Stars: Lena Dunham, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams
In refreshing contrast to the chick shows of yesteryear, creator-writer-producer Lena Dunham's (Tiny Furniture) refreshingly apathetic take on Girls doesn't sink into mindless banter about shoes or make the mistake of glamorizing 20-something sex. Instead, it portrays young women who live like actual young women.
They're bored with being loved, they have to deal with dudes whose lackluster sexual skills thrust sheet time into the realm of circus arts, and they endure being undervalued in the workplace, and other cringe-inducing experiences of girls in their 20's living in New York City. Pay attention to Dunham's keen observations and not only will you get laughs but also a voyeuristic glimpse into the urban-dwelling, majored-in-the-arts, female mind. What you do with that insight is up to you.