HBO’s ‘Girls’ is the first series that purely captures the neurotic young female mind. If ‘Girls’ is overlooked for a comedy nomination I will be beside myself.
As you may not have heard, or frankly care about, the 2012 Emmy nominations will be announced July 19th. I am telling you right now, if the HBO series “Girls” is overlooked for a nomination in the Comedy category, I promise I will write slanderous comments about the voters for the world to see (I probably would not waste my time, but I am trying to make a point here). It is a series you either love or hate – there is no in-between. The season finale of the 10 episode series aired a few weeks ago, and a second season is in the works.
“Girls” is raw, gritty, and as close to the truth as any writer/producer has ever taken us to the voyage of a 24-year-old living in a big city. It is eerily revealing of a young woman’s thought process, and leaves the female viewer feeling violated, like someone has peered at her vagina with a magnifying glass, while sipping on a glass of Cab Sav and making remarks on how it is a specimen of a poor shaving job. It is the first time that a series has purely captured the neurotic young female mind, and exploited it for all non-gay males to see (I say non-gay, because every gay male friend I have had knows me better than I know myself, and has seen my vagina more than I have without the use of a mirror).
So, to Lena Dunham, creator and co-writer, your viewers owe you two “thanks” in particular:
1) Thank you for allowing men to remotely grasp the concept that there is a motive behind everything a woman says and does, and sometimes we don’t think before we speak and highly, highly regret it later which forces us to try to “fix” the situation with continual verbal diarrhea.
2) Thank you for giving us gals something to relate to by providing us with a plethora of quotes to apply to our daily lives besides “that’s what she said”.
I, on behalf of all “Girls” fans, would like to blindly assume that the Emmy-nomination-voters have also enjoyed Lena’s (and Judd Apatow’s) sense of humour. As a tribute, the following is a list of my favourite quotes that provided laughing material for weeks. If this isn’t comedy, what is?
Hannah: “I don’t want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, thinks I’m the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me. And it makes me feel very stupid to tell you this because it makes me sound like a girl who, like, wants to go to brunch, and I don’t want to go to brunch, I don’t want you to like sit on the couch while I shop, or like even meet my friends. I don’t even want that.”
Charlie: “That’s a semi hard d*ck with a squirrel skin wrapped around it.”
Hannah: “I was wondering about the stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms?”
Jessa: “If I wanted to go on dates, I would, but I don’t because they’re for lesbians.”
Hannah: “It’s probably like his @sshole wearing a friendship bracelet.”
Jessa: “You know what the weirdest part about having a job is? You have to be there everyday, even on the days you don’t feel like it.”
Marnie: “There is seriously nothing flakier in this world than being late to your own abortion.”
Hannah: “The thing is that, these days if you are diagnosed with AIDS, it’s actually not a death sentence. There are so many good drugs and people live a long time. Also, if you have AIDS, there’s a lot of stuff people aren’t going to bother you about. Like, for example, no one is going to call you on the phone and say ‘Did you get a job?’ or ‘Did you pay your rent?,’ or ‘Are you taking an HMTL course yet?’ because all they’re going to say is ‘Congratulations on not being dead.’ You know, it’s also a really good excuse to be mad at a guy. It’s not just something dumb like, ‘You didn’t text me back,’ it’s like ‘You gave me AIDS. So deal with that. Forever.’”
Marnie: “His touch feels like a weird uncle at Thanksgiving”
Hannah: “Here is my unpleasantness. Here are my shameful delusions of grandeur. Here is my struggle to get all this spaghetti into my mouth. Here is my arm squishing against the side of the bathtub. Here are my friends, which are so clearly the only good things I have. Here is some real, real sad sex. Here is my butt. Here is my butt.”
And for those with some extra time on their hands, search the hash tag on twitter #HannahProblems
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