Riverdale Season 2 – Review

ATTENTION! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ALL SEASONS OF THE CW’S “RIVERDALE”.

So…. I’ve watched season 2. A month ago. I devoured the show. I couldn’t stop watching. I was obsessed. I still am. But writing this review took me a long time.

First of all, some self-promo: I also talked about my first impression of it and my thoughts on Season 1. Feel free to check them out!

Now let’s get into the bad good stuff:

Suffice to say that season two is very very very very very different from season one. And to be fair I ‘ve enjoyed that one so much more than this one. The plot was so much better! I liked that they tried to find who “The Black Hood” was, but it wasn’t as satisfying as discovering who murdered Jason.

And I wasn’t, I still not am, a fan of the serpents. I don’t get it! What’s the point of them? They are a gang that comes from south side of the city of Riverdale… But what is their purpose? Why are they here? Why did Jughead join them even though he said he wouldn’t?

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ep 01: of course Jughead has got a fucking motorcycle!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS! The perfect image of the bad boy! I cannot stop laughing.

– The image of Archie sitting at the bottom of the stairs with a baseball bat to “protect” his father was the top for me. It made no sense! The guy has a gun! There is a famous line in the italian movie “A Fistful of Dollars” that says: “Quando un uomo con la pistola incontra un uomo col fucile, quello con la pistola è un uomo morto” which roughly translated into: “When a man with a gun meets a man with a rifle, the one with the gun is a dead man.” 

Exchange gun with baseball bat and rifle with gun and BOOM! Perfect metaphor.

EP 3: Archie and his shirtless guys in red masks trying to threaten “The Black Hood” via YouTube was the worst scene I’ve seen in a long time. It was so bad. Like, so bad. Terrible. But… I STARTED LAUGHING LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW. IT WAS HILARIOUS.

EP 04: Why are guns so easily bought in America!? Where is the Federal background check?! #GunControlNow

EP 13: I knew from the moment the guy said: “I’m an FBI Agent” that he was a fake. At one point he was actually dressed like the perfect mobster stereotype. IT WAS SO RIDICULOUS! It was so obvious that he wasn’t a real agent, you jagweed!!!

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John Behlmann in Riverdale (2016)

EP 15: DADDY BLOSSOM IS BACK!!!! Or no wait, it’s his twin brother!!! I love this show!

– The Cabin episode was weird as hell. Jughead kissing Veronica and both couples heard the other one having sex (this was super disturbing).

– I’ll say this once: the Chic debacle was terrible. I hated it. The actor, Hart Denton, was super creepy and I loved that. But it was obvious he wasn’t actually Alice Cooper’s son! Speaking of, Mädchen Amick‘s performance when crying for her dead child to Betty and FP moved me. It was the best acting I have seen on the show so far. She was great.

– Is this Pretty Little Liars all over again? Somehow everybody accepts that children solve crimes. Ok, not children. Teenagers. There is not a lot of difference. How come the adults rely on the kids to find murderers?

– Uhhh! The whole mobster thing!!! They are mafiosi so, obviously, there is the mandolino and stereotypical attire. It kind of pissed me off but at the same time… alright. The show is a huge stereotype of everything so I don’t really care.

– And can we talk about Polly for a moment? She has joined a cult, her children have the weirdest names ever and she seems completely brainwashed.

– AND NOW THE TRASHIEST PART EVER: The Musical Episode!!!!! It was sooooooooooo bad. And they can’t even lip-sync right!!! Come on! It’s the one thing you have to do in musical episodes! The music on the show is garbage. Total garbage and I have proudly skipped every single song sang on both season 1 and 2, thank you very much.

– HIRAM LODGE IS TAKING HIS REVENGE! Bye Archie! See you in jail, girl!


This is so bad. In Jane The Virgin they have twin brothers as well, and twists like these but they do it on purpose! Because it’s a telenovela! And the stories are amazing, the writing is so good! But it is aware of it! And that’s the fun of it. It’s not serious!

But on here, it is! They do it intentionally! Good writing in TV is so difficult to find. I have literally thousand questions about the actions of some characters and the personalities they were given. There are a lot of issues for me.

And I have two posts lined up regarding them. But it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts and put them into writing.

Are you up to date with Riverdale? What do you think its trashiest moment was? Do you have any thoughts on this second season?

I’d love to know them!

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

xxx

Georgia

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UnREAL – s04 ep 01 – “All In” – Season Premiere Review

Attention! This post contains spoilers for the first episode of season 4 of Unreal and all the other seasons!

I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

I thought I was gonna have to wait a year for the next season and instead… HULU surprised us! 3 months after the season 3 Finale… here we are! With all 8 episodes being released!

(Dear Hulu, I have almost forgiven you for passing on picking up Brooklyn99 when it was briefly cancelled. This was definitely a step forward to rekindle our basically non-existent relationship.)

I saw the trailer and it looked super cool! Lots of drama, scandals, pretty hair and makeup and manipulative bitches! YEAH!!!

Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer in UnREAL (2015)

That being said… I started off extremely doubtful: what is happening to Rachel?! What is all of this misogyny and sexism?!

Last year they tried to be as feminists as possible for a reality tv show about finding love, and now what is all of this?! Has Rachel gone insane?

Even Quinn is uncomfortable by her actions! Well, partially.

This season is a lot more “Bachelor in Paradise” rather than “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette“. Rachel has created incredibly sexist games, like guys rating the women’s appearance and if they don’t like it, they throw them into a stupid pond underneath the bridge.

What the actual fuck?!?

Also, it’s not Venmo. It’s the CashApp. I can hear Lovett or Leave It’s Jon Lovett’s voice shouting: We’re not using the other apps anymore.

Going back to Quinn for a moment: she has a necklace that says “Love”. WHAT?!

And Jay is still doing cocaine! Thanks Alexi!

“Are you that desperate not to be alone that you would marry some contestant from a dumbass reality show you’ve known for eight weeks?

You’re living in a fantasy world where everyone is perfect, therefore fake.”

THIS SUMS UP THE ENTIRE BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE / BACHELOR IN PARADISE FRANCHISE!!!

On top of that, Rachel is basically using the show as an excuse to sleep with all these guys and then get her own happy ending. (Hence the makeup and perfectly styled blonde hair).

AND QUINN IS PREGNANT!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

The following are just a couple of the questions that went through my mind while watching this train wreck.

  • Is Rachel serious?
  • Is Quinn going to keep the baby?
  • What is the deal with Jay and Alexi?
  • Why are they making such an immoral and terrible show?
  • What is the bigger picture?
  • Why would Rachel allow Roger the rapist on the show? Is she going to convict him on national TV?
  • Is Jeremy going to show up?
  • Is it weird that I hope the blonde dickhead suitor from Season 1 comes back?
  • What is the deal with the new provider? The one with the Italian surname. Tommy. He can’t be worse than last season’s creepy therapist!

SO. MANY. QUESTIONS!

I’m starting ep 2 NOW.

See you at the end of the season. Bye.

Talk to me about the show by leaving a comment down below, tweet at me or send me an email!

Xxx

Georgia

Riverdale Season 1 Review

I know, I’m so late to the party but I really didn’t want to watch the show. I’ve known about it for a long time. I don’t really like following super popular trends and this looked absurd.

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I saw a few clips, especially the “karma is a bitch“ vine trend and I knew it was going to be shitty and trashy.

And it is. It might be even worse than “Pretty Little Liars“. And that is saying something.

For those of you who don’t know about the show, it talks about a group of friends who find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation, not knowing who to trust and in the mist of discovering every Riverdale resident’s secrets.

We have four main characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead.

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I’ve been describing it as “Pretty Little Liars” meets “Gossip Girl” with a dash of “Twin Peaks”.

It drives me crazy because everybody in the show is always looking perfect, never without make up and never looking even a little bit dishevelled. It is fucking ridiculous.

I thought I was going to hate it with all my heart. Just as much as I despise “The Big Bang Theory”.

But I didn’t: I am now obsessed with it.

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale (2016)

What really confuses me is the fact that they are also super glamorous, fashionable and always perfect but the atmosphere of the show it’s pretty dark and gloomy. It is probably intentional, at least I hope so, but it’s weird!

There is always this misty, dusty atmosphere and it’s in sharp contrast to the heavy make up and pretty dresses and shirtless guys in every scene.

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To be fair, I liked that in the first episodes they dealt with sexism and sexual harassment. The guys of the football team kept a book about their conquests and they sexually harassed the girls at the school. So Veronica and Betty called them out and had one of them suspended. YES! GIRL POWER! I was so happy they did that. The show is watched by teenagers and they need to see that women are believed when they speak up about these things.

Also, I get that it’s sponsored by Cover Girl, but they couldn’t be more obvious about the product placement. It’s so blatant!

(I love it!)

It’s trashy, it’s garbage television but I can’t wait to finish season two and I’m definitely looking forward to this fall, when the show comes back for third season. (According to my app October 10th).

Now… here is a bullet point list of a few things I have yelled at the screen while watching:

  • ep 08 = they never said the word “abortion”. Maybe call stuff with its proper name.
  • why do they call their parents “Mommy” and “Daddy”? It’s weird.
  • this is a murder investigation: wear some gloves, you idiots! Don’t touch the evidence and leave your fingerprints on it, dumb ass!
  • they said “bro” so many times!!!!!! Like, constantly! I get it, you’re brothers but NO.
  • can you please stop over lining your lips with lipstick? It’s a terrible trend. I hate it.
  • Jughead and Jellybean: Worst names ever. But kudos for the originality.
  • Betty and Veronica’s kiss in one of the first episodes was unnecessary.

Let me know your thoughts on this show. PLEASE. I need to talk about it.

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xxx

Georgia

What’s Been Going On – Life Update, Going to a Party and Feeling Positive

I haven’t had a lot of time recently and I’ve been mainly doing episode reviews here on my blog, so I haven’t been posting about anything else.

But I wanted to document how my life has been like in the past few months and… it’s been good.

I haven’t had any moments of sadness. Or the feeling that even getting out of bed, feels like the world is resting on my shoulders.

My weeks have been pretty regular, one after another, with little difference between them.

I usually spend Monday and Tuesday studying, on Wednesday I go to Uni, on Thursday I go to the market, I tutor for two hours, I try to study some more and I have on class in the evening. On Friday morning I relax but in the afternoon I teach some more classes and then it’s the weekend!

Sleeping in on Saturday morning, blogging, reading and watching shows in the afternoon and then Sunday!

And then I repeat this all over again.

It’s not ideal, but it is what it is. I wish I did more interesting things but made some “resolutions” and I’ll try to enjoy myself more during the summer.

I went to the cinema. Saw the first part of the new movie about our former prime minister and everlasting disgusting individual, Silvio Berlusconi.

I still haven’t been to the beach this year, which is so sad.

My obsession with Brooklyn Nine-Nine hasn’t gone away yet. NINE-NINE!!!

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I went through an emotional journey last week and I’ve documented it on my blog. Spoiler Alert: A lot of crying.

I was invited to a party yesterday. I was not so keen on going but it’s my friend from high school and everybody in the group chat said they were attending…

They are very different people from me. They like to go to parties, drink (a lot)…

One of the few times I’ve hung out with them, I’ve heard one of them make some borderline racist and homophobic jokes. I didn’t laugh like the rest of them and he definitely noticed it.

Anyway, it’ll probably be one of the last time I go out with them so, if I’m angry enough, I’ll throw a fit and storm out.

That’ll be the dream.

But fortunately, the party got cancelled due to bad weather and I didn’t go!! I stayed up to watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 (YAY ISRAEL!!!!!!!! YOU GO NETTA!!!!).

That’s it from me now… aside from my anger and Brooklyn99, my life has been pretty boring. As per usual.

xxx

Georgia