So after all that, the five billion posters on the subway and the sides of buildings and everyone going on and on with their reactions and counter-reactions and counter-counter-reactions, my sister and I just watched “Girls”. (I don’t understand how everyone’s talking about it and only like 3,000 people have watched it for free on YouTube. Am I missing something here?)
Anyway, we laughed and laughed. I mean, at least a few times, but they were pretty genuine. We were very excited to see Peter Scolari, star of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show” playing Lena Dunham’s dad (he also starred, ironically enough (the show’s called “Girls”!) in “Bosom Buddies”, which is perhaps more notable but well before our time). And then I wished it had just been something that came on television, without all the analysis and analogies and overblown talk about feminism and sex and privilege and race. And then I rejoined the Internet, read one smart thing about the show and then another, took it all back, praised cultural commentary, etc, etc.
[Only vaguely related, but I just learned about the alt. descriptions on images at The Awl. If you click on the latter link, be sure to hover over that pic.]