Nicholas DeLorenzo
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Nicholas DeLorenzo

television writer/social assassin

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Even though I’ve never met the man, it’s not an exaggeration to say that I know Marc Maron very well. He’s just debuted his semi-autobiographical television series on IFC, Maron. Check out our review here.

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There’s something inherently polarizing about ‘the happy ending.’ On the one hand, the tactic is more often than not used as the easy way out, forgoing artistic integrity or real-life emotion in order to wrap things up nicely to give the general viewing public what they want. This is the

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Girls has always been cringe-worthy and awkward, but it doesn’t often go as dark as this episode went, which is kind of shocking to me, especially consider how well I thought they handled the material in “On All Fours.” Hannah is as alone as she’s ever been, and it’s starting

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After a couple hyper-focused episodes filled the mid-season slate, Girls is back to its typical formula of getting everyone a little bit involved, but as has been the theme of many of these Season 2 episodes, there was a clunkiness about this half hour that distracted me from some really great

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Midway through Season 1, Girls took a step up from good to great following the episode “The Return,” which pinned Hannah back in her hometown for a weekend causing her reflect on her struggling life and allowing the audience understand Hannah’s bizarre evolution considering her relatively warm upbringing. Just past the

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I’ve mentioned time and time again that I think the guys on Girls are the unsung heroes, and whenever the show starts to bring more characterization to someone that I’m generally intrigued by — and thus making the show more of a true ensemble — I’m all for it. Last season,

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Girls is an incredibly brave show. Like it or hate it, that is basically undeniable, and more often than not its bravery and willingness to go out on a limb is what makes the show so utterly watchable. In the “One Man’s Trash,” the show tries once again to do

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Did you miss the latest episode of Girls on HBO? Read our episode recap of GIRLS “It’s a Shame About Ray”

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Check out the highlights from the GIRLS “Bad Friend” episode that aired on HBO on Sunday. I want to say that “Bad Friend” is a fantastic episode name. I actually want to petition to change the show’s name from Girls to Bad Friend.

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Hannah is an asshole. We’ve know this all along, but her actions in “I Get Ideas” go so far beyond her usual terrible behavior that it is actually, surprisingly, shocking. The fact that Girls works on any level is a minor miracle considering just how unlikable Hannah is, but the show’s

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After a fantastic first season, Girls is back. All the polarizing stuff about the show buzzed up from last spring is on the back burner now. By now, you either know that it’s not for you and the whole ‘hate watching’ phenomenon  has worn off, or you’re like me and you

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It figures, for the Season 8 finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we’d get an episode filled with promise only to come out of it feeling a little unfulfilled. In what has been a season filled with interesting ideas not fully living up to their potential, I should have

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After last week’s thoroughly entertaining installment, for the most part, “The Gang Dines Out” was another lazy and uninspired episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in a season full of lazy and uninspired episodes. On paper, the conceit is relatively strong, with all five members of The Gang out to eat

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I’ve been especially critical of this season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for being rehashed and tired, but I’m willing to forget most of the show’s shortcomings for at least one week because “Charlie Rules the World” was the strongest episode the show has put out in some time.

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Tonight was a Frank-centric episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is something that should be a concern from the very start. Danny DeVito’s insertion into the Sunny cast in Season 2 brought fresh life to a show that was kind of all over the place in its first season,

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I’m going to be honest, I completely forgot that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia did an episode in Season 1 called, “Charlie has Cancer,” until the final reveal in tonight’s installment, and it left me with mixed feelings about an episode that I largely enjoyed. I’ve lost count of how many

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