BROS

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BROS



Written by Jack Blocker
09 Tuesday 09th April 2013

I love Girls and I've been watching it from the start. That first season was great, like the bit where Shoshanna smoked that crack, and it was like 'oh shit, she's gonna get with Ray. Ray's the man'. And when that gay dude was still in it being the best character. Or when Adam delivers that inspired monologue about boning a chick who stole his pencil. That shit pushed so many boundaries it was unseemly. I even enjoyed the second series despite the sallow turn it took, because there were still moments of profound brilliance. Like when Lena Dunham dragged her arse across the floor and got a splinter in her butt-cheek. That happened to my dog once when it had worms. It was the funniest thing I ever saw.

But eventually Girls - with its increasingly unlikable characters, baffling OCD introductions, and lack of wise-cracking gay men - no longer spoke to me in the manner of old. So I was extremely excited when I heard about a parody called Bros. I say 'bro' a lot, describe shit as being 'chill' if it's chill, and use the word 'shit' as a noun, verb and adjective. Would this be my new love? For the first two minutes, I enjoyed it. For the rest, I did not. Now I'll excuse the opening episode's tiresome hipster jokes - I'd expect nothing less from a group of bros raised on CollegeHumor.com and Keystone Lite. What saddens me is the sub-Apatow riffing between the group: I've watched the 'you know how I know you're gay' scene from 40 Year Old Virgin a million times too. But I keep my shitty re-enacments of it between me, my housemate, and the select areas of my flat where we can smoke weed without the fire alarm going off. I certainly don't put it on Youtube.

And here's how to be good at comedy:

Bro. Not Chill @JackBlocker

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