If you thought the ladies from HBO freshman hit, Girls, would glam it up à la Sex In The City for Season 2, fear not. The Brooklyn quartet look to be the same natural raw-humored kooky hipsters they were for the first season. The network just unveiled the first teaser for the comedy’s highly-anticipated return in January 2013.
I’ll admit, I jumped on the Girls bandwagon after the season finished. Being a tad impatient, watching all the shows back-to-back was a great luxury. Unfortunately, now that I know the brilliance that is Lena Dunham’s creation, waiting for the sophomore season is painstaking. If you haven’t watched the show, be sure to check out Adam’s early review of it. He perfectly describes the essence of the comedy.
Though there aren’t too many spoilers in the short teaser released by HBO, there is one huge question that’s been answered. When the show announced that Patrick Wilson was cast as a new love interest for Hannah (Lena Dunham), fans of Adam Sackler thought he was leaving the show. Team Adam members can breathe a sigh of relief, since Adam Driver who plays the character is seen in the teaser. Check it out below.
I’m sure you’ve either watched or at the very least heard of HBO‘s new Emmy-Nominated series called ‘Girls‘ by now. It’s one of those shows that people seem to either love or hate, but I definitely love the writing.
Now the trailer for a faux-series called ‘Boys‘ has just come out, poking fun at the humor and awkward situations that are prevelant in the actual ‘Girls’ series. In the trailer, the boys reside in Los Angeles and try to get by. As a joke, the trailer says that it stars some of the offspring of celebrities, including Daniel Craig’s son Craig Craig. In one hilarious situation during trailer, one of the guys is on a date with a girl and says, “Here’s my resume.” She responds, “This is just a photo of David Beckham.” Then they start passionately making out. In another awkward scene, one naked guy asks his roommate which Instragram filter makes his penis look biggest. LOL.
Enjoy the video below – it’s quite entertaining.
Is it just me or is HBO programming just destroying the competition these days? I’m not sure if it’s the cable network’s ability to drop f-bombs at will, the constant and uncensored ability to show a myriad of hotties both female and male completely nude and often engaged in the most carnal acts or the straight up fact that they’ve got some of the best writers available on their featured shows but this channel is pounding out hit after hit. With “True Blood” still dominating (did we all see the return of Jason Stackhouse’s ass last night?), “Game of Thrones” sweeping the nation and making fantasy cool, and the comedy brilliance of “Girls” and “Veep” showing off the hilarity of women, it was only fitting to move onto something more serious and topical: the news.
I’m Canadian, so our news is often 25% what’s happening in our local province and country and the rest a focus on the world at large- and yes, that predominantly constitutes a rundown of what occurred that day in the USofA. I don’t really watch our news; what I do watch, is work like “The Daily Show” and sometimes “Stephen Colbert” to get a pretty accurate view of not just the day’s events but of how they’re being covered by the “unbiased” media. No longer is the story the story, now it’s how the story is told, by whom and with what prejudicial spin on it. To that end, the good and forefront writers working under the label of HBO have come out with au courrant 1-hour drama that says to the current state of news coverage in America “for shame”: it’s the “Newsroom” and it’s actually kind of amazing.
When it comes to “True Blood” there are two things you can count on- a lot of killing and a lot of hooking up. Both of which couldn’t be any more evident than in the latest promo for the HBO show’s upcoming fifth season. It’s hot and bloody. The first of twelve brand new episodes kicks off on Sunday, June 10th. Not soon enough if you ask me.
Titled “Everything Is At Stake“, the new 30 second promo is jam-packed with a lot of action and a lot of spoilers. But with every revelation, there comes a flood of new questions. For instance, who’s hand is creeping out of the grave. I would say it’s Tara, but it appears to be of Caucasian descent. Then you have a blond girl groping Alcide’s beefy chest. Are Sookie and Alcide finally going to get all animalistic with each other? New addition Christopher Meloni also appears in the new clip. His character Roman is about to stab Bill in the chest. Please, let Bill die. I’m so over him. Watch the new promo below.
“I am the Authority“. It’s with those words we finally get to hear Christopher Meloni on the HBO supernatural series. The former “Law & Order: SVU” star joins the cast as Roman- a vampire who holds extreme power and takes drastic measures to restore order. Hopefully shirtless ;)
We’re less than a month away from “True Blood” Season 5 and I cannot wait. In addition to seeing Meloni on the show, I’m on the edge of my seat to see if Tara Thornton survives. In the newly-released trailer, she doesn’t appear which seems to hint she’s a goner. Adding more credence to that line of thinking is Lafayette yelling at Sookie that she’s the “angel of death“. But on the flip side, Tara’s portrayer Rutina Wesley was recently featured in new “True Blood” character posters. Perhaps, Tara is dead but will be incarnated into a vamp, zombie or other mythical creature.
Even though the new trailer is hazy with regards to Tara’s fate, it reveals a few details about the upcoming season. Several characters from previous seasons return including Russell Edgington and Steve Newlin. I predict Season 5 will be an epic one. Not only because of Meloni’s addition, but also it being producer Alan Ball’s last season. The show creator will step down as showrunner and leave the day-to-day production to other staff. He will, however, continue on in more of an advisory role. I guarantee he’ll want to go out with a bang or should I say “fang“.
Female comedies… it kinda makes sense, right?! Oh well: as Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig explode into the 21st century as the it women of comedy, the big and small screen alike have taken notice as funny ladies like Amy Poehler and Christina Applegate star and write their own work and push age-accepted WASP male humour to the side. Realizing that my current top-rated funny shows are strongly led by female characters and writers, I knew it was time to at least dedicate an article to some double XX chromosomal amazing voices you might not have realized exist in this mid-season of TV amazingness. While the aforementioned talents are often associated with more slapstick, contemporary and physical comedy, there’s two shows I’m HUGELY and quickly falling in love with that offer a tremendously witty and cerebral edge to LOLing that you have to hear about: “Veep” and “Girls“.
Less than surprisingly, both the picks are brand new releases from the brill-balls programming of HBO. While “cutting edge” is a bit of a cliche when referring to the network, honestly, there’s no better way to describe both it and these two shows. While “Veep” tends towards the exaggerated absurd, “Girls” utilizes the harshest of reality: they both absolutely succeed at offering a new voice to not just women but the field of comedy itself. Two second synopsis to convince you to click through: “Veep” is a nonpartisan look at the oft-dismissed and seemingly unimportant role of the vice president from the point of view of “Seinfeld’s” Elalin- Julia Louis-Dreyfus- as the “veep” herself; “Girls” is a hispter/bohemian look at a collection of white 20-something girls in NY who demonstrate the plight of women trying to succeed as smart, independent and sexually free in today’s big apple without the shiny veneer of “Sex and the City” to make all their misadventures cute rather than pointedly real and pained.
After an excruciatingly long wait, “Mad Men’s” fifth season finally premiered this past Sunday. About friggin’ time if you ask me. It would seem that I wasn’t the only one waiting. The AMC period drama returned to record ratings. Don Draper and crew, we’ve missed you so.
Another show that’s equally as painful to wait for is “True Blood“. The HBO fantasy show only airs 12 episodes a season, and waiting for it every summer is like waiting for paint to dry. Thankfully, Season 5 of the fangtastic show is just around the corner which means HBO can start it’s promotional campaign. The cable network recently released a trio of teaser videos with a very ominous warning, “You can’t escape your past“, at the end of each clip.
The three videos are set in Eric’s bar, Fangtasia, Bill’s house and Sookie’s home. As the camera maneuvers through each location much like a virtual tour, echos of everything that has transpired there play in the background in an eerily fashion. I wonder if this is an indication that ghosts from each character’s past will come back to haunt them. Fittingly enough, the clips are titled, “Echoes of the Past“. Sadly, none of the clips feature newly-added cast member, Christopher Meloni. Oh well. They’re still worth a look. Check them all out below.
A brand new HBO series called ‘Girls‘ from writer/director Lena Dunham is debuting later this spring, and we’ve got your first look at the trailer. The show is a comedic look at “the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s”. Dunham, of ‘Tiny Furniture‘, wrote and directed the pilot of the series and executive produces it along with Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner.
The storyline follows Dunham’s character, Hannah, whose parents have just cut her off financially and whose boyfriend is treating her heart like monkey meat. The cast of ‘Girls’ also includes Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet among others. Some of the quotes in this trailer are hilarious: “So I calculated and I can last in New York for three and a half more days. Maybe even if I don’t eat lunch.” LOL – the writing sounds amazing.
Episodes were shot in New York. The ten-episode season debuts in 2012.The series premiere of “Girls” takes place on Sunday, April 15th. For now, check out the first trailer below!