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Of Course Names Matter

March 2, 2015 14:29:10 Posted at March 2, 2015 14:29:10
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Girls Season 4 Episode 7 recap Obviously they matter. Of course people need to know what other’s names are, of course you want to know their reactions to them. Hannah dates a guy named Fran.  But I digress. Fran is completely endearing, isn’t he? I have absolutely no idea why his name is Fran, but he keeps the amusing and charming thing going. Full Story

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach

February 25, 2015 16:53:50 Posted at February 25, 2015 16:53:50
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Girls Season 4 Episode 6 recap I thought that maybe last week was an anomaly, but now I know the truth – I want every episode of Girls to be about Adam and Mimi-Rose. I don’t know if this was the intent. I have no idea if Dunham & Co saw the chemistry and the completely different energy that Gillian Jacobs brought and decided to focus on it intensely. Full Story

Reversion to the Mean

February 17, 2015 13:24:07 Posted at February 17, 2015 13:24:07
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Girls Season 4 Episode 5 recap Oh man. After the breezy openness that is Iowa, this episode is claustrophobic, empty of any oxygen, and kind of frantic and immobile at the same time. Every time Hannah opens the door someone else is there in her space – it feels like a Sartre play.  I felt awful watching this entire episode. Full Story

Cubbies are sacred spaces

February 9, 2015 18:14:57 Posted at February 9, 2015 18:14:57
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Girls Season 4 Episode 4 recap. It’s like this season of Girls is sending me a big heart-shaped valentine sour candy, like it’s aiming at me specifically and only. Because I have zero time for, like, the pedantry of people being offended but not wanting to actually discuss being offended or move past it, but hold it over your head forever. Full Story

Nobody Likes What They Do

January 26, 2015 17:57:14 Posted at January 26, 2015 17:57:14
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Girls Season 4 Episode 3 recap. Remember network crossover nights? Remember when Urkel would show up on Full House and it would blow your mind? I feel like that’s what’s going on here on Girls. Ray is on a mission to civilize, imbued with the spirit of Will McAvoy. Ranting about people who are ignorant and degenerates who owe him three thousand dollars, and telling Marnie that she is, of course she is, the mistress in Desi’s relationship, and just generally being the only one with a reasonable understanding of what constitutes adult behavior. Full Story

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Lena Dunham’s New Advisor

January 20, 2015 15:21:07 Posted at January 20, 2015 15:21:07
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So this is new. You know how Olivia Pope on Scandal is based on a real woman? That’s Judy Smith. She’s everything you expect Olivia Pope to be and her resume includes advisor to people who are Heads of State and Executives of Major Corporations. She just advised on the Sony leak. She is the Big Time. Full Story

TMI Is So Outdated

January 19, 2015 14:14:41 Posted at January 19, 2015 14:14:41
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Girls Season 4 Episodes 1-2 recap (Warning – content at the bottom of the page is NSFW) Of course I watched that GIF all week. Who didn’t watch that GIF all week? It was especially welcome at three in the morning on Golden Globes night when nothing on the internet seemed new and exciting. Full Story

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NSFW - Allison Williams was better on another channel

January 12, 2015 08:31:29 Posted at January 12, 2015 08:31:29
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Some parts of this post are NSFW. For three years now I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about the way Allison Williams dresses that … doesn’t interest me at all. I think I’ve finally figured it out. She’s like the girl in school whose dad is the principal or one of the teachers. Full Story

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Adam Wasn’t Even in the First Act

March 24, 2014 14:17:38 Posted at March 24, 2014 14:17:38
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Girls Season 3 Episode 12 recap Oh my God, Ray used the term “assignations”. On purpose and casually. I am in love. A few – really a bunch –of years ago, the popular term to describe your character-driven, often female-oriented show, was “dramedy”. Then, as the rise of the male anti-hero…rose, the idea of shows that were less than fantastic in scope fell out of fashion and the word dramedy, especially, became a dirty word. Full Story

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How Is This Girl Unsigned?

March 17, 2014 15:56:36 Posted at March 17, 2014 15:56:36
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Girls Season 3 Episode 11 recap I continue to feel like this is the first season that Girls wanted to have. The things they’re dealing with are quasi-standard fare for a show like this, it’s just that it took this long to do them well. I want to be mad at some of those floundering first efforts but how can I when we’ve arrived here? Girls has somehow managed to show the unending indignity of feeling like you’re a creative person while not actually being a creative person for a day job. Full Story

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I’m Afraid To Eat The Green Part

March 10, 2014 15:32:54 Posted at March 10, 2014 15:32:54
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Girls Season 3 Episode 10 recap Unlike the last couple of episodes, which I hope weren’t aberrations, I don’t have as much to rhapsodize on this episode. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad – in fact some parts were really affecting – but it didn’t feel like it was as comfortably saying something new as the previous two weeks’ episodes. Full Story

Sleeping on hospital chairs

March 4, 2014 19:53:16 Posted at March 4, 2014 19:53:16
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Girls Season 3 Episode 9 recap How dare you make me emotional, Girls. How dare you offer up something fine and nuanced about one of the worst parts of adulthood – watching your parents become both more wise and more flawed at the same time. This is not what we signed up for. Where’s the coke and awkward blowjobs? For the second time this season I’m about to anoint this episode the best one Girls has ever done. Full Story

“Patti LuPone F*cked With My Head”

February 24, 2014 16:09:44 Posted at February 24, 2014 16:09:44
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Girls Season 3 Episode 8 recap Okay. First, credit where credit is due. Before there was Mrs. Coach – before those long, luscious locks were no nonsense with the “look at the choices you are makin’” – there was Patti LuPone, Libby Thatcher from “Life Goes On”, if you have that memory, which means we might not be young. Full Story

That’s not what inertia means

February 17, 2014 16:46:37 Posted at February 17, 2014 16:46:37
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Girls Season 3 Episode 7 recap Girls, can you stop getting me to like you? That was not supposed to be my thing, okay? Remember back in the day, when you were trite and I was crotchety? This was your best episode ever, okay? Is that condescending of me? Girls wastes no time this week pointing out that it owes a debt – that it’s happy to pay, to overextend the metaphor – to Sex And The City, which only had a few episodes in the Hamptons, really, but felt like it was there every episode. Full Story