Okay, I have been tardy to the party in talking about Girls, that precocious show about parents paying the rent of their ne’er do well children who live in Brooklyn. It stars four young ladies whose real life parents are semi- or real famous, including respected newsman Brian Williams’ daughter Allison.
Girls has already generated enough controversy and criticism, much of it well-written, and all of it deserved, and I am not going to bore you with yet another critique. I WILL tell you I do in fact hate-watch it every week so I can feel superior to entitled kids whose parents pay their rent. Actually, let’s be honest, I’m just jealous. I wish my parents would pay my rent! But I digress, as usual. Girls is frequently sharp and funny, and would be semi-relateable if I didn’t hate every single character on the show. There is not one person I want to befriend or bang. If this was a game of “F—, Marry, and Kill,” I’d be serving multiple–and very celibate–life sentences for murder.
And then today on the Fung Wah from Boston to New York, I read an article in the New York Post that made me rethink my stance on Girls. Well, not completely, but it did mean that I would serve one less life sentence because I decided that maybe I would F— one person after all: Adam Driver, the actor who plays Hannah’s wannabe boyfriend named Adam. Adam the character is a pretentious aloof dude who has a trust fund, never wears a shirt, and works with wood. He is super annoying and then a couple episodes ago his friend tells Hannah (spoiler alert) he’s a recovering alcoholic, which makes him borderline sympathetic and almost likable. Almost.
And then in the article I read that Adam the actor is a former Marine. For realz. And I’m completely awed that someone so scrawny and whiny has actually served his country, and I automatically like him better. And while I know he is ACTING and Adam the character is not Adam the person, they look so much alike that it’s easy for me to get confused.
So now I can watch Girls and like at least one person. Yahooo!