The Good Place – s03 ep 01-02 “Everything is Bonzer!” – SEASON PREMIERE

I love this show.

I love it.

I love the writers, Mike Schur, the cast, the production team, the producers. I love everybody.

No, I’m not stoned.

These are my actual feelings about “The Good Place”. If you haven’t check it out, go listen to “The Good Place: The Podcast“, hosted by Marc Evan Jackson. It is wonderful, amazing and super interesting. You really get the sense of how a network television works.

In this premiere, we see how Michael (Ted Danson) managed to get on Earth and save the four humans from their death, shoving Eleonor (Kristen Bell) out of the way and unlocking the sae where Jason was hiding with his snorkel.

Michael is now forced to interfere again: several months later, they haven’t improved and he pulls some strings so at least Chidi (William Jacson Harper) and Eleonor can meet.

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In the meantime, Chidi has met a neurology professor, Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) who helped his almost (emphasis on almost) overcome his indecisiveness and Eleonor pushes them together, literally helping them asking each other out.

Back in “The Bad Place”, Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) is trying to bypass the Judge’s authority (MAYA RUDOLF IS BACK AND I LOVE HER!)

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Finally, Chidi seems to have found a topic for this thesis:

he will explore the effects of near-death experiences on ethical decision making.

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This brings him to find people who have had near-death experiences.

Hint: It’s Tahani and Jason.

Tahani’s life after Michael saved her is hilarious. Camila, her sister, is praised for saving her. Tahani then gives away all her material objects and puts some distance between her and her old life. She decides to go live in a buddhist monastery and after a while, she rises to stardom again by writing a book called: “Get out of the spotlight”.

Jason, on the other hand, is trying to win dance competition after dance competitions and his life is absolutely ridiculous.

Finally the humans are all back together but Shawn finds a way to interfere and sends someone on earth…

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TREVOR!!

Adam Scott is back!!!! I love him. So. Much.

Jokes I loved:

  • “I’m a trash bag from Arizona, which is saying something. Our biggest exports are racist sheriffs and HPV.”

    “I once got 12/12 on a Buzzfeed quiz called “Do you know all the slang words the Kardashian invented?”

Chidi is a living meme. I love him.

  • […] when I first read Aristotle I thought I was pronounced like “Chipotle”.

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  • “My name Zac Pizzazz!”, said by a douch bag leather jacet wearing Ted Danson. It was hilarous.
  • “I want you thinking about dance 24/7, that means every day you think 20 thoughts about dance for (4) 7 minutes.”

“Claustophobic? Who would ever be scared of Santa Claus?”


This show is the best. I loved the way this new season was connected to the previous ones. I’m interested to see how they are going to explore this new opportunity!

And I can’t wait to listen to the new episode of the podcast!

And can we talk about The Doorman’s obsession with frogs? And The Judge watching NCIS?

I cannot wait for next week!!!

Did you see the episode? Did you like it? Was there a joke that made out laugh like crazy?

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Georgia

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A Million Little Things – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

[Attention! This post contains strong themes such as suicide, alcoholism and infidelity!]

ABC’s attempt at a “This Is Us” type show.

Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Grace Park, James Roday, David Giuntoli, Christina Marie Moses, Allison Miller, and Christina Ochoa in A Million Little Things (2018)Instead of family, it all revolves around a group of friends: Eddie, Rome, Gary and Jon have been friends for a decade, they go to hockey games and spend time together with their respective families.

They had stuck together through think and thin, marriages, kids and even cancer.

At first, we meet them in the same moment, those few minutes that will change their lives forever.

We see Jon (Ron Livingstone) closing a deal in this office, Gary (James Roday) in a hospital gown, waiting to find out if his cancer is back, Eddie (David Giuntoli) on the phone, planning to leave his wife for another woman and Rome (Romany Malco) who is trying to end his own life by swallowing a ton of pills.

But it’s not Rome who dies: it’s Jon. He jumps off his balcony and kills himself.

We then deal with the aftermath of this tragic even, Gary telling Jon’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) that he is dead, we meet Rome’s wife Regina (Christina Marie Moses).

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Gary hooks up with one of the other cancer survivor at his therapy group, Maggie (Allison Miller)…

… who he later brings to his friend’s funeral.

Eddie gives a powerful eulogy, talking about Jon’s belief that everything happened for a reason and the instrumental role Jon had on his sobriety.

In between these events there are little flashbacks of previous ones, like Rome’s attempt at suicide or Ashley (Christina Ochoa), Jon’s secretary, unresolved mystery of hiding a folder with Delilah’s name on it and Jon’s last phone call, which was to Eddie.

After the wake, Eddie, Gary and Rome go to a hockey game, a tradition the group of friends has had for a long time. They all got season tickets, because that was the thing they all had in common when they met, stuck in a faulty elevator for 2 hours.

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There are secrets after secrets that are being revealed throughout the episode, like Regina’s failed restaurant, Rome opens up to his friends about his suicide attempt, Jon’s last deal was buying a building for Regina’s new business venture, the contents of the folder with Delilah’s name on it, something called “Rutledge” and we find out who is the woman Eddie has been having an affair with:

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Jon’s wife.

 

I was shocked. For a moment. I should have probably figured it out, it might have been obvious but I am tired, okay! And I took some medicine that is making me loopy.

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Honestly, I was entertained. It was not nearly as emotional as “This Is Us” but this is not just focused on friendship and family. It’s a more soap-opera version of NBC’s hit that does not only involved feelings but there is a mystery component to it.

People are hiding secrets and just from this first episode, we are perfectly aware that once they will come up, they will shatter these people’s lives forever. 

I’ve missed James Roday on my screen. I’ve been a fan of Psych for a loooooong time and this more dramatic role suits him perfectly. I am not familiar with the rest of the cast but it’s very well-done.

It’s not that glossy Riverdale-like show where everybody looks perfect all the time. Sure they are all good-looking people, I mean, guys… It’s ABC. But they tried to give it that indie/rugged vibe and it kinda works.

This was in my “Shows I’m Keeping an Eye on” and I will definitely be watching again next week.

What did you think about it? What do you really think happened to Jon (because remember? We did not see him actually jump!)? Are you intrigued by the story? Did you like the show? What are your thoughts on it?

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xxx

Georgia

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.

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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.

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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

 

 

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?

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xxx

Georgia