Category Archives: Girls

On “Girls,” internet commenters, and male critics

OK, a few quick things.
Thing 1) Todd VanDerWerff got fed up with the rampant sexism on the comment thread for his “Girls” reviews over at The A.V. Club, and wrote up an impassioned response.
Thing 2) While it’s great that many (including myself) linked to his response, many people seem shocked–SHOCKED, I TELL YOU–to learn that […]

“Girls,” “Anger Management”, and The Illusion of Biography

 “I’m a lady. She’s a lady. You’re a lady. We’re the ladies.” –“Girls”
“Actor. Icon. Winner.” –From the new FX promo for “Anger Management”
I know, I know: for the last week or so, you’ve been searching in vain for something, ANYTHING, about Lena Dunham, creator of the new HBO series “Girls.” And yet, it’s impossible. Try […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Mo and Alyssa Are The Ladies

Mo Ryan and I are back, with a nearly 90-minute installment. Along for the ride? Alyssa Rosenberg, one of our favorite guests and all-around awesome person. We talk about three shows in great depth this week.
Game of Thrones: 0:00 […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: A double dose of audio awesome

Mo Ryan and I are back, with two full podcasts. Yes, again. Yes, we’re a little crazy.
The first covers this week’s “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones.” With us to break things down? The one and only Tom Fitzgerald, […]