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Monday, February 4, 2013

Girls Finally Gets Serious About Relationships

Girls Finally Gets Serious About RelationshipsIn last season's finale of Girls, globetrotting, irresponsible Jessa tied the knot with agonizingly awkward hedge-fund poser Thomas-John in a wedding full of discordant hip-hop, a truly great-looking cake, and the promise of a lot of trouble to come between the more
Slate Magazine (blog) ( 2/4/2013 8:34:32 AM -08:00 )

'Girls' Gut Check: Stepford Psychos vs. Dumb Hipsters
The 'Girls' Gut Check: Is It Worse to Be a Stepford Psycho or a Dumb Hipster? By The "Girls" Roundtable. Tweet Feb 2 2013, 10:30 PM ET Comment. Four Atlantic staffers sound off on whether the portrayals of their generation's quirks in the fourth episode of more
The Atlantic ( 2/4/2013 8:13:34 AM -08:00 )

'Girls' recap, 'It's a Shame About Ray'
Elijah and Hannah are breaking up. She is kicking him out for his transgression with Marnie and it has gotten really ugly really quickly. "Here's your round brush, here's your Astroglide. Don't even know how that ended up in my room," announces Hannah, more
Baltimore Sun (blog) ( 2/4/2013 6:13:46 AM -08:00 )

'Girls' recap: Common People
Every story about New York is ultimately a story about money. Having it. Not having it. Wanting it. Getting it. In the television world, though, the logistics of life in one of the world's most expensive cities is often pushed to the side. Think of the Friends and How I more
Entertainment Weekly ( 2/3/2013 9:15:39 PM -08:00 )

“Girls,” “Enlightened,” and the comedy of cruelty.
“Girls,” “Enlightened,” and the comedy of cruelty.Created by Lena Dunham, “Girls” is the latest in a long line of narratives about smart, strange girls diving into experience. Illustration by Michael Carson. Print · E-Mail · Single Page. Keywords: “Girls”;: “Enlightened”;: HBO;: Lena Dunham;: Mary McCarthy; more
New Yorker ( 2/3/2013 9:03:26 PM -08:00 )

'Girls' Season 2: The Best And Worst Of The New Season
Note: Do not read on if you are not yet up-to-date on Season 2 of HBO's "Girls." I wrote my most recent review of "Girls" after watching the first four episodes of the HBO show's second season, but writing a review before the season being airing is often more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 2/3/2013 6:32:58 PM -08:00 )

'Girls' Recap: Just Continue To Have A Ball
Tonight's ep marks the second week of what I consider Girls' significant leveling up from last season. Take for example Hannah sitting on Elijah's chair sans underwear as a means for revenge. "You know what? I'm going to sit on this chair as much as I like, all more
RollingStone.com ( 2/3/2013 10:43:28 AM -08:00 )

'Girls' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: 'It's A Shame About Ray'
Happy Saturday, everyone! As we prepare for a Sunday evening full of beer, football and ... I don't know, tacos, the ladies of "Girls" have been busy attempting to mend their fragile twentysomething lives -- romantically and professionally -- while dealing with more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 2/2/2013 8:12:40 PM -08:00 )

TV Questions: What comes next? Nobody knows
TV Questions: What comes next? Nobody knowsThere's probably a lot to be said for the things that almost were. Marnie knows this better than anyone, probably, but after this week's episode, the others are quickly catching up. But after a mostly disastrous and somewhat revealing dinner party at Hannah's more
Macleans.ca ( 2/2/2013 7:52:33 PM -08:00 )

He said, she said: Hannah is vile, but maybe that's the point?
He said, she said is a discourse on the second season of Girls from two points of view. (Find previous conversations here.) Episode recap: Hannah kicks Elijah out of the apartment and she's keeping all the furniture that George, Elijah's ex-boyfriend, bought more
Macleans.ca ( 2/2/2013 7:47:44 PM -08:00 )

'Girls,' Season 2, Episode 4, 'It's a Shame About Ray': TV Recap
This is my favorite episode of the season so far, even though there's no Adam. It's the tale of 2 dinner parties that go terribly awry. It's the perfect episode to demonstrate that while we may not always like the characters, understand their motives for lying, more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 2/2/2013 7:31:13 PM -08:00 )

Will the Girls on Girls Ever Grow Up?
David Haglund: Damn, Seth, that was a good episode. In 29 minutes we got multiple cringingly funny dinner-party conversations, a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-style young-marrieds throwdown, poignant and unexpected declarations of love, and a bathtub more
Slate Magazine ( 2/2/2013 6:17:52 PM -08:00 )

Allison Williams: Girls wardrobe is weird
Allison Williams: Girls wardrobe is weirdAllison Williams says her wardrobe in the second series of Girls felt "weird" to wear in public. Allison Williams says wearing the hostess costume in Girls was a "weird" experience. The actress stars as Marnie in the hugely popular TV series which is now in its more
TV3.ie ( 2/2/2013 6:13:03 AM -08:00 )

Girls Recap: A Tale of Two Dinners
Girls Recap: A Tale of Two Dinnerso-GIRLS-SEASON-2-EPISODE-4-570.jpg Episode 4 of the second season of Girls revolves around one major theme: mistakes. The characters, tortured by the consequences of their poor judgement, struggle to determine where they stand with each other and, more
Papermag ( 2/4/2013 9:00:42 AM -08:00 )

Jemima Kirke on the Girls Backlash, Surprise Weddings, and Damien Hirst
Girls' first season ended with a surprise wedding for an extra-surprising bride: Jessa, the haughty free spirit and resident troublemaker. Jessa had been mostly MIA since getting hitched (those giant portraits of Chris O'Dowd don't paint themselves), but the more
Vulture ( 2/4/2013 8:48:10 AM -08:00 )

Girls: It's A Shame About Ray: Episode 4 Season 2 – TV Review
Girls: ItIt's been said that HBO's Girls is like nothing else on TV. Last night's “It's A Shame About Ray” lived up to the hype as the series' best episode yet. The emotion and reality of unstable 20-somethings was beautifully executed. Beautifully. If you're still mumbling more
ScreenCrave.com ( 2/4/2013 7:45:25 AM -08:00 )

Girls Episode 4: Go '90s or Go Home
Girls Episode 4: Go Last night's Girls—the fourth of season 2—was a straight up '90s tribute. The episode's title is "It's a Shame About Ray"—a reference to Ray's homelessness reveal (not his weird face); and borrowed from the seminal Lemonheads album of the same name. more
Racked National ( 2/4/2013 7:34:19 AM -08:00 )

'Girls' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: How Real Was 'Girls' This Week?
Accused by some of whitewashing Brooklyn and beloved by others for depicting the harsh truth of post-college New York life for over-educated women in their 20s, Girls may well be TV's most talked-about comedy. Considering that most of those more
Flavorwire ( 2/4/2013 7:23:21 AM -08:00 )

The “Girls” Emotional Age Recap: “It's a Shame About Ray”
As fans of Girls know, Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa are big on mouthiness but low on maturity. So each week, blogger Chris J. Kelly is grading the four main characters' emotional ages based on their words and actions. Chris took a semester of more
Queerty ( 2/4/2013 7:08:35 AM -08:00 )

Recap: 'Girls' Delivers Best Episode Of Season 2 Yet With The Touching "It's A
With the second season of "Girls" arriving less than a year after the first season wrapped, and with the third season slated to start production in March, we've been wondering if the quick turnaround has had a detrimental effect on the show. So far season two more
Indie Wire (blog) ( 2/4/2013 7:07:04 AM -08:00 )