- Lena Dunham apparently wants to be "The voice of generation". What exactly qualifies her to be that? I have literally never heard of this person prior to watching Girls, but it doesn't matter. She could be homeless and started preaching and I'd listen if she had something important to say. Unfortunately, the only voice she is is the voice of Lena Dunham and I couldn't give a fuck about her ramblings.
- The show would be ten times better if Hannah wasn't in it. Literally every single character in the show is more interesting than her and she is incredibly annoying whenever she is on screen. I'd be delighted to watch second season but when I think of watching this character I just want to puke. Even the worst villains in TV series have redeeming qualities. She has none.
- Hannah is such an awful, self absorbed person I can't believe she has any friends and anyone would put up with her. I wouldn't be her friend is someone paid me money to.
- I can't believe she got someone to sleep with her. I just can't believe that. Even if someone was tempted the minute she started talking bullshit (I'm tight as a baby - one of the many gross and unfunny things she says) she should be thrown out on the doorstep.
- Hannah is lazy, stupid, selfish, self absorbed, sad and irritating. Plus she is one of those delusional people who study English and want to become a writer. She is mooching off her parents, has disgusting sex with someone who doesn't respect her and she doesn't really care about any of her friends. I'm sorry but at least Carrie Bradshaw was likable.
- And her "love interest" on the show. Nothing in the world would turn me asexual but their scenes almost did. I kept hoping they will slip on his piss in the shower and die
- The HIV jokes and date rape jokes...that's not smart. that's just provocative in a "look! look how brave I am" way which only adds to the pathetic factor. If it's provocative and meant to be a joke either a joke or a situation should be amusing. It's not.
- The show, which apparantly is "original", follows the same formula as Sex and the City. No, no - wait. Sex and the City was entertaining.
- Many people especially the main girls are played by daughters of famous people - Brian Williams and David Mamet to mention few. When Dunham was asked about nepotism she said "I was always pretty good at ignoring because it seemed so rooted in basic human jealousy and dislike of other people’s success. There’s just no other way to read that one." What? I think she may need help. There is nothing wrong with making something with your friends, who just happen to have famous daddies. But at least own up to it.
- The way she looks is NOT what real women look like. Real women are not fat blobs who don't care what they look like. People who said she looks real are confusing gross with real.
- When asked about the way race is portrayed on her show (or shall I say is not, as not a single person of color is featured) Dunham said " I felt so lucky to be part of something that was opening that dialogue. I felt really grateful that the debate was happening, a debate that has needed to happen surrounding television for a long time."" Again, I must ask, WHAT? You don't want have any people of color in your show - that's your business - but that comment she made is just ridiculous.
- The show is not well written - some plot points are lost and nowhere to be seen as the show progresses and it's truly unbelievable at times. Also it looks to me as if Dunhan knew that Shoshanna and Jessa are far better and likable characters than Hannah is, so she "fixes" that with giving Shoshanna very little scenes and making Jessa's character completely unbelievable in what must have been the worst finale episode I saw in a long time, thus weakening the show.
- I find it outrageous Dunham got best acting nomination at Emmys. If anyone deserved it, it was Zosia Mamet.
- The show is predictable. Husband wanting to fuck the nanny? Check. Someone standing in the middle of the road being hit by a car? Check. Two awkward characters hooking up? Check. Former nemesis being successful while the lead is not? Check. Infatuated professor? Check.
- It tries to be edgy and cool. It just comes off as gratuitous and embarrassing.
- Charlie's friend who is one of the very few fun characters on the show. Loved all of his scenes. Glad he ended up with Shoshanna.
- Shoshanna who is the funniest one in the bunch. Loved all of her scenes.
- Jessa, who is the only respectable character as she at least has some control over her shit.
- The music in the show is really fantastic.
- When we are not seeing cum shots and peeing in the shower, the show has fantastic and gorgeous cinematography
- The guest appearances which include Michael Imperioli and Chris O'Dowd.
- The party episode was really good.
- Many scenes are very well written. The problem lies in the lack of development for the characters and the inability to decide - on Dunham's part - if she wants to write caricatures or real people.
If I will tune in for season 2 I'll definitely fast forward through Hannah scenes. What HBO does lately amazes me. They have all of those wonderful shows like Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones and then they air this and continue to show The Newsroom, which most of the time is unwatchable. Oh well. They did cancel Deadwood and Carnivale, so why would I expect great things from them?
And please don't compare this hipster wannabe to Woody Allen. Woody Allen, even at his worst, is million times better than Lena Dunham. He always finds balance in his characters. He never unintentionally turns them into caricatures. And even the gross moments in his movies always ended up with people laughing when they saw them - not with the sensation of profound sadness for human race.
Here's the idea for the women who are reading this and want to have their own show and 5 Emmy nominations - stop shaving your legs, stop exercising, stop brushing your hair and washing your face, then write a "script" about all the losers you fucked and where you whine about how much of a loser you are although you don't really think that, because you are so special, talented and important (because...?) then go to HBO and have your own TV seri...oh, my bet. For this to work you have to be connected first.