50 Best Comedy TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

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2. Girls

Release Year: 2012

Seasons: 2 available with subscription, 5 total

Creator: Lena Dunham

Starring: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells

Picking up where network-mate Sex and the City left off, Lena Dunham’s brainchild tackles the brutally honest sexual adventures of a group of New York City women. Except, where the SATC ladies were confident and assured in their questionable decision-making, Girls dives deep into the ugliest shades of Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa.

Girls, a painfully funny character study of twentysomething struggles, burst onto the scene as a critical darling. It’s racked up awards and nominations throughout its five seasons (its sixth and final will air in early 2017) and has never wavered in its commitment to make sense of the harshest realities of growing up.

Hannah (Dunahm), a hapless writer unsure of her place in life or love, wades through her twenties with her best friends Marnie (Allison Williams), Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), and Jessa (Jemima Kirke). However, living the post-grad life is not always easy. Girls features one of the most honest depictions of female friendship on television and speaks to anyone who has ever felt lost.