One of the most #worthlivinit things for me is watching American TV series. Even before the Netflix days, I was an avid consumer of TV shows such as Friends, Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Lost, Dexter and Breaking Bad (OMG, this is like the finest of the finest!!!!*).
I find that there is a lot one can learn through TV series. Looking through all of these stories and plot lines, there is a ton of information for every single aspect of life, death, love, politics, money, power, friendship, feminism, independence, growing up, responsibility, endurance, faith and values.
Girls was one of my favorites and since its finale aired last week, I can very well place it among all the other giants in my TV series pantheon. I wasn’t able to relate to the stories as much as with Dawson’s Creek for example (I’m a little bit older than the Lena Dunham and the rest of the gang, plus problems of Brooklyn-based girls are not necessarily experienced in the same way in Brussels!), but there was not a minute I did not enjoy this show with all my heart.
Trying to not give out too many spoilers for those of you that haven’t watched the ending yet, there are more than a few things I would have liked to unfold differently, but still the last two episodes gave us some of the strongest moments in the five years that the show has been running for. Hannah’s monologue on jealousy was a perfect epilogue to this 5-year journey. And a perfect realization of what love is and can mean and all the different shades we can paint it as we grow older.
I was so happy to hear that the series was renewed for one more and final season next year and really can’t wait to see if maybe Hannah ends up with the right person in the end 🙂 Until then, here are a few favorite moments from this season 5:
*Btw, my three favorite American TV series of all time are The Sopranos, The West Wing and Breaking Bad. What are yours?