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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Watching on Wednesday: Girls

Title: Girls (Season 1)
Type: Show
Age Group: Older Teens +
Release Year: 2012
My Rating: 5/5

A TV series following real problems of a group of girls in their 20s living in NYC.

LOVE IT. Yes, straight to the point with this review. It's one of the very few modern shows I find that tackles life issues in a more realistic way compared to something like Gossip Girl. Each girl has their very own unique personalities and quirks that contribute to the show. I admit, one of the girls, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), can get a little too animated for me. But I absolutely love love love Marnie (Allison Williams) because not only is she stunningly gorgeous but I love her caring for her best friend Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her stern persona. 

What I enjoy watching as well are the sex scenes. Nothing explicit but a lot more realistic with what sex would be like in real life compared to the glamorized version in Hollywood. It can be awkward sometimes and Girls definitely brings that up.

There is no direct plot line because the show follows the girls' lives day-to-day. I really don't mind it because I personally enjoy how it's a show I can relate to. Such as how relationships fall apart and time changes everything. If you want something more plot-driven, Girls may be a little bit harder to get into. 

The one thing that I did find bothersome once in awhile is the lack of proper transition from one episode to another. It doesn't happen for every episode but I realize that it would time skip and you suddenly would be like, "What just happened? When did this just happen?". However, overall I highly recommend this show. I watched episode one after another after I started until I was done. I am very eager for the second season this winter!

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1 comment:

Liviania said...

I've heard lots about Girls and keep meaning to see it, but haven't yet. It's nice to be reminded by another enthusiastic review!