“The Internet should only be used to forward prayer chains and make jokes about the Clintons”

Episode Title: Ladyshopper99
Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
Episode Number: 1×04

Episode Description

Sophia faces her greatest fears to prevent a bad review from a disgruntled customer.

My Review

I think this was my favorite episode yet. It was so great to see Sophia get a win and get that dress to the bride in the nick of time. She even conquered her fear of bridges and ran across the bridge, body cramp and all, just so she doesn’t get that negative review. That is fucking dedication, y’all.

Loved Nathan and his mom and how they readily adopted Sophia into their family dynamic. It was so sweet how the mom stood up to give Sophia a hug because she knew that a hug was the perfect thing to ease Sophia’s worry and no words were needed. I might have teared up a little, too. Well-played by Britt. I hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of these two because they are awesome and could be a great support system for Sophia.

All four friends watching The OC in the beginning of the episode was awesome. I stopped watching The OC long before Marissa got killed off, but I remember the discussion about it and how Mischa Barton wanted off the show and how big a deal it was. I laughed so hard when Shane said he hoped that this means Taylor Townsend would be a regular next season and then Annie screamed back at him “Who the fuck likes Taylor Townsend?!” LOL. So does this mean that Shane is a regular watcher of The OC? Because that is awesome.

The last scene of Sophia calling her dad and then re-recording over it broke my heart. Britt is so good at dramatic scenes.

“It’s perfect”

Episode Title: Thank You, San Francisco
Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
Episode Number: 1×03

Episode Description

Sophia and Shane hit the streets of San Francisco seeking the perfect name for Sophia’s new eBay storefront.

My Review

Nasty Gal Vintage. I love it. Definitely fits Sophia and what she’s all about. I also love that this calls back to the “nasty woman” refrain that all women claimed and owned as their own when some politico spat out (could have been Trump, I forget now) against all women during the previous election.

Poor Shane! That wasn’t great what Sophia said about that not being a date and the day being a bust just because she couldn’t come up with a name. I understand why she was feeling that way, but the girl really needs to be less selfish sometimes. I’m glad the episode ended with them on a good note, though.

We rarely see other American cities represented on TV so it was a breath of fresh air seeing San Francisco through this show. I have never been to SF and I wish I could go and visit. It looks awesome and I love that Sophia took inspiration from her city to come up with her site name.

I like Norm Macdonald’s art school character and I hope he’s not a creep/weirdo and that he’s just being genuinely interested in Sophia as a person and that his willingness to help is him being a good person and not that he expects something in return.

“My life was garbage before this moment”

Episode Title: Hern
Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
Episode Number: 1×02

Episode Description

Sophia’s recent epiphany is hampered by the emergence of a health problem that she can’t afford to solve.

My Review

I think I’m going to enjoy this show. Sophia can be grating to some people with that attitude and her always yelling at everything and everyone, but I think she’s hilarious. She’s definitely abrasive as hell and if I came across her in real life, I will probably hate her, lol.

I feel for Sophia, though, especially now that I got laid off just recently so her worrying about not having insurance and not having a steady income makes me relate to her on all levels. At least she has her online thing that she’s starting up, while all I have is editing my resume over and over and keep applying for jobs. How I would love to tell adulthood to fuck off, but this is not a TV show or a movie. Real life doesn’t work out this way. Usually.

Anyway, enough about me. Just when Sophia thinks she’s got it all figured out, the universe throws a wrench in her plans with that hernia and her having a hard time looking for vintage clothes that she can afford to buy. She was having one of those days and I just wanted to give her a hug in the end. Shane seems like a really nice guy so I was glad he was there in the end.

Lionel talking about his job as a TSA agent was great. I really like him and his friendship with Sophia. I laughed when Sophia yelled out her window “Kiss my ass, world!” and Lionel’s like “No, thanks.” LOL. His stories about people going through airport security also cracked me up. “Am I really mankind’s last line of defense?”

Jim Rash is back as the thrift store owner who opened Sophia’s eyes as to how to run an online business. Sophia is in way over her head at this point, but she’ll figure it out soon enough through sheer force of will and just her overall gusto at getting what she wants.