;

and Amy Sherman-Palladino! COME ON!

Alec Berg is nominated for two different shows! That definitely says something! I might have to go for Barry. It’s such a new and innovative show and it deserves recognition!

2017 Winner: Master of None “Thanksgiving”, written by Lena Waithe

My Winner: Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader



Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • Altanta “FUBU”, directed by Donald Glover
  • Atlanta “Teddy Perkins”, directed by Hiro Murai
  • Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, directed by Bill Hader
  • Glow “Pilot”, directed by Jesse Peretz
  • Silicon Valley “Initial Coin Offering”, directed by Mike Judge
  • The Big Bang Theory “The Bow Tie Asymmetry”, directed by Mark Cendrowski
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot”, directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Sorry Bill, I love you and you were amazing as director but…

Teddy Perkins directed by Hiro Murai.

2017 Winner: Atlanta “B.A.N.”, directed by Donald Glover

My Winner: Atlanta “Teddy Perkins”, directed by Hiro Murai



Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

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I can’t decide between Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph.

Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch and Molly Shannon were great in their roles but they didn’t leave me with an Emmy worthy impression.

Tina was phenomenal as always but Maya’s role as the judge in “The Good Place” was unforgettable.

Sorry Tina, I love you. Like, a lot…

2017 Winner: Melissa McCarthy, SNL

My Winner: Maya Rudolph, The Good Place



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

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I’m sorry Donald, I’m sorry Bill, I’m sorry Lin-Manuel but…

STERLING K BROWN “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” FOREVER BITCHES!!!

2017 Winner: Dave Chappelle, SNL

My Winner: Sterling K Brown “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”



Aaaaand it’s done!

Next up: Writing, Directing, Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Follow me on Twitter! From September 10th, you’ll be able to vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia