The moment I saw the trailer I was hoping this was something good. Inspired by Sophie Amoruso’s real life story, Girl Boss goes back to the good old days of The OC (they actually show the cast watch Marissa die by the way) and we meet the protagonist, Sophia Marlowe, who–how shall I put it delicately? She’s trying to keep her shit together.
Broke AF, she doesn’t seem to blink too hard before shoplifting a rug or eat out of the dumpster. She has a father who doesn’t really appreciate her lack of responsibility and is willing to help her out financially but NO, she draws the line there. I found her character to be completely unlikable—and loved the script for not making her look like a saint or miss goodie two shoes. However, a lot of times I too, like this chick from The Guardian found myself loathing the whole self-loathing, nobody-understands-me metaphysical crisis. What’s there to understand, dude?
We met the best friend, Annie, the boyfriend turns asshole Shane and a couple of other people too. The show is about Sophia figuring out the need to fill a gap in the market: she seizes the opportunity to sell vintage clothing (see how specific she is), goes mad sourcing it and then gets blacklisted from eBay (her competitors don’t play fair) and decides to launch her own website.
The part I’d appreciate would have to be the entrepreneurship. Sure she starts flipping outfits for cash, but I like the passion she is shown to have it. I think all of us could do with that motivation and the can-do-it attitude. But the end of Season 1 was a bit too drastic and easy for me (she sells out on the first day) which is not a very realistic picture and can be offsetting for impressionable minds.
The part I could really relate to would be the boyfriend turning out to a cheating MF. Actor Brit Robertson really shows her acting skills in the last two episodes and really moved me. Her portrayal of a girlfriend who feels betrayed by her boyfriend yet unable to let go is something most of us can relate to.
You can definitely watch an episode or two, figure out if it’s your jam.
Grace and Frankie
I haven’t laughed this much in a long time.
I started watching Grace and Frankie five days ago—fresh after a breakup. Grace and Frankie, sadly, is about a breakup of two marriages. Their husbands, Saul and Robert who are business partners have been living a double life and want to come out of the closet, even if they’re 70.
Honestly, the first two episodes were quite sad—the show really picks up on how you get used to your partner (things you do together, things you’ve never had to do or just seeing them with another person—let alone a man!).
While Jane Fonda is absolutely immaculate, I’d have to give a metaphorical award to Lily Tomlin. Her quirky character, her yam lube are both a must-try. The show is inspiring, humorous and breaks a very big barrier of how men and women don’t have a life after 60 or in this case 70.
They may be losing their eyesight but they’re NOT losing their minds.
You have to watch this!
Trailer: Game of Thrones Season 7 and House of Cards Season 5
The new trailer of Game of Thrones Season 7 is out and it was an absolute sensation amongst us fans. I’ve been watching GoT since 2012 (I was late to the party) and my fandom is going to reach epic heights when the season starts. So brace yourself!
Now let’s break down the trailer, which starts with Cersei and Jamie discussing how they’ve pushed into a corner with enemies like Targarean coming across the seven seas, a civil war in King’s Landing, The Iron Born Brother and Sister, The Sandsnakes, the Tyrells’ as well as the Starks.
Mind you, the entire show is based on them since if it wasn’t for Jaimee and Cersei being caught by Bran in Season 1, none of this would have happened.
We also see Queen D coming to her kingdom (I’m not sure where she is right now) and you have to understand that this is the first time she’s come back home–she was carried out of 7 kingdoms along with her brother when they were babies. We’re also going to find out a lot about Aegon, the Conqueror and find out a lot about The Targarean history.
Up North, things are getting worse. While Arya is on her way to Winterfell, Sansa seems to be falling for Peter Balish and his conspiracies against King of the North, Jon Snow. Honestly, I feel that it’s only Jon who has some perspective on life and knows that you have to unite against the Whitelings. The Whitelings are getting scarier and formidable even in those few shots in the trailer.
With all kingdoms fighting with each other, and the onset of the White Army (against all of them), the trailer ends on the subject of The Great War.
I expect this season to be amazing. It has to be. The first episode is the longest season premier ever–which is great because it only has 7 episodes.
Decode the trailer in detail here!
Hourse of Cards Season 5 Trailer
I know Season 5 is out but since I haven’t seen it, I’m just going to speak to you about the trailer.
The trailer opens with the shot of protestors against President Underwood aka Kevin Spacey who’s up for a re-election. You also see him walking into a heated argument about the article in a Congressional Session with a look that clearly says IDGAF.
The best scene was Conway looking at TV Election Results Conway (245) and Underwood (255).
I also saw dead bodies and further investigation and I’m hoping what Doug did to Rachel finally sees the light of the day.
There is definitely a touch of terror plots weaved into the plot since Season 4 which is going to continue to Season 5.
Claire looks discerning and her hair looks marvelous too. More on that, in my June Roundup!
Which of these shows did you see?
What did you do think of Girl Boss?
Did you like the new trailers?
Are you a Stark?
Tell us in the comments’ section below!