'Girls' recap: episode 1

Jojo WhildenLena Dunham, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke appear in HBO's "Girls." So much was written about the first 30 minutes of "Girls" before it even aired. Critics, reporters, every person with a Twitter account in Brooklyn had a point of view about Lena Dunham. Those who already love her think she gets what it's like to be a twentysomething living in Brooklyn -- the authentic, real deal. Those who don't, doubt her authenticity and don't get the hype. How true did the first episode ring?Best line: "I have work. Then, I have a dinner thing. Then, I am busy ... trying to become who I am."In the first scene, Hannah (Dunham) is cut off financially by her parents. She is shocked and responds like a spoiled 24-year-old (she has friends who do drugs and get abortions, think of how much worse it could be!) It hasn't been a gift, these extra years of support. Her parents have had the opportunity to support her art. Read More...


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