Samuel L. Jackson as Hannah? 8/10.
Samuel L. Jackson as Hannah? 8/10.
Where might you have heard this song recently? Most likely the intro to this week’s first episode of Big Little Lies. Is anyone watching? I know we’re just getting started, but I’m totally into the drama surrounding these kids and their parents in Monterey. Also, the show makes Monterey look 10x cooler than it does in real life.
Are we ready to finally say goodbye to Hannah Horvath and her girlfriends? The official trailer for the last season of Girls was released today and we have mixed feelings. I can openly admit that I haven’t loved every episode in this series. Sometimes, Hannah made me want to rip my hair out every time I heard her make some entitled millennial comment. And there were moments where we watched and we never even identified with any one of them, but nonetheless the show was entertaining. I’ve watched the series with so many different friends and since I missed the boat with Sex and the City way back when, I felt like this series was actually mine. I think now is the best time for Girls to end. It had a good run and I’m excited to see where everyone ends up… as long as Marnie leaves her husband. The new season begins February 12th on HBO.
Typically when I write “end-of-year” posts, I’m always pulling up what I wrote the year before in another tab as a reference. I already know that I didn’t do too much writing this year so it will be ambitious to find 12 posts that I really liked as opposed to last year when that feeling was so easy for me! That being said, I think there are going to be a few treasures in here that we can highlight. They may not be the posts that rank to the top in terms of views, but they are the posts that I enjoyed writing the most and the ones that you know I probably re-read a dozen times before feeling comfortable posting. Thank you all for another fantastic year… now let’s head into our 8th year of Yow Yow! This blog is now older than my previous Polly Pocket collection (7 years!)
We have to talk about this episode, okay? Since it aired last last Sunday, I’ve already watched it six times. I sort of lost interest in “Girls” a couple of seasons ago – pretty muuuuch since Charlie left. However, in the interest of making a promise to myself that I would finish things I started, I was slowly getting caught up. On Monday after this episode aired, Jennie texted me to ask if I had watched this yet. I told her “no,” but I started becoming curious. Why was this episode so important? Was she saying this because she knows about how much I love Charlie? On my Twitter feed, a girl I knew called this “the best episode in the entire series.”
The friend who was catching up on Girls with me made me promise we would start the last season together so instead I decided to read articles on the episode which led me to bypassing the rest of this series and watching this ENTIRE episode.
So why is “The Panic in Central Park” important?
First off, Charlie. If you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading here.
My friend Kurt and I are the only two people from our small hometown in Washington from our graduating class working in Silicon Valley. What that means is that a lot of people like to ask me what it’s like to work in it and they often go straight to the HBO show “Silicon Valley.” – “It’s like that, right? It’s totally like that, I bet.” Umm… no. But I’ll let you think that if you want! I kind of enjoyed this video by Wired of the cast of Silicon Valley guessing what startups do based on their name and it’s pretty ridiculous and NSFW (language wise) so if you’re watching this at work, I hope you have headphones!
Wow, watching this was so powerful to me. Jemima does such a great job for her character on “Girls” and the Pro-Choice / Pro-Life arguement is something that I’ve been fascinated with ever since I was in school so it was enlightening to hear her share her story.
Happy almost New Years readers! We’re really looking forward to 2015 and what’s in store not only for me, but also for Yow Yow! We never go into the new year with a plan so it’s always a surprise for us. There’s a whole lot of love today in this post because well, everyone is getting engaged and love is just all we’re thinking about right now.
The show looks to be comical, but will it be an accurate representation of Silicon Valley itself? I was talking to a co-worker yesterday about the trailer before watching it myself and she had a few thoughts to say on it. Actually, she was a little bit peeved about it because as a female software engineer in the industry and working in Silicon Valley, there was no representation of that in trailer and we’re both pretty sure that women like herself won’t be highlighted in the HBO series either. Instead, women in the show will be portrayed as they were in maybe say… The Social Network… a little bit slutty instead of as strong and intelligent engineers that they are or that you might find in SV. I think Silicon Valley will do well. It’s on HBO after all and sure, people will watch because those who aren’t living and working in this area will be more than a little bit curious. However, what you see isn’t my life. It’s not even the life that my co-workers even lead, but it’s entertaining that everyone will think so I suppose.
30 seconds really wasn’t enough time for me to make my mind up about this show, but because of its title, I’ll probably watch it anyways. I was (embarrassingly) hooked on Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, but HBO does television differently than Bravo so I feel like the quality factor on this one will be much higher. I’m super interested to see also if it will be an accurate depiction, but what do I know – I’ve only been here for 5 months.
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I will be spending most of my Sunday watching television today. I started this morning early by tuning into the 49’ers vs. Panther’s game. It’s important for me to know who will be playing the Seahawks next week, you know. Shortly after the game, the red carpet for the Golden Globes will start followed by the award show itself and then the premiere of Girls! We’ve got some variety today. Sometimes I think that this is what Sundays were made for.
Readers, what will you be watching today?
Also, I’ve got a little fun Golden Globes drinking game for you right here provided by Refinery29. Enjoy!
BuzzFeed recently wrote a post about how your old American Girl dolls collection could now be worth so much more money if you decided to sell them – especially the ones that have been discontinued. Since American Girl dolls were nearly every little girl’s childhood, this post received a lot of attention. It only made sense for them to continue on that train. Yesterday, I came across a post of theirs recreating the cast of HBO’s “Girls” into the dolls and they’ve got the looks spot-on for the most part. Along with what the dolls actually look like, they’ve provided detailed descriptions of them as well, which you can find here.
Favorite Style Icon: Alexa Chung
This should really come as no surprise. Since Alexa Chung came into my life, I have always been a fan of her outfit choices. I noticed last year, I selected Taylor Swift, but really – Alexa blew her and everyone else out of the water in 2013. With her new book that we are dying to read and collections of hers popping up all over the place, we are looking forward to what she’ll be bringing to the table in 2014.
Runner up: Kiernan Shipka
Because one trailer for the show wasn’t enough and the second one is so much better.