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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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