it's the same "moving to nyc with dreams" story that's been told 5000 times before
I respectfully disagree. I don't remember any of those shows even attempting to touch on some of the subject matter that Girls does. Of course, the show is on HBO so they have a license to do so. It is a coming of age nyc story, sure thats been done. I think its innovative in how the show goes about telling that story. The show does not glorify the girls actions, rather it constantly tears down their visions of how society is. I think people can identify with how raw and unglamorous some of the scenes are: the awkward sex/relationship conversations, the awkward sex scenes.... the coke night. It all seems pretty real, like we have been there before. Oh and Judd Apatowm (Apatow Productions) produced it...its a really funny show....and, again, its on HBO. All of that adds up to it being a pretty good show, IMO.