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'Girls' Premiere Recap: I'm A Hannah, But I Wish I Were A Jessa

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen the series premiere of HBO's "Girls."

At first glance, HBO's "Girls" might look like an exaggerated version of the "S--- New Yorkers Say" meme. But Lena Dunham's "Girls" isn't just a show for young twentysomethings living in New York City; it's a show that offers a little something for everyone. (Yes, even men.)

Of course, as a young twentysomething female writer living in New York City, I can tell you that I relate to Hannah (Dunham) -- the extremely self-aware, but deeply vulnerable writer at the center of "Girls" -- far more than other character on TV. I feel like I know her, or maybe I feel like I am her. Or do I just want her Brooklyn walk-up apartment?

And then there are Hannah's friends. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is a wondering, free-spirited artist who just returned to the city from Europe. She's also Hannah's childhood friend, which makes Hannah's current best friend and roommate Marnie (Allison Williams) feel uneasy. And then there's Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) Jessa's immature cousin. Read More...


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