March 4, 2014

Girls




I’m finally caught up to the third season of Girls. I love that show.

The show is not for everyone. The general description is that it's a ghetto and raunchy Sex and the City. And in some ways, yes. The girls don't go to glamorous parties, wear designer clothes, go on fabulous dates with random rich men, because that's not the point. It takes a specific sense of humor from a specific sense of era to comprehend this TV series.

In the very first episode of season 1 the main character, Hannah, bitches and moans about her parents cutting her off while she tries to become "the voice of her generation" writer in New York. Marnie hates her clingy boyfriend and commented that when Charlie touches her it feels like "a weird uncle". In the grand scheme of things, these seem very insignificant, very #firstworldproblems, compare to say Game of Thrones where countries are fighting over the iron throne, or Walking Dead where anyone can get bitten and die anytime. But it's the small stuff in Girls that win me over. The day to day bullshit that us 20 somethings have to go through: paying rent, chasing dreams, falling in and out of love, and the struggle of meeting society's expectations on what we ought to accomplish at a specific age frame.

Aside from the daily trials and tribulations, I find it hilarious how accurately these stereotypical characters are portrayed. I have known crazy and naive girls exactly like Shoshana, and I have dated guys like Adam in Season 1, who cared very little of my existence, and like Charlie, the smothering love.

I grew up in the 90's. The show gives me the comfort that I'm not the only one who still don't have life figured out past graduating from University. Though I have a full time job, I still have no idea 'where I see myself in 10 years' or 'when I will get married'. People have been telling me that I will eventually figure it out for years now but I am still unsure of a lot of things. I connect with the show because I feel that the characters go through what I'm going through: the realization that nothing is forever, your parents won't always be there, some things are just out of your control, and friendships fall apart whether you like it or not.

Life isn’t like Sex and The City. Friendship isn’t like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And love isn’t like The Notebook. I like Girls the same reason why people like cheezy love songs: "If you're going through difficult times, it's hilarious how you turn on the radio and even the most cliché things perfectly capture how you're feeling. And then you realize why people wrote those songs" - Lisa Loeb

12 comments:

  1. i guess i should watch this too

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  2. I haven't seen Girls yet but I've heard so many
    good things about it! c: Xx

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  3. I seriously need to start this series! It sounds so awesome

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  4. I haven't watch it yet, but It likes awesome!
    xoxo
    lore
    htt://www.plikipliki.blogspot.com

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  5. I love watching Girls. I like like realistic this show is. I mean how often do you live like Carrie Bradshaw? This show is legit! :)

    xxDenysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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  6. I'm not familiar with any of the shows/movies referenced in this post. But I bet you could have guessed that. :)
    The part about figuring things out is BS. That doesn't happen...we just live.

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  7. PS - and you're doing it really well!

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  8. I am sure you are doing fine... I honestly don't think anyone has it all figured out... I don't and I am 50... it's okay though, things work out the way they are supposed to and we just do the best we can... :)

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  9. I saw this show once, lol, rather explicit but very close to reality. Better compare to the other shows that housewives are watching, i.e. Mistresses, Devious Maids, Revenge, etc. The husbands are complaining you know! LOL. Not for me though, I even missed the Oscars! LOL.

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  10. I agree, it's the small things about the show that makes me watch it more. It's relatable! I need to catch up with a few episodes. :)

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  11. I watched the 1st episode when it came out and was disappointed. Personally, I thought it was very boring. But maybe I didn't give it enough credit or thought process. Maybe I'll give it another try.


    I don't have anything figured out as well. I somehow stumbled on a good government job without even going to university, but I don't really know where I'm headed from this day on. Oh, life!

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  12. I enjoyed Season 1 immensely but there's a grittiness to Girls that makes my skin crawl sometimes...like Adam's apartment lol!! But I've to admit my 20s was filled with uncertainty, bad boys, lots of partying, blurry hangover Sundays, so I could relate to most of it. I couldn't really get into Season 2, esp towards the end when Hannah hooks up with this middle-aged divorcee and goes a bit nuts. Though emotional highs and lows are also a key feature of anyone's 20s ;)

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