Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wilhelm Rips 'Girls' in 'Zombie Girls of Brooklyn'

Girls poster from series premier, via Wikipedia.
The media is infatuated with it, but the HBO series Girls is sad, not funny, says Heather Wilhelm in "The Zombie Girls of Brooklyn" in Real Clear Politics.

In case you're not breathlessly watching every episode, here's Wikipedia's description of "Girls":
 "Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama that follows a close group of twenty-somethings as they chart their lives in New York City."

Here's Wilhelm's description:
Girls "follows the largely depressing, sex-fueled lives of four self-centered, fresh-out-of-college Brooklyn women. Indeed, it is a reintroduction to our old, tired, overworked friend 'Sex and the City,' only dusted off, tossed into Brooklyn, and dipped into a grungy, plastic kiddie pool filled with floating bugs, self-referential 'meta' humor, and ennui."

The Golden Globes? The positive reviews in newspapers and magazines? The media is pushing an agenda, selling a product -- and all the "girls" in the show have famous parents, Wilhelm points out.

Real Clear Politics reader comments include:

* "Just because YOU don't get the joke, doesn't mean it isn't funny..."

* "Since 99.6% of the population aren't watching the show, apparently a lot of people don't get the joke - 0.4% do - about the same percentage that "get" the humor of "bum fight" videos."

* "To a really strong woman, being bold might mean standing tall and dignified. For these characters, boldness means barfing and bad language."

* "The media is throwing awards and praises to a show for nothing more than reaffirming their own philosophy about lifestyle. No one watches it, no one likes it."

* "The media can't push anything on you. If it offends, or you simply don't like it, don't watch."

"Zombie Girls of Brooklyn" here.

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