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These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s GIRLS. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. Throughout this episode, Hannah is the most levelheaded and mature person onscreen. She is kinder to her family members than any of them are to her or one another, and she calmly tells them how she feels when they are not being nice. Why does she act this way here, when in other environments she is self-centered, careless and avoidant? It can’t simply be her response to being around awful people, or she’d be like this around Marnie and Jessa too. What is it about their screwed-up family dynamic that makes Hannah come out looking like the sane one?
Forget an Emmy. Someone should give True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolatto a Pulitzer.
This is what I thought/tweeted (is there a difference anymore?) on Saturday, way back when we were all still high on the discovery of the meta-textual references in HBO’s new killer crime series. After an interview in The Wall Street Journal where Pizzolatto, a Read More
Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. Read More
Last Monday at the Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theater, HBO hosted a private screening of Josh Groban: Sing Your Song, the latest episode of its Emmy-nominated series, YoungArts Masterclass. Read More
“Why the hell are we uptown for this?” one film producer grumbled as we rushed into Jazz at Lincoln Center last Monday for the premiere of season three of Girls, the HBO series created by and starring Downtown darling Lena Dunham.
“Space and availability?” Shindigger suggested as Anna Wintour darted by in a full-length Prada fur, emblazoned with feminist pop art. Arianna Huffington stormed past in a hurry as well, although there was no need to rush—the red-carpet proceedings, broadcast inside the theater, would be in full swing for more than 30 minutes past the scheduled start time. Read More
These questions regard last night’s episodes of HBO’s GIRLS. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODES, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. “You two should enjoy your urine-soaked life fucking like the two feral animals you both are. You’re going to end up with a baby that you don’t know how to care for. You’re going to kill your kid. You’re going to give it spoiled formula. You’re not gonna get any milk out of those tits.”
The above rant comes courtesy of Adam’s ex, Natalia (hilariously backed up by friend Amy Schumer). While this seems like just desserts for a guy whose actions last season were more than questionable, Natalia directs as much of her anger towards Hannah as well. (Her grievances with Adam, interestingly, have less to do with his treatment of her as not calling her back.)
It’s an over-the-top scene, played for laughs and for shock value. But it seems to be one of those times where GIRLS wants to have it both ways: Adam gets his comeuppance, Hannah is mocked (“Did you leave in a rush?”), and let’s leave it there!
How seriously were we supposed to take Natalia’s obvious pain over Adam, and how does the choice of having a comedian like Schumer distract from or highlight the darker implications of the scene?
It’s no Blerta, but this Pet Collective parody of Lena Dunham’s HBO show perfectly captures how 20-somethings are like kittens in their spastic frivolity. Look, you get the picture. It’s like GIRLS, but with CATS. Let’s not think too much about it.
With next week’s premiere of the third season of HBO’s critically acclaimed and culturally divisive meditation on millennials, GIRLS, the show’s creator Lena Dunham continues to explore the devastating effects of a liberal arts education on today’s youth. The third season is likely to draw even more fire than the first two as our neurotic girl-women butt up against an adulthood for which they are wholly unprepared. Their latest tribulations include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, death and a job writing advertorial copy.
In order to prepare you for the onslaught of critical commentary, we’ve created a handy quiz to help you determine exactly what type of GIRLS viewer you are. Feel free to consult the results three to nine times a day, or until we all lose interest in monitoring Lena Dunham’s Twitter account.
It was the night before Halloween, and spooks of all stripes were gathered at the Highline Ballroom to hear the comedy stylings of a familiar voice—that of Alex Borstein, who plays Lois Griffin on Family Guy. Of all the costumed guests who had shown up for “What’s So Bloody Funny?” a comedic benefit event for the National Hemophilia Foundation, the Transom’s award for best getup went to a black guy dressed as Walter White, one of the more cerebral Breaking Bad references we’d see this year.