October 2017 Fall Premiere

In a couple of days it will be October and this can only mean one thing: another round of amazing tv show premieres.

And this months is just as good as September. I am still so upset that in the last post I forgot to add BBC’s “Doctor Foster”. I saw it trending on the date of its release (September 5th) and I didn’t know it was coming back for a second season so early. I was truly devastated.

This month 7 shows come back and I cannot wait.

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

October 3rd: BLACK-ISH

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I started watching this comedy this year, despite it being in its 3rd season. I enjoy it. I love that they talk about social issues in an accessible was to everyone. Season 3 episode 12 is probably the best. It’s about the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election. So incredible. Highly recommend it.

Anyway, it’s about a black familiy living in California and dealing with everyday life. Dre and Bow live with their 4 children and Dre’s parents. Who are completely crazy. Last season ended with Bow having their 5th child and I am really looking forward to see what’s going to happen to the Johnson’s next.

What I like about it, is not really the comedy. I don’t find it that funny, but it’s a show that helps white people understand black culture and at the same time, it portrays the normal black family living, with some of the same issues as everybody else.

What compelled me to go on with it, was the social component. They talk about race, sexism, education, culture and also a lot of stupid thing. If you are interested in a light-hearted comedy that you can watch while you do laundry (like I do), I definitely recommend it.

Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC



October 5th: SCANDAL

Scandal PosterAnother ABC show! This time produced and created by… Shonda Rhimes! The Queen of ABC dramas! This 7th will be Scandal’s last season and I haven’t watched it since season 5. Frankly, I don’t remember anything past season 3.

At one point it got too ridiculous, like Grey’s Anatomy. But with Grey’s, I am loyal to it. I liked Scandal. I bingewatched it while I was sick a couple of years ago but then I was interested in other things and I let go of it.

I might catch up on it or watch it “Bones Style”, watching the first episode of the season, the cliffhanger one in the middle and then the last 3 of the season. With this method you will have an overall knowledge of what happened. Who gives a shit about the rest.

(P.S. My app says I’m missing 28 episodes. I though they were more, so not too bad.)

Thursdays at 9/8C on ABC



October 11th: MR ROBOT

Mr Robot PosterThis show is crazy. So incredibly well made! Last season it left us all hanging, not knowing what was going to happen to Elliot and Mr Robot.

What I love most about the show is the directing. The subject in the frame is always off-centred. It gives a mysterious and documentary-like vibe and I adore it.

And can we PLEASE talk about Rami Malek? He is adorable and super talented. His performance is brilliant. Absolutely magnificent.

A warning, if you watch it and don’t understand anything, don’t worry. Nobody does. I recommended it to my cousing and he was so confused by it.

Nonetheless, it is a beautifully crafted series, another incredibly product of USA Network and I adore it.

Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network



OCTOBER 13th: JANE THE VIRGIN

My friend recommended this show to me a couple of months ago. I had had it in my “to watch” list since season 1, but I had forgoten about it.

This show is the best. It’s like an amazingly well-done parody of a spanish telenovela. Absolutely spectacular. The show is about Jane, a young aspiring writer who gets artificially inseminated. But as the title suggests, she is a virgin.

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Her baby daddy? Handsome hotel owner Rafael. *wink wink*

The show is one absurdity after the other. Completely crazy. Visions, dreams, twin siblings, secret mothers, a drug lord, telenovelas, crazy fathers, evil stepmothers and more. It’s crazy. And I love it. I can’t wait to see what season 4 has in store for us!

Fridays at 9/8c on THE CW



OCTOBER 14th: DIRK GENTLY’s HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY

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I buddy-watched this show with my best friend and it was ridiculous. It wasn’t really my cup of tea at the beginning but I was so curious to see what was going to happen that in the end I really liked it.

It’s like a mix between Doctor Who and Sherlock. Dirk Gently is a reeeeeeeaaaaaally weird bloke who solves “holistic” crimes. He meets Todd Brotzman and he quickly becomes his reluctant and skeptical assistant. There is a psychopath, a girl who barks, an adorable corgi, time travel and an absurd friendship between a girl who kills everyone she meets and an electrician she decided to kidnap.

Completely mental. It’s a collaboration between the BBC and Netflix. Starring Samuel Barnett as Dirk and Elijah Wood as Todd, the show is utterly crazy. And incredibly funny. Can’t wait for the absurdity of season 2!

Saturdays at 9PM on BBC America



OCTOBER 15th: GOOD BEHAVIOR

Good Behavior PosterThis is probably the show I am most excited about. I discovered this serie last year, shortly after it came out.

Good Behavior is about Letty, a thief with a lot of drug and alcohol problems who has a dangerous encounter with a hit man named Javier. This show is so good. Really really good. I was obsessed with it last year. I watched it twice. consecutively. I wrote an unbelievably long review gushing about how much I love it.

I saw the trailer for this next instalment and it was INCREDIBLE. Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto have an explosive chemistry. This is probably one of the best shows I’ve seen in 2016. And if you follow this blog, you know I watch A LOT of TV.

I highly recommend it. It’s sexy, full of passion, anger, issues but also recovery and survival. I have been wanting to watch it again for quite some time.

Sundays at 9/8c on TNT



OCTOBER 27th: STRANGER THINGS

Mine is quite an unpopular opinion, but I wasn’t a huge fan of Stranger Things. Sure, very well constructed and acted, but not something I could really really like.

My sister watched it the other day and really really liked it. Even though I wasn’t sure it would be something she would enjoy. Weird…

Anyway, to me it was overhyped. It’s a good show, don’t get me wrong. I love the details about the old horror movies from the 80s, the music, the clothes and some of the plot. But it’s too sci-fi. (says the girl who watches Doctor Who). But it is! I finished it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. That’s it.

The kid’s performances are magnificent. It’s probably worth watching for them.

I’ll be seeing it with my sister, probably.

October 27th on Netflix.



I hope you found some new show to watch! Let me know which one of your shows are coming back! I’d love to discover new series!

xxx

Georgia

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5 Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix You Should Watch

Before signing up to Netflix, I wasn’t really into Stand-up comedy. I had seen a couple of them, but I’d never thought I would find them funny.

But as soon as I realized that there were A LOT of specials on Netflix, I started watching.

Some of them have been bad, comedy that I did not enjoy. At All. But I have found some gems. I love when comedy makes you think and gives you a better understanding of other people’s point of view. That is what I look for. Not some stupid specials only about sex and unnecessary vulgarity. I’m not condemning it, bear in mind. If you read my posts you know I don’t hold back the swear words. But sometimes, it is just redundant.

That being said, I love a good and liberating curse word. But let’s get into the specials!!!

  • Trevor Noah: “Afraid Of The Dark”

Trevor Noah Afraid of the darkI didn’t watch “The Daily Show” when Jon Stewart was on. I wasn’t that interested in US politics and comedy that much, but after seeing Trevor on Stephen Colbert or James Corden, I decided to look back at past episodes and I became a huge fan of the show. I read Trevor’s book “Born a Crime” probably one of the best books I have read in a long time and when I saw he had a special on Netflix I just knew I would love it.

And I did. Trevor’s comedy style is social related. He talks about his life, being born from a black mother and white father in South Africa during the Apartheid years and feeling like he didn’t fit anywhere. His insights are wonderful and intelligent.

ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND IT.

  • Hasan Minhaj: “Homecoming King”

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I LOVE HIM. I think his comedic style is great. I love the metaphors, the stories and the voice he is giving to muslim minorities. His stand-up is all about growing up as a Muslim, race, marriage, love, parents and more. Hasan has been a correspondent for the Daily Show since 2014 and his field pieces are always funny and thought-provoking. He delivers a esthetically beautiful and incredibly profound one and a half performance and I really cannot recommend it enough.

Just like all the other artists, he deals with social issues, forcing you to think about the problems he is talking about.

His speech at the “White House correspondents’ Dinner” is one of the best EVER. I strongly urge you to watch it. AMAZING. (Two other remarkable speeches are Seth Meyer‘s and Cecily Strong‘s.)

  • Aziz Ansari “Live At MGS”

AzizAziz was probably the first comedian I ever saw on stand up special of. And I completely fell in love with him. I read his book “Modern Romance” which I adore, and I think he has a very fun and approachable style to his performance. He talks about relationships, dating in this technological age and about a lot other topics.

He did two specials on Netflix, “Buried Alive” and “Live at Madison Square Garden” and whenever I feel a bit down and I actually need a pick me up, I put Aziz on and enjoy the ride!

  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

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After the first 5 minutes, I knew that this special was going to be one of my favourites. John Mulaney is amazing. If you are familiar with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live!”, you probably know we was a writer there and he co-created the character Stefon will Bill Hader. Stefon is supposed to give advice on the best places to visit in NYC and he can’t do it. He talks about weird places, strange people and more!

Anyway, John’s boyish looks and nice manners are exactly what I was looking for. He talks about marriage, being a catholic, meeting Bill Clinton and so on. He is so fun and I had an amazing time watching the special. Highly recommend it!

  • Cristela Alonzo: Lower classy

91c7833e10ab0fad12ab324f8fdb8561fde95e81I haven’t had the best experience watching female comedians. I adore Michelle Wolf on the Daily Show and I am sure there are a lot of great female comedians, but the ones that I have seen didn’t blow my mind.

Until I found Cristela Alonzo. In her special, she talks about Latino and Mexican stereotypes, being raised by her tough mother and more. Instead of the sex-based kind of comedy, she talked about social issues, experiences from her own life and more. I really enjoyed her special and I’ll definitely keep an eye on her for any future gigs.



I would love to know if you had any recommendations for comedy specials, please let me know! I’m always looking for new comedians!

xxx

Georgia

 

Tv series I Need to Watch Before The Emmys 2017

My favourite night in the world falls on September 17th this year. THE most exciting day for any TV lover like me.

THE EMMYS

And this one is special: Stephen Colbert is hosting. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE him. I religiously watch “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” every single day. Along with all the other american talk show on late night. I have no life, no worries.

Last year, I reviewed every category deciding my picks for the awards. But I quickly realised I hadn’t seen everything. And I can’t get into a bunker and just bingewatch every single show Andy-Samberg-style.

So yeah. This is basically me in a sketch.

This year, I decided to talk about the shows I haven’t seen… but I intend to watch at least a few episodes of, so I can’t actually have an opinion on most of them.

I watched the nominations live and browsed through all the categories and compiled a list of the ones I haven’t seen. And here they are:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

This Hulu’s most popular series and I’ve heard it has received glowing reviews. I’m trying to find time to listen to the audiobook before watching the show: it’s read by Claire Danes. She is marvelous. Absolutely brilliant. I want her to narrate EVERYTHING.

It has been nominated in loads of categories both for the serie and for the performances of the actors. It’s about a not-so-distant future in which women are controlled by men and their only purpose is to bear their children. They have no rights and are completely submissive to the men. What a fucking nightmare.

The Handmaid’s Tale is nominated for 11 (!!!) Emmys, including lead actress, supporting actress, directing and writing, guest actress and most importantly outstanding drama series.

  • Atlanta

I have heard great things about the serie, especially about Donald Glover’s performance. I literally knew nothing about it, apparently it’s about rap music and the main protagonists are two cousins. That’s it. Nothing else.

It is supposed to be a comedy but from what I’ve seen from the promotional posters and a clip on a talk show, its doesn’t look like it’s a comedy. It has the vibe of a drama! It sounds really interesting and completely different from what I usually watch.

After watching it, I have to admit. It is genius. A fantastic serie and has a subtle comedic humor that is magnificent.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

It’s nominated for six Emmys, including outstanding lead actor in comedy serie, Best comedy serie, best writing and directing and more.

  • Grace and Frankie

I have seen the first two episodes of the show six months ago, but I wasn’t really into it. My friend said season one is actually the best and the more it goes on the crazier and improbable it gets.

The show is about two women to find out that their husbands are gay and in love with each other, and that they have been in a secret relationship for years and years. It’s completely crazy! It’s basically about them being in their 60s, and trying to navigate life alone after this huge revelation.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are both nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy serie.

  • Veep

Risultati immagini per Veep season 6I’m already familiar with “Veep”, I have seen the first 2 1/2 seasons but I wasn’t taken with it. I didn’t really get it. But in the past two years I’ve been super interested in American politics, watching the 2016 presidential election and following Donald Trump in the White House, and so I hope that this will allow me to understand a little bit better the show. The show is about Vice President Selina Meyer (Portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) and her job at the White House, navigating through politics and giving life in Washington DC both a very sad and a comedic view. The show has won an incredibly large amount of awards: Emmys, Golden Globes… so basically it’s a great candidate for the award.

I have watched most of the episodes in season 6 and read on Wikipedia what happened in between.

Veep is nominated for 15 Emmys including outstanding lead actress, oustanding supporting actor and actress, outstanding directing and writing and outstanding comedy serie.

  • How to get away with murder

Risultati immagini per how to get away with a murder posterI remember I watched the pilot of “how to get away with murder” the day after you came out. And sadly, I was not impressed. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood of such a glossy and polished luck, so I put it down. I know viola Davis has been nominated for Amy for her role in “how to get away with murder”, but I didn’t find it fascinating at all. The plot didn’t speak to me I wasn’t interested in the topic. It is a Shonda Rhimes production (I have been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy for quite a long time and I’ve watched the first three seasons of scandal), but watching another one have her shows didn’t appeal to me. Aside from this, I am definitely going to watch a couple more episodes, so I can actually see if both she and the show have a shot on winning an Emmy award.

Viola Davis is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama serie and Cecely Tyson for outstanding guest actress in a drama serie.

  • Big Little Lies

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I have heard so many people talk about this show. Actually, they talked about the book that the HBO serie is based on. I know very little about it. I know it stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley and it’s about a group of housewives. And there is a murder.

On top of that, the show talks about really serious topics and problems. I’m really interested in both of them but I think I’ll try to read/listen to the book before getting to the series.

It has received high praises and Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book, has published other successful novels like “The Husband’s Secret”.

“Big Little Lies” is nominated for 10 Emmys, including lead actress and supporting actress in a limited series, outstanding directing and writing and it is also nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

  • Feud

Risultati immagini per feud posterI have literally no idea what this show is really about. No clue. I say a few posters while scrolling through one of the Emmy issues of “The Hollywood Reporter”.

Th main stars of the show are Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange and from what IMDb tells me, it’s an anthology series following famous feuds including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and Prince Charles and Princess Diana.  And it’s created my Ryan Murphy (he also created shows like Glee and American Horror Story and he is a producer on American Crime Story).

I am even more confused now. But it sounds like an incredible show!

“Feud” is nominated for 15 (!!!) Emmys like lead actress and supporting actress and actor in a limited series, outstanding directing and writing, outstanding main title design and it is also, just like “Big Little Lies” nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

  • The Night Of

Risultati immagini per the night of posterJust like with “Feud” I know nothing about this TV Serie. I think I saw a clip of “the night of” on Stephen Colbert’s late night talk show, but it didn’t catch my attention. I was more interested in the jokes about Donald Trump! 😎

This HBO program stars Riz Ahmed and John Turturro. From what I have understood, his character has a wild night with a strange girl he just met and the morning after, he finds her murdered in her bed. He is questioned and brought in by the police, and the story unravels from this point on.

It is nominated for 10 Emmys including outstanding lead actor, outstanding supporting actor and for upstanding directing and writing.

  • House Of Cards

Risultati immagini per house of cards season 5 posterCompletely forgot I had to watch season five of “House of Cards”. Like, totally. I saw the folder in my computer and then I almost shouted “oh my God! I haven’t seen House of Cards yet!”

I haven’t seen season for yet, so I’m quite far behind. I really liked season one and two. Then I lost interest as the serie progressed but I think that in this political climate, “House of Cards” is definitely going to reflect the current presidency and the chaos in the White House at the moment. I don’t think I’m going to get to watch this, mainly because I really want to catch up on season four and enjoy it. It’s a great show, I have seen it before but I am, of course, missing season five.

It is nominated for 6 Emmys including outstanding lead actor and actress in a drama, outstanding supporting actor and outstanding drama serie.



So this is my list! It is almost complete… I should have posted this a long time ago but it took me AGES to write this! There are a few things I didn’t include otherwise I would have had to spend literally my entire life in front of the TV, watching stupid programs.

Anyway, hope you’re just as excited as I am to watch the Emmys on September 17th. It’s going to be GREAT. Stephen Colbert will do a fantastic job.

Let me know if you have seen any of these shows and whether you recommend them or not.

One last thing, this is probably one of my favourite posts I have ever done. I just love TV. So freaking much.

xxx

Georgia 🌈

August Favourites 2017

It’s been a busy month. I’ve been studying a lot and haven’t had time to actually HAVE favourite things. But there a few item that stood out. Actually more than I expected. 😉🤘🏼

TV shows

I’ve watched this show almost in one sitting. “Friends from College” is about a group of 40-year-old who have been friends since they were at Harvard together. The only problem is that there is a huge secret between them. Their relationships with each other are broken, weird, contorted and at times absurd.

The cast is really good. Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Annie Parisse, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park and Nat Faxon.

I adored Key and seeing this, gave me further confirmation that he is an extraordinarily talented comedian.

I really enjoyed it. Nothing out of the ordinary, but if you are in the mood for some light-hearted comedy with serious topics, this is for you.


Pod Save AmericaSomething else I never though I’d enjoy: podcasts. But I got so much into american politics that I HAD to start following “Pod Save America”.

Former speech writers from the Obama Administration Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett and former National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor teamed up and created this wonderful podcast. They post bi-weekly on Monday and Thursday and they tackle political news, clearly explaining everything so that even someone who doesn’t live in America (like me) can understand what the hell is going on.

They also bring specialists, former government officials and activists that are trying to improve their country and are advocating in favor of important causes.

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Their company, “Crooked Media” also produces podcasts like “Pod Save the World”, “Lovett or leave it”, “Pod Save the People” and “With Friends like these”.

Every single episode is informative, educational and the promotional commercials are hilarious. Jon Lovett makes me double up with laughter every time they talk about their “Game Of Thrones” watch parties!!! I’ll definitely keep on listening.

Here you can find the podcast on iTunes and here are 3 interviews on Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Chelsea Handler‘s talk shows.


August 22nd 2017

My parent went away for three days with all our extended family. 9 of them on a three-day trip to Florence.

I didn’t go because of my stupid exams, but I had the best days. I did whatever I wanted. Literally. Sure, I studied for 2 out of 3 of the days, but let’s not talk about that. I slept so little! I wanted to make the most out of the freedom I had. I ate what I wanted, danced around in my underwear at midnight and felt so happy and free.

I have previously talked about this but having such a hands-on extended family with completely different interests than me is not easy. Soul crushing, to be exact.

Anyway, I spent an entire day with my closest friend, we mocked crappy TV serie, watched “Game of Thrones”, predicted who would win at the Emmys and laughed so much. I truly had the BEST DAY EVER with her. Total freedom of being who I am with no oppression and containment. I hadn’t felt that content and happy in a long time.


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I’ve talked about “Suits” in my July favourites and in the Suits 7 Mid season review and I LOVE IT. I am so obsessed with it! I’ve started following some people just as obsessed with it as I am and it’s been amazing. Every time I scroll throw my timeline, there are so many pictures of Donna and Harvey.

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Basically heaven.

I absolutely adore the show! It’s full with empowering and badass women (like Jessica) and cool and witty dialogue. At times cheesy, I can’t deny it. But my favourite thing is Harvey and Donna’s relationship. They are so close and have a fantastic friendship but on top of that: an amazing sexual chemistry.

THEY ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. OK? THEY ARE. PERIOD. Please Aaron Korsch, let them get together. I really want them to. Every time they are on screen together, I get goosebumps.

Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty are unbelievably good. I love them. And they’ve been friends for 20 years.



I have just realized there are no beauty items in this post… apparently I haven’t loved any particular product this month.

Let me know what you’ve been loving this months and if you are feeling down and want to rant, something you have hated!

hugs,

Georgia  ❤