Girls Season 1: A Coversation with Judd & Lena by HBO

A Conversation with Judd and Lena

The true genius of the show is that Dunham is willing to make a television comedy that doesn’t, like so many other TV programs, beg you to love its protagonists. Some critics have turned off to “Girls” because the characters are unlikable. They have missed the point. There’s a key line at the end of the second episode in which an older character says, “You couldn’t pay me to be 24 again.” There’s no idolization here. Just identification with a time when young people think they’re still the center of the universe even when they’re clearly not. You end up liking Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna not because the writing asks you too but because they feel real. That’s daring television.
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#GIRLSNight has finally arrived. Let’s celebrate.

#GIRLSNight has finally arrived. Let’s celebrate.

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Why Are We Taking Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ So Personally?

Yes, Lena Dunham represents many of us, at least to some extent. I may have a more diverse group of friends than her protagonist, Hannah, and I’ve never had the luxury of working a full-time, year-long, unpaid internship with the monetary support of parents whose only financial burden is the desire for a lake house, but nearly every moment of the first three episodes rings true to me. I know all of these characters — the put-together girl who seems to have everything but is not-so-secretly bored with her life (Allison Williams’ Marnie), the flighty, fauxhemian world traveler (Jemima Kirke’s Jessa), the sheltered virgin who sees New York as one big Sex and the City live-action role-playing game (Shoshanna, played by Zosia Mamet), the awkward, neurotic wannabe writer (Hannah). Hell, I’ve even been a few them. Not since I was eight years old and convinced that Punky Brewster and I were actually the same person have I identified so strongly with the characters on a TV show.

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I felt like my reality wasn’t reflected in any movies or TV shows.

I felt like my reality wasn’t reflected in any movies or TV shows.