16 April 2012 9:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After what seemed like endless hype, a roundup of reviews from across the web of HBO's much-buzzed-about new comedy

After weeks of breathless hype and speculation, HBO's Girls has finally aired. So, does Lena Dunham's show warrant the thousands of gallons of ink devoted to it? The critics have weighed in, and the consensus is: on balance, yeah.

Read some highlights from around the web. But don't be so passive about it. You have your own chance to weigh in at 1pm Et Monday during a Guardian live chat:

Ken Tucker in Entertainment Weekly:

What may prevent Girls from vaulting into top-tier status so far is the absence of one necessary element of the genre Dunham is working in: joy. Consider that even her HBO cousins Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mike White's Enlightened and Lisa Kudrow's mighty The Comeback – none of them Mary Tyler Moore-ish, hat-flinging life-affirmers »

- Amanda Holpuch

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Louis C.K.
Woody Allen
"Sex and the City" (1998)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners