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?

Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Cole Sprouse, and Lili Reinhart in Riverdale (2016)

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!

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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

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

First Impressions: Killing Eve & The Bold Type

Another round of first impressions!

This time, as you have probably already guessed from the title, it’s about BBC America’s Killing Eve and FreeForm’s The Bold Type!

These are my thoughts on the pilots of these two shows.

I didn’t research them or tried to find out a lot because of spoilers. My opinions are solely based on the first episode.

But let’s dive into the first one, shall we?

KILLING EVE

killing eve poster poster.jpgI. Was. Hooked. From. The. First. Scene.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. And this means it’s absolutely captivating.

It’s about a MI6 agent (Sandra Oh) who is trying to track down a brilliant and very elusive assassin (Jodie Comer). Sandra Oh gives her best performance. And Jodie Comer gives me the chills.

She is absolutely terrifying and her performance is magnetic. The story is so compelling and unbelievably intense. Two complex and layered women as leads.

FINALLY!!!

And one of them is Asian-American! I’m loving the inclusion and representation! The show is extremely well done.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it were nominated for a few Emmys. It has Phoebe Waller-bridge written all over it. (Pun intended). She did in fact write it and she is an executive producer.

Anyway, I’m loving “Killing Eve” and I’m in awe of the actor’s performances, the writing and the overall final product.

I totally expect to see it nominated for a bunch of Emmys on July 12th. (TODAY!!!!!!)


THE BOLD TYPE

The Bold Type poster poster.jpg

As the last few seconds played out and the screen went black, I murmured:

“I’m not fucking impressed”

This show stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, and Meghann Fahy playing three girls working at a feminist fashion magazine. It’s inspired by the life of the former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

I feel like they’re trying to be feminists and not really succeeding. They’re trying to be edgy and again, not succeeding.

It is supposed it be a show about empowering women, showing different types of women and yet, we are facing three thin, gorgeous and beautiful ladies working at a fashion magazine. And it’s not empowering. It’s the first episode and they have had a fight, they have judged each other’s decisions and yelled at each other on a subway platform.
And they call this feminism? Women empowering each other?
I’m a bit sceptical.
Of course, it’s not easy writing a feminist show and be inclusive: it’s such a broad topic with opposite views within itself. But let’s try not to mix up friendship with feminism. They are two separate things the show might be confusing and overlapping.

Just because they are friends, it doesn’t mean they are feminists.

Sure, the head of the magazine is a (white) woman, there is a lesbian Muslim photographer being imprisoned for smuggling vibrators into her country and there is a diverse staff… but is that enough?

Risultati immagini per the bold type season 1 promotional photos

It’s so glossy and perfect. It feels like they’re trying so hard to be edgy and also maintain that camera ready, perfect and never a hair-out-of-place vibe. They’re too perfect!

Sure, I want pretty people on TV, but they come in all shape, sizes and races…

If your tag line is: “Feminism is only our second favourite F word”, you gotta deliver. Don’t come here bullshitting me around.

Maybe it was over-hyped to me, I might have had high expectations for it and this might have doomed me.It’s not bad but I’m like… meh.

And it all ends with a Lumineers song… I can’t deal with this right now.

I might change my mind as I keep watching but so far, I expected more.


So… I was completely captivated by “Killing Eve” and definitely not impressed by “The Bold Type”.

Have you seen any of these shows? Did you like them? Do you think “Killing Eve” will get any Emmy nominations? Let me know your opinions!

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xxx

Georgia