TEAL IS THE NEW BLACK
late-night sessions with Marie (Susie Porter, left) are discovered. Vera (Kate Atkinson), meanwhile, is finally embracing her dark side and has begun going out on a limb for the ladies even though it means breaking the rules. Wet blanket Ally (Kate Jenkinson) finally stands up for herself against exgirlfriend and cold-hearted killer Marie. And, thanks to the help of some drugs, Liz (Celia Ireland) showcases her maternal side. Although not in the way you would expect. Porter has been a sublime addition to the already stellar cast, managing to bring just the right mix of vulnerability and cold fury to the role. Thank goodness this series was spared the death penalty as it goes from strength to strength. ONCE hailed as a feminist hero, Lena Dunham (left) has had a well-documented fall from grace thanks to a series of gaffes. Her show is equally flawed but there are moments of greatness amid the youthful self-indulgence. The episode where Marnie (Allison Williams) and ex-boyfriend Charlie (Christopher Abbott) reconnect for one last date is certainly worth revisiting.