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Smiley0884
04-24-2012, 05:21 PM
That, to me, was the funniest moment in an episode full of many other darkly funny moments. The awkwardness of her saying it, then realizing how bad it was, then trying to explain (and justify) the joke, was fantastic.

Though I'm older than the character (and maybe wiser, but that's arguable), I can totally relate to the kind of foot-in-mouth feeling that comes with having a bent sense of humour. :shuffle:

I loved that moment too, because I said something pretty cringe worthy (although not nearly as bad as a date rape joke!) at a job interview, just last week :P I could totally relate.

I'm 26, and what I loved the most about this show is how it exposes just how entitled my generation is, without actually making it sympathetic. I like that Hannah has flaws.

I have a lot of friends in NYC, and I live in Boston, so I can relate to how much of a struggle it is to make it on your own, in an expensive city, in your 20's as a post grad, in a crappy economy. It took me two years to find a job after graduation, but instead of living off Mommy and Daddy, I waitressed for those two years. I had a lot of friends that lived off their parents, and it annoyed me to no end how entitled some of them were. I actually like Hannah a lot, and like many of my friends, I think she just needs a little visit from the self awareness fairy. ;)

Cachoo
04-24-2012, 05:31 PM
Thanks a lot to all of you for your opinions. - I'm afraid there's going to be one more tv serie on my watch list. Gotta stop at the store, I'm in the mood for Lindt double milk chocolate with cereal crisp.

I read last summer a serie about the young Sex and the City girls was going to premiere in 2012. They were going to tell us all about previews: how they met each other, how they landed their jobs and all that stuff. As apparently a third sequel was ruled out.
This "Girls" is not it, right?


On a side note:



It's pretty astonishing a country would feel entitled to get what they want in life, given you did everything you were supposed to do, and at the same time stepping into a hospital would feel to the same country like a commodity only those who can afford are entitled to.

I did not know about the "Sex" prequel but this show is not about Carrie and company.

Artemis@BC
04-24-2012, 06:00 PM
I did not know about the "Sex" prequel but this show is not about Carrie and company.

I believe the prequel is this series: The Carrie Diaries (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2056366/).

I remember a discussion a while back of a SitC prequel but for some reason I though it was going to be a movie. Anyway, I don't know if it will be great or terrible, but I really like AnnaSophia Robb, who will play the young Carrie. She blew me away in Bridge to Terabithia.

As for Girls, I downloaded episode 1. Haven't watched it yet but am keeping an open mind.

loulou
04-24-2012, 07:06 PM
I did not know about the "Sex" prequel but this show is not about Carrie and company.

I understand it's not. That's why I was wondering: "was this what reviews talked about when they mentioned Sex and the City prequel?". I would have been disappointed if it was.



I believe the prequel is this series: The Carrie Diaries (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2056366/).

I remember a discussion a while back of a SitC prequel but for some reason I though it was going to be a movie. Anyway, I don't know if it will be great or terrible, but I really like AnnaSophia Robb, who will play the young Carrie. She blew me away in Bridge to Terabithia.

Thanks for providing the title. So, they really went for pretty for the Carrie character. I guess it makes sense, even SJP wasn't SJP when younger and playing in Footloose.

genevieve
04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Lena Dunham, creator and star of the show, made a big splash last year with her film Tiny Furniture - she's the reason I'm interested in the show. I didn't think it was trying to be "revolutionary", just funny and a bit biting about millenials.

*Jen*
04-24-2012, 09:43 PM
It's pretty astonishing a country would feel entitled to get what they want in life, given you did everything you were supposed to do, and at the same time stepping into a hospital would feel to the same country like a commodity only those who can afford are entitled to.

I assume the entitlement would extend to their parents health insurance.




I'm 26, and what I loved the most about this show is how it exposes just how entitled my generation is, without actually making it sympathetic. I like that Hannah has flaws.

I don't think we were supposed to sympathise with Hannah when she screwed up her job interview. I think we were supposed to cringe. I wonder if people think, because Lena Dunham is so young, she's also entitled. I think she's sending it up, but maybe not, or maybe people don't realise she is?


I have a lot of friends in NYC, and I live in Boston, so I can relate to how much of a struggle it is to make it on your own, in an expensive city, in your 20's as a post grad, in a crappy economy. It took me two years to find a job after graduation, but instead of living off Mommy and Daddy, I waitressed for those two years. I had a lot of friends that lived off their parents, and it annoyed me to no end how entitled some of them were. I actually like Hannah a lot, and like many of my friends, I think she just needs a little visit from the self awareness fairy. ;)

ITA. I didn't waitress but I'm still in a job that's way below what I studied for, still struggling to make ends meet, still looking at friends I graduated with 2.5 years ago living off their parents, not so much as waitressing, and it makes me angry.

A few others got great jobs after a year or two of living off their parents, because they had the time and resources to put into job hunting and unpaid internships. That annoys me merely on the basis that I'm jealous ;)

Overall I think the series is pretty realistic, and I like that.

Cachoo
04-25-2012, 01:15 AM
I'm glad people who are living in NYC and out of college and making their own way are posting.