Many critics compare it to “Sex and the City,” and besides the show focusing on four white girls in New York City, I don’t see why.
I like “Sex and the City,” but I don’t love it.
I like indulging in pointless thoughts like, “I’m definitely a Carrie” or “I could pull of that feathered beret, too.”
Besides fantasizing about Jimmy Choos, I’ve never been able to relate to either of the characters on “Sex and the City.”
Remove the outlandish fashion, puns and at least five going-out-for-drinks scenes. Add witty banter, awkward, yet realistic situations and good fashion, especially in character Jessa. Keep the sex, New York and the guys you love to hate.
That will almost make “Girls.”
When I first heard about “Girls,” I found out its executive producer is Judd Apatow.
I had already seen Apatow work his magic with comedic mastermind Kristen Wiig in “Bridesmaids,” so I knew this new show would be at least semi-entertaining.
The creator of “Girls,” Lena Dunham, is just brilliant. I’ve listened and watched countless interviews with her, and I’m slightly obsessed.
In one interview, Dunham says, (referring to the relationship with her parents) “Please stay out of my work life, but please bring me soup.”
She’s genuinely hilarious, and everything she does seems to be fearlessly on record. I love that, as this translates effortlessly into “Girls.”
The show opens with Hannah, the character played by Dunham, at dinner with her parents. Her parents no longer want to financially support Hannah, as she’s been out of college for two years.
As a soon-to-be college graduate, I relate to this completely.
Besides the confusion on age-appropriate behavior, “Girls” features a good bit of reckless relationships.
Adam, Hannah’s boyfriend in the show, could be the most controversial character so far.
It seems like most girls has had an Adam in their lives, and at one point, we thought we should keep him around.
Hannah wants what most girls wants in a relationship, but she still doesn’t want to be like every other girl.
Story lines like these make Dunham the voice for the girls of our generation, or what Hannah says, "at least a voice of a generation."