Girls falls into veritable venn diagrams of comment board criticism. It lives where “I Could Do Better Than That” meets “Not Accurate to My Experience”. Between “Products of Nepotism” and “Acknowledge Your Privilege”. “Trifling” and “Oblivious”. But let’s consider the show’s influences.
A Guy on Girls: Lena on Two Stations, Newfound Elations, and Laughably Bad Penetrations (S2/E1: “It’s About Time”)
First thing’s first: the decision to kill off Shoshanah in that meth lab explosion will go down in TV history as one of those “Where Were You?” moments, like when Sammy Davis, Jr. kissed Archie Bunker, or when Cliff Clavin died in that angel dust lab explosion.