SHIT MY MOM SAYS ABOUT THE SHOW ‘GIRLS’ :: PART DEUX
Episode 8: “Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too” (6/3/12)
Mom spiced it up this time by changing her writing style. Instead of writing the E-mail to me, she dressed this week’s commentary as a sort of open letter or open notes session to Lena Dunham. I think she’s just hamming it up for the blog now. It’s like when people started knowing Ali G was a joke or that Punk’d was in town filming. I’m hoping for a haiku next week.
Having your character say “I’d rather stay home for the rest of my life than be part of something mediocre” may be meta, but it doesn’t make your show any less mediocre.
Depicting the Wall Street guy who works hard to earn his money as an asshole may be accurate, but it doesn’t make the Williamsburg hipsters living on Mom and Dad’s bank roll any less assholes.
I do, however, want to point out that this E-mail was in my inbox by 2:07AM late Sunday night. Prompt. Like a school teacher (she is).
On a personal note, I have lived in NYC for almost a decade. I have lived in Williamsburg during the hipster crisis (now-ish) and I have spent much time in Greenpoint, walking the same streets the characters on GIRLS walk. Needless to say, I’ve seen and met a lot of crazy. I’ve lived with people who wear capes, take pictures of my legs while I’m on my computer, have a disease where they claim when they see any object for the first time they immediately think how they would kill you with that object (for realz) and unclog the toilet with their hands, but I have never been surrounded with as much crazy as is depicted on this show. Everyone in NYC is a little bit crazy (it happens if you’re here long enough), but most people only know one, maybe TWO people who are as crazy as all the characters on GIRLS have become in recent episodes. Lena Dunham has talent, but she really needs to take an improv course at UCB. You can have crazy, but you have to know what your reality is. Ground some shit, Lena. You have a good idea.