Tag Archives: HBO

“The Panic in Central Park”

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.

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The Cast of Silicon Valley Explains What Real Startups Do

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!

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Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story

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.

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A Collection Part 41

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.

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Silicon Valley: Season 1 Trailer

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.

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HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Teaser

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.

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Sunday Television

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!

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The Cast of “Girls” As American Girl Dolls

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.

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Favorites of 2013

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

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Girls Season 3: Trailer #2

Because one trailer for the show wasn’t enough and the second one is so much better.

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Girls Season 3 Poster

Henry and I finished the entire second season yesterday so that we could get him caught up before the season three premiere on January 12th. It was actually the first time that I’ve ever finished a whole season of a series in one sitting, but when the episodes are 30 minutes, it makes it fairly easy to do so. The last three episodes of the second season were my absolute favorite so I’m holding the premiere to a very high standard. It is already at a disadvantage I suppose because Charlie is gone and we all remember how unhappy I was with that decision. Regardless, I have a lot of faith in Marnie that she can bounce back and well – the other girls – merr.


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Girls Season 3 Trailer

It’s almost here! It seems like it has been an eternity since the second season of Girls ended and that wait – oh that wait. Finally, my favorite series (what I’m sure every basic b says) will return in January. The return is bittersweet. I’m still not happy with Charlie being off the show obviously.

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Girls Season 3 Preview

HBO released a preview for the third season of Girls and after watching this, we think that its premiere date January 12th can’t come soon enough. In the video, we see snippets of what is to come in the season and each character gives a behind-the-scenes look at how each character is developing.

“I love watching the show and just refreshing, refreshing, refreshing Twitter,” Dunham said. “I really get to find out in real time whether we’re on to something and whether things feel real, because that has always been the intention of the show.”

It’s funny because I still remember hearing when this show came out and how much I thought I wouldn’t like it. It is now one of my favorite shows. Yes, it’s true; it’s a show for basic b’s, but I think most 20-something girls feel that they can relate to the series somehow. I’m probably a Marnie. Don’t act like you haven’t categorized yourself with one of the characters either; I know you have.

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SNL Spoofs Girls in Season Premiere

I missed the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live last night and it wasn’t one to miss because our favorite Tina Fey was hosting the premiere. It’s actually a little funny that Tina Fey decided to poke fun at Girls since her and Amy Poehler made a comment about the show and Lena Dunham last year at the Golden Globe Awards when they hosted. The skit itself, however, is pretty much spot-on. Well done, Fey.

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Why Christopher Abbott Really Left Girls

As we get closer and closer to the season 3 premiere of Girls, a part of me is clinging to the idea that the news of Christopher Abbott leaving the series was just a publicity stunt. I think sometimes we – okay…I – get invested in characters in television shows that the thought of them leaving or a series ending is something I can’t accept. Remember when Marissa Cooper died on The OC? Did anyone ever truly recover from that? The show, sure as hell, didn’t.

It wasn’t too long ago that it was revealed from Page 6 that Christopher Abbott had left the show citing creative differences with Lena Dunham, but now we’re finding out that that may not have been the case.

Abbott cleared the air with The New York Times , saying it was a falling out with said role that pushed him to leave. As the show progressed, Abbott began to realize that, despite the honesty of Dunham’s vision, he couldn’t relate to his character anymore. “The world that Lena [Dunham] wrote was very real, especially in New York, but it wasn’t as relatable for me on a personal level,” he confessed.

Wait…so Christopher Abbott isn’t as sensitive as his character was on the show? I suppose it’s no shocker, but I think every girl wanted to believe that because hi – that’s why we loved him so much! It’s okay, we’d gladly accept getting to know him on a more personal level if we had the opportunity.


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