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Old 04-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #61
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I think I have a good sense of humor. What exactly did you find funny?
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.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #62
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The conversation in this thread is far more interesting to me than the show.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #63
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I think I have a good sense of humor. What exactly did you find funny?
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..
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #64
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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..
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.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #65
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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.
If I just watch it and say "That's funny," are you going to dump me?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #66
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If I just watch it and say "That's funny," are you going to dump me?
Is that a Scrubs reference or a Seinfeld reference? Probably Scrubs, but if it was Seinfeld he may try to go after your roommate.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #67
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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.
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...
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:14 AM   #68
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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.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:29 AM   #69
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Do we have to fit a target demographic to enjoy a show? I am a 37 year-old white male who lives in a midwestern city. I share almost zero in common with the title Girls of this show.

Why do I enjoy it then? Am I supposed to only watch things about 30-something white dudes in the red states? Sad to say, I won't be watching much tv. Still, I could get closer than this I guess.

I like to watch/read/experience things that are outside my comfort zone, or that aren't part of my daily life. I enjoy seeing things that are different. My life was zero like Jerry Seinfeld's. It is (thank god) zero like Game of Thrones. But I enjoy those things immensely.

Even if I can't identify with their exact lives, I can identify with being 24 years old and somewhat lost. With not having a career path or feeling like a loser. With wanting sex but not exactly having good sex all the time. I don't get why these things are alien.
well said billy. (47 y/o white dude who is also digging this show)
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:31 AM   #70
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I think I have a good sense of humor. What exactly did you find funny?
I thought the opening sex scene in the second ep was hysterically funny
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:40 AM   #71
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See, for me, I like "Mad Men" partly because I have sentimental memories of the time period as a little boy. That stimulates my pleasure centre and makes me feel enjoyment, whereas some younger people just find it boring, as they cannot relate to anything in the presentation.
Interesting that you bring up Mad Men (brilliant show, no doubt). Talk about a show with unlikeable characters (and I love em all).
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:53 AM   #72
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I thought the opening sex scene in the second ep was hysterically funny
I did too, I spit my drink out on the "continent of Africa" line.
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HBOs streak on great shows has ended for me with this and Veep. They're both pretty awful. SPs deleted!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #74
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I think I have a good sense of humor. What exactly did you find funny?
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.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #75
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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."
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #76
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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."
You have to "love" critics who think you are a narrow minded dolt if you don't like what they do.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #77
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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.
He didn't say you were a dolt!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #78
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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.
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!
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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!
Yes
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LOL!!

Seriously, if we all had the same taste it would be easy to program TV now wouldn't it?
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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.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #81
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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.
And since the show is autobiographical, it gives some hope that the main character will GROW THE EFF UP!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #82
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The writing on this show is a little too hip and full of itself...it detracts from the believability. There are moments of humor, but nothing that makes me truly laugh. Ultimately the worst offense to me is that the characters are all just not likable.

I'm out.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #83
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Man, there was almost more totally awkward sex on this recent episode than I could handle. I almost quit not far in to this episode, but I think I'm going to keep watching. I feel like I do need to know how these characters develop, assuming they do. If they don't begin to evolve soon, however, I might be out.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #85
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I had a Girls marathon today and watched the entire first season. I enjoyed it very much. I found the characters to be very relatable (I'm 29). I either know someone like them or I am somewhat like them.

I like that they don't hold back on the sex stuff. Some of those scenes were pretty shocking and real.

I'm very impressed that Lena Dunham writes, produces, directs and stars in it. For such a young woman, she really has her hands full and has done a wonderful job.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #86
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The first few episodes of Girls were not as funny. I liked them well enough to keep watching, but the show got MUCH funnier later on, IMO.

Same with Veep... I enjoyed the second half or so of the season much more than the first. JLD is an amazing comedienne.
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