Girls wrapped its season one finale earlier this year which rounded off weeks of mixed reactions and reviews about the cast, the storytelling, and the show’s relevance as a piece about 20/30-somethings in New York City.
Early criticism of the series dismissed it as “racist.” To which writer and director Lena Dunham responded that the almost entirely White casting wasn’t supposed to be racist, she wasn’t trying to make a racially-exclusionary show devoid of ethnicity, she just understood her own experience which honestly didn’t involve many other ethnicities. The criticism of that, and the one-dimensional characters (Hippie girl who likes to party; repressed virgin; retentive good girl), the even more one-dimensional relationships (sociopath, good; nice guy; bad), and the show’s sexually-explicit (in some cases) scenes, continued until its end.
But the show was evidently a ratings success because it’s back for season two for which there’s a first teaser trailer that seems to pick up immediately after the season one finale. The new season premieres January 13 at 9 p.m.. Here’s the video.