If you don’t like True Detective, try other HBO shows

True Detective is coming out with its second season this Sunday. This means that everything you knew about the show is null and void because this is an anthology series. HBO still has a healthy repertoire of shows with some new ones starting this Sunday. Check out Leonard Cohen’s song “Nevermind” being used as the… If you don’t like True Detective, try other HBO shows was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading If you don’t like True Detective, try other HBO shows

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

There are plenty of videos and theories about Kurt Cobain’s life.  I’ve been a fan since I was very young and listened to his songs on the mixtape that my mother made. These were on repeat and featured songs from his live MTV performance and Nevermind. I don’t remember other songs until I hit my teenage… Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Authority Always Wins… Well, Not Really

Brand new baby vampire Tara is one of the scariest vampires I’ve seen on this show. She was a rage-filled human before she was turned, and now she’s got inhuman speed and strength, so I can’t wait to see who else gets in her path because it’s gonna be a bloodbath. Oh, and props to Rutina Wesley (Tara) for owling on a sink. Genius sheriffs Jason and Andy slowly start to unravel the case of the abandoned car, but I wonder if they’ll really figure it out without Sookie spilling the beans about blowing Debbie’s brains out and then disposed … Continue reading Authority Always Wins… Well, Not Really

In Defense of Girls and Lena Dunham

I know, I know. So much praise and criticism from entertainment and feminist bloggers has dominated the pop culture discussion of the new HBO series Girls since the pilot aired on April 15, that we get it. She’s a voice of a generation! No! She doesn’t speak for me! So what else is there to say? Plenty. Driving back from D.C. yesterday, I was excited to catch Fresh Air’s interview with Lena Dunham, the creater, producer and star of Girls. It was the first time I heard her address the serious criticism toward the show that it doesn’t include any people of color as characters: I wrote the first … Continue reading In Defense of Girls and Lena Dunham

GIRLS

Last night was the premiere of Girls, the Lena Dunham-vehicle which is sure to be HBO’s next hit.   And why not?! It’s got the best parts of former hits How to Make it in New York and Sex and the City–namely New York City–with none of the rest, i.e. stubbled-cheeked, whiny, name-dropping hipsters and flashy, horse faced fashionistas.   Dunham–the writer/director behind Tiny Furniture–is the actor/writer/director/creator behind the show which chronicles the lives of 20 somethings Hannah, Jessa, Brian Williams‘ daughter Allison (did they ever say her name?), and the other one we’re sure to meet–all of whom are fully developed and COMPLEX … Continue reading GIRLS