Hit series, Golden Globes, media darling and generational “it” girl… Of course you’re destined to become a target for haters. While HBO’s “Girls” continues to be a solid hit in its just-launched sophomore season (866,000 viewers), Brooklyn Heights rez and show creator, star, et al, Lena Dunham gets another feminine lashing, courtesy of Heather Wilhelm in “The Zombie Girls of Brooklyn” in Real Clear Politics, who makes clear, this is no “Downton Abbey”!
“‘Girls’ managed to take home two Golden Globe awards last week. This included a prize for best comedy, which makes me think that the Golden Globes might be the Western world’s most elaborate working satire since Jonathan Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal.’”
“‘Girls’ follows the largely depressing, sex-fueled lives of four self-centered, fresh-out-of-college Brooklyn women. Indeed, it is a reintroduction to our old, tired, overworked friend ‘Sex and the City,’ only dusted off, tossed into Brooklyn and dipped into a grungy, plastic kiddie pool filled with floating bugs, self-referential meta humor and ennui.”
“Since 99.6% of the population aren’t watching the show, apparently a lot of people don’t get the joke (so) 0.4% do, about the same percentage that get the humor of bum fight videos.”
“To a really strong woman, being bold might mean standing tall and dignified. For these characters, boldness means barfing and bad language.”
“The media is throwing awards and praises to a show for nothing more than reaffirming their own philosophy about lifestyle. No one watches it, no one likes it.”
In the famous words of every 1960s’ musician… “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”
( h/t McBrooklyn )