Oh my God, if Girls had been made ten years ago there would have been so much more dancing. And hugging. Just watch:

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Did you see how much dancing and hugging there would be? I’m not going to lie. I probably would have been charmed by Girls if it arrived in this incarnation. Or… not. I guess we do live in a post-Gilmore Girls world. I mean, Rory Gilmore is now going naked under a fur coat in Mad Men, so everything is different now.

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Probably we would not be impressed at all, and we would find it trite and kind of quaint, the way we find say, Friends, now. I went to the premiere of the Carrie Diaries a while ago, and all I could think, as the character agonized over losing her virginity and getting home in time for curfew, was that they were trying to make Gilmore Girls for a Gossip Girl generation, and even Gossip Girl seems dated now. Girls makes everything seem dated.

Everything seems dated now except dramas set conspicuously in the past.

Soon, we will only watch television shows set at slow moving paces in Ancient Greece where the entire cast will be naked. I am not unenthusiastic about this prospect.

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