Contrary to how some people read this clearly sarcastic post, I do like Girls. (And wholly disagree with that Nepotism poster that made the rounds after the premiere.)
I find the show to be funny, clever, and distinct in its voice. It’s not earth-shattering, but to me, it’s entertaining. I also find myself relating to a lot of the situations and feel like I know people similar to the characters in the show. The guest stars, last night’s in particular (Jorma, Andrew Rannells, Kathryn Haan) don’t hurt.
In the end, it’s just a TV show. I feel no duty to defend it beyond that. And at least it’s not How to Make It in America.
With the release of The Avengers next weekend we’re officially entering summer blockbuster season. Keeping with tradition of the past three years, below are all of the summer movies I’m interested in seeing (subject to change based on buzz and reception). As this list is longer than it’s been in the past, chances are I won’t manage to see all of them.
I do this mostly as a reference for myself, and like usual I’ll be crossing off the ones I’ve seen and linking to any reviews I write. Look for sporadic reblogs of this post throughout the summer to check in on my progress.
The Avengers - May 4
The Dictator - May 11
Men In Black 3 - May 25
Moonrise Kingdom - May 25
Piranha 3DD - June 1
Snow White and the Huntsman - June 1
Prometheus - June 8
Safety Not Guaranteed - June 8
Rock of Ages - June 15
That’s My Boy - June 15
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - June 22
Brave - June 22
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - June 22