Just let me enjoy my TV
Sometimes I just want to watch a TV show. That’s it - just watch it and enjoy it. Shallow aren’t I.
Sure, during Downton thoughts about class and sexism sometimes bubble to the surface. When I catch MKR I’m aware I’m being sold a formula. And of course as a dominant cultural medium TV is going to come in for a bit of cultural analysis every now and again.
But there’s a difference between that and ruining good TV with a constant stream of scene-by-scene examination of the motives and significance of every, single, utterance.
The excellent Girls is at risk of being analysed to death as a piece of entertainment.
The sheer volume of public thought about writer/director/star Lena Dunham’s thighs is weighing down enjoyment of a show that deserves its spot on our radar - and its fans are doing just as much damage as its detractors.
Here’s what we really need to know about Girls, in many people’s opinion it’s great TV. Now leave us alone to enjoy it.
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