New Girl – s07 ep 01 – “About Three Years Later” – Review

I really wanted to watch the new episode of “New Girl”: I woke up early to download the episode and put it on my mom’s iPad.
And it didn’t work.
So I plugged in my phone and tried with that.
It didn’t work either.
So I left my house at 8:30 in the morning, episode-less.
I had an hour of train ride and I really wanted to see it!! I’ve been using the show to keep me company while I study and I’ve grown very attached to it. I am very sad this is its last season.


It’s little Ruth’s 3rd birthday and Cece and Schmidt try to throw her a feminist party with feminist icons themed drinks and a panel for any questions these little kids mix have.
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Nick and Jess have returned from their European book tour and they are perfectly happy with their lives: they are still living in the loft and their relationship is great.

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At the party, they meet again Russell, Jess’ ex boyfriend and the only man both her and Nick have loved.
There is a whole mess, she lies about being engaged to Nick. Unbeknownst to Jess, Nick is planning to propose. That night.
Last but not least, Winston and Aly are married and she is 7 months pregnant! And she hates it!

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Overall, the episode was great! I loved the familiarity of the character, even if their lives are not the same as they used to be.

One thing that really really really really annoyed me was the “blessing” situation. Learn a lesson from one of the two men I would ever marry, Jake Peralta.
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Why are people so obsessed with asking the father permission to marry his daughter?!? WHY?!?
Please. Can we stop doing this?!? It drives me fucking crazy.
I hate it. With all my heart.


Other than that, I’m really looking forward to the next episode.
xxx
Georgia

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New Girl Season 7!!!!

I can’t believe New Girl is finally back!

I’ve been sporadically watching the show since its late 3rd season (?) and although I lost interest along the way, it’s still a nice and familiar comedy to go back to.

I’ve been using it while studying. I need to have background noise and it’s perfect.

I was sad when they said they weren’t sure if the show was going to be renewed for a 7th season and to be fair, it would have been a great ending anyway.

Nonetheless, I am thrilled they brought it back.

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Season 7 picks up roughly 3 years after the events in the previous season: Schmidt and Cece have a daughter called Ruth, Winston and Aly got married and she is currently expecting a baby and Nick and Jess have just come back from the european tour for “The Pepperwood’s Chronicles”.

I am really excited to see what they are up to, how they have changed and say goodbye to these characters.

Risultati immagini per new girl season 7 posterI absolutely can’t wait.

I also hope they’ll bring back some of the most important guest stars and recurring characters like Coach, Principal Foster, Ryan Geauxinue, Robby, Doctor Sam…

It’s going to be so sad leaving Jess, Nick, Winston, Cece and Schmidt…

8 more episodes of a great comedy.

Let’s go!

 

New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9.30/8.30c on Fox.


Will you be watching the last season of New Girl? Do you have a favourite episode or a favourite moment? Let me know!

xxx

Georgia

I jinxed it.

This has been a difficult month. Truly difficult.

In my last life update, I was positive. Optimistic. Well, it all went down the toilette on November 1st.

The irony.

A little bit of background story…. In Italy, November 1st is a national holiday. It’s the day when, if you’re christian, you celebrate the gestures and sacrifices Saints made throughout the history of Christianity. (Which is sort of funny because November 2nd is the day in which we remember the people who died, we go to the cemetery to visit them and we pay our respects).

Aside from this lesson in Christian culture (that I’m not really a fan of), I was supposed to take my granddad to the city centre. He is 87 and they revoked his driving license. I got mine so I could help out and so at 9.45AM I was ready to pick him up.

Long story short, a lady hit me with her car 50 meters after I dropped him off. She didn’t stop at the STOP sign and hit me on my left side.

MY WORST NIGHTMARE.

I’ve talked about my fear of driving extensively on this blog. A car accident was the main thing I was terrified about. The worst possible scenario that could have happened did. We weren’t hurt. Not even a little bit. We were both going so slow. I was at 25 km/h, she was even slower. But it did happen. And this completely threw me off.

I had started going to Uni and for two weeks, I was paralyzed at home, scared of my own shadow. I cried for 3 days straight. Every time someone brought up the word “car”, I would just freeze and my eyes would water.

So, yeah. My positive blog entry jinxed me.

Three days ago, we brought the car back home. It was in the shop for a month and the insurance company took care of everything. And yet, I’m still terrified. I hate it so much. I’m a responsible driver. I go slow, I stop at every sign, I don’t go over the limit. NEVER. But every time I see a car coming from my left or right side, I flinch.

My mom has been incredibly supportive. When I broke down sobbing after we did the accident report with the lady, she said she was so sorry and she was hurting for me because she knew how scared I was of driving. She says that now I’ve been “baptized” and that everything from now on, it’s going to go smoothly. Ever the pessimist that I am, I don’t really believe her.

It was just back luck. In italy, we call it “sfiga”.

Our family friend had the best response. His wife bumped the car against a lamp pole a couple of months before and he said: “I wish it would have happened to me, so the insurance would fix it and I wouldn’t have to pay it myself.”

It was a dumb joke that I desperately needed. So thanks, V.

It took me a month to be semi-okay with this. But since today, I went and took my granddad to the city centre for his bar chats with his friends (and nothing happened), I wanted to get it out of my chest.

I’m off now. I have to go and bring him back home.

(as I was writing this, my mom said my uncle is going to take him home. I so relieved you can’t even imagine it.)

xxx

 

This Is Us – Season 2 Premiere Review

“This Is Us” is one of the most popular shows on US cable and the season 2 premiere didn’t disappoint.

Although I fell immediately in love with the show when it started in September 2016, there are elements of it that I didn’t particularly like: I thought the moment Jack and Rebecca met each other was a little bit ridiculous, too much “insta-love” for me.

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But aside from a few elements, it’s a solid show. The stories are absolutely brilliant and moving.

I have cried for all 18 episodes in season 1 and of course, season 2 didn’t leave my tear ducts dry.

It was hard to watch: from Kate’s struggles with her career, to Randall’ and Beth’s adoption problems and Jack’s not-so-shocking revelation.

The show hits you where you are most vulnerable, your insecurities and your issues. You identify with the characters on an extremely deep level.



Before starting the season 2 premiere, I was almost sure I wasn’t going to cry. I was not in the mood to cry I didn’t feel like it was going to happen, but of course I bawled like there was no tomorrow.

I absolutely adore all of the performances, the only one that didn’t make the same impact on me as the others was Justin Hartley’s. It’s probably just because of Kevin. I’m not a huge fan of the character, I don’t really like that cocky, arrogant and selfish personality. Nonetheless, I absolutely liked the episode. I was a little bit disappointed in Jack, even if I shouldn’t be. We see him struggling with his issues, and problems like alcoholism. But he’s a nice man, he gave up his dreams, just like Rebecca did, and he tried to have overcome is addiction.

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In the episode we also get to know a little bit more about what happened to Jack, how he died. There isn’t much, but I think one of the reasons is his alcoholism. There are clues like Kate with a dog and Randall talking to a redheaded girl, but the most revealing one, is the last scene.  There is house, burnt to the ground. And if I’m not mistaken, it belonged to the Pearsons.

I don’t really get why people are so obsessed with finding out how Jack dies. DO YOU WANT TO SEE HIM DIE? DO YOU WANT THE PAIN!? ARE YOU MENTAL?

Rebecca’s pain at the end destroyed me. It broke my heart. In a million pieces.

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The “get in the car” scene was also amazingly written and acted. She put aside her anger and disappointment towards him and focused on helping him and keeping their family together.

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia have a terrific chemistry together, especially in the dramatic scenes.

 

One of the most amazing scenes was Beth asking Randall to adopt a grown-up kid to help him get off the streets. I thought her gesture was INCREDIBLE. So selfless. I’m in love with Beth and Randall.

And can we talk about Randall’s “Women can do anything” speech? LOVE IT.



To sum up, great start for a second season. Let me know what you think about the episode, I’d love to chat about the show!

xxx

Georgia