After tiring of hearing all of the buzz and promos surrounding HBO’s new show Girls, (“it’s the new Sex and the City for 20-somethings” as an example), I harrassed man-go-round until he downloaded the first three episodes for me. After a shaky start, I quickly got hooked to the series. Whether I’ve been hooked by the show itself or the hoopla surrounding it (i.e. knowing what the Jezebel posts are talking about…) is hard to say. But in all fairness to our first “Female Manhattan” sitcom, I thought I’d do a little Venn Diagram with the bamboo to compare the two shows.
Returning Champion: Thirty-something Carrie and Company on SATC:
Tonight’s Challenger: Hannah and the Gang on Girls:
So what’s the verdict?
So far, I continue to have a special place in my heart for SATC despite my new infatuation with Girls. I think I can keep both in my TV arsenal for now. In fact, of all of the crappy copycat shows I’ve tried to stomach via netflix (Cashmere Mafia, Lipstick Jungle), this is by far the most palatable. I’m also looking forward to the CW’s “Carrie Diaries” at this point, though. For me, I can never get enough girly TV!
Have you watched Girls yet? Are you a fan of Sex and the City? Do you watch more than one show with a similar theme/ style (i.e. lots of reality TV or lots of medical dramas)?