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Who watched the season finale of Girls last night? As you may have noticed, I'm an unapologetic fan of the show and think it's the smartest, best written sitcom on TV—but here's what others had to say.
Matt Zoller Seitz of Vulture:
At certain points, Girls' first season reminded me of a naturalistic, younger version of Seinfeld, which was about selfish people behaving abominably. Girls understands its characters better than they understand themselves, but has the good sense to just let their behavior exist onscreen, and let us decide to hate them and tune out or see ourselves in them and keep watching.
James Poniewozik of Time:
...as the series developed more of a light, even occasionally romantic touch, it also became a little easier to take. Girls became something a little different, a little more unpredictable, but if I see a better new series than this one this season, I will be very happy.
John Podhoretz of The Weekly Standard:
Girls offers the most interesting and original televised portrait of upper-middle-class American angst since thirtysomething went off the air in 1991.
Like thirtysomething, it is simultaneously an infuriatingly self-referential thumbsucker and an extraordinarily intelligent dissection of infuriatingly self-referential thumbsucking. But it is, thankfully, far more the latter than the former.
So. What are YOU thinking?