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    'Every man in this show can't be an awful creation!': The Boys of 'Girls'

    After watching the first three episodes of "Girls," a friend of mine told me that he couldn't stand the show because he found the male characters awful and one-dimensional -- that they made him wonder if what he felt was anything close to how women feel when they complain about how und...

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    GIRLS RECAP 4: HANNAH'S DIARY

    I hoped the title of this week's episode wouldn't imply what I had a feeling it implied. I hoped we'd just see Hannah writing in her diary, or hear snippets in a voice-over—something, anything besides another character reading Hannah's diary and getting information s/he didn't want, while I watched,...

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    Rhymes with Shmashmortion: 'Girls' Takes on the A-Word

    "Girls" has been generating so much furious discussion about portrayals of race and diversity on and behind the screen that what felt like it could have been a provocative topic when watching the first three episodes of the show all together at SXSW actually seems a lot more mild in comparison.

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    What Are We Mad At Lena Dunham About Today?

    Lena Dunham's "Girls" returns Sunday for its second episode, which is hard to believe given the amount of media coverage and musings about realism, feminism, race and likability already generated by the show. Heading into that installment, which is sure to automatically infuriate plent...

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    Where to Watch the First Episode of 'Girls' Free Online

    No HBO? No problem. If you weren't able to catch last night's premiere of Lena Dunham's hotly anticipated and much-discussed new series "Girls," the network has put the first episode up for free (and uncensored -- you have to sign in) online.

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    Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising

    The most compelling aspect of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" is a tone and spirit that balances sincerity and satire. When the goofy protagonist Hannah (Dunham) proclaims in the first scene that she is "busy trying to become who I am," the series arrives with a strong, clear voice.

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    Recap: Season Premiere Of 'Girls' A Confident, Funny Start For Lena Dunham's Series

    Update: Viewers on the U.S. can now watch the pilot episode of "Girls" on YouTube without an HBO subscription. Unembeddable, but watch here.

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    GIRLS RECAP 1: PILOT: ONE FINAL PUSH

    Short verzh: yeah, it's niche and occasionally obnoxious. It's also super-watchable and good (in that "extractions portion of a facial" way at times, but still). Give it a chance. 


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    No Sub? HBO Wants You to Watch the Pilots of 'Girls' and 'Veep'

    HBO will allow anyone interested access to its two newest original comedies: Lena Dunham's "Girls" and "Veep" with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The day after both pilots premiere on HBO, audiences can stream the shows on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, and TV.com. The "Veep" pilot will also be available fre...

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    The Good Side of the Bad Sex in "Girls"

    It's impossible not to want to talk about the sex scenes in HBO's new "Girls" -- not because they're that frequent, at least not by the permissive scale of cable television, but because they're deglamorized, raw and not always mutually enjoyable, a means by which the c...

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