The end of Sex and the City left a deep void in our hearts that has yet to be filled.
So Ff was uber excited to hear about new HBO show Girls, following the lives of four 20-somethings Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna, living in Manhattan.
Already a smash hit across the pond, the first episode premiered last night on Sky Atlantic and didn’t fail to disappoint.
It seems, so far, to be a strippped-down no-frills version of SATC- all the issues and none of the shoes – but nonetheless befitting of the post-economic downturn world we now inhabit.
It may not be pretty to look at, but it’s hilarious to watch.
The episode starts off with main character Hannah (Lena Dunham), an unpaid intern and aspiring writer, being cut off by her parents.
While some of it is raw and at times almost sad – Hannah’s utter desperation to please her obviously uninterested ‘sex friend’ is cringeworthy – a lot of it will bring back (perhaps unwanted) memories of your early 20s. (Sorry).
Ff’s favourite quotes so far:
Gynecologist to Hannah: ‘You couldn’t pay me enough to be 24 again.’ Hannah: ’Well, they’re not paying me at all.’
Marnie: He’s like so busy respecting me you know that he looks right past me and everything that I need from him.’
Ray’s date (refusing food): ‘I didn’t mean to be rude. I’m just not really that into eating this week.’
Shoshanna to Jessa: ‘You’re so hip I could puke. I can never pull off a hat, how do you pull off a hat? Your skin is like hauntingly beautiful.’
Hannah (worried after having protected sex): ‘But what about the stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms?’
Girls, Mondays, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
Check out the trailer: