Girls, Season 1


Girls, Girls, Girls… is all Timmie and Ryan have been watching.  Tune in for our first installment on Season 1 as we talk connections, backlash, feminism, favorites, and life lessons.  Are you “the ladies” or not?

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I. Intro 

A. Finally A Show With More Than One Season

B. Incidental Connections To Our Last Installment & Last Ep

  • Judd Apatow
    • Becky Ann Baker
  • Tiny Furniture (2010) is in the Criterion Collection

C. Why Girls?

D. How Did She Get The Show?

E. Season 1 Made A Big Splash

II. The Backlash [00:13:01]

A.  All The Actors Have Famous Parents

B. Not Enough Minorities

C. Doesn’t Represent “Their” New York, Millennials, Their Particular Issues

D. Unlikeable Characters

E. Doesn’t Represent Women Well

F. Glorifies the Hipster/Brooklyn Culture/Post Graduate/ Privileged NY Life

G. Naval Gazing

H. People Just Don’t Like Lena Dunham

I. What Do All These Things Have In Common?

  • They all point to other people’s’ insecurities and worries about themselves
    • Not being able to separate dislike for awkwardness for dislike for the show itself

III. Lessons From Girls Season 1 [00:34:35]

A. Don’t Be Afraid of Not Being Likeable (We’re spinning a negative to a positive)

B.  Represent Real Women On Screen

C. Being Specific

D. Pay Attention To Details

E. Rely On The Strong World/Story

F. Cast Adam Driver

G. It’s Not Just A Chick Flick

IV. The Best Of… [00:52:57]

A.  Favorite Character (On This Re-watch)

B. Favorite Scene/Moment

C. Favorite Episode

D. Which “Girl” Would You Be?

V. Mini Segments [01:03:51]

A. NJAM Reads It: Not That Kind of Girl (2014)

B. NJAM Sees It: Tiny Furniture (2010), Bojack Horseman (2014 – Present)

VI. Conclusions [01:08:21]

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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