HBO Series Bites The Dust

March 26th, 2015 8:41am EDT
HBO has cancelled the gay series "Looking" after just two seasons. The show, by Andrew Haigh, centered on three friends in San Francisco who explored the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

The network has decided to end the show, which was initially intended to be a limited series, with a special to tie up all the storylines.

A spokesperson confirmed to ETonline, "HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans."

The second season finale aired on Sunday an...

Why Does Maisie Williams Watch 'Game of Thrones' With Her Drunk Grandmother?

March 26th, 2015 8:23am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Watches The Show With Her
"Game of Thrones" is perhaps the least family-friendly show on television. Gather the whole family around -- parents, grandparents, young children -- and be revolted as writhing nude sex fiends are hacked apart with a broadsword.

But for Maisie Williams -- who stars in "Game of Thrones" as Arya Stark -- watching the show has to be a family affair.

As she explained to Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "We used to watch it with my nan, and my auntie, and my cousins, and my dogs, and the whole family, everyone."

That can get a bit awkward. Especially with Williams' 87-year-old grandma w...

'Girls' Recap: A Bathtub Full Of Pregnant Crazy

March 23rd, 2015 10:21am EDT
'Girls' Season 4 Finale Recap: Rough Birth
It's like the season just started! Although, it has been kind of a long journey from an unfriendly writer's workshop at the University of Iowa to a bathtub full of pregnant crazy in Brooklyn.

The season finale sends everyone off on strange new adventures. Some ridiculous (Jessa will be the WORST THERAPIST EVER. And I had a therapist once tell me I had fat thighs), some intriguing (Marnie going solo with much better material this time), and some that feel just right (Hannah and Fran getting together).

"Home Birth" revolves around Adam's earthy-crunchy-crazy sister Caroline giving birth. Th...

Former Beatle To Induct Another Beatle To Hall Of Fame

March 18th, 2015 8:33am EDT
Paul McCartney Will Induct Ringo Star Into Rock Hall
Paul McCartney will induct former band mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act this coming April.

McCartney will handle the induction services for Starr in what will likely be a memorable moment between the two music legends. Starr is already in the Rock Hall, as part of The Beatles.

Punk poet Patti Smith will handle the duties of posthumously welcoming Lou Reed into the institution for his solo career. Reed was already inducted as part of punk group The Velvet Underground.

Stevie Wonder will induct R&B singer and songwriter Bill Withers at the ceremony. J. Ge...

'Girls': Jessa Acts Like A Human For An Episode

March 16th, 2015 10:25am EDT
'Girls' Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: Mimi-Rose, We Hardly Knew Ye
Previously - Hannah's Dad came out. Marnie and Desi got engaged.

This is a banner recap of Girls. It's the first one for Season 4 that doesn't actively hate on Jessa. Those of you who have been reading these recaps know that Jessa is basically the most evil thing going, and it's shocking that the nations of the Girls universe haven't banded together to end her galactic threat. They might have been given pause, though, due to her hilarious (and necessary) outburst directed at Ace (Zachary Quinto) and Mimi-Rose (Gillian Jacobs) in last night's episode. Let's press pause on that for a sec, th...

'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...