TV: Girls – Season 1

Premiered: April 15, 2012

On: HBO

Starring: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Christopher Abbott, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari, James LeGros, Kathryn Hahn, Clare Foley, Mackenzie Gray, Richard Masur & Chris O’Dowd

In the first episode, Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) says she could be the voice of her generation – or at least a voice of a generation – and that’s not far off in this wonderfully real series.

After her parents (Becky Ann Baker & Peter Scolari) cut her off financially, Hannah has to figure out the next steps of her life. Her roommate Marnie (Allison Williams) is in an unfulfilling relationship and their friend Jessa (Jemima Kirke) moves back to New York to live with her cousin Shoshana (Zosia Mamet).

Though all of the characters have toxic qualities, you can’t help but care for them. Mamet and Adam Driver – as Hannah’s casual boyfriend Adam – are standouts with their characters’ quirky personalities.

The show is basically the perfect post-college explanation of life.

Final say: Girls is definitely a solid voice. ★★★★★

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