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.


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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

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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

I’ve talked a little bit about my interest in American Politics in the past 2 years and a half. And I don’t even live in America.

Something else you need to know about me: I love American talk shows. I LOOOOOVE THEM.

So when Netflix sent me a notification about David Letterman’s new show, I couldn’t wait to see it.

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” is an hour-long talk show in which David interviews celebrities and activists.

Season one contains 6 episodes and they will be released one at a time every month.

And I was so excited about his first guest: the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama.

The interview spanned between his first day not in office, his upbringing, education, his family and more serious topics like Congressman John Lewis, importance of the March in Selma in 1965 and the attacks on US democracy.

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avid also spoke directly with John Lewis and they crossed the same bridge he crossed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to peacefully protest against segregation and to get the right to vote for African-americans.

I absolutely loved it. It was educational, moving and incredibly inspiring.

At times, it was a little bit weird: I had the sensation that the focus wasn’t solely on President Obama, but it also felt like a celebration of David Letterman and of his comeback to TV.

Aside from this detail, it was a great interview.

One of the things I appreciated the most was the lack of mention of President Trump’s name and of his despicable administration and their actions.

A fantastic interview, a throwback into his presidency and a reminder for every one of what a real president acts like. It made me remember what an interesting, intelligent and inspiring man he is.

Other guests will be: George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern.



Let me know your thoughts about it!

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

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2018 – TV NOMINATIOS

I’m ashamed. I was so in my own world that I almost forgot about television. I literally forgot the Golden Globes where on tomorrow. I didn’t even know who was hosting! (the lovely Seth Meyers!) and I haven’t written a lot about television in this past months. But I’m here!

FYI, if you’re as clueless as me, the Golden Globes air tomorrow January 7th on NBC at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST.

I haven’t seen any (or almost any) of the movies that are nominated so I’m going to entirely skip that section. I’ll, of course, be concentrating on TV.To be fair, there are a lot of shows I haven’t seen yet. Mostly due to the studying, the busy holidays, overall lack of time and… oh yeah! I forgot about the existence of the awards! At least last year I remembered that the nominations were being announced!

Anyway, I’ll be showing the categories and guess which one will win! Just like the Emmys in 2016!

Also, can we just say it? These Globes are hella white! Very little diversity here… I’m kind of disappointed.

Without much further ado, let’s dive into it!


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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At least in this category I’ve seen everything except Michelle’s Pfeiffer performance. Frankly, seeing how the Emmys went, it’s probable that Anne Dowd will win.

I’d also like both Chrissy Metz and Shailene Woodley to win because their performances was really good and unexpected, especially in Shailene’s case.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

supp role lim TV actor .PNGI loved Alexander Skargard’s performance in Big Little Lies. He was truly excellent. However much I like David Harbour and Christian Slater on their respective shows, I think it should go to Skargard.

Haven’t seen Fargo and I stopped watching Feud after the second episode.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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I recently saw Rachel Brosnahan’s performance in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and I ADORE her! I didn’t even recognize her! She was the prostitute Doug was obsessed with on “House of Cards”!

“Better Things” this year was really good. Some episodes were so inspiring and fun, while others were a little bit meh. I’m not familiar with the other shows… “Glow” is in my watch list, as well as Insecure. I HAVE TO WATCH THEM!!!


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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How can I decide between Aziz, Eric McCormack and Anthony Anderson? (I haven’t seen the other two).

Frankly, I’d go with Aziz. Season 2 of Master of None was amazing. I absolutely loved it. Although Black-ish themes and social issues are so important and Will and Grace has been sooooo political! I’ll still laughing about that Mike Pence portrait at the conversion camp in episode 4. AMAZING.

I can’t choose. I just… I can’t.


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

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Claire Foy.

The other actresses are probably amazing but aside from Katherine Langford and Elizabeth Moss, I haven’t seen the other women’s performance.

So… Claire Foy.


Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

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Sterling K Brown.

No questions. No Doubts.

(and because I haven’t seen the other shows. Like… none of them)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

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Nicole Kidman

The only one I haven’t seen was “The Sinner” but Kidman’s performance was PERFECT. She was so good. But she won at the Emmys, so maybe they’ll decide to give the award to somebody else. I don’t know. For me, it’s Nicole.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

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No idea.


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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No idea.

Personally I’d go for Big Little Lies, since it’s the only one that I finished watching.


Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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This is impossible. How can I choose?! I haven’t seen SMILF but even without taking it into consideration, it’s impossible.

For the quality, I’d say The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. For the cinematography, Master of None. For the political commentary, Will and Grace and Black-ish. For laugh out loud comedy, Will and Grace. For social issues, Master of None and Black-ish and Will and Grace.

So… I can’t.

Best Television Series – Drama

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No.

No.

No.

Game Of Thrones was explosive this season. And not because of the plot (which was a bit meh). Stranger Things 2 left us TV lovers talking about it for AGES. This is Us was great. (It got too cheesy for my taste. I’ll still watch part B of season 2, but there are things that bothered me) and The Crown was sooooooooo fantastic! The Handmaid’s Tale gave us a social and political commentary that is unbelievably relevant.

I can’t decide. I’d be happy either way. (Well, not really if This Is Us wins. Sorry, I love the show so much but it’s not on the same level as the other ones)



Can’t wait for Sunday! I’ll be up all night watching it! Let me know what you think about the nominations and who you think is going to win.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Golden Globes night!

xx

Georgia