If you’re a guy in your 20s and you have a girlfriend, chances are she’s tried to rope you into watching (and talking about) that show Girls on HBO. Hey, we know what you’re thinking: “That’s a chick show! I’m a guy!” But don’t panic, because we’re playing wingman to our fellow bros out there with this handy, “for-guys-only” guide to Girls, where we break down each episode in terms that even the manliest of dudes can understand.
And if you ever start to feel self-conscious, we’ve added in some key masculine words and phrases to keep you firmly anchored in your manhood throughout the recap.
• Scandal rocks Downton when Lady Cora opens a door for herself.
• Anna and Bates stare lovingly at each other for a solid 45 minutes.
• Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) will leave the series halfway through the season, wanting to move on to other roles. Fortunately, since British lords have the ability to “regenerate,” another actor can step into the role. Bonneville is actually the tenth actor to portray Grantham; he’ll be replaced by The Thick Of It star Peter Capaldi.
• Daisy leaves Downton and is replaced with a cartoon mouse. Few notice.