I've spent much of the last day and a half watching Girls. Have you heard of this show? If you haven't, it's about time you do. It premiered last April and season two premieres January 13th. Here is a quick preview to what the show is essentially about, go on, click, click, click.
The show follows the life of Hannah Horvath, a twenty-something trying to live the American dream in New York City. Hannah is a struggling writer working a non-paid internship in the city and living with her best friend, Marnie. The show begins with Hannah finding out that her parents are cutting her off financially, she soon has to leave her internship and her quarter life crisis essentially begins. The show also follows Hannah's two other friends, Jessa (a British girl) and her cousin, Shoshanna.
I quickly fell in love with the show because it is so well written. The main character, Lena Dunham (Hannah) is also the writer, creator, producer, and director of the show. Lena is only 26! Apparently she has a book of personal essays (much like her character in the show) releasing in the near future titled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned. Obviously, I will be checking this out and spilling my thoughts here once I get my hands on it.
There's nothing I love more than books and movies that feel real to me. I want to relate to a show and feel like the characters could be people I know in real life. Don't get me wrong, I like Sex and the City as much as the next girl, but I don't really share a life as glamorous as Carrie Bradshaw or Charlotte York, and Mr. Big is a little unrealistic. Gossip Girl is fun too, but life in the Upper East Side is far from relatable to my life, and probably yours too. Girls feels real, I actually have friends with issues like those in Hannah's life, everyone around me is going through a quarter-life crisis, and we don't all look like we stepped out of Vogue or Cosmo (looks or clothing wise). The show is graphic...it is on HBO after all, but then again so was Sex and the City. Unlike the super sexy content of Carrie Bradshaw's many encounters, Girls' feels much more raw and honest. Trust me.
Conclusion: check it out...like,
yesterday right now. Season one is only ten episodes and they are all less than 30 minutes, making it super easy to get through. I really wish I had spaced out watching the episodes...I don't want it to end. It's just so good. Go get caught up, and once you do, check out what's to come January 13th when season two premieres!
Are you as obsessed with Girls as I am? Please don't make me feel alone here...