Do you know how much I hate being wrong? More than I hate people who “don’t get the hype about Paris.” So I’ll just cop to this and get it out of the way: “Girls” is pretty good. Okay, “Girls” is awesome. I still stand by the original assessment I made after watching the pilot episode a year ago that Lena Dunham is kind of grating and needs to stop being naked on tv, but after marathoning through season 1 on Friday and season 2 on Saturday, it’s safe to say I’m a fan. I love the characters and the ridiculous scenarios, and though there’s been a fair amount of criticism of the show being “just another group of privileged white girls in New York,” a lot of it rings true for me about being a 20-something navigating life and relationships. It’s like the awkward junior version of “Sex and the City,” to borrow a comparison made about a million other times already.
This scene was the most striking for me from season 1. And because I need to do a better job of informing you when things are Not Safe for Work (see Friday’s post with the Courbet crotch-shot, sorry guys), the following clip would best be listened to with headphones, and by that I mean, listen to this with headphones because it’s vulgar and could get you fired.
Kind of insane, right?
In my Internet Squirreling for the specific font the show uses in the opening credits (what? I’m a typography nerd), I found this fascinating article over on Imprint. An LA based design company created the typeface for the show’s title (top), which looks oddly, suspiciously like Neutraface by House Industries (bottom).
Um, okay. I bet buying the font package from House Industries would have been cheaper than hiring an agency to basically copy it for them. Still, seeing these photos of the design process were pretty interesting:
Do you watch “Girls”? All the episodes are on demand if you, like me, are off today for President’s Day! How was your weekend? Speaking of more tv, did anyone watch the Downton Abbey season finale last night? TEARS.