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Girls' Final Bottle Episode: Matthew Rhys, a Penis and Lots of Debate

24 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

One of the traditions of Girls has been to take one of the girls, in this case Hannah Horvath, and transplant them into a situation, usually a single one, for an entire episode. In "American Bitch," Hannah (Lena Dunham) was summoned to the apartment of famous writer Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) and the two spent the day together discussing sexual assault and fame after Hannah penned an essay about the writer based on another girl's Tumblr post about her time with him. The tension between Hannah and Chuck was palpable from the moment she stepped into his eye line. What followed was a sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes eye roll-inducing episode where it felt like anything could happen. And it did. As the two »

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'Girls' Team Discusses Sexual-Consent Episode, Downplays Bill Cosby Comparisons

24 February 2017 11:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the third episode of Girls' sixth season, "American Bitch."]

Well, that was uncomfortable. Girls viewers likely felt uneasy after watching the third episode of the season, entitled "American Bitch."

In the stand-alone half-hour, which was posted on HBO Go and HBO Now on Friday ahead of its Sunday linear premiere, Lena Dunham's Hannah visits the apartment of famed novelist Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) after writing an article about him in response to hearing that he'd used his power and influence to engage in multiple, possibly nonconsensual, sexual encounters with college students on his book »

- Hilary Lewis

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‘Girls’ Review: Lena Dunham and Matthew Rhys Battle Over Consent in ‘American Bitch’

24 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘Hostage Situation’ Has A Horror Movie Premise

[Editor’s note: Major spoilers for “Girls” Season 6, Episode 3, “American Bitch” follow. The episode airs Sunday, February 26 on HBO, but is now available to stream via HBO Now and HBO Go.]

Love Her or Hate Her

Love her. If there were ever an episode of “Girls” that Lena Dunham was meant to write, this is it. At first glance the bottle episode seems to be a throwback to the second season’s “One Man’s Trash,” thanks to the set-up, but it quickly veers into much different territory. Hannah visits famed author Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) in his fancy New York apartment to discuss an article she wrote about him and the four women who accused him of sexual abuse.

“American Bitch” then delves into a considerate and in-depth conversation about consent, what it means, “grey areas” and a slew of other insightful thoughts surrounding the subject matter. It’s a timely offering featuring a more adult version of Hannah than we’ve ever seen before from “Girls.” Sure, »

- Amber Dowling

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‘Girls’ Review: Lena Dunham and Matthew Rhys Battle Over Consent in ‘American Bitch’

24 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘Hostage Situation’ Has A Horror Movie Premise

[Editor’s note: Major spoilers for “Girls” Season 6, Episode 3, “American Bitch” follow. The episode airs Sunday, February 26 on HBO, but is now available to stream via HBO Now and HBO Go.]

Love Her or Hate Her

Love her. If there were ever an episode of “Girls” that Lena Dunham was meant to write, this is it. At first glance the bottle episode seems to be a throwback to the second season’s “One Man’s Trash,” thanks to the set-up, but it quickly veers into much different territory. Hannah visits famed author Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) in his fancy New York apartment to discuss an article she wrote about him and the four women who accused him of sexual abuse.

“American Bitch” then delves into a considerate and in-depth conversation about consent, what it means, “grey areas” and a slew of other insightful thoughts surrounding the subject matter. It’s a timely offering featuring a more adult version of Hannah than we’ve ever seen before from “Girls.” Sure, »

- Amber Dowling

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‘Girls’ Director Richard Shepard on What the Final Shot of ‘American Bitch’ Means and Getting Matthew Rhys to Do… That

24 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Major spoilers for “Girls” Season 6, Episode 3, “American Bitch” follow. The episode airs Sunday, February 26 on HBO, but is now available to stream via HBO Now and HBO Go.]

When you ask Richard Shepard how he feels about directing episodes of “Girls” — specifically episodes like “American Bitch” — the word he uses is “lucky.” (More than once.) The Emmy-winning director has been a regular in the rotation of “Girls” directors, most notably being the helmer of choice for the show’s “bottle episodes” — relatively self-contained installments focusing on just one of the titular girls for an entire half-hour.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: Lena Dunham and Matthew Rhys Battle Over Consent in ‘American Bitch’

“The bottle episodes are extremely challenging and also extremely fun because you get to spend all this direct time with the actors and the characters,” he told IndieWire via phone. “And you get to shift the cinematic style a little bit because of the nature of whatever it is. We do things that had not been done on the show before.”

As one example, Shepard mentioned “The Panic in Central Park, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Girls’ Director Richard Shepard on What the Final Shot of ‘American Bitch’ Means and Getting Matthew Rhys to Do… That

24 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Major spoilers for “Girls” Season 6, Episode 3, “American Bitch” follow. The episode airs Sunday, February 26 on HBO, but is now available to stream via HBO Now and HBO Go.]

When you ask Richard Shepard how he feels about directing episodes of “Girls” — specifically episodes like “American Bitch” — the word he uses is “lucky.” (More than once.) The Emmy-winning director has been a regular in the rotation of “Girls” directors, most notably being the helmer of choice for the show’s “bottle episodes” — relatively self-contained installments focusing on just one of the titular girls for an entire half-hour.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: Lena Dunham and Matthew Rhys Battle Over Consent in ‘American Bitch’

“The bottle episodes are extremely challenging and also extremely fun because you get to spend all this direct time with the actors and the characters,” he told IndieWire via phone. “And you get to shift the cinematic style a little bit because of the nature of whatever it is. We do things that had not been done on the show before.”

As one example, Shepard mentioned “The Panic in Central Park, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Girls’ Director Richard Shepard on Sunday Night’s Searing Episode ‘American Bitch’

24 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched episode 3 of season 6 of “Girls,” titled “American Bitch.” The episode — along with new eps of “Big Little Lies” and “Crashing” — will be released earlier than usual on Friday on HBO Now, HBO Go, and On Demand.

Sunday night’s episode of “Girls” is one of the finest half-hours the show has produced — essentially a one-act short film in which Hannah (Lena Dunham) visits the apartment of Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys), an acclaimed author accused of sexual assault. The resulting encounter between the two of them is one of manipulation and shifting power dynamics, one that uses Dunham’s gift for reproducing awkwardness to sharpen the conclusion of the episode into a jagged, uncomfortable point. It seems almost reductive to observe that the episode addresses rape culture, consent, and the power dynamics between entitled creative men and vulnerable creative women — it is about all of this, but »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Patriot’ Review: Amazon Unveils an Enticingly Strange Anti-Spy Story, Unique Save For One Other Show

24 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you were a fan of “Quarry,” then you’ve got a new show to watch. It may sound a bit odd — unhelpful, even — to recommend a new, under-hyped TV show by comparing it to an old, under-hyped TV show, but the Cinemax series still hoping to achieve cult status (and/or a second season) has quite a bit in common with “Patriot,” Amazon’s latest original drama. And both series deserve the attention of anyone prone to mysterious tales of undercover agents.

To wit: Both series track the lives of men who want to quit their government jobs. Both men are white, quiet types with facial hair who struggle to convey their emotions to friends and family. Both men are suffering from various forms of Ptsd. Both men are forced to keep their jobs (for varying reasons). Both series are set in the past. Both series are told from a unique, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Girls’ Review: ‘Hostage Situation’ Has A Horror Movie Premise

19 February 2017 7:30 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: Season 6 Premiere Finds the Light While Escaping It All

Love Her or Hate Her

Hannah is finally getting some traction in her career, and it looks good on her. Although she’s the same self-indulgent, dramatically inclined person we’ve always known, there’s a newfound calmness about her as she settles into something resembling maturity. This week it manifested in a surprising heart-to-heart between Hannah and Bff Marnie, with whom Hannah had escaped the city so that Marnie could partake in some self-indulgences herself (namely in the form of ex-husband Desi). In a poignant moment, Hannah admitted that she’s no longer judging because she’s finally realized no one has it all figured out, and we actually believe her. Even though hours earlier she was lamenting about having to keep Marnie’s tryst with Desi a secret from Ray.

One Step Forward, Two »

- Amber Dowling

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‘Girls’ Review: ‘Hostage Situation’ Has A Horror Movie Premise

19 February 2017 7:30 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: Season 6 Premiere Finds the Light While Escaping It All

Love Her or Hate Her

Hannah is finally getting some traction in her career, and it looks good on her. Although she’s the same self-indulgent, dramatically inclined person we’ve always known, there’s a newfound calmness about her as she settles into something resembling maturity. This week it manifested in a surprising heart-to-heart between Hannah and Bff Marnie, with whom Hannah had escaped the city so that Marnie could partake in some self-indulgences herself (namely in the form of ex-husband Desi). In a poignant moment, Hannah admitted that she’s no longer judging because she’s finally realized no one has it all figured out, and we actually believe her. Even though hours earlier she was lamenting about having to keep Marnie’s tryst with Desi a secret from Ray.

One Step Forward, Two »

- Amber Dowling

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The Most Twisted TV Couples: Cults, Incest, and Multiple Robots

14 February 2017 8:24 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whether you love Valentine’s Day as much as Cersei loves blowing shit up or detest the corporate creation like Jaime hates sleeping with non-relatives, February 14 is a great excuse to appreciate TV’s most twisted couples. Not only do they provide perspective on your own messed up relationship choices, but they tend to make for pretty incredible television.

Read More: Michael Bolton,Comedy Icon? It Could Happen Thanks to Netflix’s ‘Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special’

Do they make the best TV shows? One could easily make that argument, given that three of our picks in the gallery above constitute our Top 3 TV Shows of 2016 (and another is the best television series of all-time 2015). But at the very least, untraditional couples help to illustrate the complexities of love. Some of the couples included aren’t officially together. Some were married before they fell in love. Some have found love in a hopeless place. »

- Ben Travers

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The Most Twisted TV Couples: Cults, Incest, and Multiple Robots

14 February 2017 8:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether you love Valentine’s Day as much as Cersei loves blowing shit up or detest the corporate creation like Jaime hates sleeping with non-relatives, February 14 is a great excuse to appreciate TV’s most twisted couples. Not only do they provide perspective on your own messed up relationship choices, but they tend to make for pretty incredible television.

Read More: Michael Bolton,Comedy Icon? It Could Happen Thanks to Netflix’s ‘Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special’

Do they make the best TV shows? One could easily make that argument, given that three of our picks in the gallery above constitute our Top 3 TV Shows of 2016 (and another is the best television series of all-time 2015). But at the very least, untraditional couples help to illustrate the complexities of love. Some of the couples included aren’t officially together. Some were married before they fell in love. Some have found love in a hopeless place. »

- Ben Travers

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Girls Season 6 Review

10 February 2017 1:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Through thick and thin, I’ve remained a fervent fan of HBO’s Girls. For the most part, at least. Multiple thinkpieces be damned, Lena Dunham’s intensely isolated, self-conscious, neurotic, fearless, daring and frequently self-aware, half-hour dramedy remains one of the most biting, confident, audacious and frequently infrequent programs to air on TV this decade.

As intentionally risky as it’s often delightfully/squeamishly/frustratingly uncomfortable, Dunham’s boundary-pushing television debut wasn’t necessarily the “voice of a generation” she once promised, but her intense commitment to sexual honesty, scathing social satire, typically aggravating protagonists and relentless nudity — usually from the actress/writer/director/creator herself — made Girls such an uncompromising, unforgettable triumph in bittersweet millennial mockery for our misguided, self-involved generation. Those muddled feelings come with a petty vengeance in this newest, final sixth season, which might become the boldest and bravest to date. »

- Will Ashton

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The Americans: Paige Has Problems in FX's New Season Five Trailer

7 February 2017 6:17 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"I can't sleep at night." FX has released a new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of The Americans.Set in the 1980s, the spy thriller follows Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) — two Soviet Kgb officers who are posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC. The cast also includes Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, Richard Thomas, Margo Martindale, and Frank Langella.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Aftermath’ Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger Seeks Vengeance in Darren Aronofsky–Produced Thriller — Watch

7 February 2017 1:44 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When he isn’t hosting “The New Celebrity Apprentice” or offering to switch jobs with Donald Trump (if only), Arnold Schwarzenegger does, on occasion, still make movies. The next of these is “Aftermath,” which is directed by Elliott Lester (“Blitz), written by Javier Gullón (“Enemy”) and produced by Darren Aronofsky. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Career In Crisis: Why the ’80s Action Icon Can’t Mount a Comeback

Formerly known as “478,” the film stars the Governator as a bereaved construction foreman mourning the death of his wife and daughter in a plane crash caused by an air-traffic controller (Scoot McNairy). As movie heroes so often do, he takes matters into his own hand and seeks extrajudicial vengeance when the legal system fails him and McNairy’s character goes into hiding.

Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger Responds to Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Insult

“I just want to look him in the eye, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Americans’ Season 5 Trailer: Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Teach Paige to Fight in Penultimate Season

7 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Americans” showrunners, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, have previously stated that Season 5 of the FX series “will be a great season.” As fans prepare for the upcoming episodes, the network has unveiled the first trailer of the Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys-starring drama.

At the end of the Season 4, viewers last saw William (Dylan Baker) infecting himself with the Lassa virus, surrendering after he was trapped by the Feds. Arkady (Lev Gorn) was given 48 hours to leave the country, and Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip (Rhys) were wondering if they should take their kids to Moscow. Picking up right where it left off, the spy thriller will keep audiences glued to their seats.

Read More: ‘The Americans’ Season 5: Margo Martindale, Frank Langella to Return for ‘Final Acts’

As the penultimate season, Weisberg and Fields previously told EW that they will be telling the story as it unfolds, “not hyped up, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘The Institute’ Trailer: James Franco Becomes an Mysterious Unorthodox Doctor in Psychological Thriller

7 February 2017 1:27 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The ever-busy James Franco has taken on a darker role in his latest film, “The Institute.” Co-directed by Franco and Pamela Romanowsky, the movie is a period psychological thriller set in 19th century Baltimore. Now, ahead of its March release, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first trailer.

The Institute” centers on Isabel Porter, a young woman (Allie Gallerani) who, after the untimely death of her parents, checks herself into the mental hospital Rosewood Institute. While there, she encounters Dr. Cairnes (Franco) who subjects her to unconventional bizarre, pseudo-scientific experiments in brainwashing and mind control.

“I can give you the freedom you desire,” he says in the clip, “but you will need to trust my methods — unorthodox though they may seem.”

Read More: James Franco to Star In and Executive Produce ‘High School Lover,’ His Second Lifetime Movie

The Institute” also co-stars Josh Duhamel, Pamela Anderson, Topher Grace, Joe Pease, Scott Haze, »

- Liz Calvario

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Et Obsessions: The Final Season of ‘Girls,’ Netflix’s ‘Abstract’ and Dan Stevens as Legion

6 February 2017 10:20 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Feb. 6 to 12, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Legion

Based on the Marvel Comics about a troubled young man who may be more than human, Legion follows David Haller (an unrecognizably skinny and funny Dan Stevens), a hospitalized schizophrenic who slowly learns the voices in his head are indeed real and he has the ability to absorb the superhuman powers of others. While Legion exists in a parallel universe to the X-Men films, don’t expect too much overlap. The producers say this show is focused on a character that has not been on-screen up until now. Oh, and did we mention that the show was created by FX wunderkind Noah Hawley, who has turned Fargo into an award-winning anthology series?

Legion premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8 on FX.

Why We’re Obsessed »

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Here's a First Look at My Memoir (and News on Its Release Date)

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The. End.

Several weeks ago, I typed those two magical words and promptly let out a huge sigh of relief, which was followed by an ugly cry, which was followed by a celebratory vodka soda.

Save for some trimming and fine-tuning, I am nearing the conclusion of the cathartic, emotionally grueling, 18-month journey I took in writing my first book — a memoir chronicling my 13-year relationship with my late husband Kit Cowan (with, for good measure, some anecdotes thrown in about my Smurf- and soap opera-fixated childhood, and my Gilmore Girls– and Veronica Mars-obsessed career). So I’m excited »

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The Americans: School's Out in FX's Season Five Teaser

23 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Americans are back in action. Today, FX released a new teaser for season five of the TV show.Though much has not been revealed about the new season of the spy drama, executive producer Joel Fields has mentioned Elizabeth and Philip’s will be as strong as ever in season five. The show stars Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, Richard Thomas, Margo Martindale, and Frank Langella.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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