Tuesday, 15 January 2013

MSN TV: Sky Atlantic's GIRLS, 2.1 - 'It's About Time'


Today over at MSN: I've reviewed the season 2 premiere of HBO's Golden Globe-winning GIRLS, which had its next-day premiere on Sky Atlantic last night...
Girls is notable for bringing a higher level of functional reality to a character-based drama focusing on women. Lena Dunham (creator, head writer, director, lead actor) must be congratulated for creating something that stands out from the crowd in the US. In addition, HBO deserve plaudits for taking a risk on a young writer-director who only had independent movie Tiny Furniture as a calling card. However, from a British perspective, it's tougher to appreciate Girls as something that's expanding its genre's borders. UK dramas are typically grittier and most already approach stories with stark realism in writing and acting, whereas US shows tends to prefer using the medium for fun escapism.

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