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Recap: Hannah Celebrates Her Birthday In 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 3 'She Said OK'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 10:02 AM
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"I always have terrible birthdays, it's kind of my thing," Hannah (Lena Dunham) tells Adam (Adam Driver) in "She Said OK," the third episode of "Girls" season 3. And with her 25th birthday celebration taking center stage for the bulk of the episode's running time, there is certainly an argument to be made that things could've gone better. But as things kick off, it's not Hannah's life that is thrown into turmoil and/or unexpected change, but those of Adam, Marnie (Allison Williams) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky).

'Girls' Vol. 2 Soundtrack Features Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Cat Power & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 14, 2014 9:22 AM
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For all its divisiveness and controversy, it’s easy to forget how well-made “Girls” is and what a wonderful job the creative team does in curating music for the show. It’s a show that can go from using a piece of unabashed pop like Icona Pop’s “I Love It” last season to using a Kurt Vile track for its third season premiere. The HBO series will follow-up last year’s soundtrack release with a second installment that includes some new tracks by some great artists.

Recap: Lena Dunham Returns Strong With 'Girls' Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 10:00 AM
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As much as Lena Dunham pushed the enveloped narratively and sylistically throughout the second season of "Girls," for a show that celebrates the messiness and uncertainty of young adulthood, the finale wrapped things up in an all too neat bow. But for those worried that headed into season three, the edges might be smoothed down, with the stories becoming more broadly accessible, the sight of Jessa (Jemima Kirke) with the face between the legs of another woman in rehab will allay those fears. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Watch: First 2 Clips From 'Girls' Season 3, HBO Renews Show For 4th Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 3:44 PM
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This weekend, the third season of "Girls" kicks off with two brand new episodes, and while you'll get our full recaps on Monday, we'll just say this: Lena Dunham hasn't missed a step. If you've been a fan of the show, you won't be disappointed, but it seems some folks still can't get their head around Dunham's unapologetic depictions of nudity and sex.

I Get You & I Like You: Watch The New Trailer For 'Girls' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 9:18 AM
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To be young, neurotic, creative and adrift in New York City... Those are just a few flavors of the lives of single young women that Lena Dunham brings to the small screen in "Girls," her much discussed semi-controversial HBO show. And while some have christened the program as the new "Sex & The City," Dunham has pushed way beyond any boundaries set by that show.

The 15 Best TV Episodes Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2013 4:06 PM
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The Best Television Episodes of 2013
Without wishing to engage in the tiresome “TV shows or movies, which are better?” debate (not better, just different, plenty of toys for everyone) we have noticed a distinct uptick in our TV consumption over 2013, reflected in the increased number of shows we’ve been reviewing or recapping for your pleasure, including: “American Horror Story: Coven” “Boardwalk Empire” “Veep,” “Hello Ladies,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Newsroom,” “Family Tree,” “Girls” and “House of Cards,” along with miniseries “Top of the Lake” and “Parade’s End.”

It's Time To Party In Poster For 'Girls' Season 3

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In just over one month, Hannah, Adam, Adam, Shoshanna, Marnie, Ray and Jessa will be back on the small screen to spur more laughs, drama, controversy and think pieces. And following a recent trailer featuring the first footage from the third season of "Girls," here comes a brand new poster. Read More »

Watch: New Full Trailer & Teaser For 'Girls' Features First Footage From Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 9:23 AM
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Hugely successful and perhaps equally controversial, there's no denying that Lena Dunham's "Girls" is nothing short of a phenomenon. And the creator/writer/producer/star has been striking while the iron is red hot, set to deliver the third season in less than three years in January. And a new teaser has landed showing off the first actual footage from the new season.

'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff In The Works, Whitey Bulger Drama Heads To TV & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 31, 2013 6:16 PM
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It took a few years, but actor Peter Facinelli (“Twilight” series) will finally see his Whitey Bulger project get off the ground. Facinelli was originally on board to produce a film adaptation of “Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer For Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob,” which was written by Edward MacKenzie and Phyllis Karas, but now Fox is looking to turn the project into a TV series.

Producer Says Showtime Wouldn't Let Writers Kill 'Dexter,' Hannah Gets A Grandma On 'Girls' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 1:33 PM
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As widely derided as the "Breaking Bad" finale was praised, Showtime's "Dexter" serial killer drama also came to an end recently, and many fans were not happy. While we're still a season behind, even someone not following the show only had to turn to social media over the run of its final episodes, to see the criticism flying left and right, and producer John Goldwyn puts the blame squarely on the network.

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