Fleabag Season 1 Review

“Fleabag” has been in my watchlist for a very long time and somehow I never picked it up!

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag (2016)I don’t know why but I had always postponed watching it.
It looked like a heavy themed show and I was not in the mood for that. But I’m so glad that I finally did!
It is created, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is also the protagonists of the show and the executive producer.

WOMEN IN POWER, Y’ALL!!!

It’s about a dysfunctional, mean, unapologetic, broken, careless and angry woman who has just experienced a death in her life. She lives a complicated life, struggling in every sense of the word. She does whatever she wants regardless of the consequence. Which is admirable if that didn’t wreck her life and her relationships with friends and family.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag (2016)

Speaking of family, her interactions with her godmother-turned-stepmother are so passive aggressive that they are almost impossible to watch and the ones with her emotionally distant father make us feel that deep and raw awkwardness that is extremely funny. Olivia Coleman and Bill Paterson played it amazingly. The casting is so on-point.

As an audience, we learn what happened little by little, through flashbacks and Fleabag’s memories. She breaks the forth wall almost immediately, doing a “House of Cards” Kevin Spacey-style thing. (I’m sorry to even mention him but it’s the only example that came to mind.)
She talks to us, the audience, letting us know what she really thinks in contrast to what she says.

In true British fashion for only six episodes, each lasting 26 minutes.

It’s a beautifully made show. I loved it.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Rainsford in Fleabag (2016)

Although it deals with grief, suicide and loss, it’s a comedy. It’s fun and everybody can see themselves in her, if we are honest enough to admit it.

According to a Deadline.com, “Fleabag” will return both on BBC Three and Amazon’s Prime Video in 2019 and I cannot wait.

It reminded me of “You’re The Worst” and it has become an instant favourite. I’ll definitely be rewatching it again.

If you have the chance, give it a go. You won’t regret it.

xxx

Georgia

 

 

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Mid-Year Update! A Look Back into the Past 6 Months!

We are already halfway through 2018!

Only 6 more months and it’s 2019! BROOKLYN 99 COMES BACK!!! No, of course I don’t measure time based on my favourite tv show…

EXCEPT THAT I DO!!!

This year has been good for me. Television wise. I’ve fallen back in love with some shows, I’ve hated some, I discovered new series…

JANUARY


FEBRUARY

  • Posted part 2 and 3 of my First Impression January Pilot series
  • I reviewed Mozart in The Jungle’s 4th season
  • I did a beauty autumn haul despite being February
  • I went back to University
  • Season 3 of unREAL premiered

MARCH

  • I voted in our government elections (it went super poorly, btw)
  • Cried about university a lot
  • Watched the premiere of FX’s “Atlanta” and then stopped.
  • NBC’s “Rise” premiered
  • NBC’s “This Is Us” ended.
  • I watched Jordan Peele’s Academy Award Winning movie “Get Out”
  • I started watching “Key and Peele” and became obsessed with them.
  • HBO’s “Barry” premiered with my man Bill Hader
  • I taught english to a lot of people
  • I went out for drinks twice in one week
  • Silicon Valley’s 5th season premiered

APRIL

  • Easter happened
  • I started watching “One Day at a Time” from its 2nd season and royally fucked up.
  • Went out shopping with my best friend (we’re both such cheap people we didn’t buy anything)
  • I spent an entire day with my best friend and we watched Paddington 2 (It was adorbs)
  • The Suits finale happened and yes, I’m still angry about it.
  • Went to the cinema for the first time in ages to watch a movie about Silvio Berlusconi. (It wasn’t propaganda. Not at all.
  • Mozart in The Jungle got cancelled by Amazon

MAY

  • John Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” became available on Netflix so of course I watched that AND “The Comeback Kid”
  • I kept on going to uni (YAY)
  • Finally watched The Lonely Island’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and loved it and its stupid stupid songs.
  • I studied a lot
  • Watched the best and most trashy three nights of the year: The Eurovision Song Contest (I’m still mad about Portugal; Italy was robbed last year)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got cancelled and I cried like there was no tomorrow
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got picked up by NBC THE NEXT FUCKING DAY
  • Started watching my first australian TV show “The Let Down”.
  • Most TV shows aired its season finales
  • Watched the Royal Wedding
  • Went to my mom’s school for a day as a guest teacher.
  • Did my exam and got 30 cum laude (yaaaaaaaay!!!!)

JUNE

  • Studied like crazy
  • Did another exam
  • Watched some episodes of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
  • Started watching TNT’ “The Alienist
  • Helped my boss move out of her office
  • Attended our organization’s summer concert
  • Avoided a relatives all-day-long gathering
  • Started watching “Riverdale
  • Finally relaxed
  • My 22nd birthday happened
  • and then… I went on holiday!

So here is what happened in the last 6 months of my life.

What did you do? I’d love to know! How do you think the rest of the year is going to be like?

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

One Of The Worst Parties I’ve Ever Been To

So… A couple of weeks ago I talked about this party that I was supposed to go to in my “What’s Been Going on” post and it happened two Saturdays ago.

I was not happy.

Not at all.

I didn’t have a totally terrible time but I had to restrain myself from standing up and starting yelling at them.

It was my high school friend’s birthday party and she invited a group of people who is wildly different from me. They like to drink, get wasted and party.

In the last post, I talked about how I would storm out and throw a fit whenever I heard ugly comments.

They swore like sailors. And by swearing I don’t mean the odd f-word or something like that. In Italy, we call it “bestemmiare”, I’d say the closest translation might be “to blaspheme”.

But they didn’t it all the time. Two or three in every single sentence. It was disgusting.

And not because I’m a particularly religious person, it’s just common decency. It’s ugly and disrespectful. They must have said at least 300 of them. I’m not joking.

And you would not believe the racist stuff they said. Not to mention the homophobic slurs.

I was fucking disgusted. It made me sick to my stomach.

Oh, and I also got a gin and tonic spilled on my dress.

G.R.E.A.T.

You can hear the sarcasm from across the globe.

And I was mostly disappointed in myself. Because I didn’t say anything. But what can you say? What can you do without causing a scene and ruining your friend’s party? They notice I didn’t laugh with them and that I wasn’t even smiling. At all.

But I still feel guilty. Now, I wish I had done something. Because if you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, aren’t you a part of the problem as well?

I’ve been wrecking my brain trying to think of what I could or should have done. I rewatched a season 1 episode of Brooklyn99, in which Jake punches a homophobic journalist in the face because he insulted Captain Holt.

Maybe I should have done the same. Now the punching part, obviously. But I should not have stood by and done nothing.

The only thing that is keeping me from tearing my hair from my skull is knowing that I’ll be able to say something the next time. My friend, the only one who did not participate, invited me to a party he is throwing at the end of July and I’ll probably go just because he is the one who invited me.

But I’ll have a chance of a do-over. And I promise to get it right.

Still, I need advice. How do I make my point come across without punching him in the face or insulting him like there is not tomorrow?

Can you help me? What should I have done and what do you recommend I should do next time?

xxx

Georgia

2-Year Anniversary!

It’s my 2-year anniversary here on WordPress!!!

Yaaay!!

I can’t believe it’s been 24 months since I started writing my blog. It still feels like yesterday I uploaded my first post!

I’ve had a tremendous time, connecting with amazing people and writing about the things I love.

Thank you to those who have read my rants, my reviews and my personal breakdowns. These two years have been challenging and this blog has helped me process my feelings and thoughts and it has helped me moving on.

Thank you for following my little blog.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

Here is to two more years!

xxx

Georgia