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A warts and all representation of female lives, ‘Girls’ has made a good attempt at summing up our generation. Directed by feminist Lena Dunham – who also plays protagonist Hannah Horvath – the show portrays a group of friends’ struggles with their jobs, relationships and the general pitfalls of growing up.
If you’re craving further insight into the reality of being a young person, here are my recommendations for TV series like ‘Girls’.
‘Broad City’ likes to laugh at itself. It follows the friendship of two twenty-somethings living in – you guessed it – New York City, and they are ridiculously relatable characters.
If it’s happened to you, it’s happened to them. Blunders include everything from sexual mishaps to getting in trouble at work. Main characters Ilana and Abbi are inspired, with the former coining the phrase, ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna’.
This is essential viewing for any twenty-something.
When I first saw ‘The Bedford Stop’, I couldn’t believe it. Marketed as ‘a reality show about Brooklyn girls avoiding reality’, this online series is a nightmare for New Yorkers.
This show has actually added to fears of gentrification in Brooklyn! Controversial for a programme yet to show outside of the web – this article on the side effects of watching it will give you some laughs.
Trigger warning: brunch! Selfies! Tinder! If you have an aversion to vapidity, ‘The Bedford Stop’ is not for you.
Ever since Netflix premiered ‘Orange Is the New Black’ in 2013, it has been a hit. The show focuses on a female prison and how the inmates came to be incarcerated, as well as the obstacles they face while locked up. A highlight is the romance between characters Piper and Alex – forbidden love is just so heart-breaking.
The friendships that form between the women are touching, giving a different perspective on female relationships and smashing stereotypes. Like ‘Girls’, you could easily consider this show to have a feminist standpoint.
Here are a couple of further recommendations for TV series similar to ‘Girls’.
The following shows may not solely focus on female relationships and problems, but they navigate the ups and downs of coming of age with optimism akin to ‘Girls’. You will come away smiling.
‘New Girl’ follows quirky protagonist Jess as she moves in to an apartment with a group of young guys. You will cringe as she attempts to fit in to her new living situation and as the season goes on, we learn more about her new roommates.
This show is potentially even more relatable than ‘Girls’, as each character represents something different. It’s always nice when you can recognise yourself and your own life in a storyline.
As with ‘Girls’, you come to really care about each and every character, particularly if you get through all the seasons. Sold on ‘New Girl’? Check out this pretty awesome review.
Fantastic and talented female comedian Mindy Kaling plays a doctor and she makes a hilarious one. In a similar vein to ‘The Office’ (check out our article on this here), the adult world of work is mocked and made light of.
This show is great if you’re a young person struggling with feeling grown up enough and want something relatable to watch.
It’s calamity after calamity, giving you that twisty feeling in your stomach in the hope that everything will go right for Mindy. If that appeals, ‘The Mindy Project’ is for you.
There are many reasons why we watch TV – escapism, for one. Watching ‘Girls’ can make you feel better about your own life as the problems shown are derived from real experiences.
Many of these recommendations will fulfil that need for you if you’ve run out of ‘Girls’ episodes to watch.
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