- Published on Thursday, January 17 2013
- Written by Amanda Baltazar
Who run the world? “Girls”.
At least they run HBO. The hit series first aired in April 2012 and recently premiered their second season this past Sunday, the same night it took home two Golden Globe Awards. “Girls” won for Best Comedy Series, and star Lena Dunham won Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series. I’d say that’s pretty impressive for a series after one season.
Dunham not only stars on the show but she is an executive producer, writer, and director. She has also appeared in the film This is 40 with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
So, what exactly does Dunham have up her sleeve that is exciting both audiences and critics alike? Inspired by her own life and "Sex and the City", the series follows Hannah, Dunham’s character, who suddenly must fend for herself in New York after her parents have decided to cut her off financially. The show also follows her three girlfriends, Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), each one with her own personality and set of hang-ups that propel the plotline of the series. These “Girls” live true to their tagline: “Living the dream, one mistake at a time.”
If that’s not enough to get you to check it out, let's drop a really big name: Judd Apatow. The producer of noteworthy comedies like Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Step Brothers, and (my personal favorite) Pineapple Express, also produces "Girls". If Apatow can get behind this series, I can too.
Here is a trailer for Season 2 of the Golden Globe-winning series:
Be sure to check out “Girls” on Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
- Amanda Baltazar, YH Staff