Want to hear something that sucks? I don’t get HBO. Never have. Probably never will (at least while I’m still living at home). I guess it doesn’t suck that much since I get pretty much every other channel, but sometimes I miss out on some good movies and series. One of the series I was upset I would be missing is “Girls”. “Girls”, written by Lena Dunham (who also is one of the four main characters), is a series about a group of 20-something girls living in NYC getting through the ups and downs of life. I had heard all the great reviews and was bummed I wouldn’t be able to see it.
Luckily, there’s this thing called the Internet and I finally found a non-spammy website that was streaming the first season. So a few weeks ago I plopped down and watched all 10 episodes- in a row. That’s how good it was. Unlike most shows that focus on 20-somethings (hello, I’m talking about “The O.C.”, “One Tree Hill”, etc.) this one is real. The girls aren’t runway models in their 30’s playing the part of a 20-year old, they are actresses who look and act just like you and me. I found myself relating to each one of them (mostly Marnie and Hannah- yes, if that’s possible- I’m a mix of the two opposites) and laughing hysterically at the awkward situations that seem all too familiar for me. The show has it’s moments where it’s hard to contain your laughter, but then there are the moments that are real. Raw emotion, real scenarios and the ugly truth. Nothing is over-exaggerated or over-acted, it doesn’t even seem like a TV show at times.
Anyway, I’m obsessed. From the awkward moment when Hannah comes home to find her Dad naked on the bathroom floor with a hurt back to the emotional scene when Marnie meets her ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend (only 2 weeks after they broke up), it’s all entertaining. I highly recommend the show to any girl in her 20’s, since you can probably relate to at least one of the characters. Have you tuned in to watch “Girls” & who is your favorite?