Girls

Where Are These ‘Girls’ Going?

Posted on 02/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentI spent my weekend in the company of five interesting 20-somethings, four of them young women. Then I went home to watch HBO’s Girls. Talk about a disconnect. The young people with whom I spent Saturday and Sunday are part of a volunteer corps in Washington, D.C. (I’m on a board that supports it) and are counseling the jobless, attending to rape crisis hotlines, translating medical forms for Spanish-speaking people who need the services of mobile health clinics and otherwise …

Looking For Reasons to Like ‘Girls’

Posted on 01/21/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

RelationshipsGirls, girls, girls.  I so want to like you. I really do. And there are moments when I think maybe I could form a long-term attachment. But upon reflection I usually decide, “Why bother?” As with that bad boyfriend of my own roiling 20s, I realize there is no there there and I just can’t make the commitment. Lena Dunham’s serial vignettes of millennial life in New York City — however  exaggerated  they may be — are sometimes insightful and …

HBO’s Girls: The Millennial Dating Scene

Posted on 01/14/2013 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeThe Sunday Styles section of yesterday’s New York Times featured an article entitled, “The End of Courtship,” about the complicated dating scene that millennials are navigating as they struggle to find a romantic partner. Last night’s first episode of the second season of Girls touched on much the same theme.  Both left me wondering how much different dating really is today from when we were that age. Ever since it debuted last year, I’ve been a huge fan of the HBO …

Five Reasons to Watch Girls, Season Two

Posted on 01/9/2013 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeAs a fifty-something baby boomer, I probably don’t fall within the target demographic for the critically acclaimed, endlessly discussed, highly controversial and wildly popular television series, Girls. But I certainly count myself among producer Lena Dunham’s biggest fans.  I loved the YouTube videos she made when she was still in college, and thought her first feature film, Tiny Furniture, was awesome. Last season, I couldn’t wait for Sunday nights so I could watch the half-hour episodes, which chronicle the post-college …