Those of you who have been watching HBO’s show Girls probably know that Marnie’s ex-boyfriend Charlie has a band called Questionable Goods. It was first mentioned in the fourth episode when they played a song with the lyrics from Hannah’s diary.
But in the last episode (S01E07) Ray, one of the band members, said:
“We’re Questionable Goods,
fully downloadable at questionablegoods.tv.”
It turns out that the website doesn’t exist. Even more, WHOIS results for the domain questionablegoods.tv show us that it was registered on 27th May 2012, on the day when seventh episode premiered on HBO. The name of the person/company who registered the domain is hidden.
In my opinion that’s lame from HBO. I totally agree with Alan Sepinwall who stated:
“More disapproval of minutiae: nobody at the show or HBO bothered to set up a fake site for Charlie and Ray’s band (who in this episode needed no quotation marks around that word) at questionablegoods.tv. If you mention a URL on a TV show in 2012, you have to expect people are going to go to it.”
Unfortunately that’s not the first time HBO screwed up with Girls when it comes to social media. In the third episode we saw Hannah tweeting from her account @HannahHorvath. The account was set up on 16th April 2011, but as of today it hasn’t posted any tweet, it has no friends, but on the other hand it has 699 followers.
The screenshot below is from the third episode, but unfortunately it only exist in the TV show.
Come on HBO, Girls is a great show and you can do better with those small details.