While this past Sunday night had the entire country abuzz over Kanye’s Grammy antics and The Walking Dead’s intense midseason premiere, things were far, far more quiet for HBO, where Girls, Togetherness and Looking put up positively dismal numbers.
While some people obviously have severe problems with nudity and violence on television, I revel in that kind of stuff. But it was still no easy task to put together the 10 most explicit TV series of 2014, because some of these shows’ filters seem to either be absent or clogged with hair and viscera. What a year, though.
We’re headed into a brand new year, and to celebrate, HBO has put out its yearly New Year video, which looks back at 2014 before heading into footage of 2015’s new and returning shows. Which means in the video we definitely get a look at Season 5 of Game of Thrones.
HBO’s Girls is finally headed back to the schedule, and to celebrate, the subscription cable network has put out the first extended trailer for Season 4. It looks at Hannah, who is headed to Iowa for a writers workshop, while her oddball group of friends continue to adjust to life away from the warm embrace of their parents’ monetary cocoons.
Love her or hate her, there are actions and conversations so Lena Dunham-y that her name has become a descriptive adjective. This morning, HBO released the first brand new look at the upcoming season of Girls, and Lena is being Dunham-y, as usual. Check out the first trailer for Season 4 of the series and see if you agree.
Following the success of The Sound of Music's live staging, NBC has been eager to repeat this kind of win. So the network has been seeking not only a property that would appeal to a broad audience, but also one that could attract more noteworthy stars.
NBC's loss is HBO's gain. Gillian Jacobs, who starred in the unfortunately-cancelled NBC comedy Community is set to play a role in HBO's comedy Girls for its fourth season, which is expected to air on the premium cable channel early next year.
You know that uncomfortable moment when your Dad walks into the room while you're watching one of the most awkward sex scenes of HBO's Girls, and uses it as an opportunity to talk to you about your right to speak up because it's "your body"? Ok, maybe that never happens to you, but the scenario sure is funny and HBO's not above using it to promote HBO Go.
This article contains spoilers related to the season finale of Girls, so if you're still making your way through Season 3, consider yourself warned. If Hannah's going to University of Iowa to participate in their creative writing workshop during the fourth season of Girls, it'll have to be filmed somewhere else.
Lena Dunham is taking her brand of humor and perma-following controversy to the Saturday Night Live stage this week and NBC has just released the brand spanking new promotional videos to prove it. Saddling up alongside fellow hip young feminist Kate McKinnon, the duo hit all the appropriate Dunham talking points: nudity, GIRLS, exhaustive worrying, and self-deprecating honesty.
Lena Dunham is about to get her Studio 8H debut. The real-life embodiment of Girls’ Hannah Horvath, writer, director, and creator Dunham will take her first trip to Saturday Night Live on March 8th of this year with musical guest The National. Time to get your best naked cake jokes ready, you guys.
Right from the start, HBO’s Looking was up against unfair categorization. ‘Oh, it’s just the gay version of Girls,’ they said. “They” being that mythical group of Internetters looking for a pithy logline to grab onto for opinion formulation purposes; but from second one of the series’ premiere, the comparisons rang hollow. If HBO was looking for a gay version of the Lena Dunham series, this was not it. And thank goodness for that.
It’s been three years, and we’re still talking about this: At a recent Television Critics Panel, Dunham and Girls executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner were asked what was the “purpose” of the nudity on the hit HBO series.
For those of you that were too busy snark-watching the Golden Globes to make time for any other television events, including the return of HBO’s Girls, we’ve got you covered. In fact, the network made not one, but both of last night’s premiere episodes available for viewing online: It’s a Hannah Horvath miracle, you guys! Now go find your rattiest t-shirt and call in sick for the rest of the work day because you’ve got some television (and hopefully a pint of ice cream) with your name on it.
In must a matter of weeks, Girls will return for its third season, taking us back into the lives of Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa as they continue to try to make sense of their lives. As evidenced by the new trailer, that involves a lot of dancing, which inspired me to go a big GIF-nutty on this video, but before we get to that, let’s look at some of the other highlights.