Remember watching “Sex and The City” and comparing your group of girlfriends to Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda? Now, do you remember the moment when you realized that the chances of you living in New York City like the “SATC” ladies was slim to none? (I know, I know..some of us are still in denial that we won’t be able to afford an apartment in Tribeca anytime soon..) Well, now we have a show that every girl in her 20′s can relate to. That is, unless you are a girl who actually has her stuff together.
“Girls” is an HBO show written by and starring Lena Dunham. The first season premiered in April of 2012 and the second season begins in just two weeks. With the season premiere right around the corner, it is important for you to know why the show is so great.
The characters in the show are very relatable. After watching, you’ll probably be comparing your friends to Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Tessa. Hannah is an aspiring writer and recent college grad. She doesn’t have a job and was recently financially cut off from her parents. She struggles to pay the rent and have a love life. Marnie is the serious one in her group of friends. She is responsible, has a job at an art gallery, and is struggling with life after breaking up with her boyfriend of five years. She’s craving a life different from the one she has always known. Shoshanna is a current student at NYU. She was embarrassed by her virginity, until she lost it at the end of season 1. Jessa is Shoshanna’s British cousin. She is a free spirit and very unpredictable. She randomly married a man in a surprise wedding.
Some people might say that “Girls,” in comparison to “SATC,” is telling women to lower their expectations. It is also written in a younger audience. I disagree with this, and say that the show is teaching women to be realistic. I’m sorry if I am the one to break the news to you, but most of us journalism majors aspiring to move to The Big Apple will not be able to afford $14 martinis in Manhattan every weekend. “Girls” is about four females in their early 20′s who are supposed to be considered “women” by this time in their lives, but they’re not. They are four confused girls who don’t know what they want out of life. And it’s okay. “Girls” demonstrates that it’s alright if we don’t have it together by the time we’re 25 years old. I think the point is to show there is no need to rush into adulthood.
“Girls” season 2 premiers on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9 pm EST. Watch the trailer below and leave comments about what you think!Girls season 2, HBO, HBO Girls, lena dunham