Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) will reconvene in the likes of Williamsburg and Bushwick on Sunday Jan. 13 for season two of HBO’s “Girls,” but not without its usual controversy. Get ready for more awkwardness and discomposed situations in the follow-up season to the show that received both widespread praise and controversy. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that, “Indeed, confusion reigns in Season 2 of “Girls” on HBO.
While critics went crazy over “Girls” in a positive way, many others expressed the opposite, for example scoffing at the show’s version of a lily-white New York City. The show, which was created by and stars Lena Dunham, a Manhattan native, observes the personal and professional struggles of four twenty-something year old women living in Brooklyn in a very intimate way. In one of the series opening sequences we see main characters Hannah taking a morning bath and simultaneously eating a cupcake while talking to roommate Marnie; who is half-sitting on said tub and shaving her legs.
HBO’s “Girls”, which garnered five Emmy nominations, including one win, has dealt with other criticisms such as their characters being portrayed as not just whiny and entitled, but also as what Gawker describes, “a program about the children of wealthy famous people”. Some argue that the cast members all happened to have well-connected parents. (For example Allison William’s father happens to be Brian Williams, as in the NBC Nightly News anchor). But whether you hate it or like, HBO’s “Girls” is coming back for a second season; to really give them something to talk about.