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foreverLSU
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Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)

First of all I'm a broad so after hearing everybody rave about this show and Lena Dunham I spent this weekend watching season 1 on demand. I truly do not understand the hype. Lena's character is annoying and frumpy, and Shoshanna- who cracks me up- does not get enough screen time.

Sure there were a few funny moments but I don't see how this show is anything special or innovative. I think it would be more like able with less of Lena's character Hannah and more of the other 3 girls who are all way more interesting. Am I missing something?


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Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
never watched it but I wouldn't expect it to be good


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quail man
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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First of all I'm a broad


good to know

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Am I missing something?


i watched 4 episodes...i wanted so badly to like it, but I just don't get it. not sure how old you are, though. it's aimed basically at big city 20somethings...and men over 50 who don't get the internet and want to (for whatever reason) see Lena's tits.

i wish it was better because the idea is great. but i just can't like it. maybe it's the characters.


foreverLSU
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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I wanted so badly to like it


Me too!


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it's aimed basically at big city 20somethings


I'm 27 and I live in Washington DC

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i wish it was better because the idea is great. but i just can't like it. maybe it's the characters.



I think this is the problem. Like Sex & the City I loved the concept but the characters just didn't do it for me


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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not sure how old you are, though. it's aimed basically at big city 20somethings.
we get it you live in new York


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It tries WAY too hard. It's PAINFULLY self-conscious. Each character is slightly more excruciating to endure than the previous character. I watched it and thought how pathetic these people are, how none of them seemed to have any moral center, any real strength,nothing even vaguely wise to offer, like bland socially- failed hipsters that had confused glibness with humor. The Cultural Taste-Makers DEMAND that you adore this show like they do, of course, but anybody with sense can see within minutes that the emperor has no clothes.


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Salmon
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
I fricking loathe the show. My wife likes it. None of the characters are likable. The main fat girl is disgusting and for some reason has to write herself naked in every goddamn episode. We get it. You want the audience to feel uncomfortable about how comfortable you are with your body. We are not uncomfortable. We are disgusted, you fat frick.


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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
Sans Allison Williams why are they so ugly?


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quail man
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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we get it you live in new York


wasn't trying to draw attention that.


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Weebie
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
its the usual sex-driven, gay/lesbian agenda, females sleeping around type of bull shite that most critics love. I've seen a few episodes and I'm not a fan.


(btw I'm pro-gay marriage so I'm not judging it based on that in anyway, but the fact is that is one of the main agenda's being pushed to the American public nowadays on television and the critics/media love it)


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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. The main fat girl is disgusting and for some reason has to write herself naked in every goddamn episode. We get it. You want the audience to feel uncomfortable about how comfortable you are with your body. We are not uncomfortable. We are disgusted, you fat frick.


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eyeran
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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Shoshanna- who cracks me up- does not get enough screen time.
Fwiw, she has gotten a little more stuff to do in season 2.

I think the last episode might have been the best of both seasons so far and Shoshanna was a major part of it.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 6:18 pm


Weebie
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even Howard Stern caved in to the media pressure (unfortunately) and apologized to the main girl on that show for calling her fat and said that she looked like Jonah Hill
This post was edited on 2/9 at 6:17 pm


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TN Bhoy
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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I fricking loathe the show. None of the characters are likable. The main fat girl is disgusting and for some reason has to write herself naked in every goddamn episode. We get it. You want the audience to feel uncomfortable about how comfortable you are with your body. We are not uncomfortable. We are disgusted, you fat frick.



This. ALL of this.


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Sentrius
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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I fricking loathe the show. My wife likes it. None of the characters are likable. The main fat girl is disgusting and for some reason has to write herself naked in every goddamn episode. We get it. You want the audience to feel uncomfortable about how comfortable you are with your body. We are not uncomfortable. We are disgusted, you fat frick.


Precisely, well said.


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John McClane
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
Excellent post


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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saintsfan22
that's the one who constantly gets naked?

I never had any desire to watch this show but this seals the deal.


Sentrius
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I never had any desire to watch this show but this seals the deal.


I agree. Unfortunately, I saw one episode and saw that.

It's some bull shite really. The show is basically saying looking ugly and being fat is ok.


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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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but I don't see how this show is anything special or innovative

it's a celebration of people with a certain set of values, so those people love it

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Am I missing something?

do you dream of moving to NYC and living amongst a bunch of poor people who refuse to get a real job when they prove they're not able to succeed in their dream...and act like their collective failures in life constitute some sort of culture?

if not, you probably wouldn't like girls


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