Have you ever watched a show and felt like it captured your life exactly the way you see it? Have you ever connected with a show or a character to the point where you feel like they are you? For me, that show is HBO’s GIRLS.
Lena Dunham, creator, writer, director and the show’s leading lady plays Hannah, a college graduate from Michigan living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York while trying to figure out what she wants out of life. Her parents financially cut her off in the opening scene in the series premiere forcing her to quit her unpaid internship and find a job. The struggles she deals with, financial, romantic, personal and professional is that of any single 24-year-old girl trying to make it in NYC.
Hannah lives with her best friend, Marnie (Allison Williams) who seems to have her life figured out with the exception of her boyfriend whom she’s dated since they met at a party in college and can’t stand the sight of. Hannah’s worldly British sexually mature friend, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) comes to New York after another stint of traveling and is staying with her innocent cousin Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and announces she is pregnant and needs an abortion ASAP. Shoshanna, a 23-year-old virgin studies at NYU and believes life is supposed to be like an episode of Sex & the City.
The four completely different personalities come together in a beautiful mix of friendship, drama and hilarious realistic moments. It’s as if Dunham shows the TRUE early-to-mid-twenties of a girl trying to find her way. She accurately portray the lost, mildly immature female so many of us are today that has never been displayed on television as a leading role until now. She shows that not every twenty-something female has it figured out and that’s OKAY.
Season two premieres (10 episodes) in January 2013 and I am counting down the days. My roommates and I have already pre-cancelled any plans we may have the night GIRLS airs. CHECK IT OUT!