10 Life Lessons from HBO’s Girls


Girls is a lot of things. Controversial, timely, smart and, most importantly, hysterical. If you didn’t laugh during episode 1.07 (Welcome to Bushwick/The Crackcident), you probably don’t have a soul. Although some critics think Girls is only about whinny white girls in Brooklyn, they’re missing the heart of the show. Lena Dunham (creator/writer/character Hannah Horvath) is just trying to shine a light on her life experiences and make us laugh while doing it. It’s not like Curb Your Enthusiasm could connect to all of America either.

Despite how silly the critics may view Girls, Dunham is throwing out some pretty great life lessons. Now that season one’s finale aired yesterday, we can look back on the sage wisdom that is Girls.

Ariana Romero is a student at Syracuse University. Which would probably explain why she once had a load of laundry filled solely  with orange tee shirts. She watches too much television and reads too much entertainment news than is probably healthy. Follow her on Twitter @ArianaRomero17 or read her Hollywood ramblings at her blog



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    2. This show is awesome. In fact I love both Veep and Girls. Great shows!

    3. Sophia says:

      Couldn't stop laughing at #5

    4. Janet Mackenzie Smith says:

      As a “real Hannah”, I never expected the show to be factually accurate, but I did hope for more emotional realism. Check out my Dear John Letter for Lena Dunham: http://janetmackenziesmith.com/2012/06/14/dear-jo

    5. Melissa says:

      This is a great show. Season was great.

    6. kayla says:

      I think you’re right! People need to stop making that show about them and just watch it. Once they alleviate their minds from themselves for just one minute, I’m sure the brilliance of the show will shine through. As a girl in my early 20’s, I must say it is quite annoying to be compared to this group of ladies since I probably wouldn’t make most of the decisions they’ve made. For instance, no girl in her right mind would stick with Adam. He is just plain gross! At the same time, I have found myself in a lot of similar situations. I have had the needy boyfriend and I definitely took the leap out of my parent’s care! The only difference is I landed on my feet and snagged a job at Dish, rather than panicked and cried like Hannah. I still have a few episodes of the season to watch so I can’t judge the show fully yet. I’ve just been recording them straight to my Hopper DVR so I can catch them when my schedules allows. There’s plenty of recording space so I’m in no rush since they won’t get deleted. I keep meaning to sit down and watch them but, as Girls accurately portrays, a girl’s life is hectic!

    7. Nina says:

      This show has some really funny moments!

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      God yes. Go Kate go!Everyone is buying the Chinese bung and fettorging Tianamen, Tibet and the fact that the Chinese back the worst regimes in the world (Sudan, Syria, N.Korea to name but three).Kate is a deeply humanist person and is, I am sure, aware of these words:Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer We will have to repent . . . not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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