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(Salon)   Girls sucks. Stop comparing things to it   (salon.com) divider line 76
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2013-05-18 11:03:52 AM
Ok, so the article says nothing about girls "sucking".

Girls doesn't suck. Girls is actually, like it or not, a pretty interesting work of art. It's just polarizing.  Not liking something is not the same as it "sucking".  I don't like show tunes, but I know they don't suck.
 
2013-05-18 12:36:54 PM
Amen, subby.

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2013-05-18 12:45:03 PM
Girls is f'n horrible.
 
2013-05-18 01:04:51 PM
meehaw:

Girls doesn't suck.

That's been my experience lately too.  Do you suppose it's my cologne?  Maybe I should wash more thoroughly.  I heard that drinking pineapple juice might help.
 
2013-05-18 01:28:50 PM
I like the show.  The main actress is repulsive looking to me, but I think that's the point of it.  Her room mate from season 1...omg that's a hottie right there.

The writing is funny (what the main actress is good at).
 
2013-05-18 01:37:01 PM
 
2013-05-18 01:42:38 PM

tchau: I like the show.  The main actress is repulsive looking to me, but I think that's the point of it.  Her room mate from season 1...omg that's a hottie right there.

The writing is funny (what the main actress is good at).


The first season was ok.  The second was atrocious.
 
2013-05-18 01:49:58 PM

doyner: The first season was ok. The second was atrocious.


The second season had the episode "One Man's Trash" which was a fantastic mini-portrait of a doomed relationship and a great takedown of Hanna by Dunham.

moistD: So Girls is The Chronicles of Riddick?


I really liked the Chronicles of Riddick, for all its flaws.

FloydA: That's been my experience lately too. Do you suppose it's my cologne? Maybe I should wash more thoroughly. I heard that drinking pineapple juice might help.


Maybe you are on Fark too much.
 
2013-05-18 01:56:18 PM
Subby, get a grip.  Anyone who proclaims themselves "the voice of a generation" is above criticism.
 
2013-05-18 02:02:17 PM
I'm a 32 year old professional male. It's a good show and it's funny. Get over it.
 
2013-05-18 02:03:34 PM
Girls gave me cooties
 
2013-05-18 02:07:59 PM
New Girl > Girls
 
2013-05-18 02:10:14 PM
Not one single reference in that article meant anything to me.
 
2013-05-18 02:14:59 PM
I watched one episode of Girls and just didn't like the characters.  I understand that you aren't supposed to, but that's just not my preferred form of entertainment.  I don't get the people who seem to hate Girls and Lena Dunham with a passion.  It's a farking tv show.  It's ok if other people like it, it's also ok if other people don't like it.

As more women start getting good writing jobs is it surprising that we start to see more stories that are written woman centric?
 
2013-05-18 02:23:40 PM
WTF is Girls?  I've never heard of it.
 
2013-05-18 02:26:09 PM
I know it's a good show because so many of the characters are completely despicable and you don't want anything good to happen to any of them. It mean they're...complex or something. That's how you know it's a good show - because you don't want to watch it.
 
2013-05-18 02:28:13 PM
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/Never seen the show.
 
2013-05-18 02:33:48 PM
Girl is a terrible, terrible comedy. It's an okay drama.

JasonOfOrillia: doyner: The first season was ok. The second was atrocious.

The second season had the episode "One Man's Trash" which was a fantastic mini-portrait of a doomed relationship and a great takedown of Hanna by Dunham.


Funny, that was the episode that really started to make me hate the show. On All Fours and Marine's singing storyline only made me hate it more and the Season 2 finally the final nail in the never gonna watch this shiat again coffin.
 
2013-05-18 02:44:42 PM
Know how someone always comes along and complains "Big Bang Theory" is blackface for needs?  I get that vibe from 'Girls."  It's blackface for shallow, narcissistic biatches.
 
2013-05-18 02:45:36 PM
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yuck
 
2013-05-18 02:45:51 PM
Damn autocorrect.  That should have been "blackface for nerds."
 
2013-05-18 02:50:10 PM

Brakefornobody: Know how someone always comes along and complains "Big Bang Theory" is blackface for needs?  I get that vibe from 'Girls."  It's blackface for shallow, narcissistic biatches.


you're a genius.
 
2013-05-18 02:51:34 PM

meehaw: Ok, so the article says nothing about girls "sucking".

Girls doesn't suck. Girls is actually, like it or not, a pretty interesting work of art. It's just polarizing.  Not liking something is not the same as it "sucking".  I don't like show tunes, but I know they don't suck.


If it's polarizing, that means 50% of people out there thinks it sucks.
 
2013-05-18 02:59:36 PM

LDM90: I know it's a good show because so many of the characters are completely despicable and you don't want anything good to happen to any of them. It mean they're...complex or something. That's how you know it's a good show - because you don't want to watch it.


Pretty much, yeah.

I can understand why someone might think that it's good; it very accurately captures what unpleasant, narcissistic, emotionally damaged people are like. What I can't understand is why people would want to watch it.
 
2013-05-18 03:09:14 PM
 
2013-05-18 03:14:32 PM
I can't believe someone actually compared Edith Wharton to Girls.
 
2013-05-18 03:16:03 PM

kronicfeld: I'm a 32 year old professional male. It's a good show and it's funny. Get over it.


I'm thinking about going pro too, as my contract for being an amateur male is coming up soon.
 
2013-05-18 03:23:14 PM
I've only seen two episodes of Girls and honestly just found it boring. The entire notion of post-college disillusionment is something my generation is already pretty familiar with.

/if there's more to the show than that, then i missed it in what I saw.
 
2013-05-18 03:24:38 PM
I watched the whole first season, and after every episode I couldn't understand why I was watching the next one. It just made me angry, but I finished the season.

I got that with Portlandia too. Just sitting in front of the TV, willingly making myself look like grumpy cat.
 
2013-05-18 03:24:57 PM
Never saw the show, but this still made me laugh.
 
2013-05-18 03:31:06 PM

doyner: tchau: I like the show.  The main actress is repulsive looking to me, but I think that's the point of it.  Her room mate from season 1...omg that's a hottie right there.

The writing is funny (what the main actress is good at).

The first season was ok.  The second was atrocious.


That's where I'm at with it. I really enjoyed the first season, enough that I added it to my regular viewing list. I've gotten three episodes into season 2 and I just have zero desire to continue.
 
2013-05-18 03:42:54 PM
Watched an episode, hated all the characters, didn't give a shiat about the things they were constantly whining about.
 
2013-05-18 03:58:25 PM

Cake Hunter: I watched the whole first season, and after every episode I couldn't understand why I was watching the next one. It just made me angry, but I finished the season.

I got that with Portlandia too. Just sitting in front of the TV, willingly making myself look like grumpy cat.


I would totally sit through commercials to watch grumpy cat sleep.

Girls is just awful. But if it gets you through the day, enjoy!
 
2013-05-18 04:00:58 PM
Why would any guy willingly listen to some ugly biatch complain about her life if she's not a blowjob machine?
 
2013-05-18 04:20:51 PM

kronicfeld: I'm a 32 year old professional male. It's a good show and it's funny. Get over it.


I think the key to me enjoying it is remembering that I was just as hopeless and self-absorbed when I was right out of college. At that age you tend to get pretentious and full of yourself until life reminds you how much you still have to learn.
 
2013-05-18 04:27:03 PM

Brakefornobody: Know how someone always comes along and complains "Big Bang Theory" is blackface for needs?  I get that vibe from 'Girls."  It's blackface for shallow, narcissistic biatches.


Well Sex and the City has been canceled for a while now, so something had to take up the mantle.
 
2013-05-18 04:37:08 PM
I know Lena Dunham is far from the conventional beauty, but I saw her on some talk shows and it seems like she has a great personality and she is cute. I've never seen "Girls" so I don't know what het character is like. But I'd like to meet Lena.
 
2013-05-18 05:08:10 PM

Skyrmion: Brakefornobody: Know how someone always comes along and complains "Big Bang Theory" is blackface for needs?  I get that vibe from 'Girls."  It's blackface for shallow, narcissistic biatches.

Well Sex and the City has been canceled for a while now, so something had to take up the mantle.


No, no, you got it wrong. SATC wasn't blackface for shallow biatches, it WAS about actually shallow biatches. And god help us, it shaped so much of our society.

See, Girls is pandering, SATC was influential. See the difference?
 
2013-05-18 05:15:26 PM
Damn, that was an irritating article.
 
2013-05-18 05:18:44 PM
I really couldn't pass half of the first show... What a bunch of awful characters...
 
2013-05-18 05:30:20 PM

Honest Bender: WTF is Girls?  I've never heard of it.


This
 
2013-05-18 05:38:06 PM
"Girls" is worse than Watergate.
 
2013-05-18 05:43:57 PM

DarkPascual: I really couldn't pass half of the first show... What a bunch of awful characters...


Ill explain it to you like everyone who likes Portlandia explains it to me when I express how awful the show is

You just don't  get it.
 
2013-05-18 05:45:06 PM

Mad_Radhu: kronicfeld: I'm a 32 year old professional male. It's a good show and it's funny. Get over it.

I think the key to me enjoying it is remembering that I was just as hopeless and self-absorbed when I was right out of college. At that age you tend to get pretentious and full of yourself until life reminds you how much you still have to learn.


And that explains a lot about people who like  Girls.

A lot of us were  notthat hopeless and self-absorbed when we were young. Maybe we had some maturing to do, but we weren't  that pretentious and narcissistic as younger people.

So  Girls appeals to people who were complete and total assholes when they were younger. I get it, now.
 
2013-05-18 05:47:55 PM
women aren't funny?

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2013-05-18 06:01:34 PM
I'd be good with seeing Lena Dunham naked in my bed the morning after. Nevermind that I haven't seen a woman naked in my bed in forever. I'd still be good with it. I might even brag about it after. Don't laugh.
 
2013-05-18 06:16:35 PM
I am totally not cool enough to understand this article.
 
2013-05-18 06:23:24 PM
But do they swallow?
 
2013-05-18 06:24:07 PM
I can pretty much summarize this thread thusly:  There's some TV show on called Girls that only a small fraction of pretentious douchebags have seen.  It's about a bunch of self-centered whiny biatches with no apparent source of income.  So basically it's Seinfeld in the Friends universe, the worst of both worlds.
 
2013-05-18 06:33:10 PM
I've tried and tried to get into it, but basically the only thing it has going for it is it reminds a bunch of bloggers and internet "tastemakers" about their lives being young, living in Brooklyn and getting into writing.     Upon breaking down it's many, many, many flaws as a show the people defending it basically just fall back on the default of "Well, if you lived in Brooklyn, you would totally love it."      Which really just proves how poor the show is.     You don't need to be an ad executive from the 60s to realize the quality of Mad Men, or a meth cook in Albuquerque in enjoy Breaking Bad.
 
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