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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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Things I Didn't Know Until This Morning

Duana Posted by Duana at June 19, 2012 19:13:18 June 19, 2012 19:13:18
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The day I learned how to look at my internet history is one of the saddest of my life.  Not because of what I looked at, per se, (although some days...) but because there's that tab for “Today”.  You can see all the stuff you looked at JUST TODAY, and how this links to that, and which thread you followed - you can actually see the time being wasted. Full Story


Duana Posted by Duana at June 18, 2012 18:59:04 June 18, 2012 18:59:04

Girls Season 1 finale Episode 10 recap Girls became a thing.  Do you know how hard this was to achieve? We talked about the hype, the backlash, the anointed-ness, and sure, I was part of the chorus. “This is not a thing”, I cried, “And don't say it is before it is”. Full Story

Because they can?

Duana Posted by Duana at June 12, 2012 16:54:07 June 12, 2012 16:54:07
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Girls Season 1 Episode 9 recap Oh Girls, why you gotta go do this? Why you gotta make a liar out of me in the good way and the bad way? The show is unquestionably getting better.  Nobody could argue that the more we get to know the girls, the realer they seem, and the less ridiculous their pursuits. Full Story

On at least three hands

Duana Posted by Duana at June 5, 2012 17:50:14 June 5, 2012 17:50:14

Girls Season 1 Episode 8 recap Once upon a time, I was on my second date with the man I'm now about to marry. We were walking to dinner, and a crazy lady was up ahead. Crazy = uncombed hair, muttering/yelling to herself, clothes in decided non-array. She was, it is prudent to mention, really short. Full Story

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Let's Hear It For The Girl

Duana Posted by Duana at May 29, 2012 17:11:56 May 29, 2012 17:11:56
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Girls Season 1 Ep 7 recap We're back in New York - Bushwick, to be exact - in one of the strongest episodes of the season. Girls is, like any other show, finding its legs and what's important to its storytelling, and is progressing into something interesting, if not something new and never seen before. Full Story

Getting There

Duana Posted by Duana at May 22, 2012 17:23:32 May 22, 2012 17:23:32
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Girls Season 1 Episode 6The Girls first season will be 10 episodes. That's a small order. It's not so unusual with cable, some shows get as few as 6 episodes, but it's small. You barely get to know your characters, it takes time to flesh everyone out, and then boom, you're at the end of your run. A short series most often means, too, that all the episodes were written and produced and in the can before the first one ever aired, so there's no way to take stock of the audience reaction and adjust; then again, taking too much stock too early on means you might lose your own voice listening to theirs. Full Story

I Get It Now...?

Duana Posted by Duana at May 15, 2012 16:51:02 May 15, 2012 16:51:02

Girls Season 1 Episode 5 recapI've been trying to figure out Girls for weeks.  As the backlash turned to front-lash (sorry) and people who loved started to hate and people who hated found God and became acolytes, I still tried to understand what it was about Girls that was capturing so many imaginations. Full Story

I want more for Lola

Duana Posted by Duana at May 8, 2012 19:16:56 May 8, 2012 19:16:56
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Girls Season 1 Episode 4 recapThe naming of Jessa's young charges on this show is a triumph. I'm not being tongue in cheek at all. Lola and Beatrix. The names fit perfectly. Demographically, historically, the names are even well spaced, as they would have been popular at the exact times each girl was born. Full Story

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Adventurous Women

Duana Posted by Duana at May 1, 2012 16:37:53 May 1, 2012 16:37:53
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Girls Season 1 Episode 3 recap(Girls has just been picked up for a second season.)We need a 2 minute “previously on Girls”?  There's only been 60 minutes of Girls so far, total. So how are you feeling about these people?  These young women?  I have to admit that the show is getting better at being more cohesive; I have a better picture of what these girls' lives look like (the mentioned-and-dropped rent was the part that got me), and slightly more interest in who Hannah will be . Full Story

Because Being A Girl Rocks

Duana Posted by Duana at April 24, 2012 15:31:12 April 24, 2012 15:31:12

Girls Season 1 Episode 2 recapSo okay, we were lucky enough to learn early on this episode that Adam continues to be hideous, so you're freed from the worry of having to wonder whether or not you were judging him too harshly.  That's good.  Charlie continues to make you want to smack him on the mouth, for being such a sweet guy, so that's an irrational response from you, so I guess that's bad. Full Story