Girls Season 3

Well guys and girls, the season 3 trailer of HBO’s Girls has debuted today.

I’m rather excited for the new season but by the looks of the trailer, it seems as if it’s going to be a little lackluster. Lena and the rest of the Girls cast and crew certainly have a lot to live up to after season two. With episodes like One Man’s Trash and the Emmy-nominated “On All Fours,” this new season has a lot to live up to. I’m happy to see that a lot of the same story lines are continuing, with Marnie looking to still find a place in life and Soshanna looking to grow up – I’m really aware of how redundant that sounds, considering this entire show is based on 4 young women trying to find themselves – and out of her relationship with Ray. Despite the underwhelming trailer, I think it could be another incredible season for Girls.

As my generation’s answer to Sex and the City, Girls is a more down-to-earth story of sisterhood and girl-power. There aren’t any stilettos and designer labels, but what’s present are four girls and their friends who look more like the average American than anyone on Sex and the City ever did. I understand the problem people have with the lack of diversity on the show. In fact, I agree with those sentiments. We could question if Dunham’s own intimate experiences, which she has based the show on, were not filled with ethnically diverse people. However, I think the issue speaks more to the problems that are prevalent in the entertainment industry than with Girls particularly. That doesn’t mean that the show’s figureheads shouldn’t fight their fight and diversify the cast a little more. For a woman like Lena Dunham, who seems to be such a feminist, I’m a bit surprised she hasn’t addressed it more.

There’s also the issue of the primary cast coming from successful bloodlines in the entertainment industry. I have a bit of an issue with this one. Who are we to judge them for where they came from? Sure, having connections made it easier to get their feet in the door but these girls’ talent is what’s keeping them there. Lena and the other writers provide the show with an excellent balance of comedy and tragedy that the actors bring to life. It seems by the trailer that this season will focus more on the former than the latter, which could be a nice break for viewers, who barely got any moment of relief from season 2 until the very last few moments when Hannah and Adam embraced.

I was a little worried when I heard that Christopher Abbbott was leaving the show. After seeing the 3rd trailer, I’m a little nervous my fears were justified. However, maybe I’m still too connected to the second half of season 2. Girls certainly became a very heavy once Hannah’s OCD came back and while the writing and acting was great, it became incredibly difficult to watch. Seriously, do I even need to bring up “On All Fours”?

I’m really looking forward to this new season. How can things go downhill when we see clips of twerking on a grave and snarky one liners, there’s no way this season can be anything but great.   Right?

Until next time,

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