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5.0 out of 5 stars "Listen ladies...", 19 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Girls - Season 1-2 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
You just have to give it a go, fat chance is - you are going to LOVE it!

This is one brilliant show, which well deserved the critical acclaim it got, and put Lena Dunham on the map (my map, anyway, after a bit of a research I found out Lena was rocking the world with her creations well before the "Girls").

Perhaps not from the pilot, but from the second episode I was hooked. The show is edgy, smart, funny, quite unique, different and a bit (sometimes more than a bit) awkward. Each episode is its own story, and each chapter is one brilliant sitcom in its own right. The series slowed down in the middle episodes of Season One, there was, at times, a lot of over-dramatising (and a bit of over-acting in the beginning). The Second Season has solid srtories from Shoshanna's relationship with Ray to Hannah's OCD (brilliantly done! If you ever had even a mild form of OCD, you will appreciate and recognise the motions Hannah goes through). Overall, the show was very much enjoyed by me.

I loved all of the characters, from narcissistic and aloof Jenna to uptight Marnie, and curious, honest, with a wry sense of humour, phenomenal (and embracing it) Hannah, and, of course, Shoshanna, who lives by the rules of bad reality shows and self-help books with titles like "Listen Ladies: A Tough Love Approach to Love" (but she grows up a lot in Season Two).

Time flew by! (And I appreciated less than half an hour episodes - you can watch a few and still have an evening left!) Yes, when I think about this I admit there is not a lot of philosophising going on, and I appreciate a lot of people may think there is no substance to the series, no glowing idea behind "Girls". But I tend to disagree. And in any case, I think the series is a great way to banish the boredom and cringe at the mistakes made by someone else, rather than you.

P.S. And you have to check out the soundtrack!

P.P.S. Have I mentioned that I love this show?!
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