January Pilots – Part 2

This was supposed to be a single post, but then I realised I watched so many pilots!

I love pilots. They have to capture the audience’s attention and get us interested in watching the following episodes. It’s so confusing: you don’t know the characters, you don’t understand what’s going on and you’re trying to figure out if the show it’s actually good or just garbage.

So here are my first impressions!

The Good Place


I don’t understand why it took me so long to start warching this show. It’s produced and created by Michael Schur. A television GOD! You might have heard of some of his projects: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine Nine… COMEDY PERFECTION!

The Good Place is about a woman (Kristen Bell) who finds herself in the afterlife and tries to figure out what it means to be good.

It’s such an interesting concept! Kristen Bell’s character Eleonor arrives at the Good Place, a perfect town overseen by its architect Michael. She meets her neighbours, her supposed soul-mate and Janice, the Good Place’s personal assistant.

It’s so peculiar, weird, funny, magical and more.

I already love it! Micheal Schur, you did it again, you amazing genius.

The Good Place season 2 finale airs Feb 1st at 8:30/7:30c on NBC

The Resident


I’ve watched quite a lot of medical dramas in the past and I enjoy them. So when I saw that the great Emily Vancamp was starring in a new show, I knew that I had to watch it.

Starring Matt Czuchry as the arrogant bad boy Doctor, Manish Dayal as his new and ambitious Devin Pravesh and Emily Vancamp as Nic the Nurse.

It’s about ethic, hospital rivalry and it gives an insight on the ugly and manipulative side of the health care system.

I was expecting something more. They sidelined Emily Vancamp as a background character and love interest, the driven and skilled minority doctor (the Cristina Yang of the situation), the old doctor that doesn’t want to retire (Dr. Webber in season 6) and the careless, arrogant, fearless jeans-wearing doctor (TC from NBC’s The Night Shift).

Something that drove crazy while watching “The Resident”, was seeing Matt Czuchry’s Dr. Hawkings displaying Jess Mariano’s characteristics: Logan Huntzberger with Jess’s personality? It confused the hell out of me. It totally messed with me. I still have to wrap my mind around it.

I like it. I’ll probably keep watching.

The Resident airs on Mondays at 9/8c on FOX

Let me know your opinions on these shows! I’d love to discuss!




September 2017 TV Premiere – Opinions

I’m a bit late with this… I haven’t been particularly present on the blog community recently. I’ve had two great month and I was busy actually living my life.

But I enjoy writing about TV and I want to catch up on all the reviews I didn’t do and the beauty hauls I haven’t put together. (I did take the pictures. Now I’m missing the names of the product and I can’t seem to be able to get up, get the makeup and write the names down. I’m lazy.)

Anyway, these past two months have been amazing for Tv! So many great shows and so many old obsession making a comeback!

Let’s get into it!

  • Victoria ITV Jenna ColemanVICTORIA (ITV)

I absolutely loved this second season, great moments between the Queen and Prince Albert, great storylines involving feminism, a woman in power, loss, grief, medicine, inventions and more.

I really liked season 1, but I think I’ve enjoyed season 2 more. This year, we already knew the characters and the climate of the Victorian age, but they kicked it up a notch. The famine in Ireland and the trip to France deeply explore the terrible issues of the era.

On top of that, they dealt with homosexuality and the secrecy of it. The show experimented with different directorial choices and I truly appreciated it.

On top of that, Lord M broke Britain’s heart and the show’s viewers will never forget it.

  • You're the worst poster s4YOU’RE THE WORST (FXX)

I adore this show. I know it may seem bad, but it shows the inner me. The side that is wild, with no filters and restrictions. Although I am truly sad about Jimmy and Gretchen’s break up, it’s still funny seeing them navigate the world as single people again.

To be honest, the show isn’t as good as its first and second seasons. As I’m writing this, there are only 3 episodes left before the finale. Having said that, I feel like this season has been a little bit stuck. The characters haven’t evolved that much and it seems like the show is piling on as much crazy shit as they possibly can. Without really going forward.

Still, if they don’t re-new it for a 5th season, I will be sending FXX a series of angry and profanity-filled emails.

  • Better Things FX PosterBETTER THINGS (FX)

Even though I feel that they made it as absurd and as weird as they could, this show has some amazing gems.

The episodes are centred on Sam, her three daughters and the crazy things that life throws at them. It’s very explicit and the daughters treat their mother to an attitude that I would never allow. Not to me and not to everybody else. They are so disrespectful! I have the urge of slapping them in the face.

But just like in “You’re The Worst”, Sam isn’t afraid of other people’s opinions and her angry rants about sexuality and feminism are GREAT!

There are amazing monologues and Pamela Adlon is a fantastic actress. It’s quite explicit and raw but I’m really excited to see the last two episodes!

Also, on Oct. 19th, they announced they have renewed “Better Things” for a 3rd season!!! YAY!!

  • Brooklyn nine nine s5 poster.jpgBROOKLYN NINE NINE (FOX)

I will write this entire section mostly in all-caps because it’s been my obsession, I’m so excited and I love it so much.



I got my closest friend hooked on this show and we legitimately spent an entire day watching episodes together. Not even joking. Best day ever.

This 5th season has been incredible. So funny and full of spectacular character developments. Especially Jake.

The Halloween episode is probably one of the best episodes of a comedy show that I’ve seen in a long time. In every season there is a Halloween episode that is centred about a heist that will determine who, in the precinct, is the “Ultimate Detective / Genius”.

It’s so rare that a show in its 5th season is still going strong, but Brooklyn Nine Nine never disappoints.

  • this is us season 2 posterTHIS IS US (NBC)

I reviewed the first episode of this second season at length, so I’m not going to say too much about it here.

The show is still great, the characters are so well-written and although there hasn’t been that much crying on my part, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Nonetheless, there are still some things that piss me off and clichés I wish they hadn’t done, but I’ll keep watching. There is no doubt in that.

  • modern-family-s9 2.jpgMODERN FAMILY (ABC)

What can I say about this show: it’s a staple, it’s iconic. A classic.

The show is still great, the dynamics between the characters still relevant. What more can I say other than “I love you, Modern Family.”?

  • Grey's anatomy PosterGREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)

Ehm… Well… I’m not a person that likes pointing out the negative things but this one deserves it.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!?! What are these absurd storylines? Come on!!!! From Owen’s sister randomly being alive, to Amelia’s stupid stupid stupid tumor and to Maggie and Jackson having a thing, I really don’t know how the show is still on air.

I took it to Twitter while watching one of the episodes from this season and I noticed that I hadn’t tweeted positive things about the latest Grey’s Anatomy episode since 2014. That’s sad.

One things after another, they demolished the show. Thankfully, they didn’t damage too much Meredith’s character, otherwise I won’t be here talking about it.

I’ll probably keep watching every once in a while, when I’m in the mood for a soap opera with doctors.

I’ve recently watched the 300th episode and although a bit mismatched, they paid tribute to all the major characters that have left the show and I loved it. Also, Jackson’s speech made m tear up.

  • will and grace.jpgWILL AND GRACE (NBC)


I was super shocked because I didn’t think a show like “Will and Grace” was going to be so political.

Right from the first episode, they throw joke after joke (mostly insult after insult) towards Donald Trump and the current administration! I loved it! The fidget spinner and russian dictionary joke in episode one is one of my favourites!! And let’s talk about the hat with “Make America Gay Again”!! Absolutely adored it!

In just 6 episodes, they talked multiple times about the current political climate in America, the struggles of being openly gay in the country, the appreciation young people need to have in regards of those who fought for their rights and how stupid conversion camps are. Speaking of which, the Mike Pence portrait in the background literally made my day. SO FUNNY!!!

I truly appreciate when a show explains and takes time to explore such subjects. Tv is also meant to be educational and I believe “Will and Grace” is doing it right.


Even if it started really well with guest host Ryan Gosling, the following hosts haven’t been that impressive (aside from Kumail Nanjiani, obvs).

The political commentary is still very much relevant, but I feel like they have hit a bit of a rough spot in these past weeks. I hope it’ll get better.

I’ll keep watching, especially the parts with the amazing Kate McKinnon, Pete Davison, Leslie Jones and obviously Weekend Update.


That’s it from me! At least for today! Hope you liked it and let me know your thoughts on any of the shows I’ve mentioned: I’d love to hear your opinions.




September 2017 TV Premiere

Weirdly enough, September and October are my favourite months. New seasons come out, exciting pilots make their debut on televisions and there are the Emmys. (Just as a reminder, September 17th.)

What could be better? I am literally jumping up and down from happiness. So many shows are back, so many new stories, characters, plot twists… This is heaven.

I’m going to cheat a little bit and insert in this list a show that came back for its 2nd season on Sunday August the 27th on ITV: VICTORIA

Starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, it describes her life on the thrones. If you want to know more, there is a link on the title of each show that goes to one of my reviews. (Or rather, incredibly long rants and freakouts).

Without further ado, here is the list of my shows coming back on September:

September 6th: YOU’RE THE WORST

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This show is coming back for its fourth season and I LOVE IT. I literally cannot wait to see what is going on with Jimmy and Gretchen. The season 3 finale left me completely shocked and I have been wondering for months what will happen next.

Wednesdays at 10:30/8:30C PM on FXX

September 14th: BETTER THINGS

Another FX show and this is about an actress who is a single mother trying to deal with her three children and her crazy mom. I watched the first season when it came out and although it has nothing new or particular, it resonated with me. I saw myself in them. It’s created by Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, who also stars in it.

If you’re looking for a fun comedy, check it out!

Thursdays at 10/9c on FX

September 26th: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Brooklyn Nine Nine

At the beginning, I thought this didn’t have much depth. It felt like a stupid and ridiculous comedy that you watch only to give your brain a break. But it is actually so funny. And socially relevant. It talks about race, discrimination, homophobia, prejudice and police brutality… while making you laugh. It is created by Micheal Schur, who was also behind “The Office” (US) and “Parks and Recreation.”.

We left off at the end of season 4 with Jake and Rosa in a difficult situation and I really want to know what the writers have written!

Moreover, after seeing Captain Holt’s dog Cheddar, I fell in love with Welsh Corgi. THEY ARE SO CUTE! Google them!

Tuesdays at 9.30/8.30c on FOX

This Is Us - Season 1September 26: THIS IS US

I don’t want to talk about this. I’m going to cry. And I have cried for 18 episodes plus the talk at the end with the actors. I’ve never been more devastated in my entire life.

It’s an amazing show, VERY cheesy some times (especially how Jack and Rebecca met. Probably the only thing I did not like on the show) but it makes me feel EVERYTHING. The day after I watch it, I have a horrible headache because of the crying. It rips me into a million pieces.

Highly recommend it. You won’t regret it.

Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC

September 27th: MODERN FAMILYmodernfamily_s6_si_l


Still spectacular after 8 seasons, Modern Family is back! I have seen every single episode of this show at least 10 times. Whenever I feel a bit down or I want to watch something familiar, this is what to turn to. Absolutely magnificent.

My sister and I have religiously watched 3 days a week when we were having lunch alone. I know it like the back of my hand and I’m never tired of it. It’s just so funny and deep and at times sad. It just gives me warm feelings of happiness and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this show in my life.

Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC

September 28th: Grey’s Anatomy


A show I truly loved and now watch only to see how ridiculous it is going to get season after season. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy! But after most of the original cast’s departure, it hasn’t been the same.

I’m not really sure what they are doing with most storylines, but I’ve been watching it for years and it’s a ritual! A tradition!

I literally don’t remember what happened on previous season finale, but amen! I’ll catch up eventually!

On Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC

September 28th: Will & Grace

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I hadn’t watched “Will and Grace” until this year. I was 2 years old in 1998 and I highly doubt there were showing it here in Italy. Anyway, WHAT A SHOW!

I can’t believe how socially advanced it was and how much it did to the LGBT community. It was one of the first (if not THE first) show in America to have an openly gay man as lead actor. And the cameos! Ellen, Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Britney Spears, Matt Damon and more!

I love that it is recorded in front of a live audience like “Friends” because it gives it so much more life and character. I am not afraid they’ll ruin the original show (like it happened for Gilmore Girls, according to some people) and I truly can’t wait for present-day jokes and pop culture references! So happy!

Airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC

Immagine correlataSeptember 30th: Saturday Night Live

I wasn’t really into it until this year and the wonderful election season. Maybe because they talked about people I didn’t know or I didn’t understand the comedy.

I still don’t get why they find a lot of the jokes funny, but it is great political satire. I feel head over heels in love with Kate McKinnon (nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series) and Alec Baldwin (their most notable characters include Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway and AG Jeff Session for Kate; and Donald Trump for the magnificent Baldwin).

I am sure I’ll watch it religiously every Sunday (bloody time zones, I have to wait the day after to see it).

On Saturdays on NBC

Hope you like this! Maybe there are more, but these are the ones I’m most excite about! As always, let me know if there are any shows I should watch!


Trying Something New

I simply wasn’t watching enough television. So, of course, I had to start watching 3 other pilots. Well, 2 actually. I have already finished the 10 episodes of “Good Behavior”. And I have written and published an extremely long review that you can find here.

Anyway, I wanted to do this properly… Start in September (what I love to call “Pilot Season”) and review a lot of new tv shows. But I was dealing with life (ew), so I couldn’t do it!

But yesterday I was like: “Let’s watch some new stuff!”.


Through “This is Us”‘s twitter account, I found this new show “Impostors” about a con artist that tricks men into marrying her and then robs them of everything they own.

mv5bmtczmja4odi4nl5bml5banbnxkftztgwnjgxnduymti-_v1_sy1000_cr006741000_al_If you’re expecting an intense drama, this is not it. They say it’s a rom-com, but frankly, it’s just strange.

I’ve never watched a series by BRAVO, so I was really curious to see what they are choosing to broadcast. Rob Heaps plays Ezra Bloom (who looks similar to his namesake on Pretty Little Liars, Ezra Fitz. If you know what I mean…) and his character is married to beautiful Belgian Eva (played by Inbar Lavi).

She turns out to be a con artist with a history of robbing her husbands. After the first couple of minutes, I already had the feeling something bad was going to happen. I knew basically nothing about the show. It reminded me of the movie “The Best Offer“.

There were some REALLY predictable things, like the anklet bracelet Eva didn’t take off after running away and changing her appearance. Also, out of the blue, a guy appears at Ezra’s doorstep claiming to be Eva’s (or as he knows her “Alice”) husband.

And he didn’t make a good impression. I didn’t like the acting or the character’s personality and the stupid and useless banter he gets into with Ezra.

And then there’s Ezra assistant… “I have an idea… What if we get totally hammered?” Oh, honey… I get that you want to sleep with him. Just don’t make it so obvious. Also, Ezra, are you REALLY sleeping with another woman and basically asking her to pretend to be your wife? That is messed up.

And do I even have to mention Ezra saying: “facial recognition software.” Really?! Really?! Come on. Who are you, the FBI?  *eye roll*

One thing that I absolutely loved, was the german tutorial on how to tie a rope to kill yourself. That was fun.

Overall: 6.5/10

The Catch

Shonda Rhimes is probably the Queen of ABC’s Thursday night TV schedule. With Grey’s Anatomy going relatively (very relatively) strong into its 13th season, “Scandal” with its 6th season (I stopped watching after mid-season 4) and “How To Get Away With Murder”‘s shocking revelations (watched 20 minutes of the pilot. I was bored.), she is very popular.

“The Catch” is her newest project. Despite only being involved in the production aspects of it, this show took Scandal’s place when it went on hiatus.

mv5bmmzlyzm2zjutyjy1nc00mduzlthimjgtzwnkzgzhymqzzdvlxkeyxkfqcgdeqxvymjg0mjg1mdm-_v1_sy1000_sx750_al_Coincidentally, this show is similar to “Impostors”.

The main character Alice Vaughan is the victim of fraud by her fiancé and she is determined to find him.

When I chose these shows, I really had no idea they were so similar. Well, it could be interesting to see the two different ways a similar plot can be executed.

Right from the first scene, it reminded me of White Collar, with a less attractive main character. Sorry, but Matt Bomer is insuperable.

Mireille Enos (Alice) had a familiar face, but I couldn’t remember why! Aside from the fact that she reminds me of Abby from Scandal, she was in Gangster Squad, a brilliant movie with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.

She is like a white, red-haired Olivia Pope with less amazing outfits and no white coats.

Moreover, they put a Pitbull song as part of the soundtrack. No. No. And no. I also wasn’t a fan of the editing: there were too many split screens, a lot of editing and images overlapping and especially at the beginning, everything happened too quickly. And let’s not mention the over dramatization of the entire thing. 🙄🙄

BUT, I loved how diverse and multi-racial the cast was! Finally!

Also, there’s a guy called Seth Hamilton in the episode and every time they mentioned him, I kept thinking of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical! And for minutes after that, I kept singing in my head: “I am not throwing away my shot! Hey, yo I’m just like my country I’m young scrappy and hungry…” I have been obsessed for months.

Not bad, but…. meh.

Overall: 7/10

The thing about watching these show is that I want to know what’s going to happen! If the show is really really bad, in a blink of an eye it’s gone. I won’t even remember it.

But if it’s watchable or had flaws that can be easily ignored but I wouldn’t spend my time watching it, I still have the feeling of incompleteness! And it bothers me!

Concluding this quick review, I don’t think I’ll be watching these shows. And if I do it’ll be because I’m desperate and I’m tired of watching re-runs of other shows.

Let me know if you’ve seen these shows or if you have something to recommend me.

Georgia    🙂