HBO’s new show “Girls” premiered last night, and while we enjoyed seeing this modern, messier take on the “Sex and the City” formula — group of female friends deal with dating and relationship drama in New York City — sometimes the realities of the dating world can be a bit cringe-inducing (albeit relatable). In this inaugural episode we meet two main couples: Hannah (Lena Dunham) and the guy she’s dating Adam, and Hannah’s roommate Marnie (Allison Williams) and her boyfriend Charlie. Both pairs have some major issues that portray what not to do in a relationship. So here are some dating don’ts from last night’s “Girls.” Read more…
Normally I’d be peeved by a song about how fat a lady TV character has gotten. But I prefer to see this ”Fat Betty” song by SOUTH Music & Sound Design in another light: an ode to those of us who love our ice cream. Blam-a-blam! (Also, spoiler alert, if you are way behind on your TiVo.) [Uproxx]
This is Cocoa, a three-year-old Alpine Pygmy goat who lives in Summit, New Jersey, but enjoys frequent trips into Manhattan (I guess that makes her a bridge and tunnel goat?). While in the city, she accompanies her owner into shops, takes long walks around Soho, rides the subway, and lounges in Central Park. Says her owner: “She doesn’t like goats, she doesn’t like farms, she likes the people and the city.” I’ve always wanted a pygmy goat, but now I want a chic, urban pygmy goat who will sip cosmos with me. Click here to see a photo slideshow of Cocoa’s latest adventures in the Big Apple. [Reuters]
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.