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  1. Dude Code: What to Make of the ‘Silicon Valley’ Final...

    Molly Lambert

    Last night, HBO's Silicon Valley closed out its first season with the conclusion of a two-episode arc about the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference. While the first half of the finale had some of the show's strongest stuff all se...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Feel Let Down by the ‘True Detective’ Finale? Start A...

    Molly Lambert

    There's too much of a focus on endings in narrative fiction. People expect movies to climax in the third act with a big set piece, for books to wrap everything up in the last chapter and make some grand statement, for a TV show's finale to ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Now That Tremes Over, It's Time to Give It Another Chance

    Molly Lambert

    It's OK to come late to Treme — most of the show's characters don't consider punctuality much of a virtue, anyway. You can roll up whenever you like. Just bring an open mind, especially if you're someone who dismissed it after watching a few ep...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Ja'mie: Private School Girl  Chris Lilley's Great When He's Not ...

    Molly Lambert

    I have often tried to imagine a female Kenny Powers, although the image sometimes goes no further than Danny McBride in a wig. As it turns out, that's not too far off: The figure that HBO has anointed as the next Kenny is actually portrayed by an Aus...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. The Return of Eastbound & Down: Kenny Powers Breaks Bad (Again)

    Molly Lambert

    If you like your male antiheroes trapped in suburban normalcy with demons they can't escape no matter where they go, why shed a tear over the end of Breaking Bad when you can pop open a few cans of beer and celebrate the return of Eastbound & Dow...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  6. True Blood Gets Its True Death, But the Show Died a Long Time Ago...

    Molly Lambert

    Someone asked me recently if I've ever had to break up with a television show, and I had to think about it. I've had short-lived affairs with shows that burned hot and fast and disappeared just as quickly. I've picked up and repeatedly dropped other ...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Veep Season 2 and Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Legacy of Likable Unlikab...

    Molly Lambert

    "You are the queen of confrontation. You're my new hero." —Jerry to Elaine, Seinfeld ("The Ex-Girlfriend," Season 2, Episode 1) Julia Louis-Dreyfus's first two movies after her three-year stint ('82-'85) on Saturday Night Live were Troll and...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  8. The Brutal Empire of Queen B: On 'Bow Down/I Been On'

    Molly Lambert

    "Bow Down/I Been On," the probable first single(s) from Beyonce's next album, has been as divisive and controversial as Spring Breakers, as audiences seem unsure how seriously to take it. After all, this is Beyonce, queen of mixed messages. One thing...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Season Finale

    Molly Lambert

    Hannah After Adam broke down Hannah's door and cartoonishly came to her rescue, there should've been a moment like the one at the end of The Graduate, where you see Ben and Elaine sitting on the bus together, already no longer sure that busting up E...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 9

    Molly Lambert

    Hannah For her latest adventure in accidental self-harm, Hannah abraded her eardrum during an overzealous session with a Q-tip; an incident based on something that actually happened to Lena Dunham if she was telling the truth in her tweets about how...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 8

    Molly Lambert

    AdamThe girls of Girls like to try on new lifestyles the same way you would shop online; picking out items that look great on models in the carefully styled pictures posted on the site, then feeling stupid when it shows up as a physical package and d...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  12. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 7

    Molly Lambert

    Jessa It's no wonder Jessa was so horrible to her ex-husband Thomas-John's parents. She hates her own dad! She also loves him, but it's painful, as they're uncomfortably similar and he is, decidedly, quite a prick (albeit a very charismatic one). Je...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  13. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 6

    Molly Lambert

    Adam Oh Adam, you human bandsaw. Welcome back, hon. On their way to Staten Island during a wild dog chase, Ray tries to make contact with Adam by blathering aimlessly about sex (like he always does), prompting Adam to reveal that what turns him on i...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  14. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 4

    Molly Lambert

    Jessa Jessa finally created a problem that she couldn't blag her way out of with charm and good looks. Her narcissistic posh charm was on trial at dinner with husband Thomas-John's parents, resulting in a split verdict. While she was able to flirt h...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  15. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 3

    Molly Lambert

    Hannah The mythical Vice-style blog jazzhate that pays a first time writer with no credentials and 26 Twitter followers two hundred dollars for a post about a personal experience is an urban fairy tale. Aspiring future Hannahs making their way to Ne...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  16. Girls Maturity Level Threat Watch: Episode 2

    Molly Lambert

    Hannah Hannah attempts to take her independence to the next level via streaming Internet How To videos on dancercizing and cutting your own bangs. She ruins her relationship with Sandy the Manic Pixie Dream Hipster Black Republican by pushing her ar...

    Blog | January 21, 2013