Girls

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  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    To be honest, this show is pretty mediocre in the most boring way. Branding it as a "smart comedy" is a bit of an unintentionally pejorative way of saying that it's content to take on poignant themes without feeling obligated to do it compellingly. Knowing it exists is really enough to get the point across.
     


  2. why

    why Senior member

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    Best way I've ever seen this put.
     


  3. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Yep, right on the money. But I will keep watching it. :embar:
     


  4. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Kareem Abdoul Jabbar does not approve of your UES lifestyle:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kareem-abduljabbar/girls-review_b_2593756.html

     


  5. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Jesus, who thought it'd be a good idea to have Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (as great a Laker as he was) dabbling in media analysis?

    Girls is interesting because it experiments with genre. It takes on the mantle of Sex and the City (explicitly cited in the first episode) in large part by taking up similar stock characters (the writer, the goodie-goodie, the urbane sexpot, the professional) but then does something new with this existing pattern. And part of what's new is that it pushes self-reflexivity pretty far (i.e., the nepotism involved in the actual production of the show is actually reflected in the characters and the plot). It's fine if you deem this new angle worthless and decadent (it probably is). But at least you should understand WTF is going on rather than attributing the self-consciousness to the characters.
     


  6. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I can't believe someone greenlit this shit:

    http://gawker.com/5980772/lena-dunham-gets-new-show-picked-up-is-slowly-taking-over-hbo

     


  7. why

    why Senior member

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    Nope. Kareem Abdul Jabbar was off, but you just threw an air ball.
     
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  8. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    You always have such thoroughly reasoned rebuttals.
     


  9. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    What a shitty episode. Predictable, boring drama the entire time.
     


  10. Phantoom

    Phantoom Well-Known Member

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    I love this show. I find the characters to be interesting, obnoxious, original, and unintentionally hilarious (the show is self aware though). I've never understood the amount of vitriol aimed its way, even before it aired. For some reason it's one of those shows that people can't seem to say "it's not for me" and leave alone.
     


  11. aravenel

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    I just love that this show doesn't overly glamorize life in New York. No entry level magazine writers living in a 5000 sq ft loft in SoHo.
     


  12. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    last nights episode was fucking awkward to watch. it turned into sex in the city for a little while.. plus way way too much dunham nudity.

    then again I'm happy like shows like this exist... because Louie is taking a year off, and larry david might be coming to an end soon.
     


  13. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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  14. grundletaint

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    I was coming down off a major Sunday bender when it was on and I felt like I was on a never ending horrible acid trip. That shit sucked balls. The wrong girls get naked on that show and Lena Dunham needs to keep her motherfucking clothes on because it's not cute, nor empowering, nor ironic. It's just fucking disgusting.
     


  15. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    (At least if you thought it was enjoyable to begin with.)
     


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