As far as new TV shows go, I got a pretty attached to the Judd Apatow-produced Girls. Season one was full of perfect writing (thanks, Lena Dunham), great directing (thanks, Lena), and spot-on acting (yeah, Lena).
The show’s characters (both male and female) are complicated and a bit spoiled—meaning, they’re relatable. They are portrayed by an absolutely incredible cast, and brought to life by some of the best writing I’ve ever heard. Among the show’s themes of friendship, sex, and finding a career, Lena Dunham tosses in references as highbrow as Picnic at Hanging Rock, and as lowbrow as Lady’s “P***y be Yankin”. I also think that whoever the music supervisor is may be my band preference doppelgänger: Sleigh Bells, Scissor Sisters, the Troggs, and even some guilty pleasure Jewel. Some of my favorite folks are also peppered throughout the screen: Kathryn Hahn, Chris O’Dowd, Richard Masur, Jenny Slate, James LeGros, Horatio Sanz, Becky Ann Baker, and most recently, Bobby Moynihan.
The verbal fights in the show are amazing. They aren’t pointless or annoying; they’re warranted, and can be convincing to a very alarming degree. These ladies should be irritating, but to me, they just aren’t.
I’m excited to see where season two goes and what happens with these hilarious, privileged, selfish, easy-to-love GIRLS.
“Your dreams are not what you thought they’d be!”
“I can hardly stop thinking about you since we met. You are the strangest person.”
“I think I just fell in love…just a little bit.”
“I love you. You’re so gross, lying on the bathroom floor.”