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Girls S06E06 “Full Disclosure” **spoilers**

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Hannah is pressured to tell the father (the Pakistani water-skiing instructor) that she’s having his baby.

Jessa comes to visit Hannah after she learns from Adam that she’s pregnant. Hannah is still pissed at Jessa so it doesn’t go well. I think this was an especially poorly written and acted scene.

Since the beginning of the series, Jemima Kirke (who plays Jessa) sure has disfigured herself with a lot of disgusting tattoos.

Marnie’s druggie ex-husband has become too dysfunctional to perform as a musician.

Ray and Shoshanna do not appear in this episode.

Yes, it’s a pretty short synopsis, but this episode didn’t inspire me to write much.

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March 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm

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Big Little Lies S01E05 “Once Bitten” **spoilers**

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Kind of funny that the title of this episode is “Once Bitten” and Alexander Skarsgård who plays Perry, Celeste’s wife-beating husband, previously played the vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood.

Yes, Eric Northman beats up Celeste again this episode. And the Asian woman who appears briefly in the flash forwards says that she couldn’t imagine Madeline and her beta-male husband Ed having sex. Once again, there’s the contrast between the asshole jerk who makes Celeste have intense orgasms, and the nice-guy Ed who does the opposite to Madeline.

Someone bit Amabella at school, but she refuses to say who did it. Renata goes totally crazy psycho bitch, and she’s sure that Jane’s son Ziggy is the “bully.” But the show seems to be suggesting that Ziggy is innocent. Is Renata crazy psycho bitch enough to murder someone?

Madeline and the good looking theatre director get into a car accident that hurts him more than it hurts her. Perhaps this leads to Ed getting suspicious, finding out that Madeline cheated on him with the theatre guy, and he goes beta-male rage on him?

The episode ends with Jane being pulled over by police for speeding after she visits the interior decorator in San Luis Obispo whom Madeline believes is the guy who raped Jane. The show is trying to suggest that maybe Jane shot the guy because we know she was packing heat. But I am almost sure that’s a red herring. That would make the rest of the show anti-climactic. The murder victim is surely a character who has gotten more airtime than the interior decorator who was only onscreen a few seconds in this episode.

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March 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm

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Girls S06E05 “Gummies”

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I’ve so busy playing Overwatch that I forgot to watch and review Sunday’s episode of Girls.

Good news in this episode. Ray tells Marnie that they’re breaking up, on account of the fact that Marnie is too self-centered to care that Ray is very sad that his coffee house partner died. I’m glad that Ray finally wised up, because no man can have a happy life with Marnie.

When Elijah finds out that Hannah is pregnant and wants to keep the baby, and expects Elijah to act like a surrogate father, Elijah tells Hannah that she’s going to be a terrible mother. Dead on right! Even though Elijah is gay, he still has the common sense of a man.

This episode is revenge of the men.

Also, I love the Hannah look-alike that Adam finds for his movie. Her face is uglier but she has a better body. Not to say that the look-alike isn’t chunky, but her fat is a lot less gross than Lena Dunham’s. When Hanna and the look-alike happen upon each other at the end and have a talk about motherhood, with neither realizing who the other is, it’s a funny scene.

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much of Shoshanna this season, she only appears briefly in scenes with Ray. That’s too bad, she’s my favorite girl character. I hope that there will be an arc for her before the series ends.

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March 15, 2017 at 11:20 pm

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Whiskey was right, women hate hate hate beta males

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The E! Online review of Big Little Lies E04 written by Lauren Piester, who sounds like a woman to me:

2. Ed is also a bit of a creep. “I love sweat on women” is not the way to greet your wife’s ex-husband’s new wife, dude.

Ed is not being intentionally creepy, he’s just too much of a nerd to say or do something cool in the presence of a sexy woman. (The show assumes that he finds sweaty slim-and-toned scantily-clad half-black women with tattoos sexy.)

The woman who wrote this review is unable to have any empathy at all for Ed whose wife is using him as a big wallet to support her expensive lifestyle while she from time-to-time cheats on him with the theatre director. Ms. Piester hates hates hates beta males. But she has nothing bad to say about the theatre director for coming onto Madeline, because he’s good looking and sexy.

Meanwhile, mega-jerk Eric Northman gets to have hot sex with his hot faithful wife after he knocks her around a bit (which happens every episode). Eric Northman is only described as “the worst” by Ms. Piester, not at all creepy or anything like that. One almost gets the feeling that she just feels obligated to say something bad about Eric Northman because, you know, he does beat up his wife every episode, but secretly she has the hots for him so she can’t muster up anything that sounds like real outrage.

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March 14, 2017 at 10:32 am

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Big Little Lies S01E04 “Push Comes to Shove”

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We still don’t know who was murdered.

Madeline’s husband, Ed, acts like more of an aspergery beta-male (not there there’s anything wrong with being aspergery), and we find out that Madeline has a thing for the director of the community theater who is conventionally better looking than Ed and has a cool self-actualizing job.

More scenes of Jane using a gun, but that’s so obviously a red herring. Ed is the killer because of beta-male rage.

Meanwhile Celeste acts as a lawyer to protect the production of Avenue Q from being shut down by the mayor and the bitchy Renata. Celeste realizes she hates being just a housewife, she wants to go back to being a lawyer. It turns out that Betty Friedan was right! But she’s afraid to tell her husband, Perry (who is the same guy who played the vampire Eric Northman in True Blood) because she knows he will beat the crap out of her, so instead she tells her marriage counselor without Perry being present.

The writers of the show hint that actually it’s Ziggy who is being bullied, verbally, by someone else. I bet that the someone else is Amabella, the bitchy daughter of the bitchy Renata. And this is probably a red herring, because Ed is the real killer because of beta-male rage.

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March 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

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Girls S06E04 Painful Evacuation

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So Hannah is pregnant (with the Pakistani surf instructor’s baby) and she gets offended when the doctor (who I think is the doctor she had an affair with back in the second season but that’s so long ago it’s hard to remember) tells her how he can set her up with an inexpensive abortion.

Lena Dunham is a bigtime feminist, so surely she would use this scenario to demonstrate why abortion should be legal, right?

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Ray is still my favorite character.

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March 6, 2017 at 7:56 pm

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Big Little Lies E03

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We still don’t know who was murdered.

In the last scene, Jane (Shailene Woodley) is shown to own a handgun, but that’s so obvious that it has to be a red herring. I think the killer is Madeline’s (Reese Witherspoon) nice-guy husband Ed (Adam Scott), because of beta-male rage.

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By the way, I hope that no real-world first grade teacher would be so insensitive as to assign the children to bring in a family tree, and thereby make the kid of the single mom feel bad about himself.

That reminds me of when my high school English teacher, Frank McCourt, asked me about a play I had seen, and I felt ashamed because my parents were too prole and too cheap to have ever taken me to see a real play.

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March 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm

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Big Little Lies E02 “Serious Mothering”

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More great MILFy soap opera drama. Like Desperate Housewives with better acting and better cinematography. Best HBO series of the year.

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Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is physically abused by her husband, but it turns her on sexually.

Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) hardly ever has sex with her beta-male-provider sensitive husband Ed. But she complains to him a lot about her alpha-male ex-husband Nathan who left her.

Nathan meets up with Ed at a park. Ed is wearing dorky bicyclist clothing. Nathan (a West Coast version of a guido) subtly insults Ed, and in a passive aggressive manner, Ed threatens to beat up Nathan (you have to watch it to appreciate it).

At the end of the episode, when Madeline hears from Nathan that Ed threatened to beat him up, even though Ed denies that happened, we see Madeline is for the first time turned on by Ed, because suddenly she sees him as more alpha.

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The main storyline is about how bitchy Renata (Laura Dern) invites every kid in the class to her daughter Amabella’s birthday party except for Ziggy, single parent Jane’s son (Jane is played by Shailene Woodley).

Madeline, who is loyal to her friends, and Jane is now her friend whom she has taken under her wing, retaliates against Renata by throwing an event on the same day, and she believes that her daughter Chloe is more popular at school and will be able to get more kids to attend her event and thus ruin Renata’s party.

At the end, all the parents are in the principal’s office after Chloe tries to arrange a making up between Ziggy and Amabella, but the school officials say that there was a nonconsensual touching and Ziggy is in trouble again.

Once again they haven’t showed us exactly what happened, so it’s up to the viewer to decide which kid is guilty and which is innocent, but I think it’s Amabella making stuff up and intentionally trying to get Ziggy in trouble, because she’s a little bitch just like her mother. I could be wrong about that; the writers could be leading me into a trap.

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We still don’t know who is murdered.

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February 28, 2017 at 11:36 am

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Girls S06E03 “American Bitch”

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This episode was pretty unusual. The entire episode took place in the apartment of novelist Chuck Palmer (played by Matthew Rhys who you may know for his role as Philip Jennings in The Americans), except for the opening scene where we see Hannah walking into the apartment building on Central Park West, telling the doorman that she’s here to see Chuck Palmer, and then she enters a very ornately furnished elevator.

Also starring in this episode is the apartment. Throughout the episode we see different areas of the apartment shot from different angles. This is an expensive apartment. We are talking several million dollars for an apartment like this with a view of the park. Hannah is also awed by the apartment.

The premise is that Hannah has written some man-hating article about Chuck for some feminist website, and Chuck invited her to see him because Chuck is distraught about being accused of “nonconsensual” sex which he insists isn’t true (and I think you’re supposed to believe him, but it’s not always easy to figure out what Lena Dunham’s point is).

They have a conversation in which Hannah talks feminist stuff and he defends himself, it goes on for a good ten minutes, it doesn’t seem to get clearly resolved. His side of the story, basically, is that young girls throw themselves at him, and he enjoys it.

Eventually he lies down, he asks her to lie next to him, and then he unzips his pants, pulls out his penis and places it on Hannah’s leg. Yes, we see his penis. Then Hannah fondles his penis. And then there’s a knock on the door, it’s Chuck’s daughter played by a half black girl for which this is her first appearance ever in a TV show or movie. The girl tells dad about some flute composition, and she asks Hannah to listen also. The girl is a horrible flute player, and we see Hannah making faces during the flute recital.

That’s it. The end. What’s the point? I’m not sure.

Also, as part of the theme of the series to show Hannah doing disgusting things, when Chuck gets a phone call, Hannah wanders into his bathroom, grabs some toilet paper, and uses it to wipe sweat from her underarms, and then from her vaginal area. At least we don’t see Hannah’s naked fat this episode.

UPDATE

Reading up on the internet, I discovered that it was a prosthetic penis, not Rhys’ actual real penis.

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February 27, 2017 at 11:20 pm

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Big Little Lies S01E01 “Somebody’s Dead”

A murder mystery with MILFs and Cougars. It takes place in Monterey California, a small coastal city south of Silicon Valley where rich people live. Unfortunately, I have not personally had the opportunity to visit the northern California coast.

Plus Shailene Woodley who plays a poor single mom and who is young and pretty even though her character is made to look plain with her low maintenance clothing and hairstyle and lack of obvious makeup. And her character is even named Jane. Plain Jane. Not very subtle.

Not only is it a whodunit, it’s also a mystery who is actually murdered!

Plus there’s lots of soap opera type drama. This show is unusually lowbrow for an HBO series. I think I’m going to enjoy it more than The Young Pope. Thankfully, no gay sex, at least not yet.

The character played by Laura Dern is a real bitch. She has to be either the killer, the victim, or at least a suspect.

Also starring Reese Witherspoon, who seems to be the main character, and Nicole Kidman who still looks MILFy even though she has aged into a Cougar.

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February 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

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