The Second Season of Girls is back on HBO this January!
Girls (2012) on HBO created by, written by AND Starring Lena Dunham. Above (left to right) Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham, and Zosia Mamet.
If you haven't watched the first season of the hit series Girls on HBO, now is the time to catch up! Since it's premier on April 15, 2012, Girls has become a hit series, revolving around the lives of 4 young adult friends living in New York and facing the many challenges and responsibilities that come with adulthood and independence. However, what makes Girls different from a coming-of-age drama is that it is a modern day comedy with a script that is able to relate to the life experiences of young adults today and touches upon these true to life moments with smart and witty humor that will have you laughing through every episode. See More For Video Clips of the Hit Series Girls
What I find is the best aspect of the show is in its portrayal of real characters that have imperfections and flaws that are both recognisable and refreshing. All 4 girls maintain very different personalities of character but each has their hardship and each has their flaws. When my friends and I first watched it, we were all able to relate to a certain character or certain characteristics of each of the girls which made it easier to relate to the storyline and understand what each character is going through. Lena Dunham does an amazing job with the script and maintains each character's personal style throughout the season, slipping in her comedic, whitty humor as much as possible. I find that each time I watch an episode over I find funny quotes in it that I hadn't noticed before.
Girls Season 1 Recap:
If you havn't seen Season 1 of Girls, and want to know more, this recap is for you.
The show begins with the main character, Hannah (Lena Dunham), getting a visit from her parents in New York and over dinner they break the news to her that they will no longer help to pay her bills. It is here that Hannah's character is introduced as a post-graduate writer who moved to New York to fulfill her writing career, landed an unpaid internship at a publishing company, and then was abruptly financially cut -off by her parents on this visit. This financial blow to Hannah's life, forces her to reevalute her current life and make changes in order to keep her independance afloat in the City.
It is then that we are introduced to Marnie (Allison Williams), who is Hannah's best friend and roommate. Marnie is an old soul and viewed as the "adult" out of the friends, having a high-paying job at an art studio and a long-term relationship with a boyfriend from college. Hannah and Marnie are polar opposites, but as you see their friendship unfold it is eminent that they balence eachother out perfectly. Marnie seems to have her life together, but beneath the surface she is having many doubts especially in her relationship, which she hangs on to for security until a sudden change spins her out of her comfortable life and forces her to also have to face unwanted change and insecurities.
On the otherside of town, the remaining two characters are introduced as Jessa (Jemima Kirke), a british born, free-spirit, with a constant need for excitement and change, moves in to her younger cousin Shoshanna's (Zosia Memet) apartment. Shoshanna and Jessa could not be more different when it comes to every aspect of thinking. Where Shoshanna is neat, inexperienced, uncertain, uptight, yet optimistic, Jessa is blunt, overtly experienced, distructive, careless, and unpredictable. However, just as Marnie and Hannah are an odd pair that works, so does Jessa and Shoshanna each having something to teach the other as the season unravels.
Without getting too much into the specifics of the season, here are a few clips that may help to paint a better picture:
Girls Season 1 Trailer:
Girls Season 1: Episode 2 - We're the Ladies
Girls Season 1: Episode 7 - You Smoked Crack
Girls Season 2 Premiering on January 13, 2013
Girls Season 2 Trailer 1:
Girls Season 2 Trailer 2:
There is a lot more to look forward to with Girls season 2 and I hope you tune in to the watch!
Girls Premiers January 13, 2012 at 9PM on HBO!