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Girls on HBO

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

  1. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    Having a discussion of what is funny can be kind of pointless. What I find funny many others may not. I like kind of off the wall humor while my wife abhors such things. Funny is pretty subjective.

    I don't get much guffaws from Girls. More smirks. I thought the scene on the bench discussing who the Ladies were and the silly advice from the book was well done. The moment in the bar where the hipster dude calls his mom was funny. Hanna mocking Marnie for throwing a beautiful 'abortion party' was funny.
     
  2. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    The conversation in this thread is far more interesting to me than the show.
     
  3. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    The way the girls handled the abortion trip. The comments about the girls obsession of getting AIDS and the reference to Forrest Gump's Jenny as the catalyst of it. The girls RAPE joke during a job interview. The sex role playing akwardness where the guy is all into it and the girl tries but it is so disconnect from him.

    Those off the top of my head. The way I summarize my humor to new people is I appreciate comedy who takes taboo topics and make them funny. Rape, HIV, Abortions all in 1 episode? Tri-fectia for me.

    I also find it interesting to hear about the current lingo of social networking and how the younger generation views it and relates to it. Texting, facebooking, chatting, etc..
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Fair enough. I like off the wall humor too. Family Guy and South Park fill that bill nicely for me. But if a show is a comedy, there better be something I laugh at, not just smirk.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    If I just watch it and say "That's funny," are you going to dump me?
     
  6. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    Is that a Scrubs reference or a Seinfeld reference? Probably Scrubs, but if it was Seinfeld he may try to go after your roommate.

    -smak-
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Seinfeld. Which is odd, because I didn't watch a lot of Seinfeld and don't remember much of what I did see, but that episode really stuck with me...
     
  8. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    I disliked the characters because I had trouble empathizing with their situations. I'd dislike these people in real life as much as I would in a work of fiction.

    Moving on.
     
  9. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    well said billy. (47 y/o white dude who is also digging this show)
     
  10. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    I thought the opening sex scene in the second ep was hysterically funny
     
  11. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    Interesting that you bring up Mad Men (brilliant show, no doubt). Talk about a show with unlikeable characters (and I love em all).
     
  12. Crow159

    Crow159 Winter is Coming...

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    I did too, I spit my drink out on the "continent of Africa" line.
     
  13. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    Da boogie...
    HBOs streak on great shows has ended for me with this and Veep. They're both pretty awful. SPs deleted!
     
  14. Aniketos

    Aniketos New Member

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    The interview, "You threw you a great abortion", Talking about being scared of HIV, "Have you seen Rent?" "Yeah like twelve times, that's why I moved to New York" several other lines.

    I think the writing is quick, I was a listless 20 something, I like shows about people who are not inherently likable. etc. etc.

    It's ok to not like a show. I think The Big Bang Theory is horrible, doesn't mean others do.
     
  15. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    Tim Goodman put it well in this week's Power Rankings


    "...a lot of viewers probably thought "Vagina Panic" was an upgrade over the pilot. It doesn't really matter. All that matters is that you watch. And for some of you, that will require a broadening of the mind or at least some willingness to look at a subculture you might not normally be drawn to. Everybody else, continue basking in the audacity and originality."
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    You have to "love" critics who think you are a narrow minded dolt if you don't like what they do. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    He didn't say you were a dolt! :D
     
  18. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    Yeah, even as someone who liked the show I hate comments like that.

    Some people think Mad Men is boring pretentious crap.
    Some people think Big Bang Theory is annoying schlocky humor.
    Some people think Sopranos was a foul despicable show.

    You know what? Who cares!
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Yes
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    No

    LOL!!

    Seriously, if we all had the same taste it would be easy to program TV now wouldn't it?
     
  20. Cainebj

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    I am bitterly still trying to get over the fact they are letting a 24 year old write, produce, star in AND direct this show. Regardless of who she is related to.

    And then to top it all off she's doing pretty good at all 4 jobs. :up:
     

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