Thursday, April 19, 2012


So here's the shit: This show is the in fact one of the most hilarious and irritating shows, quite possibly of the decade. Not only does this show portray the very essence of the typical middle-class socialist brat, from a suburban family who, in Oingo Boingo's words, "Never really had to work," but also encompasses every single mid-to late twenty year old of the hipster community.

Welcome to RVA suckas.

I love that in today's society we encourage our children to reach for the sky, do what they love, live the life their parent's never had, but at what cost? Well, let's see for starters: The cost of college, accommodations, living expenses and don't forget the inevitable cost of well, a social life. Though for myself I could never really say that this was the life I led, nor is it the life I'd like for my own children, but when does the cord have to be cut?

During the premiere episode the title character Hannah (played by Lena Dunham) gets a rude awakening when her parent's decide to cut her off, financially speaking. This of course comes as a devastating blow to the now twenty-four year old New York aspiring writer. Much to my great surprise (insert sarcasm here) she not only has to now find a job but, also has to bask in the humility that everyone around her is not living that same fate.

Yes, it shouldn't come as a shocker but I know at least ten of the these very such girls. Funny enough when I asked them if they enjoyed the first episode they simply rolled their eyes, said it was ok and explained to me why they'll never watch it again. In true psuedo-white hipster girl form.

Perhaps its a bit of jealousy in me that I didn't have that same financial support. But wouldn't it just be so nice to study what you want, live the life you love, decide to DO NOTHING all the while you're on someone else's expenses.

I can't say this for sure but moms and dads, do your thang, just know when to say no, so that you're girls don't turn out to be selfish little wenches, complaining about how proud you should be that they're not drug addicts or start referring to themselves as the voice of our generation.

I turned this to an inadvertent rant but all the same this show is hilarious. So if you're mad that Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow are calling you and all of your hipster friends out, for God's sake shut up and start complaining about something else. Gracias.

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