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Author:  alice1drland [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Girls

Has anyone watched it? The pilot is on HBO's website (free).

I've heard a lot of conflicting reviews about it, but I think I'll keep watching if it's available online. I could see why it's billed as a comedy, but I didn't laugh once - seemed more like a witty drama to me. The writing is good!

Author:  Dave the Cat [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Girls

I only watched it because I went to the same college as Lena Dunham and it's fun to see famous people come out of there. I agree with your assessment and it'll be interesting to see how it progresses. I'll keep watching. I hope she gets rid of that Adam dude!

Author:  smoothie [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:32 am ]
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i liked it a lot! can't wait to watch more episodes..

Author:  ijustdiedinside [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:35 am ]
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I liked it. I think the people who hated it didn't get that you're not supposed to really like the main characters. They're pretty terrible, but I like shows about awful people.

Author:  Paloma [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 am ]
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I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Will watch the next episode to give it another go.

Author:  Kitteh [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Girls

alice1drland wrote:
I could see why it's billed as a comedy, but I didn't laugh once - seemed more like a witty drama to me. The writing is good!

Same here, I didn't laugh but I definitely want to keep watching

Author:  alice1drland [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:58 am ]
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
I liked it. I think the people who hated it didn't get that you're not supposed to really like the main characters. They're pretty terrible, but I like shows about awful people.

Yeah, totally. I keep reading articles that say things like, "Ugh, they're all RICH and WHITE!" I think they're completely missing the point with the idea of this show. I know people like the people in this show. This isn't trying to be Sex and the City, folks.

Author:  pranaferox [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 am ]
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I was definitely a fan, and I'm excited for more!

Author:  kara kara [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:06 pm ]
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I'm interested to see where they go with the characters. The episode had a lot of set-up, but not a lot of payoff. I don't mind, though. I like shows that have that slow burn effect. It has potential.

Author:  Dunebug [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:42 pm ]
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I went to watch it on HBO, and it said it wasn't available in my region. I live in New York... oh, the irony! I had to watch it on Youtube.
I found it kind of depressing, I know the characters aren't necessarily supposed to be likable... but the show in general bummed me out. I'll probably watch the other one they're putting up, but I doubt I'll seek it out after that.

Author:  missmuffcake [ Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:03 pm ]
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The acting was really bad, every girl had that blank glassy eyed look. Also I think the show is trying too hard to be some sort of statement and all you have is a bunch of bland characters.

Author:  Randy Lahey [ Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:12 pm ]
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I'm really liking what I've seen out of the first two episodes so far. While I wasn't necessarily expecting to get lot of laughs, I found myself getting some good chuckles.

I mean, you get to hear Mrs. Weir from Freaks and Geeks drop the F bomb ha. I'm definitely looking forward to more.

Author:  booberthefraggle [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:32 am ]
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oh god it makes me really uncomfortable.

Author:  abbierae [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:10 am ]
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I really liked the pilot. Enough to watch the rest of them when they get to Netflix or itunes.

Author:  jdfunks [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:07 am ]
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I hate the actor/carpenter so much!!


which is to say, I find this show believable and somewhat enjoyable...but after seeing the pilot and reading about the opening scenes of the second, won't go out of my way to watch more.

Author:  bekki [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 pm ]
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I have the silliest, most shallow reason for hating this show. The one with the cousin reminds me so much of someone I really can't stand. And she even acts like a different version of her...so I just get irrationally angry at her. Maybe if the show were better I would focus on that instead.

Author:  Quarantined [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:15 pm ]
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I was all set to hate this show but after watching the first two eps I don't totally despise it. I don't care much for Hannah, but I like the character Jessa so far. Overall I find it pretty sympathetic to women, I'm curious to see where it goes.

Author:  pranaferox [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:58 pm ]
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I'm reallly really loving this show, but it kinda seems like I'm the only one. I hope it doesn't get cancelled!

Author:  soyaspade [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:19 pm ]
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I like it! I thought the 2nd episode was funny. I had never heard of Lena Dunham before and was curious so I read a few articles and watched her feature "Tiny Furniture." She seems like a real character in real-life.

Author:  calcuhater [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Girls

yeah, i'm enjoying it. i like that adam is there. he provides some great tension for hanna.

i was all set to hate "tiny furniture" but didn't. i think i would probably be BFF with lena dunham if we went to college together.

Author:  GraciaKai [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:52 am ]
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LOVE IT!!

Nice to see HBO getting gritty with their shows again. I really miss the show Tell Me You Love Me and this has the same type of feeling accept not as serious. It also reminds me a lot of the new show on MTV I Just Want My Pants Back. But this is much more adult of course since it's on HBO.

Author:  IsaChandra [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Girls

This show makes me want to denounce my vagina.

Author:  Desdemona [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:05 pm ]
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IsaChandra wrote:
This show makes me want to denounce my vagina.
Agreed. If this is what the "women" of the future are going to be like, I'm trading my vagina in for a bazooka (and then turning it on myself). I stopped on it while channel-surfing because so many people are talking about it, and managed about 6 minutes before I had to snap it off.

Author:  Kitteh [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:18 pm ]
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GraciaKai wrote:
It also reminds me a lot of the new show on MTV I Just Want My Pants Back. But this is much more adult of course since it's on HBO.

I've been watching that too but I find Jay so whiny, she took your pants, move on! ;)

Author:  Quarantined [ Fri May 04, 2012 10:01 am ]
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the third episode kind of decided it for me, I really disliked that episode for some reason. It seemed so ridiculous, more so than the first two. The characters were especially whiny and unrealistic, I just couldn't find anything to redeem it. So I think I'll give up on this show now.

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