HBO’s new comedy “Girls” is a hilarious delight. As writer, creator and star, Lena Dunham, describes it the show is “Four girls navigating post-collegiate life in New York.” While the similarities to “Sex and the City” immediately spring to mind, the show has a number of differences as well. These are not four successful adult women who spend their time shopping and getting into swanky parties, they are young, broke and confused. It is also a far less glamorized version of life and New York City that we see. The women deal heavily with taboo subjects like STDs and abortion and the feel of the show is incredibly raw.
In the pilot, we see the main character, Hannah, cut off by her parents. They think (somewhat realistically) that she is spoiled and immature but she wants support to become the artist she feels inside. She immediately goes in search of a job but has trouble finding one while staying true to her passions. Hannah and her friends, Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna, do not have everything (or in some cases anything) figured out but often find joy in the hard moments as much as the easy ones.
The first three episodes were screened for an audience and while I enjoyed the pilot, it definitely got better and better. Episode three had to have been my favorite and I have found myself wondering what is going to happen in the future and eagerly anticipating its premiere. Many women who saw the pre-screening reacted by saying it was a truly accurate portrayal of the grey area in between college and life. In many ways, this show is entering unexplored territory by depicting the life of these Girls. So clear your schedule or set your DVR and watch “Girls” on HBO.
Premieres Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m.
Created by: Lena Dunham
Executive Producers: Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner
Starring: Lena Dunham, Christopher Abbott, and Adam Driver