Girlboss, Oh Girlboss…… Thoughts on the One Season Only Show That Was “Girlboss”……..

Jodi - Girl BossOkay, I like to watch shows that sometimes are ones that I like to refer to as “One Season Only”. Meaning shows that received in some cases that “all too soon cancellation pink slip” and were not given the time to grow and maybe “get there” creatively. I’ve learned from watching enough TV (somehow just saying that sentence I get a little bummed, but any who….) that given some time any “just eh, yeah it’s okay” show can go to “OMG! UM, YES! THIS SHOW…… I LOVE IT!” Well, I might be just a little on the dramatic side there (per usual), but you get what I mean.

In my most recent memory of two shows in particular that went from “it is literally just okay” to “Um, how did this happen? This show is literally so good!”, were The Legends of Tomorrow on the CW and Fear the Walking Dead on AMC (TV Nerd Fail….. as I haven’t watched the latest batch of new episodes). I’m guessing a decent amount of people who tuned into these two shows more than likely ditched watching them around their first finale or in the midst of the very first season. I actually understand that. Simply because these shows in the beginning weren’t really quite that interesting and possible slightly boring. Then something awesome happened to both. At some point they both became interesting, a little sooner for “Legends” than for “FTWD”, but in time they both got to the point of quality television. Just proving if you stick with something and believe it could be better, sure enough everything gets to that place in some time.

So on to “Girlboss”. When I first saw the trailers for this Netflix original, I thought “Looks good! Will definitely at some point tune in!”. Then as the saying goes, so many shows so little time. So I finally just finished it a few days ago. It took me awhile to get around to watching it, but hey it finally happened! TV Nerd Victory! Granted, I feel like I’ve been in bit of a TV watching funk lately, as the 13 episodes seemed to take forever to finish. I really became quite the “TV Loving Nerd” during the last fifteen years or so, but as you might know from a previous article of mine, I tend to watch shows when I’m happy and when I’m bummed I just have no interest. Right now, I’m more on the bummed side of life, so what would of taken 13 days to watch (one episode a night) must have taken well over a month or so.

I know I’m getting off topic ever so slightly, but hey it’s what I do. So back to “Girlboss” yet again. Well, I can understand why it might have been cancelled after only one season. There’s a chance it had to do with the main character of Sophia (played by Britt Robertson). Never have I ever watched a show where the main character was just, simply put, annoying. I’m a nice person and it hurts me to say that, even if just about a TV character, but she was just that. For the first three episodes, the character was loud, crude, rude, and just plainly unapologetic about anything and everything. I kind of get why. She was at a place in her life where she was frustrated and her reactions towards things in her life were expressed from that very frustrating. Even though, I understand why the character was reacting the way she was, it was still annoying as a viewer to watch. Especially, since the show’s potential was there and the character was ripping that potential in half. I don’t know the ratings for this show, as Netflix doesn’t release the ratings for their shows. Judging by the cancellation which was not too long after its premiere, I’m guessing the ratings possibly never got there. Perhaps, after a episode or two, viewers just got tired of the antics of the lead of “Sophia”.

Although, those annoying antics took a turn for the “Yeah! She’s not so annoying anymore. She’s not that bad now. Hooray!” Give anything long enough and improvement can happen over time. Sophia from Girlboss might be the most annoying character I’ve ever seen on a TV show. That annoyance lasted for about the first three episodes, and then episode four happened and her character was thankfully not as irritating. It was a great episode. The episode started at the end rewinding to the beginning. Episode 4 showed Sophia trying to get a client a dress for her wedding day on time. Something just clicked for the character and the character started to finally match to the potential that the series always had. This is where the series finally started to take a turn for the better.

From Episode 4 to Episode 13, the series was really quite good. I admire people who go for their dreams such as Sophia. The confidence that it truly takes is a lot to follow on through with a dream and not let setbacks, you know…. set you back, is something not everyone can overcome. I’m not sure in this lifetime, I will ever have the type of confidence Sophia had to follow on through with her dream and not let anything keep her back. Hey, maybe one day when I’m 80 some of my lost confidence from my earlier times in life will come back. Who knows, I go at a turtle’s pace for everything in life, so that will probably happen in exactly that way for me, possibly.

After watching this show I can’t wait at some point to read the book #Girlboss, which the series is based on. Or should I say it’s somewhat based on as each episode says from the start that it’s a “real loose” version based on true events. Either way, as someone who mostly reads fiction, I’m excited to read this memoir based on someone who made her way to be successful in a field she succeeded at.

Girlboss was exactly the type of show where it got great, it just took some time to reach that point. Once I start watching something I rarely just cut it off “mid- series” or in this case “mid-season”. I saw the potential this had, and I thought it was worth the finish. I knew starting the show after Episode 13, that would be it. Most probably think, “But why? What’s the point?”. I don’t know, I don’t really mind that. But hey that’s just me.

Author: Jodi Fisher

Hello, everyone out there in the land of blogs! My name is Jodi Fisher. A hopefully interesting yet quiet gal who wishes she could afford to live in the Big Apple. Some of you out there may be wondering why I decided to start a blog. There are so many blogs out there, that I didn’t think it was worth it for something nobody might even read. Although, with this new year I decided why not? So here I finally am with my own blog. So what is my blog all about? Well, as I previously have mentioned I am a fan of all things entertainment. Television, theater, and books are my very favorites out of pop culture. There is a chance if you were to ask me about a random television show or stage play, I will probably know if it’s worth viewing. I am also someone who loves nostalgia and remembering the better times from my past. I usually like to incorporate my love of entertainment and nostalgia together, when I wrote my blog posts. Along with my fondness of entertainment, I am someone, who tries to notice the simple things in life. So in ending this little tidbit about who I am, my goal in starting this blog is to just simply be me and write about things that I find interesting and entertaining.

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