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We have an opinion on Lena Dunham’s Girls!

We got our opinion from a days-old satirical blog post! It’s a deconstruction of many people’s criticisms of Girls.

Tumblr’s B Michael Payne writes a 15-point critique, saying shit like:

One time I tried to sleep with the girl like Lena Dunham to make her feel better about herself, and she didn’t want to, and I stopped talking to her after that because she was irredeemably sad and terrible.

And:

[Lena Dunham having money] makes her television show not as good as shows depicting poor people like “The Wire”.


And:

Everyone on the show is sort of fuckable but not really.

And:

Me and my friends are not like any of these people, and I can literally only watch shows about people like me and my friends. Or shows like “The Wire” or “Game Of Thrones”, which are so obviously alien and un-relatable that they’re purely entertaining. Basically, I can only watch shows I relate to, other than “The Wire”, “Game Of Thrones”, “Doctor Who”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Justified”, “The Sopranos”, “The Simpsons” (seasons 3-12 only), “Breaking Bad”, “Dexter”, “The Walking Dead”, “Mad Men”, “Homeland”, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, and “Downton Abbey”, none of which I can really relate to, per se, but that doesn’t matter because they’re more like escapism or social commentary, I cannot watch a show like “Girls” because I don’t relate to anyone on that show.

The satire (which came from B Michael trying to explain why he didn’t like Girls and critiquing his own criticism) is so sharp that a bunch of people took it literally, because Internet.

Go read it all, even though I just pasted half of it here! I’m gonna go ask him to write for us!

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