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Girls 

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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

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Lena Dunham
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Lena Dunham ...  Hannah Horvath 62 episodes, 2012-2017
Allison Williams ...  Marnie Michaels 55 episodes, 2012-2017
Jemima Kirke ...  Jessa Johansson 53 episodes, 2012-2017
Adam Driver ...  Adam Sackler 49 episodes, 2012-2017
Zosia Mamet ...  Shoshanna Shapiro 48 episodes, 2012-2017
Alex Karpovsky ...  Ray Ploshansky 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Andrew Rannells ...  Elijah Krantz 35 episodes, 2012-2017
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ...  Desi Harperin 25 episodes, 2014-2017
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The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna. Written by Anonymous

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Nowhere to grow but up See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Csajok See more »

Filming Locations:

New York Bay, New York, USA

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Apatow Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Mixed feelings
22 May 2012 | by CharWomanSee all my reviews

I hadn't been following the show yet but decided to get caught up since all the episodes were available on demand, and since they are nice and short it didn't take much time.

I have mixed feelings about the show. I'm definitely not in my twenties anymore, and even when I was my situation was different from Hannah's (I was broke and struggling through art school without any family support, and not in New York). That was years ago--Hannah could theoretically be my daughter--yet I recognize and sympathize with a lot of what goes on in her world. A good bit of the show is funny and smart, and I do care about her--she's afraid and a little lost and going through a series of disappointments. I get how it feels to have something to say and find yourself (or others) questioning whether it really needs to be said, which must be really rough when you've spent the last few years in a crucible of complete focus on self-expression (grad school). I'm just not sure I like her. And maybe that's OK, since Hannah doesn't seem to like herself very much despite little bursts of ego and a chronic exhibitionism--but the occasional moments pop up where it feels like I'm supposed to cheer her on when I want to shake her instead. Her motives seem hollow, and too focused on trying to actively *impress* others, which could be intentional. It's hard to tell if she's having trouble being herself or if the trouble IS that she's being herself. Maybe the generation gap is to blame, or maybe there is no message and she's just packaging up and delivering a slice of life without any adjectives or claims printed on the box. And there is certainly more going on in the show besides the protagonist's character study.

I'll continue watching to see how Hannah progresses. There is value in the writing, and it's pretty original. Feels a little like a graphic novel (a la American Splendor), weirdly. Glad to see Zosia Mamet after being introduced to her on Mad Men, and hope her character (Shoshanna) is allowed to grow out of what appears to be comic relief. Also good to see Becky Ann Baker again, the warm and authentic mom from Freaks and Geeks. She's less cuddly here but just as real.

If you're in your twenties you may well like this more than I do. If you're {ahem}older you might like it more than me anyway. But it's certainly worth watching an episode or two to find out.


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