Does the HBO series Girls receive a fair break? While some critics seem to adore the series, there are others who seem to enjoy criticizing it and its star/writer/creator/(probably) caterer, Lena Dunham.
One of the places that that criticism is the loudest is, somewhat surprisingly (to me) The Huffington Post. Wihin the last week or so, the site has posted a criticism of the series by National Basketball Association legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (read about that here), and, at this moment, the top two stories on its Television News page are "The Quote That Will Forever Haunt 'Girls'" and "Taking Issue With Some Ridiculous Aspects of 'Girls'".
The first article talks about Dunham's character Hannah's first season line where she says she wants to be the "voice of a generation," with Dunham saying that "I don't think I ever imagined that it would haunt me the way it is. The character was on opium! I think the 'voice of a generation' concept was lost with beatnik literature. Because of globalization and increasing populations, my generation kind of consists of so many different voices that need so many different kinds of attention. But if my writing can show what it's like to be young, I'm happy."
I wasn't even aware that the line in question was an issue. It was just something a character said. Dunham also addressed Abdul-Jabbar's review, saying that "It seemed like a mixed review and I have a policy about not reading those."
The next article looks at five plot holes (as the author sees it) with the second season, which are (to read the authors criticisms, please click this link):
* How exactly does Hannah's lease work?
* Where is Hannah's money coming from?
* Is it actually possible to leave in the middle of your shift and keep your job?
* How did no one realize there were three puppies in that basket?
* How does Jessa have a key to Hannah's apartment?
Earlier this summer, actor James Franco also ripped the program for that website, touching on its male characters and how racial undiverse the show is.
Do you think the Huffington Post is right? Or is there some vendetta against Girls by the website?