The show follows four twentysomething friends as the navigate life in the big city. There have been a number of comparisons to Sex and the City, which seems obvious given that both shows have four women living in New York City. But Girls is much less flashy and more realistic than Sex and the City (not to say that I don’t love Sex and the City). For instance, in Girls the ladies live in Brooklyn, dress in clothing they could actually afford, and have experiences that are way more reminiscent of “real life.” During the first few episodes there were definitely times when I felt uncomfortable because Girls hit a bit close to home in its realism. Judd Apatow is producing the show, so there are also some great comic moments.
In the Fall of 2010, I interviewed Dunham when her feature film Tiny Furniture opened. I loved that film, and am so happy she has a new project that I’ll get to watch every Sunday for the next few months!
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