18 April 2012 10:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From HBO's new New York comedy to Don't Trust The B--, these stories of female friendship owe nothing to Carrie et al

HBO has spent the last month on a promotional rampage designed to make sure no potential viewer could be unaware of Girls, it's new comedy about the sex lives of four New York women that is a direct successor to it's old comedy about the sex lives of four New York women. Lena Dunham, Girls' prodigiously-talented director, writer and star, tackles the Satc 2.0 perception head-on in the first episode. "You're like a Carrie with some Samantha aspects," naive virginal Shoshanna gushes to her glamorous bohemian British cousin and mooching roommate Jessa, who professes ignorance of the show. "I'm definitely a Carrie at heart," she continues, unaware of how much she's boring her cousin. "But sometimes Samantha comes out. When I'm at school I definitely put on my Miranda hat. »

- Jonathan Bernstein

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