Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lena Dunham's "Girls" Premieres on HBO Sunday, Breaks Network TV Protocol with "Plain" "Unpleasant" Heroine. Yes!

From the NY Times review by Alessandra Stanley:
“Girls” has none of the cheeriness — and forced punch lines — of “2 Broke Girls” or “Whitney.” Hannah is not a heroine fit for network television. She is plain, unshapely and unpleasant in ways that are only occasionally endearing. She’s a parasite sponging off her parents and a forgetful and sometimes unreliable friend. Her liaison with Adam (Adam Driver), an out-of-work actor, is debasing.       
Not like Broke Girls or Whitney, plus debasing liaisons. And just like thatGirls is on my record list.

Here's a trailer: