So. Did you watch the premiere of “Girls” last night? I did and I loved it. I thought the writing was fresh and realistic and funny — like, I laughed out loud and I rarely do that when I’m watching TV alone and not being egged on by other peoples’ laughter — and the overarching plot and point-of-view felt familiar. I say familiar because I rarely demand that TV (or movies, for that matter) reflects my own experience, but “Girls” reminded me of certain times in my life in a way that made me sigh and cringe. At the end of the day, “Girls” is about four women stuck in that awkward period when “independence” is both exciting and scary as hell, though the setting (New York City) and circumstances (with parental support and then struggling without) may not reflect your own; I thought Lena Dunham and crew did an excellent job capturing that right out the gate and I’m excited to see what happens next.
Now, I’m pretty sure the blogosphere is spilling over with commentary about what the show got right and wrong, but allow me to pile on anyway. Here are 13 things from the “Girls” premiere that just seemed universally accurate. Keep reading »
I’m just gonna put it out there — Coachella has jumped the shark. Vanessa Hudgens wore a Native American headdress and Tupac Shakur — you know, allegedly dead Tupac — performed with Snoop Dogg. How? As a hologram. I mean come on. Can’t the man fake his death and rest safely on an island with Biggie in peace? [via Crushable]
I’ve never questioned why there’s so much sex and nudity on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” — in fact, I wish there was more! But apparently, there are some people out there who find the abundance of fornication and naked titties to be a tad gratuitous. So “Saturday Night Live” went behind the scenes of the hit show – based on George R. R. Martin’s series of books — to find out why it’s so … horny.
This woman has a legit reason to wear low-rise jeans. Who wouldn’t want to show those tats off? The best caption I can come up with is: Private eyes are watching you. But that may just be because I’m listening to Hall & Oates. I’ll bet you can do better. Have at it. [F**k Yeah Dementia]
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This week, Claire Danes turned 33! While the birthday girl is all grown up these days as the star of Homeland and wife to hot actor Hugh Dancy, we will always remember Claire as the angsty teen heroine of “My So-Called Life,” Angela Chase. As one of our favorite ’90s starlets, Claire’s portrayal of Angela gave us someone we could relate to growing up. She went through the same friend dramas, family conflict, and, of, course, young love ups and downs we faced in those terrible in-between years of high school. So in honor of Claire’s birthday, we’ve got the best love, sex, and dating musings from Angela on “My So-Called Life.” Read more …