- TV. Watch. Repeat. -Our Podcast Dissects The History Of HBO's 'Girls,' And We Look Within
She was the voice of her generation, or a voice of a generation, and, nine years after premiering on HBO, Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath is making us look at ourselves a little differently. In the latest episode of The Dipp's podcast, TV. Watch. Repeat., my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I look back at the history of Girls and dissect why TV was ripe for a raunchy comedy about millennials in 2012, how Dunham's one-page pitch that landed her the series, and why Girls might just be a little too relatable.
Also, it's impossible to discuss Girls without discussing the laundry list of controversies the series courted during its six-season run. Sex, nudity, race, nepotism — despite the fact that only 4 million viewers tuned into the series weekly, Girls remained a hotbed for headlines, no matter the publication. No matter who you were, if you watched Girls, it (or its creator, Dunham) pissed you off at some point.
Plus, it led us to Allison Williams' Peter Pan.
So, ask yourself if you're a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, or Jessa, and enjoy our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. (No one's a Jessa, by the way.)