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Girls on HBO

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jilter, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    Finally...a show I believe I can watch.
    Pilot was good, waiting to see.
    Not a lot of pub...anyone else watch?

    eta: Maureen Ryan liked it.
     
  2. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It's on my TiVo, and I have a season pass. Not sure how excited I am about it. The preview after GoT made me laugh so I added it on a whim.
     
  3. billypritchard

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    Watched it last night. I give it a thumbs up. It's not riotously funny (at least in the first episode), but I was sufficiently amused.

    Yes, these girls are a bit insufferable at times. But I still enjoyed their interplay.

    The Totem of Chat: Facebook is definitely the bottom. :D
     
  4. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

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    I'll give it a few more episodes but it didn't blow me away. It reminded me a bit of How to Make it in America (HBO) and I Just Want My Pants Back (MTV). 20-somethings struggling to make it in Manhattan.

    Veep looks much more interesting.
     
  5. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    I really liked it, the writing is sharp and witty with just the right tone. I really like TV shows or movies that are like a snapshot in time of characters. It really put a lot of insight into the the current generation. I was the generation right before the one this show is capturing and I could not imagine taking money from my parents into my 20's.
     
  6. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    I agree. I guess I am just so anxious for some good shows to be addicted to on HBO. I miss CYE (for now) and SITC!
     
  7. john4200

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    I barely made it through the episode without turning it off. A show filled with nothing but unlikable, boring, self-absorbed people. I doubt I'll watch another episode.
     
  8. leeherman

    leeherman Active Member

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    So was Seinfeld. Guess that means this show will be a hit too!

    :D

    LH
     
  9. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    No, Seinfeld characters were anything but boring. And the characters were more likable than "Girls" characters.
     
  10. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    You must be fun at parties.
     
  11. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Indianapolis...
    ...Really?
     
  12. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    It was tongue-in-cheek.
     
  13. Dignan

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    It reminded me of Wilt Stillman, a good thing. I was pleasantly surprised.
     
  14. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    You must not be going to the right parties. :cool:
     
  15. billypritchard

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    I have no problem with someone saying they found the show boring and the girls unlikable. They aren't very likable.

    I do however find their behavior oddly realistic and believable, and want to see more of their lives. It's nice to see a show where everyone isn't super-gorgeous, where people have stupid tattoos, where people are irresponsible and selfish and then people call them on it. Sounds pretty right on.
     
  16. getreal

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    Do today's young adults actually walk in on each other in the bathroom and nobody reacts like anything is odd?

    Is sex among unattractive young adults (they are no longer "kids" when they are over 21) actually so available and casual? No nervousness or insecurities/hangups ... really?
     
  17. tiams

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    Sepinwall and avclub also liked it a lot. As did I.

    This is not your grandmother's Sex and the City!
     
  18. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Didn't like it. I could relate to the characters' situations, but not to the characters.

    And the characters are supremely irritating to watch. I almost deleted the show 10 minutes in, but stuck through the whole thing. Then deleted the SP.

    Can't believe I agree with John4200. ;)
     
  19. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I didn't like it all that much but I see a ton of potential so I'm giving it a chance to grow.
     
  20. Family

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    I didn't like it either, but it COULD develop into something so I'm in for a few weeks.
     

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