TV Show Spotlight: Good Girls Revolt

Hello guys!
Today I want to introduce one of my new favorite shows to you! Good Girls Revolt is one of Amazon’s very own production. Unfortunately they cancelled it after one season and I am so sad about it 😦
Anyway, let’s talk about the brilliant season we got!

 

The Plot:
A few weeks ago I wrote about Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt. She essentially tells the tale of her coworkers and her suing their employer, Newsweek magazine, for unequal treatment.
This show picked up the story. In the first season we follow the build-up until the women actually file a complaint and go public in the very last episode.

 

Why should you check it out?
Good Girls Revolt is an amazing representation of the 60’s. I love the fashion, the hairdos and most of all the music. There’s a playlist based on the shows soundtrack and I’ve been listening to that non-stop.
The cast was mostly unknown to me, but I there was not a single person there who disappointed me. Among the few big faces, especially the actresses playing the “good girls” had a hard time but they all did extremely well. The show features some real life people so it was even more of a challenge to get those to look authentic.
In general they did a very good job getting the whole 60’s vibe across! Continue reading

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 2

Hello my lovely readers!
On 30th March Netflix finally released the long-awaited second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The 10 episodes cover the novels 5 to 9 of Daniel Handler’s famous series. Let’s see whether the second season is as good as the first one!

 

The Plot:
At the end of the last season, the Beaudelairs made it to Prufrock Preparatory School. So, in the first two episodes the orphans try to get as comfortable was possible which is certainly a challenge, especially when Count Olaf returns. Violet, Klaus and Sunny try to escape his clutches and figure out the mystery surrounding their parents. They have to deal with an ersatz elevator, a vile village, a hostile hospital and a carnivorous carnival. However, their series of unfortunate events is far from over…

 

The Rating:
Although I was very excited about this season, I had my troubles getting back in. A Series of Unfortunate Events is the of show that requires a certain mood to watch, otherwise the whole thing can get on your nerves pretty easily. However, after the first to episodes I was back in the game and binge-watching. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hello my lovely readers!
I’ve already written quite a few posts on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. About the books, the movie, etc.
But I completely forgot to dedicated a sole post to the wonderful Netflix show!

 

What is it about?
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Beaudelair. After a fire destroyed their home and killed their parents, they struggle with their new guardians. The first new care-taker they get is Count Olaf who is only after their money. However, each time the Beaudelair children seem to get rid of him, some new peril awaits them…
There are 13 books in total, and Netflix dedicated 2 episodes to each book. So the first season consists of 8 episodes and deals with the first four books. Continue reading

Master of None – A Few Foughts on the First few Episodes

Hello folks!
Today I want to talk about Master of None. I came to watch this show through my new TV show picking method. I simply wrote down the names of all the shows I want to check out and put them in a box. Well, the first piece of paper I pulled out said “Master of None”. Did I like it?

 

The Plot:
The show follows Dev Shah (portrayed by Aziz Ansari), a commercial actor who struggles finding his way to serious acting – and through life in general. Continue reading

Sweatshops – what it really means

I just watched something that shook me deep to the core. I still have goosebumps.
For the videos linked right here three Norwegian fashion bloggers were invited to go to Cambodia. There they find out what “bad working conditions” really mean. It is shown how the people in sweat shops work, what they are paid and how they live. They get to tell their stories
The young Norwegians try to living like the Cambodians and you can see how it turned out.

To be honest I never really thought about where my clothes come from and what it would mean for the workers there. But watching this videos sent shivers down my spine.

What enraged me at first was how ignorant the bloggers often seemed. Some of the comments they made are just, well go ahead and watch it. But in the end they finally seemed to grasp what is really going on.

I want to share it with you. Watch, feel, think.

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