'Girls' Recap: Hannah Horvath And The Double Date From Hell

March 2nd, 2015 8:45am EST
'Girls' Recap: Hannah Horvath And The Double Date From Hell
Hannah, Hannah, Hannah. A hot guy asks you out and what do you do? You bring him to your ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend's art show. No, really. For those of you who didn't watch the episode, that's exactly what Hannah did. This handsome, funny, sweet dude asks her out in the teacher's lounge...

Oh, wait. If you'll recall, last week Hannah decided to be a teacher because writing wasn't working out. "Those who can't do, teach." That's what Jessa said in response. Jessa is the worst, but that pretty much sums up this storyline.

Moving right along. Fran asks her out, and she actually radia...

'Girls' Recap: Hannah's Here To Help

February 23rd, 2015 10:26am EST
Girls Season 4 Ep 6
Hannah Horvath is free. For maybe the first time on Girls, she’s untethered by boyfriend or career pressures. Even her therapist comments on how well she seems to be doing. And indeed, except for a minor meltdown over perma-roomie Elijah eating all of her cereal, she does seem unburdened. Big dopey Adam ending their relationship combined with her decision to leave writing behind has opened up realms of possibility. Scary, yes. Exhilarating? Kinda.

During a lunch with her less than helpful friends, Hannah realizes what the next step in her personal and professional growth should be. Her tr...

'Girls' Recap: Sympathy For Hannah

February 16th, 2015 10:16am EST
Previously - Hannah abandoned Iowa and returned to NYC, only to discover that Adam has a new girlfriend and they live together. In Hannah's apartment.

Have you ever been dumped? Have you ever been dumped and it came as a no-warning-at-all, jack-in-the-box activated, boxing-glove-on-a-spring-to-the-face? I actually felt bad for Hannah right up until she peed in the trashcan. Then I was reminded that she tends to be kind of a childish animal. She’s like a whiny baby platypus.

We resume a couple minutes after the end of the last episode. Hannah suddenly returned from Iowa and was introduced...

'Girls' Recap: Goodbye Iowa

February 9th, 2015 8:43am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Episode 4 Recap: Goodbye Iowa
Previously - Hannah and Iowa aren't working. Someone (Adam) finally told Jessa she sucks. Shosh's psychotic honesty isn't helping her career options. Marnie's dissatisfaction with being a mistress nearly sunk a record deal for her and Desi.

It's unusual to type this, but this is one of the less offensive episodes of Girls. Let me put that in a different way - the characters weren't making me sick to my stomach as a matter of course. Even the other Mr. Harvey (who hates Girls more than shoveling snow and moving combined) remarked "I actually didn't hate that episode." Go, Girls. You didn't...

'Girls' Recap: Welcome To Iowa

January 19th, 2015 9:23am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Welcome To Iowa
Previously - Hannah prepared to move to Iowa for grad school and leave Adam behind. Marnie found being a musician is actual work. Shoshana had awful parents. Jemma was pissed at Hannah for leaving.

"Triggering" is the title of last night's episode and it caused me to tense up for a bit before viewing. I snarked last recap that Girls is actually a horror series, but Season Two's ending episodes WERE horrific. Hannah Horvath's obessive compulsive disorder, which had only been hinted at previously, reared it's exceptionally ugly head. Remember the Q-tip? And the haircut? The t-shirt without p...

'Togetherness' Recap: 'Family Day' & 'Handcuffs'

January 19th, 2015 9:02am EST
HBO expands its “indie” television brand/block with its latest comedy, Togetherness. Yes it is another one of those ‘middle-aged white people with problems’ shows, but helmed by the indie movie favorites Duplass brothers, the low-key comedy works.

The pilot episode does a fine job in introducing the characters and setting up the main conceit of the show. Brett and Michelle Pierson find themselves in a marital rut, with three young children and a stagnant sex life, but it’s all about to get messier when Brett’s long-time friend, Alex, and Michelle’s sister, Tina, move in with them indefinit...

'Girls' Season 4 Premiere: Everyone's Still Awful

January 12th, 2015 7:11am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Premiere Recap: Everyone's Still Awful
Girls is the only show that the other Mr. Harvey actively hates. My husband hates Girls the way you hate moving, root canals, and the RMV. It’s not that he doesn’t get the humor inherent in watching four young emotional sociopaths rampage through life in NYC. He just doesn’t find it funny.

Your faithful recapper, on the other hand, finds Girls to be a sharply written, often hilarious, more often cringe-inducing horror series that always spurs a reaction. Yes, Girls is a horror series with comedic overtones. If you approach it from that viewpoint, you won’t want to hurl something heavy at ...

Why Is 42 Year Old Amanda Peet Not Afraid To Go Topless

January 9th, 2015 12:30pm EST
'Togetherness' Star Amanda Peet Comments On Topless Scenes In Up
HBO is about to unveil their latest creation ‘Togetherness’ this coming Sunday on January 11. It’s the latest comedy-drama by Jay and Mark Duplass and has been getting some very positive feedback from the experts reviewing it out there.

So what is the most talked about element of this new show that is getting everyone’s attention? Is it the wonderful and witty writing, or is the storytelling and buzz that this show is getting from the critics? Neither - it’s all about Amanda Peet (who is one of four co-stars) and her wonderful breasts. Apparently the 42 year old actress appears topless in ...

'Girls' Gets Season 5 Pickup

January 6th, 2015 8:51am EST
HBO Renews 'Girls' For Fifth Season
HBO has renewed "Girls" for a fifth season. Programming president Michael Lombardo revealed the news on Monday night during the show's season-four premiere event and screening at the Museum of Natural History in New York.

The show is one of the network's darlings and received a fourth-season greenlight just days ahead of its season three premiere last January.

"Girls" has won two Golden Globe awards for best series and actress Lena Dunham, who is also a writer, director, and producer on the series. Judd Apatow and Jennie Konner are executive producers.

"Girls" centers on the humiliation...

'Game Of Thrones' Gets IMAX Treatment

January 6th, 2015 8:25am EST
IMAX Theaters To Show 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes, Season 5 Trail
HBO is releasing two episodes of "Game Of Thrones" in IMAX theaters later this month as well as the trailer for season five. The two-hour "movie" will consist of season four's final two episodes, which includes the action-packed Battle of Castle Black.

"Game of Thrones" will be available in 150 theaters across the country, starting Jan. 23, and will be available for one week. It's the first time a TV series has been released in this type of format.

Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO, said in a press release: "The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for...