Posts Tagged ‘Lena Dunham’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Camping”

  CAMPING:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Although HBO’s new comedy CAMPING is set in the great outdoors, it has the dynamics of a filmed play.  The concept is simple:  throw a number of mismatched characters together in a c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Cult”

  Calling a season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY “grounded” is like calling a batch of moonshine smooth:  it’s still going to make your eyes water on the way down.  But creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO As HBO’s GIRLS begins its 6th and final season, it somehow feels older than it actually is.  That’s the way it is with television now:  the revolutionary can become the familiar ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO We now know that the 6th and next season of Lena Dunham’s GIRLS will be its last, and the Season 5 premiere made clear that Dunham has little intention of making the show less polarizing...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Girls”

  In its 4th season, the geist of GIRLS no longer seemed to be hitting the zeit the way it used to.  Ratings were down, and so was the sense of buzz.  Some of that was simply the fact that shows of the moment don’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO Watching the Season 4 premiere of GIRLS on the same night as this year’s Golden Globes was a reminder of how quickly things move in today’s pop culture from being state-of-the-art, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Girls”

  Throughout its third season, reactions to GIRLS seemed to depend to a large extent on the particular vision of the series that viewers had.  Season 3 of Lena Dunham’s show was notably less conceptual and experimen...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDANCE REVIEW: “Happy Christmas”

  Joe Swanberg, the director, writer and co-star of HAPPY CHRISTMAS, which premiered at Sundance earlier this week, makes Woody Allen look lazy.  He’s had something like a dozen features to his credit since the sta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO GIRLS is coming off a notably rocky second season, one in which Lena Dunham seemed to take up and abandon narrative structures and tones with the same disregard for consequence that her charac...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Girls”

  The second season of Lena Dunham’s GIRLS has been as polarizing as anything on TV since the conclusion of Lost; with its relatively low viewership, it’s sometimes felt as though literally every person who wat...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO The newly Golden Globe-winning GIRLS has returned, despite all its intervening success and attention, with its messiness intact.  “Messy” is a relative term in the world of Girls,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Comedy Emmys

  Yesterday, we looked at the major Movies/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.  Today it’s time for the season’s honored comedies: COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Girls”

Lena Dunham’s GIRLS has been all over the place this season, so it made sense that its season finale would come out of nowhere.   We knew last week that when Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got a talking-to from former employer Ka...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: HBO Re-Elects “Veep” and “Girls”

> HBO, to no one’s surprise, has renewed both its new half-hours, VEEP and GIRLS, for 2d seasons (10 episodes each).  Neither show is a ratings blockbuster (numbers aren’t available yet for last night, but the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Girls”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ...
by Mitch Salem