Girls, Etc.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

GIRLS is the only show I watch on TV, and I have to say - as much as I wanted to dislike it at the beginning, I'm now convinced I'm its biggest fan. There's so much that I relate to (whether that's a good or bad thing is up for debate), and often, in life's more ridiculous or challenging or painful moments, I find myself thinking, if this were on an episode of GIRLS, I'd be laughing right now.

So, naturally, I love these illustrated posters by artist Mia Nolting, creator of these thought-provoking lists featured last year. The colors are perfect - and so is that tag line.


As it happens, I'm also a big fan of Mia's non-GIRLS-related work, and this weekly checklist is no exception. I'd keep one in a lieu of a diary. 


See more at Mia Nolting's website, here, and be sure to check out her highly entertaining "365 Gifs" project, here. Hope you had a wonderful long weekend! (I spent part of mine making these, and am only now emerging from the chocolate coma that ensued - it was, of course, totally worth it.)

21 comments:

Ethaney said...

i'm also the BIGGEST fan of girls. i think lena dunham is insanely talented. the show is hilarious and is so spot-on in so many ways.

these illustrations are so awesome!

Chelsea C. said...

I think I have to give Girls another try! I watched the first episode and it almost made me uncomfortable because of how real the awkward moments were. Haha!

Panda Head said...

I CAN'T EVEN with those brownies. omg.

Julie // Bound said...

I watched the first two episodes on a plane, loved them, and promptly forgot about it because we don't have HBO. But now even my father (??) is asking whether I watch it. (Apparently he's a fan). I guess I need to figure out where to find some episodes!

tara said...

I need to see this show! I saw an interview with Lena Dunham and loved her!

angela said...

I love Girls and those illustrations are amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

lydia {ever ours} said...

so fun! still haven't seen it yet. but i guess i need to get on that bandwagon soon.

Stephanie said...

At first I didn't know how I felt about Girls. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't love it. Of course, I couldn't stop watching it. I watched Tiny Furniture after I finished the first season, and I enjoyed it more than the show. But I've definitely enjoyed this season more. There is something about it though that keeps me from saying it's one of my favorites. I can't quite put my finger on. It's like, sometimes I relate to how they feel, but at the same time, I can't relate to their existence at all. It's odd. What do you think of the boys on the show? Sometimes I'm more invested in their stories...

Danielle Todd said...

Those illustrations are fantastic.

I didn't think I'd like Girls either, especially because I'm not part of that generation. I watched the first season though and I loved it.

etvoilacoralie said...

Thank you for the sharing, I love those illustrations and how fun is this checklist!

auste said...

1. best tagline ever.
2. those brownies have been haunting me since i saw them pop up on smitten kitchen last week... i'm unbelievably jealous of you. and i must make them soon.

Bea said...

I really have to start watching this show - everyone loves it! These illustrations are so cool and have pushed me over the edge, I might have to have a Girls marathon this weekend...

Bea x
http://thegoogleyear.blogspot.com.au/

joeycake said...

LOVE these!
LOVE GIRLS!
I too was a reluctant starter but now? SO into it!
xo

joeycake said...

LOVE these!
LOVE GIRLS!
I too was a reluctant starter but now? SO into it!
xo

Shoko said...

GIRLS is the best!

Chelsea, definitely give it another shot - you'll love it!

Morgan and Auste, you MUST make them - they're as good as they look!

Julie, haha, that's amazing! You need to catch up, so you can compare notes with your dad - how sweet :)

Tara, Bea, and Lydia, yes! Tune in ASAP!

Stephanie, totally get what you're saying. I guess the fact that so much of it takes place in my neighborhood - and that the main character is a kooky, scatterbrained writer - makes it really hit home for me. And yes! The boys' stories are so interesting - can't wait to see what happens next with Ray.

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

First of all, I'm dying over Girls. I watch it over and over again. I can't help myself. Second, her non-Girls-work is so wonderful. Her website is so neat!

Trish said...

Agreed! I love it and am so glad my husband loves it as much as me (actually even more!). Lena Dunham is an inspiration.

Rachael Poklitar said...

these illustrations are really cool. the tag like basically describes my life. hah. the point. right?

girlseeksplace said...

Before the first season of Girls even premiered there was a sneak peek of the first episode on YouTube. I managed to watch it and I was hooked. We don't get HBO at my house and I'm desperate to watch the first season, but I can't find it at the library and I can't justify buying it. It feels a bit like Sex & the City for the millenials.

Shoko said...

Hannah, I watch them over and over, too :)

Trish, totally agree.

Rachael, haha, yes!!

Brianna, that's exactly what it is, and I'm so happy we have it!

eileen ragan | leanerbythelake.com said...

Fellow GIRLS fan over here, too. I've been doing a lot of thinking about why the show works so well for me and I'm still trying to pin it down. The easiest to understand of course, is those cringe worthy experiences that were all to familiar from my early twenties after I became single for the first time in years and years. Good gracious the things i said/did/wanted. Girls is a little look back on that much, at the least.

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