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As HBO's Girls kicks its third season into high gear, we've been spotting the show's lead actresses just about everywhere. Lena Dunham, on the cover of Vogue. Allison Williams, spearheading Elle Magazine's annual “Women in TV” issue. Zosia Mamet (or, her doppelganger...) on 23rd and Lexington, hailing a cab...

It's nice to hear the actresses speak about their show with a new poise – for despite those ever-vocal internet critics, it's clear that Girls has begun to establish itself as a confident, seasoned show. We know the characters now. The ambling plots and prop secondary characters have become par for the course. The sense of humor is defined. And mostly, viewers now consider the show as part of the evolving landscape of subscriber television, a function of this here alleged Golden Age for television.

And in an apropos response to the hype, last week, The New York Times profiled Allison Williams and Cynthia Nixon (of Miranda on Sex and the City fame) as they spoke about women in TV, the burden of assuming the voice of a whole generation, and old-school character tropes. Check out the funny and intelligent interview here. 

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