Sunday, 3 February 2013

Girls on Film (well, television)...

Over the weekend a friend introduced me to Girls. Owing to the fact we have the world's worst freeview service, this sublime slice of comedy-drama (dramedy?) had hitherto completely passed me by.

Which would have been a travesty. After taking a while to warm up to it during the first episode, it wasn't long before I was utterly hooked. We watched the first five episodes back-to-back. An addiction had been born. I seriously haven't been this captivated by a new show since Heroes (yeah, remember that?) first aired, which was, what, five, six years ago? We're talking quite a while.

Anyway, back to Girls. Having watched the entire first season in a sitting and a half, I'm champing at the bit to get started on season two. But, thanks to the fact we can't afford a Sky package right now, if, um, ever, I'll have to wait until it's released on DVD. Or watch it via some other, possibly not altogether legitimate means. Ahem.

If you too are late to this particular party, Girls stars Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath. A twenty-something graduate/struggling writer/intern trying to make it in New York City. The show captures her, and her friends, trying to negotiate their way through the social, professional and emotional minefield that is the 20s. It's often not a pretty sight, but it's refreshingly honest and it's a theme that will probably ring true for anyone who's gone through the decade wondering where the hell they're heading, how they're going to get there, and whom they should be heading there with?






     Girls- Sky Atlantic- Mondays - 10pm






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