Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HBO Girls: 7 Quotes That Truly Resonate With Me.

Around this time last year, I randomly decided to start watching Girls on HBO. I didn't love it at first. Lena Dunham's character was whiny, and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get past that. Alas, I did. Now I just finished season five last night, and I'm tempted to re-watch the entire season because I have to wait until 2017 for season six. Ugh, Lena, why do you do this to me?!

What I grew to love the most about this show is that, like most human beings, every single character annoys the shit out of me in one way or another. Even the characters I love can make me roll my eyes or cringe for any given reason. But to me, that makes the show authentic. There isn't any heightened, unnecessary, unrealistic drama. It's like Sex and the City meets life that actually happens.

Anyway, if you're looking for a new show, I highly recommend getting your first month free of HBO Now & binge watching Girls. At 30 minutes an episode, it's hardly a time commitment. In fact, you'll probably wish the episodes were longer. Until then, here are a few quotes from the show that have truly resonated with me:

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"I have work, and then I have a dinner thing, and then I am busy trying to become who I am." - Hannah.
This is one of the very first lines in the pilot episode, when Hannah's parents officially "cut her off" after two years of living in New York City on an unpaid internship. Hannah starts (and continues) to be super whiny in this episode, but how accurate is this statement for any 20-something? Our 20's are allegedly the best years of our lives, but really, it's a whole lot of "wtf is next?" I feel like I'm constantly trying to figure myself out.

"You used to have big ideas, and now all you do is browse the internet." -Jessa.

Oooookay, maybe it's because I'm a blogger or because I spend a little too much time finding the right filter for my Instagram photos, but this one hit me hard when I first heard it on the show this season. We spend so much time caught up on our phones and social medias that we forget how to have hobbies, how to be good at something. Or maybe that's just me? Less browsing, more big ideas. I think that can go for pretty much anyone.

"I really care about you and I don't want to anymore because it feels too shitty for me." -Hannah.
From old boyfriends and flings to old friends, sometimes letting go is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Enough said.

"Boredom is bullshit. Boredom is for lazy people with no imagination." -Adam.
Yep, yep, yep, and yep. I haven't been bored since I was 13 years old, and if I have been, I've made damn sure to do something about it.

"I don't want to do it, and it's really liberating to say no to the shit you hate." -Hannah.Probably my favorite quote of all time, from anything, ever. If you hate your job, quit. If you don't want to go out with your belligerent friends, don't. If you can't take over someone else's workload because it'll triple your stress level, say no. Done.

"She's a beautiful fuckin' rainbow. Cutting and sublime. And she's gonna be the best fuckin' therapist ever. I envy her future patients because she's a truth-teller. And her perfect face is the least beautiful thing about her." -Adam.While I don't love Adam & Jessa together, I loved this quote, because it's exactly how someone should love another person. Outer beauty should just be a plus to loving somebody, not the whole shebang. 

"My life is a mess, and I know that was a personal choice, but maybe it's time for me to un-choose that choice." -Shoshanna.
Again, if you don't like something, change it. Nothing has ever been accomplished by sitting around and waiting for a better life to fall into your lap.



But seriously, who needs a new show to watch when I can just re-watch all 49 episodes of Girls? Not this girl, mkay. 




3 comments:

  1. These are all so good! I love the first one, it's so true.

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    1. Do you watch it?! It's so quirky but I just love it. And yes I agree, the first one is forever my favorite. I find myself repeating it in my head at least a couple times per month, haha!

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  2. I really like Girls (even though the characters all annoy me too, haha)! Totally agree with you on all of these quotes. So relevant!

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