A funny thing happened while watching this Girls trailer…I found my heart getting really excited for the new season of the show. I had a strange relationship with the first season of Girls. At first, I hated it and couldn't stand hearing Zosia Mamet's high pitched voice squeak out some sort of squeal every time she opened her mouth. However, I found myself being unable to stop watching the show. I would turn it on and catch up when I had absolutely nothing else to watch. I wasn't sure why, but I was drawn to the series. Then a few episodes later…I found myself actually looking forward to Mondays when the new episode would hit HBO Go. Now, watching this trailer, I am actually genuinely excited for the new season and know that I am no longer going to be a passive viewer, but will actively watch the show.
So, what happened?!
Most notably, the show got much better. The writing solidified and lost its vibe of solely complaining about how hard everything was. Also, the depictions of romantic relationships became spot on. Hannah's crazy relationship with Adam the sociopath, was simply put, hysterical. He was so weird and strange he made Hannah's (Lena Dunham) awkwardness seem normal and well, I appreciated that. It is also an important show, because it really does capture the struggles and life experiences of a Millenial generation. If you aren't living it, it can be hard to relate. However, much like Reality Bites in the 1990s, Girls shows what is happening to the young adults of America when floundering and trying to find themselves and their place in the world. The United States is in a much different (especially in financial terms) place than it was during the time period of Reality Bites. Still, it manages to look at life of young adults in their 20s and how the constant praise and "you can do anything you want" attitude instilled in them by their parents has really caused some issues.
I might be alone here in my new found adoration of Girls, but I hope that you will at least take a gander at this new trailer and give it a chance. I did, and I don't think I will be sorry.