||[Feb. 25th, 2013|10:31 am]
Visits to imaginary worlds and beyond
Another show I've recently watched. It's about the life of a group of New Yorkers in their early/mid 20's. In some ways this show is quite one sided. I'm not sure if the characters are really likable but they do seem genuine in their pettiness and selfishness and search for happiness and fulfillment. The biggest minus is how this show is very sex centered (quite graphic too) and underlines the assumed differences between men and women (which always bothers me because I do not believe in the Venus & Mars bullshit at all). However, what is great about this show is the complexity of relationships and the way it portrays the main character Hannah. She is quite awesome role model to any woman living today because she is so at home in her body even if she does not look like a supermodel. Actually, i think this might be the only American show about young women where the main character is a bit roundish, has very small tits and is not afraid to be seen naked. I feel it is great therapy for anyone traumatized by all the stupid beauty ideals because despite the fact that she isn't like all the other model thin girls in youth shows, she is liked & desired and accepted the way she is and that isn't questioned in the show. The point of the show is not making excuses or showing how to change oneself. It's about enjoying life and finding your place as you are.