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    'Girls' Recap 1: 'It's About Time' to Almost Get It Kind of Together, and Fall Apart

    The show’s called “Girls,” but in the premiere episode of the second season, Hannah Horvath (Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham) is in the land of boys, boys, boys.

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    'Girls,' Season 2: Where Does Lena Dunham End and Hannah Begin?

    With the ultra-sharp new season of Girls,  I finally understand – though I don’t agree with – the Lena Dunham backlash. For all I know, in real life she’s perfectly likable. But her character, Hannah, is the most squirm-inducing character on television. Hannah’s...

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened,' HBO's Masterpiece of Heartbreak

    "Enlightened" opens with Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) gag-sobbing in a bathroom stall, mascara streaking down her cheeks in mournful black rivulets. Like the rest of Season 1 of HBO's masterpiece, which returns for Season 2 on Sunday at 9:30, it isn't all that funny. But to call "Enlightened" simply a ...

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    Bizarro, A-List Movies Lead HBO Lineup: TCA Winter Press Tour 2013

    Two provocative new star-driven movies – both about real-life musical geniuses whose lives took a dark turn – dominated HBO’s presentation Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. In one, Al Pacino plays reclusive record producer Phil Spector, convicted in 2009 of the gun...

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    Watch Deleted Scenes from Lena Dunham's 'Girls,' Plus Season 2 Poster & Upcoming Soundtrack Album

    Season two of HBO's "Girls," from creator-writer-director wunderkind Lena Dunham, premieres January 13. The new season's poster has landed, as have some deleted scenes from season one. Watch as Dunham's Hannah Horvath faces humiliation at her local cupcakery, and gets schooled in respect for menial ...

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    HBO Greenlights Pilot for Mike Judge's Live-Action Comedy 'Silicon Valley' -- I Believe You Have My iStapler

    Mike Judge, of "King of the Hill," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Office Space" fame, will dabble into live-action TV with scripted, single-camera comedy "Silicon Valley." HBO has greenlit the pilot.

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    40 Years of HBO Programming -- Do You Remember '1st and Ten'? 'Dream On'? 'Arliss'?

    Check out this Hollywood Reporter photo gallery celebrating 40 years of HBO programming. Everything from the long-running ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and the zeitgeist-setting ("Sex and the City") to the less-than-earth-shattering ("Bored to Death") and recently-acclaimed ("Girls") is in there.

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    'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' Debuts on HBO; Wintour, Coddington, Jacobs, Wang & More Interviewed

    Coinciding with the 120th anniversary of Vogue Magazine, documentary "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" debuts on HBO on December 6. The film looks at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the mag's editors.

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    'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 9 - LaDonna, A Difficult Woman

    LaDonna – a “difficult” woman if there ever was one – is hardly someone who can be seen as pure victim...

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    'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 8 - Juxtaposing Sophia and LaDonna, Police vs. No Police

    I’ve left off talking about LaDonna (the luminous Khandi Alexander) so far this season in order to discuss her story in the context that Tom Piazza (teleplay) and Eric Overmeyer (story) create in the current episode.

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