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SlowFlowPro
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)

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These are all statements of "independence." It's her "proof" that she doesn't need love or her old friends... she's going to make it.

her job isn't a real job

she still relies on her friends (her real job is managed by a friend + the dinner scene)

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Now she can do whatever she wants, including hook up with some guy who is out of her league

in reality this makes no sense. in a dream? possibly

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Except... that doesn't satisfy her at all.

i thought it was the opposite. it satisfied her so much she had her little poorly written breakdown, then went super hannah. they were making her look like a horrible person, as usual

that's my biggest thing...i just don't see why people are so enthralled with a show that is basically filled with horrible people who are not entertaining while not being funny


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Jwodie
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)


Your hatred for this show is unbridled, my man.


SlowFlowPro
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
it's the fricking babel of tv shows


TDTGodfather
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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i just don't see why people are so enthralled with a show that is basically filled with horrible people who are not entertaining while not being funny

i only watched two episodes but that's my feelings.

my wife watched it and got the appeal but quit after a few episodes b/c she wasn't that into it.





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iluvdatiger
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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Your hatred for this show is unbridled, my man


he hates everything though


shinerfan
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
The actual Lena Dunham is even more revolting than the character. From the 1-1/2 episodes I've seen I don't see where they're even trying to be funny.


And being that physically repugnant is no accident. Its a choice she makes every single day.
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Matisyeezy
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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The actual Lena Dunham is even more revolting than the character


You know her?


Fox Mulder
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
Let me guess, 10 pages of how gross Lena Dunham looks without clothes. It's a valid criticism


Matisyeezy
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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10 pages of how gross Lena Dunham looks without clothes


Yep

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It's a valid, superficial criticism


FIFY IMO


JBeam
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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You know her?

TD knows everyone.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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he hates everything though

whaaaaaaaaaaat?


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BugAC
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Member since Oct 2007
22125 posts

re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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It's a valid, superficial criticism


FIFY IMO


It's only superficial if she's not naked in every single episode.


Fox Mulder
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Austin, TX
Member since Dec 2010
32769 posts

re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
She's disgusting. I'd be ok with it if she wasn't such a deliberate exhibitionist. She's giving us all the finger at the expense of her show's success. Bad move IMO


Matisyeezy
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Member since Feb 2012
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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She's giving us all the finger at the expense of her show's success




You're right, show is a total flop


Fox Mulder
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Member since Dec 2010
32769 posts

re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
Critical success is not the same thing as commercial success.


shinerfan
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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You know her?




Due to the absurd overhyping of the show I know her better than I care to. She's everywhere.


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Dr RC
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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Critical success is not the same thing as commercial success.


Well the show has already been renewed for a 3rd season. HBO even upped the episode order from 10 to 12.

So HBO seems to think its successful so far.


Matisyeezy
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Member since Feb 2012
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re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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Critical success is not the same thing as commercial success


I grant you that, it's completely beyond dispute, but the two aren't mutually exclusive. I think it's also safe to say that critical acclaim and commercial failure can in time give way to commercial success. I think the perfect example of this is the guy who has attached his name to this show, Judd Apatow. Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared were both commercial failures yet outstanding shows -- he persevered and eventually his name turned into the proverbial Midas Touch. It's not absurd to think she can do the same thing even if Girls flops, though it's already looking like it will be around longer than both of the JA shows I mentioned. Especially as long as she's capitalizing upon her status as the flavor of the week/media darling.

...and let's be real, you really think Lena Dunham isn't making bank right now? In October she signed a book deal for 3.5 million, plus whatever she gets off of Girls. Sure, she's not exactly an OT baller yet, but give it time


wildtigercat93
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Hammond, LA
Member since Jul 2011
54473 posts

re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
This seems like a good arguement

I want to watch this show so i can join in the fight


lsuhunt555
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Member since Nov 2008
24430 posts

re: Girls on HBO (I don't get the hype?)
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I want to watch this show so i can join in the fight


Don't do it. Its not worth it.


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