It seems to us that vast majority of people who hate Girls haven’t actually seen the show. Not that there aren’t plenty of people who tuned in for the first season and decided it wasn’t for them; they just don’t happen to be the people who seem to really loathe it. If you know for sure you hate Girls and yet haven’t actually watched it, or you saw the first ep and bailed, indulge us for a few minutes when we try to explain why you should tune in to the show’s second season. Open your mind and heart to this reality!
1) Donald Glover is now in it: Since we’re assuming you already know and love Donald Glover from Community or that time everyone wanted him to be Spider-Man or just from being a babe, you will probably be interested to know the season premiere includes a scene of him making sweet, sweet love with Lena Dunham‘s Hannah. You know you want to see that. Why are you pretending you don’t want to see that?
2) Oh, and his character is a black Republican, which sounds like a perfect foil to…literally everyone else on the show so far.
3) As of last season’s finale, Adam Driver’s character is no longer the arrogant mouth-breather he was in almost ever other episode. So this year you can enjoy his shirtlessness with a clear conscience!
4) The show, and Lena Dunham, are Golden Globe nominated. Remember when Homeland cleaned up at the Emmys last year and everyone in America was like, “Oh right! Homeland is the best!”? We’re predicting the same thing come Sunday, which is so convenient because that’s when Girls‘ season 2 starts!
5) Unlike 80% of all other TV programs, Lena Dunham actively planned to diversify the racial makeup of her cast after reviewers and would-be fans complained about the show’s whitey-whiteness. “It definitely wasn’t a ‘F— you, haters!’ That’s not really how I tend to roll my game,” Dunham said of hiring Glover. “But at the same time, it was a pretty clear statement that we are comfortable, that there isn’t a political agenda against having black characters in the show.” You have to admire a show that actually listens!
6) Face it: Lena Dunham and her cast seem like genuinely nice, cool, funny people.
Oh, we missed all of you. Well, either way, we’ll be watching come Sunday!