While You Watched the Oscars, Girls Did a Super Chill Abortion Episode

Here it is, because we have to talk about it: a character on Girls had an abortion, and it was very chill. Adam's new girlfriend Mimi-Rose politely declined his request to go for a jog, telling him, "I can't go for a run because I had an abortion yesterday." The scene that followed was both laudable in its… » 2/23/15 4:30pm Monday 4:30pm

Everything Everyone Did Wrong On the Last Two Episodes of Looking

Looking is back and I totally missed it last week because I was busy scarfing carbs and not giving myself an enema. But no carbs in the world could keep me away from bingeing on the most recent episodes. So here's how everyone fucked up now—except for Eddie—who wore the best muumuu in the world. Also Ceci: CECI GIVES… » 2/17/15 3:00pm 2/17/15 3:00pm

Everything Everyone Did Wrong on This Week's Looking

Last week: Richie made an appearance, Patrick was a dumbass and Agustin, as always, was a huge fucking asshole of the worst order. This week: Pretty much more of the same, except more enemas and less Richie. But more Eddie and rimming, so... win? (Also: is every HBO show now contractually bound to feature heterosexual… » 1/26/15 5:30pm 1/26/15 5:30pm

Everything Everyone Did Wrong on Last Night's Looking

In an episode of Looking where everyone was awful (first place: Patrick, honorable mention: Agustin), only one thing stood out like a shiny beacon of light in a dusty sex dungeon: The return of Richie. Unfortunately, his presence was short-lived and suddenly we were plunged back into the darkness of the mess that is… » 1/19/15 6:00pm 1/19/15 6:00pm

Here's Everything Everyone Did Wrong on Last Night's Looking

Looking, the most important TV show featuring Jon Groff's butt, has returned to our viewing screens, and while the first episode had very little butt (boo!), it had a lot of people making lots of mistakes. And Daniel Franzese. It also had Daniel Franzese, which means that this season is going to be awesome. » 1/12/15 2:15pm 1/12/15 2:15pm

Counterpoint: 'Shocking' Ass-Eating Scene on Girls Was Bad and Dumb

Girls has been back on the air for roughly five minutes, and yet we're already supposed to be gasping uncomfortably at the first sex scene on last night's premiere, which featured Marnie getting her butt eaten by Desi, her partner in acoustic folk crimes against humanity. Counterpoint: that butt scene looked bad,… » 1/12/15 11:30am 1/12/15 11:30am

Yes, There Are Bad Seasons of The Wire (Relatively Speaking)

HBO has digitally remastered The Wire and is re-airing it in marathon format as of midnight Thursday, December 26. The Wire, if you recall, was one of the first entries in the so-called "television renaissance"—that crucial moment in American history when HBO brought complex, intricately crafted, film-quality… » 12/26/14 4:50pm 12/26/14 4:50pm

HBO Nabs Sarah Silverman Pilot About a Woman Experiencing Your Future

...Or your present, depending on how old you are and what you consider the middle of life! Multiple outlets are reporting that after passing on People in New Jersey last year, a pilot starring Sarah Silverman, TOPHER GRACE and Patti Lupone, HBO has picked up another comedy from Silverman. This one is about a "… » 12/18/14 3:30pm 12/18/14 3:30pm

A Terrible Episode With Worse Timing: The Newsroom Tackles Campus Rape

The last three seasons of The Newsroom have been both fascinating and infuriating: a depiction of nuts-and-bolts newsjournalism so fantastical that it couches its sanctimonious shaming in righteous idealism. It is show creator Aaron Sorkin's Herman's Head-style universe, where ethics are shouted down unto the people… » 12/08/14 12:50pm 12/08/14 12:50pm

Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways Systematically Erases Women in Music

Last month, the Foo Fighters released their eighth album, Sonic Highways, which the band recorded under a simple, perhaps noble concept: travel to eight cities in the United States, explore the unique musical culture that sprung up there, and with that history in mind, record a new song inspired by each locale. » 12/05/14 5:30pm 12/05/14 5:30pm

The Comeback's Comeback: Valerie Cherish's First Trailer!

The Comeback was, notoriously, the brilliant 2005 show starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a '90s sitcom actress who gets a chance at kickstarting her career by starring on a reality television show... about her attempt to kickstart her career. In brief, it was hilarious, extremely meta, and too ahead of its… » 10/20/14 1:20pm 10/20/14 1:20pm