As expected, Girls season 4 will have growing pains, love triangles, and even more Marnie (Allison Williams) awkwardly singing in public places. Lena Dunham and her crew give us a taste of what we can expect in 2015 with a new behind-the-scenes preview.
Dating in real life is no easy chore. If you take it online, you risk a steady stream of creepers and Catfishers who lie about their height and male pattern baldness. In real life, you’re dealing with douches at the bar who murmur things like “What’s your Facebook, sexy?’ with rank beer breath. Thus, it’s incredibly tempting to pretend that the hotties smoldering through our favorite TV shows are our boyfriends. They have perfect abs, luscious hair, flawless line delivery and never sweat — why not?
And there are so many of them to choose from. A fantasy boyfriend for every kind of girl! If you have a supernatural fetish, clearly you’d welcome a little bite from Vampire Diaries Ian Somerholder. Love vulgar, sexually bonkers weirdos with a heart of gold? Cut to Adam Driver on Girls!
This weekend, take a break from real-life dating and fall hard for our ten favorite — if completely unavailable — TV boyfriends.
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Girls star Andrew Rannells is delightful; a fountain of charm, kindness, and wit mixed together with, as Patti Lupone so perfectly summed up on last Sunday’s episode, the looks of “a f*cking Kennedy.” Better yet, he is incredibly talented, as evidenced by his hilarious turn as Hannah’s biting ex-boyfriend/ex-roommate/forever friend Elijah on Girls and his Tony-nominated performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. And we were lucky enough to sit down with him recently for a chat over a game of checkers. (Which we may have played wrong, thanks to your trusty interviewer’s inability to recall how to play the most basic of childhood games. Oops.)
What is it about a show following a foursome of fabulous women that makes it so compulsively watchable? Sex & the City, Designing Women, Girlfriends — the formula has been a proven hit, time after time. To figure out why, we of course have to refer to the OG of female foursome TV: The Golden Girls. Following the lives of sexy seniors raunching it up in a Miami retirement community, the multi-Emmy winner introduced the four archetypes that would be the secret sauce for the success of all it’s imitators: The Witty Everywoman (ie, the leader of the pack), the Innocent (ie, the lovable airhead), the Vixen (ie, the tart who’ll steal your man and giggle about it), and the Realist (ie, the wise-cracking shade-thrower). This combination? Ratings gold.
The meme gods have smiled on us! If you’ve been dazzled by all the action in Sochi, Russia during this year’s Winter Olympics, and you happen to be a fan of HBO’s Girls, the internet has bestowed a gift you didn’t even know you wanted. Until now.
Girls returns for its third season tonight, hopefully answering the burning questions of whether Adam (Adam Driver) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) are currently living in domestic, Brooklyn bliss, and how Christopher Abbott‘s sudden departure will affect Charlie and Marnie’s relationship. Despite sweetly reuniting at Roberta’s in the Season 2 finale, all good things must come to an end. And besides, break-ups and heartache work better for this group. Like many 20somethings, the female protagonists of Dunham’s HBO series have had their fair share of romantic misfires. For every adoring boyfriend who is willing to hold your just-worn retainer, there’s a creepy older boss who doesn’t know the difference between good and bad touches or that casual hookup who won’t text you back.
On her hit show, Girls, Lena Dunham provides an unflinching window into the angst-ridden psyches of young New Yorkers. In real life, though, she seems like kind of an adorably blissed-out person (despite the internet’s haterade). Hannah Horvath might be suffering through one emotional debacle after another, but Lena Dunham appears to be happily enjoying the charmed life of a successful 20-something writer, actress and auteur.
With a provocative golden age of television upon us, we’ve gotten used to seeing steamy sex scenes on the small screen. But as showrunners continue to push the envelope, they’re giving us more glimpses into characters’ experiences with nudity that don’t necessarily involve coitus.
The 2013 Emmy Award nominations will be announced bright and early tomorrow morning, which means we’ll soon have the pleasure of knowing who to root for come September and what to immediately start complaining about on Twitter. Assuming some of the performances we’ve been most fond of won’t be recognized by the Academy, here are a few of our favorite moments from the past year on the tube worthy of both industry hardware and your undying love.
Newly-minted Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham made some unfortunate headlines recently following some unkind remarks about her from shock-jock Howard Stern. Luckily that all ended peacefully, but now the multi-talented Girls star is throwing some shade of her own: At pop goddess Rihanna! Oh girl, didn’t you read our post about Riri’s most vicious Twitter slams? This could be bad news, you guys.
Lena appeared on Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s The Thing (lulz) and admitted that she “used to be really into” Rihanna. But lately she feels that her DGAF attitude has gone a little too far, and worries about the effect that she’s having as a role model on her young fans. “I don’t want to ever throw stones from my glass house, but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna,” Lena explained. “Like you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy. She’s talented.”
She cites Rihanna rejoining Team Breezy as a major turning point for her. “Then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old.” Many of Ri’s Navy are starting to wonder if her “good girl gone bad” shtick isn’t just an act, and fear the way she’s influencing children who look up to her.