Monday, January 5 2015
In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.
Wednesday, January 16 2013
Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.
Wednesday, May 9 2012
Despite its intentions, Girls simply can't be a reflection of creator Lena Dunham's multicultural, multiracial, downwardly mobile generation -- the characters are too white, too wealthy, and most damningly, too insular and incurious about the world beyond them.
Sunday, June 3 2012
Hannah of Girls is not your grandmother’s fictional heroine, but she's a worthy, modern-day descendant.
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Much like its closest television contemporary, Mad Men, Girls comes alive through character detail rather than plot.
Sunday, January 12 2014
Girls is becoming more complex along with its characters, and as a result, the viewer feels a greater investment.
Saturday, January 12 2013
While the dialogue still pops, it often serves to cover over plot holes and character inconsistencies.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
Just like you didn't need to grow up in Chippewa, Michigan in the early '80s to understand the genius of Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, you don't have to go to a party in Bushwick to feel for the characters in Girls
Saturday, April 14 2012
In Girls, Lena Dunham captures the messy textures and rhythms of everyday life. She also reminds us of her terrific ear for dialogue.
Tuesday, April 17 2012
PASADENA, Calif. — Actress-filmmaker-writer Lena Dunham admits she was a lazy little girl growing up in New York. “I asked a lot of questions, did a