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Girls 103: Is this about the scarf?
April 30, 2012 – 12:10 AM | One Comment
<I>Girls</I> 103: Is this about the scarf?

From my Girls recap of "All Adventurous Women Do" over at Press Play:
He walks off to enjoy being That Guy and wearing his blazer collar turned up. Marnie rushes inside, locks herself in a bathroom, and …

Girls 102: He's not your boyfriend
April 23, 2012 – 4:56 PM | No Comment
<I>Girls</I> 102: He's not your boyfriend

From my recap of Girls 102, "Vagina Panic," at Press Play:
Hannah then gets concerned that Adam thinks she's too flip about the issue, because of course it's a big deal—but the dialogue raises some interesting, sticky …

Girls 101: One Final Push
April 16, 2012 – 12:39 PM | 19 Comments
<I>Girls</I> 101: One Final Push

From my Girls recap at Press Play:
[H]e pulls a move he obviously thinks is super-hot, biting Hannah's lower lip and stretching it like four inches off her face; Hannah's expression in response is equal parts "henh?" …

The Hour
January 11, 2012 – 8:24 PM | 5 Comments
<I>The Hour</I>

The Hour is greater than the sum of its parts, which isn't to say that it's great, exactly. It has a lot of problems: anachronistic language; feet-planted speechifying, also rather anachronistic, about marriage and the …

TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card, Q-Z
November 6, 2011 – 12:07 PM | 8 Comments
TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card, Q-Z

Survivor: Ozzy v. Coach. I didn't care for Christine, so the success of Ozzy's bold move pleased me, but of course we won't hear the end of it until he's taken out — which, obviously, …

TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card, I-P
November 3, 2011 – 3:20 PM | 15 Comments
TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card, I-P

Jersey Shore. It's sort of interesting to see how the relationships and interactions in the house have evolved from typical Real World-y "who ate my pickles"/"fuck you"-type fare to, basically, office politics among co-workers at …

TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card C-H
October 25, 2011 – 11:20 PM | 17 Comments
TV Question Qorner: TV Midseason Report Card C-H

Fringe. Weird season so far. I went into last season thinking they'd have trouble making the two-universe storyline work, but they totally did. This season, I had no doubt that they'd make it work, and …

TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B
October 24, 2011 – 1:40 PM | 9 Comments
TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B

ANTM: All-Stars. I had tagged out of the show a few cycles ago because I couldn't take Tyra's unleavened self-aggrandizement. It's still egregious, but because the girls have gone through the process before, she can't …

21 Jump Street: "Low and Away"
July 2, 2011 – 1:52 PM | 13 Comments
<I>21 Jump Street</I>: "Low and Away"

"Shut Up, Hanson" count: 7
Generic high-school name du jour: Lincoln
The Plaintive Piano of Our National Pastime As Symbol of Sundered Innocence plinks as high-school pitcher Johnny Hartmann (Patrick Breen, a Hey, It's That Guy! who …

Treme: The Great Whole
June 28, 2011 – 12:40 PM | 15 Comments
<I>Treme</I>: The Great Whole

I'd ordinarily open a TV essay with a phrasing along the lines of "Has anyone else noticed that…?" or "Is it just me, or does this show…?" I can't do that on a Treme piece, …