Girls Season Two Finale: A Postmortem

I want to know who’s still watching Girls that hates Hannah Horvath. I don’t mean, who finds Hannah irritating or self-pitying or selfish or immature, because she absolutely is all of those things. I mean, who has watched twenty episodes of Girls, absolutely loathes her character on a visceral level, and is still planning on watching season three? I know that there are plenty of people who cannot stand Hannah, who find her simultaneous, constant self-examination and lack of self-awareness infuriating, and do not watch the show because of this, and that I can understand.  I’ve dropped otherwise good shows because of unlikeable protagonists before (Big Love, How I Met Your Mother). But surely, no one is still watching who can’t find Hannah to be a somewhat redeemable character, especially considering she is such an integral part of the show.
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A Gay Webseries That’s About Something Other Than Being Gay


An easy, and entirely too obvious way to describe Adam Goldman’s web series The Outs would be to say that it’s Girls with gays. The two shows certainly share a bit in common: both set in Brooklyn, both semi-autobiographical stories of their writer/director/stars, both about young post-grads trying to make it in highly competitive media fields, both featuring great indie kid approved soundtracks, both adept at balancing funny dialogue with more heartwarming and dramatic story lines, and both about people trying and failing at friendship/love/sex/any sort of human connection. And yes, both feature predominately white casts, but so did Seinfeld, and you don’t see overly self-righteous bloggers going after that guy.
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