Creator: Lena Dunham
I really enjoyed the first season of this show. Lena Dunham’s wit is sharp and she does a fine job at writing scripts that try to normalize the ups and downs of being a girl without using exploitation to sell it (though there is some gratuitous nudity; she’s trying to make a point that girls can be beautiful with average bodies, but it’s often gratuitous just the same). But as the show has gone on, she has done little to grow her characters. The girls have grown increasingly more unlikable as it has progressed and I found myself actively rooting against them. And their boyfriends for that matter. Everyone is overly selfish and obnoxious. By season four I completely gave up and I don’t see myself giving season five much of a look.