Movie Theater Butter: Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham was recently announced as the screenwriter for the film adaptation of the 2017 book, “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,” which follows the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian refugee, as she tries to cross the Mediterranean by boat. This announcement was not well-received. Many have pointed out that this story would be a perfect avenue […]

‘Girls’ gets ready to say goodbye in final season premiere

The final season of “Girls” (2012-2017) premiered on Sunday, marking the beginning of the end. There’s no denying that Lena Dunham created something special, and whether people agree with or scoff at the idea that she is “the voice of this generation,” one can’t help but admire the power this show has had in catalyzing […]

New shows to watch in fall 2016

The first day of fall means it’s time for a number of things — sweater weather, apple picking and pumpkin-spice everything. But most importantly, it means it’s time for fall television premieres. The end of September brings a plethora of new shows, some sure to be America’s next obsessions and some so bad that they’re physically difficult to […]

Swipe left on Apatow’s ‘Love’

Judd Apatow, icon of the ‘bromantic comedy,’ has joined creative forces with Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust to tackle the complexity of modern dating in a new Netflix original series, “Love” (2016 – present). The series, which is akin to the Aziz Ansari comedy “Master of None” (2015 – present) and even more so to HBO’s “Girls” (2012 – present), […]

More mature yet equally charming, ‘Girls’ season 5 is worth watching

Once controversial, “Girls” (2012 – present) has now become a veteran show that is mostly forgotten by mainstream audiences. After surviving diversity criticisms, anti-feminist prejudice and hysteria towards Lena Dunham after the release of her book, the show is not garnering the attention it received two years ago. Whether you are a fan or not, […]

‘Broad City’ is back with smart, self-deprecating comedy

Pearl-clutchers and Phyllis Schlafly devotees, beware: “Broad City” (2014-present) does not give a lick about your antiquated notions of feminine propriety. If anything, it wants to make you squirm. It revels in your discomfort. The show, which just premiered its third season on Feb. 17, makes previously bold forerunners like “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) and “Girls” (2012-present) look prudish, […]