Some Thoughts on Girls.
Over the last few weeks, on the recommendation of a few friends (LADIES), I've watched the HBO show Girls. And I've been, by and large, entertained for unexpected reasons.
It's often compared to Sex and the City: four female leads (well, three really. Two when you think about it) living and working and banging around New York. The comparison ends there, though, as these girls aren't quite living the ridiculous life of Carrie and Co ("I wrote 68 words for Vogue, so now I can afford to not work and buy and eat everything I want." I COULDN'T HELP BUT WONDER HOW RETARDED THIS IS). This is also more Brooklyn than NYC, and they aren't all banging around nearly as much as SATC. Which is disappointing, because they are a much sexier quartet than Charlotte, Miranda, Carrie and Slutface (I had to Google those names, i swear).
The dialogue is sharp and funny, and the leads not always annoying - sure, they whine and bitch and moan, and they tend to be enormous stereotypes - the smart dumpy writer, the hot one, the weird one, the sexy/slutty free spirit (a character who, as far as i can tell, doesn't actually exist in the real world, only in the minds of writers) - but they're tolerable, even enjoyable at times. The show also uses music really, really well. But at the end of the day, one things make the show shine - all the male characters.
Seriously. they are fucking incredible, and they became the sole reason I looked forward to the next episode. Without going into too much detail, if you've ever like Judd Apatow stuff, or comedy, these three characters are worth the price of admission alone. Especially Adam and Roy...gold.
No one in this show is completely likeable, or completely despicable. And I like that.