We've had sneak peak at the hilarious new US comedy, Girls

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It's the show everyone's been talking about but is Girls the new Sex and The City?

HBO Girls Premiere

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What's the show about?

The show follows the lives of four young women, Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna, who are struggling through the dramas of becoming an adult in New York.

Hannah, played by the shows creator Lena Dunham, is a wannabe writer who reckons she's writing a memoir that will make her famous. Problem is she relies on her parent's money because she can't get an actual writing job in the cut-throat NY scene.

Marnie is Hannah's best friend and room-mate who's got the job and a loving boyfriend but is getting very bored of the relationship.

Jess is the group's free spirit who is in and out of jobs as much as she's in and out of relationships and she has the luck of living with the virginal Shoshanna who wishes she could just find someone to pop her cherry.

Who's in it? Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zozia Mamet

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Okay, this is no Sex and The City. Wait till see the first sex scene and you'll soon realise that this show is all kinds of awkward. For that reason, we think we've found our new favourite show.

Where else can you watch a show where the lead character isn't a super toned actress, or where the sex scenes actually make you want to become celibate or get to see someone having a panic about the "stuff that gets all up on the side of condoms".

The show is a project by Judd Apatow, the comedy genius responsible for Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so it can be a bit over the top and it takes a couple of episodes to get used to it.


The only problem with the show is that it can be so in your face sometimes. It takes little getting used to and for some people it might be a bit too much effort to try and stick with it.

Some fans in the US have complained about the lack of ethnic characters but Lena has already said she's going to sort that out in the second season.

Verdict: These ladies are just like you and me, they aren't perfect, they do stupid things, they are struggling with overdraft and they totally represented young women today. We love Girls.

Girls premieres on Sky Atlantic on 22October 2012 at 10pm



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