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I do not feel sympathy for Jessa (which in itself feels wonderful)

Duana Posted by Duana at March 16, 2015 12:47:53 March 16, 2015 12:47:53
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Girls Season 4 Episode 9 recap How could you feel sympathy for Jessa? You can’t! It’s glorious! In fact, maybe it’s a brilliant ploy on behalf of Dunham and Co. to make you see that you have to hate Adam – even though he was with Mimi-Rose who was weirdly unobjectionable – because he did the same thing Jessa did: took up with a narcissistic freak who considers a relationship ‘material’ to be worked on. Full Story

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Duana Posted by Duana at March 9, 2015 14:40:59 March 9, 2015 14:40:59
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Girls Season 4 Episode 8 recap I read something recently that said Lena Dunham hopes to leave the characters in Girls ‘better than we found them’, like a campsite. It’s not so unusual a concept, but on a show like this, that seems to revel in the continual return of the characters to their most ridiculous selves, it’s surprising. Full Story

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Of Course Names Matter

Duana Posted by Duana at March 2, 2015 14:29:10 March 2, 2015 14:29:10

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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2015 16:53:50 February 25, 2015 16:53:50

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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 17, 2015 13:24:07 February 17, 2015 13:24:07

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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 9, 2015 18:14:57 February 9, 2015 18:14:57

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

Duana Posted by Duana at January 26, 2015 17:57:14 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

Duana Posted by Duana at January 20, 2015 15:21:07 January 20, 2015 15:21:07

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

Duana Posted by Duana at January 19, 2015 14:14:41 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2015 08:31:29 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

Duana Posted by Duana at March 24, 2014 14:17:38 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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