I am sick of this show priding itself on it being "the realistic view of 20 something year old women living in New York"
I don't know if this will bump this thread or not (or if it is anchored).. but I am troubled by Girls. I am on Episode 5 of Season 2, and I fully enjoy the show. I find it entertaining and interesting.
That said, I do not at ALL agree with people who called it a more realistic Sex and the City. First of all, the women on Sex and the City are wayyyyyyyyy more relatable to me. They react in situations the way that real people would react. The characters in Girls don't do that at all. I don't know who all these fricks are that relate with them, but HOW?!
How can you relate with girls who treat their best friend like absolute shite.. who can just phase guys in and out of their life never looking back.. who can have something like your best friend moving out TWICE (Elijah and Marnie) and you are still friends with them (well, at least Marnie)??
That's not at all realistic. That's weird hipster crazy people's normal maybe, but not mine.
I think that Lena is very talented. I watched Tiny Furniture and loved it. It's amazing to me that she writes this show and stars in it, and she does a swell job of making her character so hateable.. which I think she does purposely.
I can even relate with some of the awkward sex scenes they've had.. small shite.
But on a larger scale, I find the show to be more of some freakshow's reality rather than the reality of a normal 20-something.