Sanchita Nahar


It’s that time, where we all gather here, make a prayer circle, hold hands and discuss that new show ‘Girls, which was created by 26-year-old Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow. ‘Girls‘ is a comedy that was supposed to change the way that women in their early 20s are portrayed on television, from their love lives to their bank accounts. From a parental point of view, if you were to watch it with your teenage daughter, you will watch ‘Girls‘ with one hand partially covering your eyes, thinking, “I hope my girl doesn’t turn out like this.” If you’re 20 years old and living in New York, struggling to both pay your rent and figure out how you’re going to make it in today’s world; the fact that someone understands your struggle, is endearing. It may not be perfect, it may not even be all that good, but ‘Girls‘ is great for one reason; it depicts a reality, which shows such as ‘Gossip Girl‘ fail to touch on. ‘GG‘ is good for Upper East Side escapism, but sometimes it’s good to watch a familiar character. I’m not even from New York, far from it actually, but the everyday life scenarios that the show portrays, are something all young women can relate to, in their own lives. It’s a controversial show about x chromosomes, but it’s not the first, and it won’t be the last. For Carrie Bradshaw, and the countless 30-something women like her, the New York journey was about love, marriage, success, and attempting to redefine yourself if and when those things don’t happen. In ‘Girls‘, it’s about all of these things, too, but for the most part, it’s just about getting by. Characters like Carrie knew what they wanted, even if they had to struggle to get it; but the girls of this new show, have no clue where to even begin.

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