Girls: Female Authors


These episodes feel quick, especially with the characters so far away from each other.  I keep thinking back to Beach House and seeing them all play off each other.  I’m hoping we’ll get that soon.  For now, more Iowa!  Let’s go character by character, as I do:

Hannah | As usual, Hannah is discontent. Does she even want to write? Is she asking herself the same question right about how? I do love her juxtaposed with Elijah, who is oddly thriving in Iowa. His bit about mastering the selfie and then having the novel idea of turning the camera around was hilarious. Hannah’s form of making friends is apparently calling out every other person in the program. I’m not sure I liked that Francesca Lia Block dig, Hannah.

Marnie | On one hand, hasn’t Marnie learned yet that this relationship with Desi is destructive? Maybe this is the danger of being in a relationship for so long through some major learning years (Charlie) but she’s had a rebound or two by now, so she should know better! On the other hand, I do think she handled it well when Desi annoyingly categorized her— you’re so young/your views are culturally specific/this is a sexual-music relationship. All bullshit. Thankfully Marnie agreed, but no changes on the horizon just yet. Oh, but she kissed Ray. Super sane.

Shoshanna | I’m going to be honest; I was disappointed by how little Shosh we got in this episode. I thought we’d get to see some interview rejections, but I’m guessing that’s yet to come. I did happen to enjoy her interview with Ann Taylor Loft… throwing Loft in there leads me to believe this is a retail opportunity and not a corporate one. Kids, take it from someone who used to make her living coaching recent college graduates through job interviews: this is not how you end it!

Jessa | So, Jessa and Adam are kind of close, which irks Hannah more than she lets on. Jessa decides to be brash and pee in the street, which leads to a small altercation, which ends with handcuffs for both her and Adam. After Ray bails them out, Adam yells at Jessa for her manipulative behavior that he saw her impart on Hannah. He calls her a bad influence. (If you’re watching Shameless on Showtime like I am, did this remind you of the scene between Fiona and her boss/love interest?) He tells her to grow up and that he doesn’t need any more friends. Jessa relents and calls after him that she really does.

And one quick parting thought…


How cute was this kitchen?!

What did you all think of Female Authors?

The Piemaker


In honor of tomorrow being Pi Day (as in π, 3.14159 and so on), I’m talking about a different pie today.  If you haven’t seen Pushing Daisies, you are seriously missing out.  This show was undisputedly cancelled too soon.  It’s everything I like in a show: visually stunning, detectives and mysteries, musical elements, and a little bit of creepy!

Ned, The Piemaker, (Lee Pace) has the ability to bring things back from the dead with one touch.  Another touch and boom: dead forever.  Leave someone alive for too long (over one minute) and someone else dies.  He is the owner of The Pie Hole, as in shut your.

Fellow employee Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) is in love with The Piemaker, and thankfully her feelings occasionally manifest in song.  Olive Snook is one of my favorite TV characters and my spirit animal.

Ned uses his reincarnation power to solve mysteries with Private Eye, Emerson Cod (Chi McBride).  When Ned brings back his childhood sweetheart, a girl named Chuck (Anna Friel), he can’t bring himself to let her die.  Chuck’s agoraphobic aunts (Ellen Green and Swoozie Kurtz) are weird and wonderful, bringing more love and fun into this little show.

Pushing Daisies is a quirky, colorful adventure.  I cannot stress enough that you need to watch this show!

If you have Amazon Prime, the two seasons that make up the series are on Instant Video for free.  If you haven’t taken advantage of the 30-day free trial offer, I suggest you do!


On a very loosely related note, fun fact: MIT choses to celebrate this mathematical constant by releasing its admission decisions on this day!  I think that statement alone accurately encompasses the spirit of MIT– such a neat place!  Good luck to any applicants out there!