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Hooper: HBO show 'Girls' makes strong case for modern TV

My idea of a new television show typically revolves around discovering an episode of Perry Mason I've never seen.

Everybody under the age of 30 just asked, "Who's Perry Mason?"

But my 24-year-old son has made it his mission to introduce me to 21st century TV. His latest triumph: getting me to watch Girls, an HBO show that features four of the most unlikable characters in the history of the medium.

And I couldn't wait to see the series finale Sunday night. Great writing and cool music highlight every episode, and while the four "girls" may not be likable, their flaws intrigue.

Youth may be wasted on the young, but it's bringing new perspectives to one old man set in his ways. …

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature remains set in its ways, even when amendments overwhelmingly approved by the populace direct them to change. Unlike Hannah Horvath of Girls, their flaws don't intrigue or entertain. They just frustrate. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I Don't Mind Straight People As Long As They Act Gay In Public. …

You may think you spent a long time waiting for April the giraffe to give birth, but keep in mind the gestation period for a giraffe is 13-15 months.

Now that's a long time. …

The Cross-Bay Ferry ends its six-month run on April 30. I'm making it my mission to get on board this week. …

My friend checked into a Martin County hospital with a lung infection last week and discovered one of his doctors was former Florida State safety Myron Rolle. He's an Alabama fan, but appreciated the Seminole's demeanor.

I guess that's "Rolle Tide."

That's all I'm saying.

Hooper: HBO show 'Girls' makes strong case for modern TV 04/16/17 [Last modified: Monday, April 17, 2017 11:55am]
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