What makes a good person? The characters on Girls have never been charged with murder, and it’s safe to assume that none of them vote Republican—though I’m definitely keeping an eye on Shoshanna in the future. However, consensus even among fans of the show seems to be that these are awful, terrible people; by and large, the worst of television. In a media landscape lush with wicked monarchs and avid serial killers, how is this possible?
The HBO show and its showrunner do not match the ones in your head.