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Recap: 'Girls' Delivers Best Episode Of Season 2 Yet With The Touching "It's A Shame About Ray"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 10:04 AM
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With the second season of "Girls" arriving less than a year after the first season wrapped, and with the third season slated to start production in March, we've been wondering if the quick turnaround has had a detrimental effect on the show. So far season two has been good, just not great. The first three episodes have hopscotched around a bit, setting up the characters again in the premiere, quickly dealing with an interracial relationship by the end of the second episode and last week, the show dipped toward novelty with cocaine-fueled hijinks. However, last night Dunham delivered an episode that harkens back to the heart and humor that made the first season so winning, in what is easily this season's best instalment so far.

Recap: 'Girls' Tries Cocaine & Discovers A Bad Friend

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 10:05 AM
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The first season of "Girls" was both entertaining and refreshing simply by the virtue of Lena Dunham's voice, which found a milieu of New York City life for young women that was perhaps more real and honest than anything we've seen on television in quite some time. Spanning flawed to fabulous, sometimes in the same episode, these characters were not only three dimensional and complex, so too were the episodes around them, which rarely fell back on novelty gimmicks.

HBO Officially Announces Inevitable Renewal Of 'Girls' For Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2013 4:17 PM
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Not only was the cat out of the bag months ago, it's pretty much gone and had kittens, but HBO has finally made it real and offical: "Girls" has been renewed for a third season.

Lena Dunham Says Work On Season 3 Of 'Girls' Will Start In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 12:59 PM
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Well, this isn't exactly new, and HBO has yet to officially announce anything, but it looks like a third season of "Girls" is on the way, and once again, it's coming fast. And why not? The show just picked up two Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy and Best Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy, it's becoming a branding phenomenon with numerous tie-ins, and simply put, everyone is talking about it. So why wait? 

Recap: Minor Key 'Girls' Finds Hannah & Marnie Getting Some New Ideas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 10:00 AM
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If the season premiere was a bit of shakeup to reorient the gang in "Girls" for wherever the new season will take them, the second episode almost seems like an addendum. It's as if Lena Dunham and company decided they needed to make yet another shift to get the show in the direction they needed, and a couple of characters who we figured might be in play a bit longer definitely get sidelined. So yeah, spoilers ahead.

Recap: Marnie Becomes Hannah In Season 2 Premiere Of 'Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 10:05 AM
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Adam (Adam Driver) got hit by a car, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) lost her virginity, Marnie (Alison Williams) moved out of her apartment with Hannah (Lena Dunham), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got married....change was is in the air for the characters of "Girls" at the end of season one. And as season two opens, Hannah is (literally) waking up as a woman with a reoriented set of ways to take control of her life. But not without first making some bad decisions.

Watch: Shoshanna Is Ready To Take The Party By Storm In Clip From First Episode Of 'Girls' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 5:41 PM
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This weekend, there are a couple of events of notice taking place on the small screen, both on Sunday night. The biggest of course is the Golden Globes (our predicted winners here), which will find Tina Fey and Amy Poehler overseeing the festivities. And while Lena Dunham will be in attendance, hoping that "Girls" takes home an award for either Best Television Series - Comedy or Best Actress, over on HBO the second season of the show will be kicking off. And a new clip from the first episode has arrived.

Watch: Another 'Girls' Season 2 Trailer Plus New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 5:07 PM
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While the movie world will be consumed with Oscar talk in January, on the small screen the conversation will turn to Lena Dunham and "Girls." Her hit show returns to HBO for a second season less than a year after the first made some major waves, and earned a small bit of controversy too. And that likely won't end with round two.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Girls' Season 2, Time Magazine Names Lena Dunham Coolest Person Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2012 9:29 AM
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It's hard to argue that in 2012, there were few people on television (Charlie Sheen aside perhaps, but for different reasons) who were as talked about as "Girls" writer/actor/producer Lena Dunham. The brainchild behind HBO's breakout hit show, Dunham has had a tremendous year all around and Time Magazine has taken notice. They've named her The Coolest Person Of The Year.

Listen: 'Girls' Soundtrack Features New Music From Santigold, fun & Grouplove, Plus Cuts From Robyn, Belle & Sebastian And More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 5:38 PM
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After a few months of relative quiet, Lena Dunham, much to the rage of her various detractors, is seemingly everywhere again. Her multi-million dollar book proposal leaked earlier in the week, she features in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" next week, and the first season of "Girls" landed on DVD today, with the second season set to start up in about a month's time (and we can't bloody wait).

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