Girls Recap: 'Excuse Me: I Am Grown Up. That's Why I Cooked All This Food!'

Girls don’t wanna have fun. Or at least they didn’t seem to in this week’s episode of Lena Dunham’s endlessly polarizing, often hilarious, unabashedly profane HBO comedy.

Look, I’m a fan of the show — if not of all its characters’ warts — but you know things are moving from the verdant pastures of Skepticism and toward the icier tundras of Misanthropy when …READ MORE

Girls Recap: 'Look at the Doll. Describe Her. How Is She Feeling?' 'She Feels Sassy.' 'No, She's Sad.'

We’re barely into Season 2, but I think it’s safe to say HBO’s Girls does sex and drugs and friendship about as brilliantly/awkwardly (brawkwardly? nah…) as any show in the history of television.

This week’s episode, “Bad Friend,” featured a doll standing watch over a comically traumatic sex-scene-as-art-piece; cocaine being clichédly/grossly snorted off a nightclub toilet seat; and several chemically induced, dubiously advised …READ MORE

Emmys

Eye on Emmy: Lena Dunham Defies Convention and Ditches Inhibitions In HBO's Golden Girls

A year ago, you’d have been hard-pressed to find anyone who had ever heard of Lena Dunham. Now, of course, the 26-year-old New Yorker’s name is one of the household variety. Her Judd Apatow-produced HBO series, Girls, didn’t just earn its creator-writer-director-leading lady rave reviews, the pop-culture phenom also sparked discussions of nepotism and race (since she and two of her co-stars come from distinguished families, and there’s not a person of color among the cast). And, come Emmy night, it’s quite possible you’ll hear her name again, following the words “And the winner is… ” READ MORE