‘Girls’ season two does not disappoint
Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 22:02
When you’re young, TV shows that your parents disapprove of are the ones that give you the most incentive to watch, but as you get older the limitations brought on from mom and dad are diminished.
“Girls” on HBO is a fitting example.
Lena Dunham was talented enough to get an HBO show at the age of 25, and she maybe somewhat insane to undertake so many responsibilities such as writer, producer and actor to name a few.
Now that “Girls” is on its second season after winning two Emmy Awards and a Directors Guild Award, who isn’t tuning in?
Ultimately, many people, namely adults, are appalled by the freedom brought on by HBO’s lack of rules with the invitations of nudity and as much inappropriate language as possible.
Despite this, Dunham’s constant nudity will alter the view of nakedness in future television productions. Dunham’s mother, artist Laurie Simmons, who was a guest on “Girls,” said about her daughter’s nudity, “She may not mind, but her father definitely has difficulty watching the show. As does her mom.”
The fact that Dunham used family members and her childhood friends in her work is another fascinating aspect of her work. Dunham puts everything she has out in the open with a “like it or not” attitude.
The show was looked down upon due to its lack of racial diversity or political diversity for that matter.
Naturally, in the season two opener we find our protagonist dating an African American Republican.
It was giving into audience reactions, but only so much that it was something that I think the creators of “Girls” agreed with going into the second season, a lack of diversity that is.
A woman leading the television industry is not a new idea because they have been key parts to many successful programs in front or behind the camera.
Television programs with a majority female cast are not a fresh brainchild and neither is a show about America’s youth experimenting with sex, drugs and life in general.
Nevertheless, “Girls” has used the freedoms of HBO to make a statement in a different sort of way, not glamorous, but realistic and relatable.
Don’t let the title fool you; the premier episode had 56% of its viewers define themselves as male.
Dunham’s name rolls in the credits a few times due to the incredulous number of roles that she takes on in her series, thus being a strong voice of our generation. Watch “Girls” on HBO 8 p.m. Central on Sundays.