I’ll watch the second season of Girls when it begins on January 13, and I’ve been trying to figure out why.
It doesn’t have an anti-hero I hate to love, but can’t help myself, like J. R. Ewing or Tony Soprano.
It doesn’t have characters I care about so much that I cheer for them and cry for them, like Treme. I mean when LaDonna showed up at Albert’s chemo session, I just wanted to join her and hold his other hand.
The only thing I can think of is that it makes me relieved to be the age I am and grateful that I came of age when I did.
Bill Keller, who gave up his job as executive editor of the NYT to spend more time with hisfamily writing, has a column today* where he calls the HBO show Girls “aggressively hip.” Keller is older than I am, and I know that I am too old to recognize “aggressively hip” if it comes up and bites me on the tush. If something strikes me as “aggressively hip,” I know by definition it cannot be.
I just thought Girls was about a group of young people living in Hell, with Hell this time set in Brooklyn. Maybe that’s redundant.
The NewYorkPost* is reporting that in 2003, when he was governor of Massachusetts, Mitt vetoed funds for kosher meals for Jewish nursing home residents.
Newt Gingrich has picked up this matzoh ball and is running with it in Florida, where it is not exactly “kosher” for a candidate to be seen as anti-Semitic.
Newt supporter and Brooklyn state assemblyman Dov Hikind is outraged at the “Let Them Eat Pork” veto, noting that “If you’re kosher, you’re not eating anything else,” so Mitt in effect was telling those Jews to starve to death.