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All The Ways To Feel Bad

Duana Posted by Duana at March 11, 2013 17:52:41 March 11, 2013 17:52:41

Girls Season 2 Episode 9 recap I should point out, before I get distracted with all the other things in this episode, that I am really enjoying some of the songs this season. Twitter linked to an interview with Michael Penn about some of the work he’s done for the show, and I have to say that from “One Man’s Trash” up to now, it’s been a steady stream of musical enjoyment. Full Story

Patterns And Addictions

Duana Posted by Duana at March 4, 2013 19:05:19 March 4, 2013 19:05:19
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Girls Season 2 Episode 8 recap I am a terrible person. I know this, because when Hannah, early in the episode, started exhibiting OCD symptoms, I thought “Oh, right, she’s pretending to have OCD for an essay in her book”. It made perfect sense to me. It seemed like exactly the type of wistful, if-only-I-had-this-writerly-thing sort of hope that book-character Hannah would want to have, and then would try to acquire. Full Story

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The Prodigal

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 23:02:18 February 25, 2013 23:02:18

Girls Season 2 Episode 7 I am so tired of the commentary on vaginas these days. I have had enough.  Please do not talk about how women are being shamed into hating their labia, or criticizing or worshipping the giant bush, or talking about ambassadors of vagina, or something. I am not trying to sound like Chuck Lorre but is this really the only thing we can talk about that makes us seem daring and with it and rebellious? Really?   The only thing? I guess the next gasp will be about anal fissures, or something, but it just seems so…second-year university. Full Story

On Jerks

Duana Posted by Duana at February 18, 2013 15:15:11 February 18, 2013 15:15:11
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Girls Season 2 Episode 6 recap You know, it occurs to me that Hannah is kind of a jerk.   This isn’t, or shouldn’t be, news. But it really struck me as an immutable fact when she was so flippant to Ray about getting his book back from Adam, no matter how implausible and flimsy the excuse about the book (and really, show, make it something even a little more plausible – Clockwork Orange? - and we could feel sad that Ray is 33 going on 20). Full Story

Corners Like It’s On Rails

Duana Posted by Duana at February 11, 2013 15:35:30 February 11, 2013 15:35:30
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Girls Season 2 Episode 5 recap I have never gambled. I’ve never been to a casino – I didn’t even try to learn at a charity casino thing I was at a couple of weeks ago. I have literally never purchased a lottery ticket, nor even a scratch card. But I would bet literally thousands of dollars that the premise for this episode of Girls came up because someone in the writer’s room couldn’t stop watching a repeat of Pretty Woman or quoting it in the room or was late for an appointment because it was running on TBS Superstation. Full Story

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“Show-sh”? Really?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 4, 2013 15:36:03 February 4, 2013 15:36:03

Girls Season 2 Episode 4 recap I would’ve thought the nickname for Shoshanna would be more “Shawsh”.   What do I know? Fine. Show-sh. I want to point out what should be obvious. I think Jessa is a horrible human being.   It’s one thing to be honest about yourself, but that’s not what was going on – not even a little. Full Story

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I’m Just Going To Be Totally Honest With You Right Now

Duana Posted by Duana at January 28, 2013 14:37:26 January 28, 2013 14:37:26

Girls Season 2 Episode 3 recap What does it say about me that this was the Girls episode I enjoyed the most? I originally wrote “annoyed me the least”, but first of all, that’s kind of a dick thing to say, and second of all, it’s not necessarily true. Which is fine. This is the first episode in a long while where the annoying choices the characters made – and they did make them – seemed absolutely in line with the characters they’ve shown us and who they’ve been trying to be instead of just random hilarity so that we’d think the show was cool and trendy. Full Story

Small Moments of Pride

Duana Posted by Duana at January 21, 2013 15:22:42 January 21, 2013 15:22:42
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Girls Season 2 Episode 2 recap It is understating the case by a lot to say I’ve never been a gusher about Girls, but I find it’s easiest for me to stomach if I think of it from a nostalgia point of view.   Honestly. I’ve decided it’s The Wonder Years without the narration. Full Story

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Girls, Season 2 Episode 1 recap

Duana Posted by Duana at January 15, 2013 16:05:32 January 15, 2013 16:05:32
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Girls Season 2 Episode 1 Welcome back, y’all. Season 2 of this little show nobody’s heard about that hasn’t been talked about at all. But I think it’s important, as much as possible, to discuss the show separately from the entire cottage industry of media that has sprung up around it. Full Story

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Globes Groan: Lena Dunham

Duana Posted by Duana at January 14, 2013 22:27:44 January 14, 2013 22:27:44
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Oh my Lord with the Dunham and the backlash and the whiplash. Why is it that everyone else can have opinions about everything else but the Lena Dunham situation makes it impossible to have a dissenting opinion? After watching last night I have to suspect people feel protective of her. She’s so gosh-golly and I forget that part of it. Full Story

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Worst Emmy Shut-Out: Lena Dunham & Girls

Duana Posted by Duana at September 24, 2012 13:18:21 September 24, 2012 13:18:21
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I liked Lena Dunham’s new haircut a lot more than I thought I did, didn’t you? I did think, though, that it looked a lot better in the nominee packs than it did on the carpet. The dress, on the other hand, not so much. The best word I can think of to describe it is “sedate”, which just doesn’t seem to fit for the woman who opened the show naked with a birthday cake. Full Story

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