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Girls on HBO

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

  1. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    Interesting reviews. The episode is still waiting for me so I hope to get to it today. I'm like some of you in that if I see an inkling of potential I'll hang for a while anyway.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I didn't like the characters. And if that's supposed to be a representation of what has become of our 20 somethings, then we are all in trouble. (and having 2 20 somethings, it's not so far off unfortunately). They are entitled d-bags with no self respect, no respect for anyone else for that matter.

    But, it's a train wreck and mildly interesting, and I also kind of like that these are "normal" looking girls, not super models/actresses. Still, not sure if the show is supposed to speak to my demo. With so much stuff recorded every week, I'll probably pass on this one.

    I should add, that might have been the most uncomfortable consensual sex scene I've ever seen in my life. I couldn't wait for it to end.
     
  3. KRS

    KRS Mmm...invisible cola

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  4. tiams

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    That really was awful. She couldn't even get him to give her a straight answer about whether he was wearing a condom.
    "Let's play the quiet game"
     
  5. tem

    tem Active Member

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    :confused: really ? only "attractive" people get to have casual sex in your world ? I think you've been watching too many movies.
     
  6. tem

    tem Active Member

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    then the scene accomplished its objective
     
  7. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    I thought there was plenty of nervousness and insecurities in that hook-up scene.

    Plus, why should the general attractiveness of someone effect their sexual nature? Very weird viewpoint.
     
  8. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Ugh! Okay, so now I have to over-explain what I already asked before you twisted your interpretation into a "weird viewpoint" about only "attractive people" having casual sex. :rolleyes:

    The issue I was addressing was the concept of entitled young people who are raised with so much exposure to superficiality and manufactured beauty all over the media, that if their specific body type and clothing doesn't reflect the media's image of "beauty", I would have thought that they would experience a LOT more anxiety about getting undressed and participating in casual sex.

    Why is that a "weird viewpoint"? It was a question. :rolleyes:

    Don't worry about my question. I am clearly not the demographic this show is aiming at.
     
  9. Aniketos

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    I enjoyed it well enough, I get why this show is going to be polarizing. I'm usually drawn to protagonists that you're not supposed to like, so I'll keep watching.

    On Sepinwall's podcast, Dan Fienberg put it well. They're basically on a fine line of being annoying enough to not want to watch it, but the show didn't show didn't cross that line yet, but he reserves the right to be annoyed by it later.

    I feel the same.
     
  10. tem

    tem Active Member

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    If anything, I think Gen Z (or whatever) is more sexually active because of the media.
     
  11. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

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    I really enjoyed the show. Gritty and realistic.
     
  12. Ment

    Ment Active Member

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    Believe this show would be about Gen Y (Millennials). The show could definitely turn off alot of viewers as it doesn't have superficial hooks that most shows of the genre have: kind of a mashup between Freaks and Geeks and Sex and the City. Given that its an Apatow tv project that makes some sense. The girl who plays Marnie is Brian Williams daughter: now I see his mug whenever I look at her :(
     
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Perhaps, but who wants to watch that? If the objective was to get people not to watch, it succeeded in my case.
     
  14. billypritchard

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    I know you said don't worry, but I want to! I get your point now, but I think there are two counter points. 1) It's not really 'casual sex' in that this isn't the first time they've had it. 2) I think that regardless of cultural messages, people like to get naked and have sex.

    I doubt I'm the demographic either, but I'm not really sure what they are aiming at. It's kind of amazing the backlash this is getting. Good conversation material.
     
  15. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    I finally watched. I'm not sure what I think. I will keep my SP. The main girl's parents, played by Peter Scolari and a lady who looked really familiar but whose name was not at all familiar, were a good addition to the show. The Brit girl intrigues me. I think there are enough elements for it to develop into a decent show.
     
  16. tiams

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    Zosia Mamet who plays Shoshanna is the daughter of playwright and director David Mamet. She is also the lesbian on Mad Men.

    Jemima Kirke who plays Jessa is the daughter of the drummer for Bad Company (Simon Kirke).
     
  17. Aniketos

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    [media]http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2012/04/nepotism.jpg[/media]

    Still like the show, just find this poster funny.
     
  18. getreal

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    :up: :)
     
  19. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    The thread has already spawned this very interesting thread with some intelligent observations...I like!

    Did not know about all the famous offspring...cool.
    Fun - waiting to find out if a show will fizzle or sizzle...this could do either.
     
  20. Hoffer

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    I couldn't even make it through the entire episode. Got close to the end and shut it off. This show was not made for me even a little bit.
     

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