Month: June 2016

There are many reasons you should love “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.”

26th of July, 2016, 12:29 P.M.

Oh, hello! I was thinking what I can write about and while I was watching “Friends” and making checklist to LA, I decided. Of course, “Friends”!

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TV show was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman as well as produced by Warner Bros. Stories and dramas about six friends living in New York became amazing hit all over the world. Everybody loved, loves and will love Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross. It’s obvious that “Friends” actually created their own brand labelled by the show and became a huge piece of popculture.

Ten seasons, twenty-two episodes each. Huge story. I’m not gonna spoil anything, besides I know that most of people definitely watched “Friends”. Maybe not every episode, but couple.

I’m writing this, because I wanna show you the reasons why you should definitely watch this excellent tv show. And no, it’s not the piece of art. No, it’s not some highly bright and super intelligent tv show. So why is it so good? Because it’a about normal people with silly problems. And let’s be honest. Each of us has some silly problems that are the biggest and hardest in our life.

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FRIENDS:Season 2 – Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Let’s start with, in my opinion, one of the most important thing. Every episode of “Friends” is as funny as sad, filled with various emotions. Let’s take the episode  “The One Hundredth”  also known as “The One With The Triplets”. Phoebe is going to give a labor to three kids, that are gonna be her brother’s kids. She decided to help him that way, because Frank Jr. couldn’t have kids with her partner Alice. Phoebe, laying down in the hospital bed, is considering taking one baby for herself. Rachel is trying to explain to her that is not possible. The moment when Phoebe has to say “bye” to the babies is really, really touching. But in the same time, we have really funny moments with Phoebe’s doctor who is obssesed with Fonzy from “Happy Days”. As you can see, 20 minutes of episode is filled with emotions. Mostly with laughing, but sometimes with tears.

Writing about “Friends”, I just have to say about the fact that each character taught me something. In the Internet you can see many photos or articles about that, but I’m gonna tell you my personal things they taught me. Some of them are the same, some other are different. Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) definitely showed me that you can live peacefully with your OCD and sometimes it’s helpful, because you have very “tidy” life routine thanks to it. Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) taught me that sometimes material things can make you happy. Not entirely, but they can improve your mood. Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) taught me that just because you’re different and crazy doesn’t mean you’re a bad, worse human. No, it’s even better when you’re different because then you’re special. Chandler (Matthew Perry) showed me that it’s completely okay to laugh at your friends and at yourself as long as you don’t hurt people and you’re good person. Joey (Matt LeBlanc) taught me that you have to pick the goal in your life and pursue this, no matter what and no matter how hard it is. And Ross (David Schwimmer) taught me it’s okay to fight for your right as long as you can admit you were wrong.

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As you can see, there are many things you can realize, watching “Friends”. I also realized that the best relationship you will have when you are in love with your best friend. Two examples – Monica and Chandler along with Rachel and Ross. Those two couples showed me that relationship goals while you can play stupid and love hard, all together, all in once. – They’re lobsters. – Phoebe once said about Rachel and Ross. Why? Because lobsters are couples for their whole life.

Do you know how sometimes you feel horrible, you had a bad day or you had an argument with someone? Well, “Friends” make you feel better. ALWAYS. You have my word. No matter how hard my life is in some point, it’s enough to pick an episode, turn it on and I’m happier, I feel lighter and think brighter.

In previous semester on my journalism studies, I had this subject, popculture. My collegue prepared presentation about sitcoms and she had “Friends” as one of many examples. Then she said, that “Friends” actually was the first tv show in 90s which showed people that not everything is perfect, not everybody has somebody, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I completely agree with that. Thanks to that, people realized that they can choose they way the live and society can bite their asses.

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When I’m talking about that point, I also have to say about the whole relationship thing. Because if you’re single that doesn’t mean you have to be unhappy or look for someone desperately. No. You can be happy, have amazing job and true friends. Time by time, you will find someone you love. Or they will find you.

Each of us had or has troubles with their parents. We love them and we always will, but sometimes they are so annoying! Well, well, everyone has troubles with them. Even characters in tv shows have them. And believe me, it makes you feel a lot better. Many times during watching some episode, I was claping and saying. – Oh yes! Monica, I completely understand you. Because let’s be honest, Judy Geller (Christina Pickles) wasn’t the easiest mom.

Judy Geller: [about Rachel] Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar.
Monica Geller: What’s that supposed to mean?
Judy Geller: Nothing. It’s an expression.
Monica Geller: No, it’s not.

As you can see, there are many, many reasons to watch “Friends”. And the best thing is, it never get bored. I watched every episode couple times, I know almost every line from the show and I have t-shirt with Ross and Rachel. I’m a big fan of “Friends” and I promise you, you will too. Just give it a chance. Also, on plus there is awesome song at the beginning, especially for the show: The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you. Check it out!

I hope I convinced you, even a little. Right now, I’ll go to watch something. Maybe “Friends”?

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Zoshu

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Day 4 -Never Go To The Market When It’s Sale – They Will Kill You!

Thursday, 09:01 A.M.

Oh, hello!

You’re probably wondering why am I up so early in my free time, huh? Well, I just got from the market back to my home. And I’m death! Guys, I’m serious! But let’s start from the beginning.

I have this market in Poland, it’s called Lidl. It’s kinda like Target or 99cents store. There was a sale, very cheap but very good clothes. I decided to go there with my baby sister, we picked what we want from the magazine and we went there right before store’s opening. We go there, I’m looking at the front of the store and I can’t believe!

Long, long queue contains from the fucking old women appeared in front of my eyes. Like, what the hell? Those clothes are for young women and teenagers! But well, I didn’t think about it too much, me and my sister just got off the car and came forward the store. Suddenly, the lady working there came to the doors, she opened it and…

IT STARTED! Those old women started running to the clothes, they threw thenselves on the pales and started looking, searching, fighting for good size. WHERE THE HELL AM I?!, I was thinking, when I saw all of that. Honestly, I’m so dissapointed, I didn’t take a video or photo for you guys. Seriously.

We didn’t care too much for pushing and fighting, we were just waiting politely for our turn. But, when it actually was my turn, every single fucking bitch was pushing me out. What the hell?! What do they even need those clothes? They really want shorts for 22 year old women?! And that’s not the end! They weren’t taking one pair. They were taking four, five pairs of the same clothing!

I was wondering where the hell I am, in the same time trying to get to the basket with clothes, still politely. I wasn’t going to push them or act mean, besides I knew perfectly well shop assistans were already laughing at them.

Hardly, hardly, I got what I wanted – two pairs of shorts, one blouse and one thing for the beach. The last and the hardest thing last – get the pants for my mom. Those fucking women took all of them! But suddenly, I noticed one, lonely pair and grabbed it. Size – good? We were very happy, because we found everything without acting like a fucking animal! We came to the house, and what turned out? That the pants are too small for my mom… Oh my Lord!

Anyway, I will never ever go to Lidl again when it’s sale! It’s not worth it. Too much stress, to much bad behaviour from actually old people! What the hell?! If you were wondering how the hell looks like? It’s exactly like that.

Fortunately, I’m at home, I ate breakfast, I am drinking coffee and looking at Cris. And I’m not stressed at all. Thank God!

 

Zoshu

 

 

DNA doesn’t make a family. Love does. -“The Fosters” review

Oh, hello!

Today I finally got myself together and I decided to write review about amazing Freeform tv show, called “The Fosters”. I am freshly after S4E1 and I’m thrilled! But for now, no spoilers!

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From the left: Cierra Ramirez, Noah Centineo, Sherri Saum, Teri Polo, Maia Mitchell, David Lambert (top) and Hayden Byerly.

“The Fosters” is being created by Bredeweg and Peter Paige. Also, Jennifer Lopes (!!!) is producing the tv show. Production tells us a story of multiethnic, multicultural family. The family contains two moms – Stef (Terri Polo) and her wife Lena Adams Foster (Sherri Saum), one biological son, Brandon (David Lambert) and four adopted kids – siblings, Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Jude (Hayden Byerly) as well as  twins, Marianna (Cierra Ramires) together with Jesus (Noah Centineo).

I don’t want to focus on plot’s details, because I don’t want to spoil watching. TV show starts when Callie is taken from juvie by Lena. The girl had horrible childhood and after her mom’s death, she’s around foster families all the time, but she doesn’t stay in anyone for a long time. Lena is taking her to her own house. Being there, Callie meets Stef – Lena’s wife and other kids. – So you’re dykes? – she’s asking, after she figures there is no dad in Adams Foster family. – We prefer word human. – Marianna replies braverly.

Being in the family, Callie finds her place. After some time, Jude – her little brother, joins her. The boy was stucked in his foster family, where he was being hurt by his step father. Stefanie, who is a cop, rescues the boy. Jacobs siblings can finally have loving and caring family. – DNA doesn’t make a family. Love does. – Lena says to Callie after fight, when the girls thinks couple is gonna take her back.

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Interesting fact: At the first place, Jesus’ role was played by Jake T. Austin, but he left the show.

Callie and Jude starts being friends with other kids at home and soon, they are big family. All kids are attending to Anchor Beach school, where Lena is a vice principal. After being in amazing family, all they need is adoption paper, which is not gonna be so easy… But when someone loves the other, they can handle everything.

As in every family, there are some fights, bigger and smaller, little affairs and serious dramas. But don’t be affraid! It’s definitely not gonna be boring. In my opinion, “The Fosters” is the first tv show telling LGBT story, which is realistic. Family we see on the screen may really exist. There are no hyperboles, weird, fake characters and artificial situations. That’s why I think this tv show deserves to be watched.

While we’re watching family’s tradicions and smiles as they are together, we smile with them. We actually can feel the love, which proves amazing, stunning actors’ acting. All of them – Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lamber along with Noah Centineo, Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell do excellent work on the set. There is no falsity. Actors go into the role and we can actually see each character’s personality.

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I also have to mention others, second role’s actors – Danny Nucci (who plays cop, ex-husband of Stef and Brandon’s father), Alex Saxon (he plays kids’ friend), stunning Rosie O’Donell (as Callie’s curator and the owner of place Girls United) and Alexandra Barreto (Jesus and Marianna’s biological mother).

I’m glad that after “The L Word”, “Queer As Folk”, “Orange Is The New Black” etc. (and don’t get me wrong, mentioned tv shows are amazing!), they finally created something family-ish. “The Fosters” really can help younger people, families, kids to understand that love is just love. Same sex’ partners can raise children and they can do excellent work, while kids’ biological parents are not always so great.

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I’m hoping that one day, “The Fosters” will air in my national channels in my country, Poland. It would help so much, but well… Maybe one day. From me, “The Foster”s gets 9/10 points. And I’m waiting for more, because I’m wondering what’s gonna happen next. New episode called “Safe” (S4E2) is gonna air on Monday, on Freeform.

Zoshu

The same day 2 – 10:33 P.M.

MY AWESOME CRACK GUYS!

Oh, hello! Up, up, look up. My crack from Orphan Black, and more specifically, about Delphine and Cosima and reactions on their reunion. I hope you will like it. I was laughing so hard when I was making it.

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I finally had a chance to hang out with my siblingd, we had so much fun. Playing heads up and taboo, that was the best. And later we were listening to the songs from our childhood and singing out loud. Man, those were old times. I remember that we had that book with lyrics and in every free day from school, we were hanging out, and singing. Who cares we couldn’t sing?! That was the best.

Poor Cris is at work with that bitch. Obviously I cannot say who it is (who knows who reads this 😀 ). I just wish I could help her and be with her. But soon, soon. I’m slowly preparing for that. I’m fraking out before flight, but it’s always like that. Once I’m up and there are clouds around me, it’s good. Better not too many clouds! But still 🙂

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And this is my Cris as a Black Swan, ha ha!

Oh, and when it’s about a blog, I’m slowly writing longer article for you, guys. Okay, I’m gonna watch Friends and soon sleeping. I mean COULD IT BE ANYMORE BETTER? 😀

And and! You have some photos from my day!

Zoshu

Day 2 – it’s raining all the time

Oh, yes, that’s Cris. And … Lord, it’s raining. And the weather is cold. And I just woke up. My cat, Mishka woke me up. Then coffee, and my favourite morning TV. They were talking about Polish people’s habits.

Oh yeah! Because I’m Polish. Apparently we are very opened (hahahaha! I’ve never heard better joke), happier and we work very hard (well, here I would agree). Poland is a very beautiful country, with amazing buildings and history. But the reality for me here isn’t good. Poland is super homophobic, because we have super conservative goverment. That’s why I don’t feel perfect here, in my country. It’s just sad. I was shocked, especially after shooting in Orlando. So many people died, I was crying and do you know what people here said? – Oh, they killed themselves, who lives in a sin, will die. They deserved it.

And many “Catholic” people said also many more horrible things. I really couldn’t believe in that. Like how broken and evil person you have to be to talk like that about fucking life?! And this is people from Poland, unfortunetaly… I cannot belive they think they are so religious and so good. Well then, assholes, congratulations, you’re going straight to hell!

I’m sorry, I’m just so pissed off at this. And another subject… 11 more days and I’m with Cris again! Long distance relationship is hard but we can do it!

I better go, because my sister is making breakfast, I should help her. Then she’s gonna complain how many things she did 🙂

Take care, dudes!

Zoshu