Originally Posted by NewChief
What's the deal with the show Girls? I don't get HBO, but salon.com hasn't been this obsessed with something since Barack Obama appeared on the political scene. It's kind of creepy how much they obsess on this show.
Everything I read about it makes me think it's Sex in the City with a dumpy hipster instead of Sarah Jessica Parker.
It's incredibly hard to explain. I've never come across someone who I'm less physically attracted to, yet found more endearing, than Lana Dunham. She;s not just 'dumpy,'' she's doughy in the middle, and flat in the chest, and with a weak chin. But there's an endearing quality to her that breaks through in moments in the show. Part of it is her writing such great material at such a young age. It's not just 'Sex in the City rebooted.' It's Millenials growing up in a post SatC world with all the expectations and disappointments adjusted and rationalized. She [and her friends] are growing up in a perfect situation for their demographics, yet are both flailing and thriving in said situation, depending on your metrics.
The key is her eye for minutiae. In the most recent episode, there's a 5 second scene of her trying to do the workout being shown on the TV that's the most depressing and endearing scene I've seen in a long while. A while back in season 1 there was an extended scene where a rich guy who had lured two hotties to his impressive crib, but they were amused with him than impressed, and he loses his shit in an impressively inventive way. You have to see the scenes to realize their import. There's no more I can say.
It's the epitome of a a 'you had to see it' situation. Watch 2-3-4 episodes of the show and come back and discuss is all I can advise. I've never seen anything so contemporaneously repellent and adorable in a long while.