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Billy Bob Thornton

Guy meets 'Girls'

Guy meets 'Girls'

Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters like "the debate about 'Girls'" that one can speak of latte-sipping liberals and the coastal elite.

As a latte-sipping liberal in good standing but a coastal elite in training, I caught up on the show a year late and spent the past week watching the show's first season while most of my peers were enjoying the start of its second. The loss was mine. "Girls" isn't just a show with...