History Series / Girls

24th Feb '17 3:26:17 PM slvstrChung
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''Girls'' is an {{Creator/HBO}} dramedy about the exploits of four young women living in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. To most, this concept sounds [[SexAndTheCity very familiar]], but the result is decidedly less glamorous (and probably a bit more realistic) than the ''other'' FourGirlEnsemble that previously aired on the channel.

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''Girls'' is an {{Creator/HBO}} dramedy about the exploits of four young women living in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. To most, this concept sounds [[SexAndTheCity very familiar]], but the result is decidedly less glamorous (and probably a bit more realistic) than the ''other'' FourGirlEnsemble that previously aired on the channel. \n The show premiered in 2012, with its sixth and final season being aired as of the present day (Q1 2017).



* '''Hannah Horvath''' (unham), TheLeader of the group and a recent college graduate who, after being cut off by her parents, is fired from her interning job after demanding full-time employment from her boss.
* '''Marnie Michaels''' (Creator/AllisonWilliams), Hannah's best friend and art gallery assistant. A bit of an IceQueen, she's in a long-term relationship with a loving boyfriend, but finds herself bored with him.
* '''Jessa Johansson''' (Jemima Kirke), a [[TheDrifter drifting]], [[GranolaGirl Bohemian]] Brit who returns to New York after a bit of travelling around. She has a reputation for being unpredictable and flaky.
* '''Shoshanna Shapiro''' (Zosia Mamet), Jessa's American cousin. An excitable [[TheIngenue ingenue]], Shoshanna is extremely insecure about being a virgin.

The show's tone is difficult to encapsulate, engendering a LoveItOrHateIt response from a number of people. It relies on CringeComedy and tongue-in-cheek humor, portraying its characters as lost and flawed--{{Designated Hero}}es, in short, who may be lovable but not necessarily likable. Critics, however, have come down pretty strongly on the "Love It" side; the show's won a number of "Best Comedy" and "Best Performance" Golden Globes and Emmys, as well as a "Best Comedy Director" for Dunham from the Directors' Guild of America--the first time a woman has ever won it.

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* '''Hannah Horvath''' (unham), (Dunham), TheLeader of the group and a recent college graduate who, after being cut off by her parents, is fired from her interning job after demanding full-time employment from her boss.
boss. She finds employment as a writer.
* '''Marnie Michaels''' (Creator/AllisonWilliams), Hannah's best friend and art gallery assistant. A bit of an IceQueen, she's in a long-term relationship with a loving boyfriend, but finds herself bored with him. \n She settles on a career in music.
* '''Jessa Johansson''' (Jemima Kirke), a [[TheDrifter drifting]], [[GranolaGirl Bohemian]] Brit who returns to New York after a bit of travelling traveling around. She has a reputation for being unpredictable and flaky.
* '''Shoshanna Shapiro''' (Zosia Mamet), Jessa's American cousin. An excitable [[TheIngenue ingenue]], Shoshanna is extremely insecure about being a virgin.

virgin, and has the least clear idea of what she wants from her life.

Supporting characters include Adam Sackler (Creator/AdamDriver), an awkward carpenter and actor; Ray Plochansky (Alex Karpovsky), manager of a coffee shop and about ten years older than the rest of the cast; Elijah Krantz (Creator/AndrewRannells), whose LastHetRomance was with Hannah; and Tad and Loreen Horvath (Peter Scolari and Becky Ann Baker), Hannah's long-suffering parents. CastCalculus being what it is, basically every character except Hannah's parents has had a flirtation with at least two of the girls. (Yes, even Elijah.)

The show's tone is difficult to encapsulate, engendering a LoveItOrHateIt response from a number of people. response. It relies on CringeComedy and tongue-in-cheek humor, portraying its characters as lost immature, flawed and flawed--{{Designated often deeply selfish--{{Designated Hero}}es, in short, who may be lovable but are not necessarily likable. Critics, however, have come down pretty strongly on the "Love It" side; the show's won a number of "Best Comedy" and "Best Performance" Golden Globes and Emmys, as well as a "Best Comedy Director" for Dunham from the Directors' Guild of America--the first time a woman has ever won it.
that award.
19th Feb '17 8:24:38 PM pepsimax
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* '''Marnie Michaels''' (Allison Williams), Hannah's best friend and art gallery assistant. A bit of an IceQueen, she's in a long-term relationship with a loving boyfriend, but finds herself bored with him.

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* '''Marnie Michaels''' (Allison Williams), (Creator/AllisonWilliams), Hannah's best friend and art gallery assistant. A bit of an IceQueen, she's in a long-term relationship with a loving boyfriend, but finds herself bored with him.
19th Feb '17 8:09:55 PM pepsimax
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Co-produced (with Creator/JuddApatow), written by, and starring Lena Dunham, the show follows the lives of four young women transitioning into full-blown adulthood. The [[TitleDrop girls]] are:
* '''Hannah Horvath''' (Lena Dunham), TheLeader of the group and a recent college graduate who, after being cut off by her parents, is fired from her interning job after demanding full-time employment from her boss.

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Co-produced (with Creator/JuddApatow), written by, and starring Lena Dunham, Creator/LenaDunham, the show follows the lives of four young women transitioning into full-blown adulthood. The [[TitleDrop girls]] are:
* '''Hannah Horvath''' (Lena Dunham), (unham), TheLeader of the group and a recent college graduate who, after being cut off by her parents, is fired from her interning job after demanding full-time employment from her boss.
16th Jan '17 4:03:07 AM JamesAustin
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-->"I think I might be the voice of my generation. Or at least ''a'' voice of ''a'' generation."


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->''"I think I might be the voice of my generation. Or at least ''a'' voice of ''a'' generation."''
18th Oct '16 3:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''{{Sex and the City}}'' meets ''{{Freaks and Geeks}}''.

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* XMeetsY: ''{{Sex and the City}}'' meets ''{{Freaks ''Series/{{Freaks and Geeks}}''.
3rd Sep '16 5:24:41 AM comicwriter
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The whole point of Sandy in Season 2 was to address the criticism of the show's lack of diversity. This is particularly evident when he admits to not liking a piece of Hannah's writing by saying "It wasn't for me."



* MonochromeCasting: One of the major complaints about the show. It's set in Brooklyn, albeit in a largely white part, which makes this fairly striking. This was addressed by Lena Dunham, who apologized for the show's whiteness in several interviews. Perhaps to offset this criticism, [[Music/ChildishGambino Donald Glover]] has been signed on for a recurring role in season 2.

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* MonochromeCasting: One of the major complaints about the show. It's set in Brooklyn, albeit in a largely white part, which makes this fairly striking. This was addressed by Lena Dunham, who apologized for the show's whiteness in several interviews. Perhaps to offset this criticism, [[Music/ChildishGambino Donald Glover]] has been signed on for was cast in a recurring role in season 2.
25th Aug '16 1:15:06 PM PrincessGwen
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* HideYourPregnancy: By the taping of the second season's seventh episode, Jemima Kirke was noticeably pregnant, so she spends much of the episode with bags or something else covering her mid-section.



* RelationshipUpgrade: Hannah and Adam in the first series. It doesn't last long though. However, they later get together and they remain together.

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* RelationshipUpgrade: Hannah and Adam in the first series.season. It doesn't last long though. However, they later get together and they remain together.



* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Shoshonna's a virgin, and very insecure about being such, so this is bound to come up. [[spoiler: In the finale of season one, she finally loses her virginity to Ray.]]

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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Shoshonna's Shoshanna's a virgin, and very insecure about being such, so this is bound to come up. [[spoiler: In the finale of season one, she finally loses her virginity to Ray.]]



* SpiritualSuccessor: As a FourGirlEnsemble dramedy set in New York that airs on HBO, it's naturally one to SexAndTheCity. [[ShoutOut Shohanna even has a poster of the SATC movie in her apartment, and designates Jessa as a Carrie/Samantha.]]
* StylisticSuck: The delightfully corny music video to Marnie's cover of Edie Brickell's "What I am", which to her disdain found its way to Youtube.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: As a FourGirlEnsemble dramedy set in New York that airs on HBO, it's naturally one to SexAndTheCity. [[ShoutOut Shohanna Shoshanna even has a poster of the SATC movie in her apartment, and designates Jessa as a Carrie/Samantha.]]
* StylisticSuck: The delightfully corny music video to Marnie's cover of Edie Brickell's "What I am", Am", which to her disdain found its way to Youtube.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: While all of the characters have their sympathetic moments, all four leads and ''especially'' Hannah often veer into comically inappropriate narcissistic behaviour.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: While all of the characters have their sympathetic moments, all four leads and ''especially'' Hannah often veer into comically inappropriate narcissistic behaviour.behavior.
13th Jul '16 5:59:55 PM Adept
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* MonochromeCasting: One of the major complaints about the show. It's set in Brooklyn, albeit in a largely white part, which makes this fairly striking. This was addressed by Lena Dunham, who apologized for the show's whiteness in several interviews. Perhaps to offset this criticism, [[ChildishGambino Donald Glover]] has been signed on for a recurring role in season 2.

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* MonochromeCasting: One of the major complaints about the show. It's set in Brooklyn, albeit in a largely white part, which makes this fairly striking. This was addressed by Lena Dunham, who apologized for the show's whiteness in several interviews. Perhaps to offset this criticism, [[ChildishGambino [[Music/ChildishGambino Donald Glover]] has been signed on for a recurring role in season 2.
13th May '16 11:43:23 AM daedalus71
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: While all of the characters have their sympathetic moments, all four leads and ''especially'' Hannah often veer into comically inappropriate narcissistic behaviour.
17th Mar '16 5:45:03 PM Ciara25
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** Hell the second episode of the 5th season shows Adam and Jessa doing it individually on a sofa.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: When Hannah goes by [[ItMakesSenseInContext to pick up her father's wallet from a guy he met online]] and the man claimed nothing sexual happened, Hannah says "Well I can't trust you people" and states she doesn't mean Gay men but White Men over 50.

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** Hell Hell, the second episode of the 5th fifth season shows Adam and Jessa doing it individually ''individually'' on opposite ends of a sofa.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: When Hannah goes by [[ItMakesSenseInContext to pick up her father's wallet from a guy he met online]] and the man claimed nothing sexual happened, Hannah says "Well "Well, I can't trust you people" and states she doesn't mean Gay gay men but White Men white men over 50.
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