GIRLS talk (the Lena Dunham thread)

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i mean i totally understanding not "getting" it or it not being your cup of tea, but actually having a big issue with it?

Sisig Steve (stevie), Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am 'getting' the characters more and more and it still makes me laugh so whatever...

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think bc of a few factors (the kind of coverage it has gotten, its zeitgeistiness, her 'voice of generation' comment, etc) ppl have felt implicated by the depiction of characters in the show. so there's a lot of defensiveness around it. most non-millenials i've spoken to who dislike it are more blase 'it was boring' about it. millenials feel repulsed tho, which is kinda understandable.

Mordy, Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know a couple of woman who find the show depressing, which translates for them as a kind of hate, but have only watched a bit of ep 1. they'll come around...

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah women i'm talking about are millenials. either hits a bit close to home or they're like 'fuck these girls, i'm not them'

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i guess that makes me happy re: this show to be lower-end-gen-x and a sometimes tragically observational writer type

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think bc of a few factors (the kind of coverage it has gotten, its zeitgeistiness, her 'voice of generation' comment, etc) ppl have felt implicated by the depiction of characters in the show. ...millenials feel repulsed tho, which is kinda understandable.

oh, that makes sense. lol, i'm old, so it never even occurred to me that people might relate to it in that way. i just get to laugh at other people's problems.

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even with all that I find it difficult to understand strong feelings about this show one way or the other. It's just a group of post-college young people in New York who say funny things but otherwise don't do much of anything. What's there to feel strongly about?

I always envisioned 20 somethings living in NYC as being a lot better looking and more hip than these squares.

All kinds of heinous things, Friday, 18 May 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kind of the point tbh

raw feel vegan (silby), Friday, 18 May 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

This show reminds me of Degrassi in so many ways.

Yerac, Friday, 18 May 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 degrassi

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's a comparison i haven't heard that makes sense.
pecs mcanal as drake

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am usually pretty susceptible to I HATE THIS BECAUSE [EXTERNALITIES] kinds of feelings, so i've been making an effort to not do that w/ this, and it seems to be working because i've happily watched every episode and recommended it to people. i laugh more at it than i laugh at most shows.

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ me too, and that's the only important yardstick for sitcoms

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I am too with certain things and the two I mentioned DEFINITELY are. That's why they came back and sheepishly apologized. It got kind of heated last weekend because I was totally incredulous at their level of hate and dismissal after TEN MINUTES especially coming from a pair with some pretty fucking questionable taste in television.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 18 May 2012 11:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see people hating something that seems to hit close to home, but sometimes it's even easier to hate something that comes close to hitting that mark, but fails on some account. I think in my past I've been very guilty of the latter.

mh, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish more art "hit close to home," tbh.

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

max, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Girlish Gambino

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

man she looks SO happy to be hanging with him

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird how there hadnt been many paparazzi shots of girls until the day when donald glover was on set

max, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I HATE THIS BECAUSE (EXTERNALITIES)

this motto shd be displayed over gateway to internet

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 18 May 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah thats a good one

flopson, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "externalities" part should be spoken in a booming voice-of-god reverb

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who is that person?

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

donald glover aka childish gambino aka a voice of a generation

bailiwick bill (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just saw peter's scolari

da croupier, Monday, 21 May 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 21 May 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll never be able to like this character now that i know she backs into parking spaces

Hungry4Ass, Monday, 21 May 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

great episode

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Monday, 21 May 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

raw feel vegan (silby), Monday, 21 May 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hungry4Ass otm

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 21 May 2012 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

"class of 06"

I will continue watching this show only if they promise to never say that out loud again.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

This Adam guy, I like him. No idea why. Pharmacy guy looked like the pale weird guy from Twilight. Lovely episode!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh and loooooooool at the benefit. Pretty Girl Rock performance was A+

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adam seems much less hateful now.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm not sure how bc he's still pretty much the same as when we met him. maybe that's why? like, he just "is".

the tao of adam or some bullshit

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

We see more of Dunham liking him? Being into the seemingly creepo shit he was pulling during sex?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

true. lol @ her sticker finger up pharmacy boy's butt

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

By this point if Adam ever puts a shirt on or leaves his apartment it'll seem really weird.

Dan I., Tuesday, 22 May 2012 07:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like any time ive tried to pursue quirky seemingly-mismatched relationships where im also somewhat curious about what a person's deal is, my initial instincts were right & we were in fact mismatched

littledotheyknow (D-40), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

not saying this doesn't work in this show, but that it contrasts w/ my experiences or something

littledotheyknow (D-40), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway good ep

littledotheyknow (D-40), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

disappointing guest appearance from luka modric this week

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 09:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would still like to see this programme.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg scolari peen!

We just saw a different side of Adam, I think. The one that clues us into why she likes him.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

those of you pitching a bitch about how horrible and evil the mom was for wanting to not bankroll hannah's ongoing peter pan syndrome might want to take a step back

phooey and nuts and phooey (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah i was wondering what miccio thought of sundays ep

max, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wondered the same thing.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink


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