If you’ve noticed your internet connection has been slow over the past few months, that’s because every 20 seconds someone was hogging all your bandwidth by uploading another 3,000-word Girlsthink piece. And it turns out old white dudes in New England may have been reading all those, because NY Magazine reports white guys over 50 made up most of the viewing audience for the show, which ended its first season on Sunday. I don’t have much more to say about it because I’ve only seen the first two episodes, because streaming Girls is not something I’m willing to risk getting busted over (fantasy medieval soap operas with baby dragons, however…). But we know a lot of you don’t have that fancy HBO subscription either. So let’s do an informal end of season roundup: did you watch the show? How did you see it: HBOGo,torrenting, a friend’s house or something even more clever? And if you have HBO, can we come over and watch True Blood all summer? (more…)
The cable heavies behind Hulu have let the cat out of the bag that they’re considering restricting service to people who already have cable, obviously eager to get on the brand-destroying gravy train. In the future, instead of having Hulu as an alternative to cable, you would get it as an add-on to your cable package, which means you’d have to shell out $65 a month to catch that one episode of Park & Rec every week. This is is like allowing only people who drive Dodge Durangos to buy electric cars. Why would you pay anything at all for Hulu if you already get cable? (more…)
Y’all had brilliant suggestions for curly haircuts, so here’s another query, from cable-less reader Andrew, for the collective Brokelyn brain trust:
Do you know if there’s any place—a bar?—in Brooklyn that has Mad Men “viewing parties,” AKA, has a TV that shows Mad Men? I don’t have cable, but I want to get into this show, which at this point appears to be the only worthwhile show on TV. I know I can probably watch old episodes online . . . but that’s not as fun. HELP!
Any ideas for Andrew, folks? Bonus for bars with show-appropriate drink specials (an old-fashioned is very Don Draper and a vodka gimlet very Betty, according to The Times).