Sometimes Change Isn’t For The Better

I got a haircut today.

And it didn’t go as planned.

I wanted it shortened and with long bangs so that there is a little movement and volume. Instead the hairdresser cut them too short and now it looks like I had a fringe and I’m trying to grow them out.

It’s not terrible… I kind of like it. It’s the way she curled it that I don’t really like.

Anyway, you can all imagine what my family had to say about it.

My mom came in saying: “Oh my God what is that? What did you do with your hair?”

My sister said nothing.

My aunt gave a consiscending smile and said: “Wow, the hairdresser is so hip and modern and she gives you an horr… well, a haircut like that.”

Then they piled on:

– “It looks like you’re from the 80s.”

– “You look ancient”

– “You just need to grow your bangs.”

Then they added that “compliment” because maybe they realised what they said was mostly negative and said: “But you still look pretty.”

So yeah…I was trying so hard not to cry. I am so deeply insecure about me appearance that it kills me every time.

I promised myself I wouldn’t have listened but after the forth comment, I couldn’t help it.

So guess what? Tomorrow I’ll wash my hair and try to style it as I like it.

Wish me luck.

xxx

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Homeland season 7 PREMIERE – Review

SPOILER ALERT! This blog post contains spoilers for all seasons of Homeland.

Just like last year, I decided to put my thoughts on Homeland on paper and review the first episode of the show’s seventh season.

The Finale of season 6 left me devastated. I can’t believe how relevant and pertinent the show still is.

Season 6 dealt with a new president elect (A WOMAN!!! But don’t rejoy because she’s the worst), fake news, an Alex Jones’ radio host, friction with the intelligence community, islamophobia and sadly so much more.

Season 6 was painfully realistic. It resembled closely (maybe too much) the political and social landscape of today’s America. President Elect Keane’s deligimization of the intel community and other sectors of the US government.

Doesn’t that remind you of anyone? Maybe residing in the White House right in this moment.

I thought so.

Even though they shot and wrote the show before the back shit crazy events occurred (The Delegitimisation of the FBI and the intelligence community by the sitting US president, The war against reality truth and facts, and so much more), “Homeland“ pains very much divided nation, people on opposite sides fighting each other and believes that seem to come from another historical Era.
It has always been politically relevant and I’m so curious to see what they going to do with this seventh season.

In the aftermath of President Keane‘s election and wave of arrests she ordered against her own intelligence community, people are trying to navigate on which side they want to stand.

On a more personal note, Carrie is also dealing with the tragic loss she had at the end of season six (I will not talk about it because it upsets me too much), her living situation with her sister and her husband, and of course her medical condition.

On the show, the fight isn’t between Republicans and Democrats. In our reality, it is quite

clear where people stand and what they think about the events of the last year. On the show, the lines are blurred. On one side you have a president who locked up her own federal agents and is not trusted by more than half of the country. One the other side you have people fighting against her, but what they preach isn’t exactly better than what she believes in.

O’Keefe, who is the counterpart of right-wing radio show host Alex Jones, and his views increase the distrust among the American people. Him and his followers are saying to be part of “The Resistance”, just like the term the Democrats are using to fight against Trump.

So where is the parallel? Is there one?

To be perfectly candid it’s kind of hard for me to fully understand what goes on homeland, just like with “HouseOfCards”. It’s not easy to follow, especially now that’s all about political power.

And I have a couple of criticisms. Although putting a woman in the White House, as president, after the events of last years presidential election, felt like a good idea I’m now having doubts.
Hillary Clinton Was president now, maybe having a fictional and ambiguously suspicious counterpart would’ve been a good idea, but I’m afraid that showing a flawed and unprepared female president could deter people from electing one. It’s probably my naive point of you, and I am almost sure this won’t impact the publics opinion, but personally I wouldn’t have risked it.

Nonetheless I am ecstatic that “Homeland” is back. I am already planning to rewatch season four (which is probably my favourite season EVER).

I genuinely hope that you will enjoy this season and feel free to let me know your thoughts on the premiere and on the second episode.

Xxx

Georgia

 

January Pilots – Part 3

Here we are with part 3 of my January Pilots!

I’ve had a blast watching these pilots. Some have been great and some have left me disappointed, but nonetheless it’s been exciting.

GLOW

Glow has been on Netflix since June 23rd 2017 and I had little to no interest in watching it. My best friend recommended it to me and so I followed her advice. I was intrigued by it.

Glow is a fictionalized and romanticized version of the 80s female wrestling circuit, called “The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”.

Starring Alison Brie, Berry Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young and Marc Maron the show is quite dark and raw for a comedy.

I am very conflicted about it. I don’t have an opinion on it. I can’t figure out if I like it or not. I can’t seem to understand if it is good or not. It’s driving me crazy.


30 ROCK

I tried watching it a long time ago but it wasn’t the right moment. I didn’t get the comedy and pilots are always treaky.

When I finished the first episode I had no doubts: IT IS AMAZING.

It’s a comedy about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans loosely based on her “Saturday Night Live” experience. It also stars Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit and Jane Krakowski. There are so many celebrities cameos that will make your jaw drop.

It’s VERY VERY VERY loosely based on her SNL life and her relationship with Lorne Michaels, who created SNL and is an executive producer on the show.

I already liked Tina Fey from her SNL career (her Sarah Palin impression is LEGENDARY) and her simply being alive is a godsend but after watching the show I realized she is my idol and role model. I love her.

I read her book last year but didn’t appreciate it enough. So now it’s in my Amazon basket, ready to be bought.

The show is so clever, original and funny. I am basically Liz Lemon. I love her (and obviously Tina). Another amazing characteristic: the platonic friendship between Liz and Jack. I adored it!!! So glad they didn’t turn it into a romance!!

And the music!! Tina’s husband Jeff Richmond composed the soundtrack of the show and it’s fantastic!

I’m trying to end the post but I keep thinking of more unbelievably amazing feature!

Anyway, I highly recommend it. It’s stupid, fantastic, idiotic, clever, magical and the live shows are hilarious.



The End! I really enjoyed writing these mini-review about the shows I’ve watched.

Let me know what you’ve thought of them!

xxx

Georgia

“Oh, Hello! On Broadway” review

I’ve been meaning to watch this play for at least 7 months and a couple days ago I finally did it!

oh hello on broadwayEver since I saw John Mulaney’s stand up special on Netflix, I’ve been keeping an eye on his on-going projects. So when they announced on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show that their play was going to be recorded and uploaded on Netflix, I promised myself I would watch it immediately.

Then 7 months went by and here we are!

“Oh, Hello! On Broadway” is a play about two elderly man called Gil and Georgie, living together in an apartment in Upper State Manhattan. They wear turtleneck, weird blazers and act just like you’d expect two weird, strange and not too bright old men would.

The act originated on Nick Kroll’s Comedy Special’s “Kroll Show” and then went unto Broadway from September 2016 to January 2017. It was so successful that John Mulaney and Nick Kroll took the show on the road across America.

Seeing how well-received it was, I was a bit surprised for the first 20 minutes of the show. I didn’t quite get it. It took me a little while to understand it.

Then all of a sudden, it clicked. It is such a clever and interesting idea!

These two men wrote a play and then decided to performe it. Before the actual show starts, they introduce themselves. During the play, they constantly break the forth wall to talk to either the audience or to Ravi, the tech guy.

As “The Atlantic” put it:

Oh, Hello on Broadway is technically a play within a meta-play”

Since I’m studying exactly this topic at university, I found the whole play particularly interesting.

We, as audience, are at a play in which there is another play whose wall between the two is often shattered.

While performing their play within the play, they often break character and talk to each other about how the show is going. But mostly… they engage is some weird banter. They don’t just stop their own play to talk to the other, but they interract with the audience and with their tech guy Ravi. Even in the middle of saying their lines.

It’s complicated and so fun. So much fun.

I had a blast watching it and I don’t double I will watch it again sometime soon.

I was so surprised by it and if possible, I love John Mulaney even more. I wish Netflix would bring more Broadway productions to our screen. Not all of us have the opportunity and money to go see a show and I’d still like to enjoy some sort of the experience.

Go check it out. I truly recommend it.

xxx

Georgia