But SATC had certainly lots of peripheral non-white characters from a Pakistani waiter to Chinese hostess to Hispanic janitor to Indian photographer/documentation etc.
Having said that, most of it happened later on the series (as with_one_voice said) or were kind of stereotyping
EDIT: 'waiter' not 'easier'. I blame my phone.
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SATC also added diverse supporting characters in guest roles after criticism saying the show didn't have enough diversity in its depiction of New York. TV is just weighted toward the perspectives of white people. It's not a good thing, and it's not a desirable thing, but considering that we now have the first sole African-American female lead in a network drama ever, that will give you a better idea. This is a TV problem more than it's a Girls problem (not that it's not a Girls problem).
A staggering misfire of an episode. Watching this, I attempted to find some rationalization for it. The two I came up with were that Dunham figured the show would not be renewed so it was time to tie things up (while leaving room to easily manuever out of it if renewed) or that Dunham wanted to create as accessible an episode as possible for Emmy contention. For a show that has been strong all season to end on such contrived notes is a shame. At the most superficial level, I could go well Shoshanna lost her virginity, Jessa was looking to fill a void, Marnie had finally moved on from Charlie, and Hannah ended up being forced to reflect. After all, they were moving there all season. Yet none of the episode felt remotely real tonight. It felt as if they had to get these endings in somehow.
Adam saved some of it but otherwise it was almost unwatchable. It was unfunny, unconvincing, and the women, with the exception of Hannah, came across as if they had been stripped of any nuance.
This was dreck, one of the shittiest episodes of television I have seen all season.
the finale was all over the place. When did Jessa get with that guy?
glad Hannah realized that people do move on, and dont really need to focus on her all the time. Loved the last shot, she had her cake and she is eating it too.
I wouldn't say it was worst but it was a let down, maybe too safe. With the exception of Jessa's story which was just baffling, everything was tepid. Shoshana's thread was boringly predictable (like always) and Marni and Hanna were safe.
Ok, I'm just going to be entirely superficial here...Marnie is SO stupid for going for THAT guy over Charlie. Because Charlie is just the cutest. I'm sorry.
Also, this episode was great in spite of the fact that I felt most of the stuff was very unrealistic (in the most "real" way possible, if that makes sense). A lot of it did seem too...sitcomy...and yet there were several moments throughout that were just perfectly done. The subway scene near the end (that sequence with Hannah ending up alone on the beach eating the cake might be my favorite of the show's first season and was a perfect capper of the season)? Or Adam tearing up at the wedding? Or Shoshanna's anger at Jessa?
That's probably my favorite aspect of the show. Even when I find the character's actions incredibly frustrating, there are so many moments peppered throughout each episode that are so perfectly realized that I can't help but love this show, even if I find Louie more impactful and shows like Veep, Archer, Community, etc more consistently hilarious.
HBO has released the first trailer of the Second Season. YUMMY! Happy to see !
Here the Season Tease.
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LOL, "what are you wearing?" was exactly my thought as well.
I just bought Season 1 on iTunes and watched in two days. I'm in love. In my eyes, this is a flawless show. I really like all the characters and the direction is beautiful. Can't wait for season 2.
My favorite episode would be: She Did or The Return.
Favorite scene: the final scene of All Adventurous Woman Do and the last one from She Did.
"Now my life is sweet like cinnamon..."
ETA: And the scene before it is great, too!
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