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Girls: Freaks and Geeks + Sex and the City

zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
edited June 2012 in Social Entropy++
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QyyuM3CzSs

This is a new HBO program by Lena Dunham (who also wrote, directed, and starred in a film called Tiny Furniture)

It's produced by Judd Apatow and some of you may like his films some of you may not.

This show is funnyyyy, but mostly the moments just feel very real, and I can't get over that. Jorma from The Lonely Island and SNL is in a scene in one of the episodes and my jaw dropped at his character/line delivery/line itself, everything.

It's one of those shows that just feels so much like the singular vision of an artist that it just can't NOT be genuine.

Am I the only one watching this? Because more of you should watch this and get back to me on how much you love love LOVE it.

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    zimfan wrote:
    This show is funnyyyy, but mostly the moments just feel very real,

    You mean except her boyfriend, right? Cause real people don't act like that weirdo.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    it has titties.

    I know that from channel surfing one night and BAM, titties.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Back in the DAY

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    White people problems the show

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    White people problems the show

    yeah because who fucking cares about those people right

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  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    i've heard good things about this but i don't have HBO

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There was this girl around the WAY

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    sex and the city is the decadence of the west

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    sex and the city is the decadence of the west

    9/11 happened because of sex and the city

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Any show that depicts Sarah Jessica Parker as a sex symbol is proof that the west is the great satan.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    sex and the city is the decadence of the west

    9/11 happened because of sex and the city

    if flying a plane into a building would've stopped that show and the vapid 30 something putzes that it spawned, I might've considered it

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    sex and the city is the decadence of the west

    9/11 happened because of sex and the city

    if flying a plane into a building would've stopped that show and the vapid 30 something putzes that it spawned, I might've considered it

    You have my box cutter

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    She liked my homepiece mcA

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    He said he would not give her PLAY!

  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    White people problems the show

    It actually got criticized for not having any black people in the cast.

    Basically Lena said she felt she couldn't write truthfully about an African American girl living in New York, and wanted to avoid tokenism when casting the show. Which if you ask me, is better than 2 Broke Girls' stereotyping all races syndrome

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    I asked him, "Please?" he said, "You MAY."

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    zimfan wrote: »
    White people problems the show

    It actually got criticized for not having any black people in the cast.

    Basically Lena said she felt she couldn't write truthfully about an African American girl living in New York, and wanted to avoid tokenism when casting the show. Which if you ask me, is better than 2 Broke Girls' stereotyping all races syndrome

    Oh I know.

    To be fair that's all I've really heard of the show, and the trailer made it look enjoyable, but didn't really refute the criticism I've encountered at all.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    It's even funnier than the trailer!

    I watched Boardwalk Empire, and although I enjoyed it, I couldn't help feeling like it was very similar to so many other drug shows.

    Girls and Breaking Bad, though, are shows where each episode is so tight and each line is so clever, that I can't help but fall in love with the characters and their struggles. White or not.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    zimfan wrote:
    This show is funnyyyy, but mostly the moments just feel very real,

    You mean except her boyfriend, right? Cause real people don't act like that weirdo.

    Totally know guys who act like that weirdo.

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    You have friends that get into the shower with their girlfriends then pee on them?

    You need new friends, dude.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    wait huh introduce me to your friends

  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    You have friends that get into the shower with their girlfriends then pee on them?

    You need new friends, dude.

    I have not seen this episode.

    Just watched Episode 3 last night.

    Thanks for telling me thoughhhh

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Her pants are tight and that's OKAY!

  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    emily and I watch this every week

    it's pretty great

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    zimfan wrote: »
    It's even funnier than the trailer!

    Wait, that trailer was funny?

    I'm out.

  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    her boyfriend and the awful british girl's cousin are the best characters

  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    It's even funnier than the trailer!

    Wait, that trailer was funny?

    I'm out.

    That's what I'm saying! The trailer does not do the show justice! At allll

    Skull Man knows what's up.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    zimfan wrote:
    This show is funnyyyy, but mostly the moments just feel very real,

    You mean except her boyfriend, right? Cause real people don't act like that weirdo.

    they absolutely do

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    zimfan wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    It's even funnier than the trailer!

    Wait, that trailer was funny?

    I'm out.

    That's what I'm saying! The trailer does not do the show justice! At allll

    Skull Man knows what's up.

    then why not find a funny clip or something instead of that shitty trailer?

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    If she would dance, I would deeJAY

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  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    It's even funnier than the trailer!

    Wait, that trailer was funny?

    I'm out.

    That's what I'm saying! The trailer does not do the show justice! At allll

    Skull Man knows what's up.

    then why not find a funny clip or something instead of that shitty trailer?

    because the humor's more an arrested development/achewood-style slow-burn characterization that doesn't really translate very well to an out-of-context snippet

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    There are tons of scenes in arrested development that are hilarious with 0 context.

    the bees/beads bit for example.

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    This show is amazing. Though I prefer veep slightly more, because Julia Louis Dreyfus and Anna chlumsky are the bestest. Regardless, good job hbo! I never could quite get into bored to death, and entourage was just gross

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    There are tons of scenes in arrested development that are hilarious with 0 context.

    the bees/beads bit for example.

    Shut up and watch the showwwww

    You know you want to!

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    I have mixed feelings about the show. There are parts that I find amusing, but I think my biggest problem is that this kept getting shoved at me with their marketing campaign that it's the 24-year-old girl/woman reality.

    And as a 24-year-old woman I find nothing to relate to about it.

    And I don't find the characters particularly likeable. I think Hannah is a little dumb and her boyfriend is pretty creepy.

  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    yeah i think it's supposed to be a very specific kind of 24 year old girl reality

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    The pilot of this was pretty great, can't wait to watch the rest of it when it hits netflix or dvd or whatever.

  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    yeah i think it's supposed to be a very specific kind of 24 year old girl reality

    Maybe I'm just really boring for not accidentally smoking crack?

    I think I would better enjoy the show if I didn't feel like it was trying to hard to be "my voice" in the world. I dunno.

    I'm still watching it to see if the character develop in any likeable way. I guess I just don't see the realness that zimfan is talking about. At least not yet.

  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    Sassori wrote: »
    Ubik wrote: »
    yeah i think it's supposed to be a very specific kind of 24 year old girl reality

    Maybe I'm just really boring for not accidentally smoking crack?

    I think I would better enjoy the show if I didn't feel like it was trying to hard to be "my voice" in the world. I dunno.

    I'm still watching it to see if the character develop in any likeable way. I guess I just don't see the realness that zimfan is talking about. At least not yet.

    yeah it's definitely irritating when marketing pushes something as a definitive and universal voice of a very large group when it's actually just a narrow slice-of-life

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