Our new podcast format with member’s only bonus episodes every second week debuts. Alex interviews Orla about what it’s like watching Girls separated from the weekly episode discourse. Alex and Orla discuss the difficult of reading shows with empathy for terrible people, great acting, and the difference between Hannah and Lena Dunham.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney and Executive Editor Orla Smith
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For six seasons, Girls focused, with equal empathy and criticism, on the post-university life of narcissist Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her social circle. The series featured, among others, great performances from Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Jake Lacy, Riz Ahmed, Gillian Jacobs, Aidy Bryant, Chelsea Peretti, Desiree Akhavan, and Patrick Wilson. Girls inspired a lot of critique and
Girls is available on VOD and streaming on Crave in Canada, HBO MAX in the US, and Sky Go in the UK
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