I have a really limited emotional range (seriously, ask my friends) but one emotion I do have is lovehate. It’s not to say that I love to hate something or hate to love something (but I do have both of those emotions, as well), it’s more that I simultaneously feel pure love and abject hatred of something, without either emotion canceling the other one out.
While I feel this way basically everyday towards one thing or another (for instance, the phrase “YOLO”) nothing has incited lovehate in me in recent memory quite as much as Lena Dunham’s Girls.
Side Note: All you people using #YOLO on Instagram next to pictures of your dog or whatever you're eating for dinner need to stop.
I lovehate Jessa’s dumb hats and Hannah’s dumb face. I lovehate Shoshanna’s neuroses and Marnie’s uselessness. I lovehate their “controversial” plot points that really just seem kind of boring to me (OMG, an aimless, unemployed 24 year old might get an abortion. Ayup. She sure would.) I lovehate that there’s no real character development or, for that matter, plot.
I’ve even been to Greenpoint, where the gang all lives and, ya know what, I lovehate it there too.
With that scattershot Season 1 Finale (really, Jessa got married to that finance douche, Marnie kissed a fat guy, and Hannah got...robbed?) it’s nice to see some changes now that we're in Season 2. Who knows, maybe they’ll introduce enough character development/plot that’ll I’ll move solidly over to the “love” camp.
Though, as long as Lena Dunham has that terrible tattoo, I doubt it.
So, how do you guys feel about Girls? Love it? Hate it? Lovehate it? It's Complicated? Give us a shout and let us know!