Girls: Season 1 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
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From writer/director/actor Lena Dunham and comedy veterans Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, this scripted half-hour series focuses on a group of 20-something women in New York and their adventures in post-collegiate floundering. Two years out of liberal arts school, Hannah (Dunham) believes she has the talent to be a successful writer, and though she has yet to complete her memoir (she has to live it first), her parents cut her off financially without warning. Further complicating things for Hannah is her unrequited passion for eccentric actor Adam, with whom she occasionally has sex (when he can be bothered to respond to her text messages). As the harsh reality of rent and bills looms, Hannah leans on her very-put-together best friend and roommate Marnie, who has a real job at an art gallery and an even realer boyfriend (neither of which she can admit she might not love). Meanwhile, their gorgeous British friend Jessa, who has travelled to as many different countries as she’s had boyfriends, appears in the city and moves in with Shoshanna, her naïve younger cousin with Sex and the City lifestyle aspirations. Over the course of Season 1’s ten episodes, the four girls try to figure out what they want – from life, from boys, from themselves and each other. The answers aren’t always clear or easy, but the search is profoundly relatable and infinitely amusing.
- Inside the Episodes
- A Conversation with the Girls
- A Conversation with Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham
- 5 Audio Commentaries with Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and more.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Cast Auditions
- Gag Reel, Parts 1 & 2
- Extended Audio Commentary on Episode 6
- The Making of Girls
- Table Reads
- Fresh Air Interview
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The bad: The show reeks of privileged white Northeasterner girls. It covers every type within that demographic, but it doesn't drift anywhere past that. As a male Asian-Canadian (expat), it's not just really hard to relate, and at worst it's a bit tone deaf (i.e. white privilege). I can't watch this show with my white friends, which was the mistake I made the first time. We enjoy the show differently. 1-star on this measure.
The good: Being in my early 30's, it's awesome to see a show about all the awkwardness of growing up during your 20's in today's world. 5-stars by this measure. I love that a lot of new shows are addressing our generation.
I must confess that I only managed to watch the first twenty minutes of season 1, and then gave up, finding much better things to do with my spare time. I was initially curious about the program having heard an interview with Lena Dunham and references to her part in the series, but I hope she doesn't consider this as the high point in her career.
The contrived lunch with parents who cut her off their financial support did not ring true, was it because of the indifferent acting, or poor dialog that turned me off so quickly - I don't know, I'm not a professional critic and obviously not very articulate, but I suspect that the series is aimed at very young adults.
Maybe this will come in later seasons, but the show doesn't have a working, driven, successful character. It doesn't even have to be a main character, just someone who maybe has a real job, is in their early 20s, who has challenges (even if they're not explored by the show) that resemble those faced by someone who is actually directly in a position to "be successful" or (god forbid) earn a living. There are no contemporary foils to the characters the show follows that get an iota of screen time.
That said, liked the show. Will probably watch season 2.
Nor because the drama concerns things of earthshaking importance, as it doesn’t. I gave this series four stars because
I found I just loved watching a fairly ordinary-looking young woman make her way in her young adult world,
with her motly group of girl and guy-friends, focused on the real and often immature things that many, even fairly
bright "transition-age youths” 18-25 are doing and thinking about these days with in the real world. In bringing this to the screen,
as writer and producer, Lena Dunham has made a marvelous contribution giving us a fairly realistic window into young womanhood.
I don’t see any other TV show doing that. Congrat’s Lena, and to do that at your age!
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