Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed Lena Dunham's Girls on HBO. I knew it was going to be a different type of show when the initial fade-in presented the main character, Hannah, with food in her mouth. It turned out that she was eating (wolfing down) a nice meal paid for by her parents, right before they dropped the bomb on her that she was no longer getting her post-college allowance.
So when the first series ended with Hannah, penniless (her purse stolen) and stuck in Coney Island eating left-over cake from Jessa's ill-advised wedding I instantly saw that the show had come to some sort of full circle. This is what I liked about Girls. It's not just that it was funny but it always felt like it had a plan, a point of view that Dunham wanted to get across.