I have a confession to make, I haven’t watched GIRLS in about seven weeks, and I feel horrible about it. I feel like I forgot to call home and make sure the family is still doing okay, and that everything is still how I remember it. To my recent surprise everything is not how I remember it, everything is different and it has made me feel oddly proud.
After this past weekend I was feeling a bit nostalgic and grateful towards the utterly charming and adorable, Lena Dunham. I was lucky enough to attend her dress rehearsal for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and somehow in between crying over how it was the best night of my life, and gushing over how I felt so privileged to have witnessed such an incredible show in person I realized, I haven’t watched GIRLS in an unhealthy amount of time. I miss my daily dose of the four offbeat girls whose lives I cant wait to watch unfold week after week. I missed the drama and constant shock value that is Dunham’s writing. And I missed the camaraderie and loyalty that these girls have to each other. I know Dunham is a big fan of Shonda Rhimes (Obviously, I mean who isn’t?) and I’ve always felt like Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah’s friendship is a lot like the story of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and Meredith Grey. (Ellen Pompeo) How they struggle to keep common interests and are fixated on keeping each other in their lives, yet are overcome with rage the minute the other voices an opinion that disagrees from the other one. [Read more…]