Since its foray into producing and acquiring TV shows, HBO has continued to dazzle audiences with its vast array of offerings. From the now-classic series like The Wire and Sex & the City, to newer hits like True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, HBO has had an uncanny knack for finding and supporting shows that are both enlightening and entertaining.

Now, HBO is hoping to score yet another hit with Girls a look at the angst of 20-something millennials in New York City.

While the Sex & the City comparisons are natural (the show centers around a group of gal pals in NYC), don’t expect to find any fancy drinks or Manolos. These women face many of the problems–being broke, dating questionable guys, having to figure out what you really want to do in life–as many young people today.

The opening scene of the show finds Lena  Dunham, the show’s creator, writer and one of its stars, getting cut off from by parents, something many young folks struggling to make it on their own can relate to, and trying to figure out who she can afford to make it in the big city while still figuring out what she wants out of life.

While Girls seems light on diversity, like it’s big sis Sex & the City, many of the reviews have dubbed it the best show of the year. Although I wish black women were able to get a show like this produced (or at least be included in the casting) the trailer of Girls looks hilarious and totally relatable to many.

But what do you think? Will you be tuning in to see ‘Girls’ when it premieres Sunday night?
  • Holl

    I won’t be watching b/c I don’t have HBO lol, but I did watch Sex and the City. It didn’t matter that it was lacking in diversity to me because the topics affect women of all races. I’m not one of those people that has to see black people in a show to watch. I know that it doesn’t work the other way though. Black people will watch shows with white people in them with no problem, but white people will usually not watch shows with black people in them. They think that it is a show “for black people.” That is why when there is a blockbuster with Will Smith, his female lead is not black. You want some diversity (Will) but you don’t want too much diversity or else non-black people will think it’s a black folks movie like Tyler Perry or something.

    I simply believe that BET has been a waste of a channel. They have so many opportunities to do shows like this, but they don’t. That channel has been one of the biggest problems in the black community. Black people always complain that there are no good representations of us on the television, and what do they show? Rap videos showing black men as lazy thugs that only think about sex and black women as oversexed Jezebels. It’s a disgrace. Black people would have been better off without BET and just watching other channels that white people watched. More bad has come out of BET than good. There was a Boondocks episode that said that BET was trying to destroy the black community. I don’t think racists could have dreamed up anything better.

  • Dahlia

    You can look at the cast list on imdb. There is a “young black male”, Jamaican nanny, and an Asian nanny. That is all of the brown that I found.

  • connie

    i am so tired of these all white shows speaking for the lot of us, there are girls of all color going through the same things couldn’t a little of that been put on displayed on this show. As a NY’er I am beyond pissed that they are not doing my city justice, NY is more diverse than this culturally.

  • Cia

    Yes no diversity in the main cast…I only saw a few clips and trailers but I will totally be watching based on one line “I am 13lbs overweight and it has been awful for me my whole life!!” I like that they aren’t the classic beauty types either.

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