“It was ladies night at the Crab Shack, which means me and Randy were using some of our best moves.”
My Name is Earl, “The Birthday Party.”
“And I figured since I’m kinda grievy, we could, uh, you know, have a girls’ night. You know, eat sundaes and watch steel magnolias, and you you can tell me, ‘At least I don’t have diabetes.'”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Something Blue.”
It’s Ladies Night Week on the Hulu Blog. Did you know 17 of the 25 new shows this year have female leads? That’s a true fact. We hand counted using a tally on a whiteboard like it was 1987.
This is our ode to them.
Really, we wanted to call it Why Women Are Taking Over TV Week, but that’s so many letters! So we went with this slightly offensive one instead. We’re making it up to you with good writing—some from guestbloggers who are authorities on such things—all throughout the week.
So this is a video of Kristin Wiig. Did you notice the funniest person in America right now is a woman? Isn’t the fact that this isn’t a big deal kind of great?
- • Cecily Knobler of “Best Week Ever” and the radio in general says it’s no surprise women are taking over. (Featuring a particularly incendiary last sentence.)
- • Gaby Dunn of 100 Interviews is the only person we’ve ever met who isn’t predisposed to liking Zooey Deschanel, so we asked her to write about New Girl. She still likes it and she doesn’t know why.
- • We interview Alex Patsavas, the music supervisor for Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men and the only person who can make it feel like you’ve been punched in the gut with music.
- • Naivasha Dean hands out a definitive primer on which of this fall’s new female-driven shows are here to stay.
- • We recap the five best videos on Hulu this week. The best? Jimmy Kimmel talks to kids.
- • Point: Brooke Citron wondered if this female invasion (finvasion?) is actually a trend or women in comedy are just more visible than ever. Turns out it’s actually a trend.
- Counterpoint: Martin Moakler wondered if this female invasion is a trend or women are just more visible than ever. Turns out they’ve always been this funny, if SNL is any indication.