My Personal Fall TV Line-up – September

As I’m writing this, it’s the early days of September.

I will be quite busy the next month and so I’m pre-writing some blog posts. But, by the time you read these words, my shows will have started coming back.

AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR IT

Mind you, it’s not like I haven’t watched anything this summer. I have basically spent it in bed.

From The Looming Tower, Killing Eve to Pose and Riverdale, my hands have been full.

As Shawn from The Good Place would say: “Enough chit chat”.


September 24th:

The Resident & The Good Doctor

Two medical shows in one night! I don’t know if I’ll be watching them as they come out. I just might wait and binge it. At least The Resident. I’m watching it out of loyalty to Emily VanCamp because I loved Revenge.

And The Good Doctor has a person with a mental condition such as Autism as protagonist. And that is quite rare. I liked the show. I was not blown away by it. Aside from Freddie Highmore, the other performances left me indifferent.

All of this to say: I won’t be glued to the screen every week. If I have time, I’ll watch them. If not, I might do it some other time. I’ll be very chill about this. 


September 25th:

This Is Us

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It’s the final season for NBC’s most popular and most devastating and heartbreaking show. I have avoided spoilers as much as I could, but I do know that they will explore Jack’s past and this time in the Vietman war.

I’m excited to see it (despite the cheesy-ness of it) and I’m excited to have a good cry.

P.S. Am I the only one that absolutely hates this poster? I really really do not like the colours. On their own, they’d be fine. But smashed together, it looks weird.


September 26th:

Modern Family

It’s the last season! I’m so sad! I’ve been watching Modern Family for 5 years and it has been a constant in my life! A new episode every Thursday!

I have so many lovely memories of watching the show with my little sister and laughing our asses off.

It’s time but I’m still not happy to see it go.


September 27th:

Grey’s Anatomy

Ew. I don’t even know why I still watch the show. I’ve been disgusted by it since season… I can’t even remember it.

I just hate watch it and it’s hella fun. And then it’s real sad because it used to be a great show and how it’s just garbage.

Check out the trailer for this upcoming premiere and see it for yourself.

I have every single thing about it. Especially Owen. And Teddy. And the hot doctors. Ew…


September 27th:

The Good Place

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I’m so excited to see it!!! I’ve been obsessed with “The Good Place The Podcast” (Marc Evan Jackson is a treasure and I love him) and I can’t wait to see what Mike Schur and the writers have come up with!

It’s going to be so much fun and so stupid.

I’m in love with the entire cast and the writers. The podcast shines a light on every single part of the production of the show! And there is so much background information and little details. Give it a listen and you’ll thank me later.


October 28th

Travels With My Father: Season 2

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Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, travel to eastern europe for another season of shenanigans and uncomfortable situations.

I had a blast watching season 1 and I was so excited they did another one! From the trailer, it even seems like he is going to meet one of my favourite Eurovision performers: Epic Sax Guy. Check out his 2017 performance because it was hilarious.


September 29th

Saturday Night Live!

It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Can’t wait to see who the guest star and the musical guest are!

Season 44!

Luke Null was let go from the show, Colin Jost and Michael Che are head writers and co-hosts of Weekend Update and Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor were added as repertory players!

It’s going to be great!



They’re coming back to me! It has been a long summer and I’ve explored so much this year, new shows, new discoveries and new favourites, from Pose and Killing Eve to Fleabag and Riverdale.

What are the shows you are excited to see again? Or have you discovered something new?

Find me on Twitter and let me know!

xxx

Georgia

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors and Outstanding Series)

Even more drama!

Check out the other categories in the Drama section: Writing, Directing and Guest Actors! And the other categories!

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Writing, Directing and Guest Actors) and 70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Limited Series, Variety and Reality.

Now let’s talk about some dramas!



Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

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Of course. Like I can decide a possible winner. Sure.

I’m not a huge fan of Millie Bobby Brown and even though Lena Headey was brilliant as usual, there are performances that impacted me more.

Ann Dowd was spectacular as always and Alexis Bledel made me feel so many emotions. This role was made for her and she gave it 110%.

I’m undecided between Yvonne Strahovski and Vanessa Kirby, but even though I am a little bit in love with Vanessa and Princess Margaret, I think the Emmy should go to Yvonne.

She was mesmerizing.

2017 Winner: Ann Down as Aunt Lydia, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

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Another tough category. Wow.

I love the Game Of Thrones guys. I do. I have a crush on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Mandy Patinkin is a treasure and I love him and David Harbour was unbelievable amazing as Jim Hopper.

I can’t decide between Matt Smith and Joseph Fiennes. I really want Matt to win. I think he deserves it so much but the other nominees are so amazing as well.

Out of loyalty I’m gonna go with Matt.

2017 Winner: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, “The Crown”

My Winner: Matt Smith as Prince Philip, “The Crown”



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Tatiana Maslany and Keri Russell’s performances, to be fair.

Also, Sandra Oh is the first Asian-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy as Lead Actress. And she deserves it so much. Her performance in Killing Eve was perfect.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II was as brilliant as always and Elizabeth Moss literally tore my heart out of my chest. I can describe her performance as heartbreaking. She broke my heart.

I can’t really talk much about Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores because I was so concentrated on understanding the plot and I lost track of everything else.

2017 Winner: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: I’m picking two winners because this is my blog so my rules: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, “Killing Eve”.



Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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So….. I was not that impressed by this category. For some reason, I thought this category would not include these people.

I don’t really know Jason Bateman and Matthew Rhys but I like all the other performances.

I can’t really decide. As I said before, I did not understand a single thing that happened on Westworld so, to sum up my choice is between Milo and Sterling.

I can’t choose. I don’t really have an opinion here. (surprise surprise. As you can see, I am very opinionated. And not just about TV).

2017 Winner: Sterling K Brown as Randall Pearson, “This is Us”

My Winner: Sterling K Brown or Jeffrey Wright (Sorry Milo).



Outstanding Drama Series

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Well, well, well… The BIG category.

If I follow my instincts, my gut says “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Season 2 was heartbreaking and so intense.

But what about “The Crown”? And “Stranger Things 2”? That was so good! And so much better than season 1! Like, so much better. Even I watched it twice!

In these posts, I’m coming off as a non-Game of Thrones-fan. And I like the show… I’m jut so tired of it and there were some things I was no on board with. I’m tired of it. Thank God the next one is the last season.

This is Us broke my heart in a million pieces and it’s an amazing depiction of family life and deep issues every one of us faces in their lives.

Westworld is like… so well written, so well-directed and so well acted, but I don’t know what it is about and what it all means. It makes no sense.

I’m sure “The Americans” is amazing but I stopped at season 2. It was not for me.

Concluding, I don’t know. They are all Emmy worthy shows. I think I might be disappointed only if Westworld wins. Because I am so annoyed with it. Like, so annoyed.

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale

My Winner: every one but Westworld.



Here we are!

The Emmys are almost here! Remember to watch the ceremony on September 17th on NBC! Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia

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