HBO's 'Girls' and 'Veep' get renewed for second seasons
Dunham's "Girls," which has aired three episodes, recounts the lives and loves of a group of twentysomething Brooklyn women (think a less fashion-y "Sex and the City"). It has been the target of much controversy, with some critics praising the realistic dialogue and fully fleshed-out female characters and others taking issue with the show's all-white cast and the fact that the performers are mostly the children of celebrity themselves.
"Veep," about the life of a fictional U.S. vice president played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, premiered to mostly positive reviews, although it has not yet achieved the must-see status of "Girls."
Both shows premiered to around a million viewers apiece. By comparison, "Game of Thrones" premiered to more than 2 million viewers in its first season.
— Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Lena Dunham in "Girls," left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep." Credit: HBO.