There’s an extended joke about Laurie Simmons’ daughter being jealous of Tally for having a dead boyfriend, and hence something to write about…It’s left unclear whether the jealousy is earnestly expressed within the context of the show—in which case the scene would constitute a satiric portrayal of Laurie Simmons’ daughter’s character’s loathsome self-absorption—or intended as a straight portrayal of self-aware characters gently mocking their own callous tendency to view personal tragedy as cheap emotional grist.
—John Cook hones in on what really bothers me about Girls. Is it satire? Is it earnest? Can it be both?
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