Angry Boys is likely to trigger mixed emotions in fans of Girls


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The Australian television series Angry Boys is about just that. The series tackles difficult issues, but presents them in a manner that is accesible to even the least mature viewer. Humorous conflicts tell an emotional story.

Dan Bidikov, A&e Editor

Are you a male fan of HBO’s hit series Girls?  Upset that more of the content is not geared at your gender?  Fortunately, there is a series that covers a similar variety of issues with more of a male angle.  This hard-hitting, culturally innovative masterpiece is Australian series Angry Boys.  Much like the group of young women featured in Girls, the cast of Angry Boys demonstrates the daily struggle involved in being an angry little boy.

The show’s focus on such themes as the danger associated with being a professional child skater parallel Girls’ exploration of the difficulty that goes along with getting a job.

Much of the themes and content of Girls is paralleled in Angry Boys, in more of a stereotypically male manner.  The sexual themes prominent in Girls are covered in the form of raunchy jokes. The characters may be young, but the themes are very adult and the language is highly explicit.

The same failures to communicate are played on in both shows.  In Girls, characters get into  lengthy dialogues about their feelings. In Angry Boys- they stick up their middle fingers at each other.

The stories and characters may be completely different, but the same issues discussed in Girls ring through in Angry Boys, just with a little more edge.