January has definitely been Dunham appreciation month, she is pretty much gracing the covers of, or featuring in all of the UK magazines at the moment, whilst also single handedly taking the TV world by storm. I believe that she fully deserves the two Golden Globe’s that she won two weeks ago for Best Comedy Series prize and Best actress for Girls.
I watched the first season within a day and I felt like a lost child when they we’re over, however episode 2 is currently screening on Sunday evening’s on HBO, and I am so thrilled that HBO have confirmed a third series to follow. The progression of the story lines every week reflect current issues perfectly, although if I’m honest I wasn’t impressed by the latest Bad Friend episode that aired last weekend. I understand what Dunham was trying to do by highlighting drug use through Hannah’s character, but I worry that it might have glorified drug use for younger audience viewers? Dunham explains the latest episode on the Girls website here. One thing I did really love on the episode was the cameo by DJ’s AndrewAndrew, and their Girls inspired playlist is so good, I can’t stop listening to it!
What I love about Girls is the accuracy that it portrays of what it’s like to be a confused and struggling 20-something-woman in love, work, friendships and relationships in the 21st century. Dunham’s screen writing is the most honest on (American) TV for years, for example:
“I have been dating someone who treats my heart like it’s monkey meat. I feel like a delusional, invisible person half the time so I need to learn what it’s like to be treated well before it’s too late for me.” I think thousands of girls empathised when Hannah (Dunham) came out with this in Series 1, resulting in Dunham being hailed as the voice of a generation.
I love that she is always naked and/or having sex in almost every episode, despite the fact she isn’t a size 6 real life model, I love the cheesy lines from Shoshanna: “I may be deflowered but I am not devalued”, Marnie is the hot bitch we all know in real life, and I love Jessa for her frank honesty and untameable frivolity. Girl(s) Power, I hope it never ends to be honest.
If you haven’t seen it yet…. why on earth not??!! I normally watch it on 1channel, but if you haven’t used it before don’t click this link if you don’t have antivirus as it’s a pop up frenzy!