Wiggin’ out about TV
It turns out that my friends and I are not the only strange young women in America. Who knew? Most people, when they see me with my friends, just shake their heads at our esoteric language, better known as “Girl Code.”
MTV has really been hitting some home runs with their new shows, i.e., my guilty pleasure, “Awkward,” and the wildly popular “Teen Wolf.” I’m proud of them.
But “Girl Code” is Jenna Marbles (YouTube sensation, look her up) meets VH1’s “Best Week Ever” meets a Friday night out with my best girlfriends.
Covering topics from roommates to dating, to even going out to dinner, 99.9 percent of the time, I’m sitting there going, “Oh my gosh, I DO THAT!”
MTV started with “Guy Code,” which was boring. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a girl, but I found “Guy Code” to be not funny and bland. Guys just don’t have that natural, primal bonding instinct that girls do. I think they were kind of surprised when “Girl Code” was a hit, because they put average looking females together and let them talk about whatever comes on their mind. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s not in “The View” style. Each girl is interviewed alone, so we get snippets of all different kinds of opinions on the topics. Another thing, no one has ever heard of these girls, pretty much ever before. Even one cast member, Nicole Byer, said, “Before this, I was babysitting.”
Other cast members include Jessimae Peluso, Carly Aquilino, Jamie Lee, Alice Wetterlund and Esther Ku, just to name a few of the up-and-coming comedians, actors and actresses “Girl Code” showcases. If you read the bios of the girls, you will notice most of them got their start doing stand up or acting school, and this is just the first plateau that they’ve had.
The thing is, these people are relatable. A lot of people gasp in horror at some of the topics that the girls cover. Farting, sleeping around, bitch-fighting, lying; they are all real topics that girls today, including myself, discuss. We just never had an outlet like this television show that millions of people watch. They delve into the inner workings of girls that most men – and some women – just don’t understand. Girls have a pack mentality, and there are always key roles that are defined within that group. This show covers it, but definitely in a light manner.
Another segment that is part of the show is “Is That Weird?,” when before going to commercial breaks, the girls expose inner thoughts and actions that might be a little … weird. But let’s face it, you’ve done at least one of the weird quirks the girls describe.
I like that this show gives you a wide spectrum of girls. Some of them are model-hot, some of them are lesbians, some of them are just average girls. Some of them have boyfriends, some of them don’t. Some of them joke about their relationship with their parents, some of them express the sorrows of trying to find a roommate. It’s all things that twenty-something girls discuss.
Every time I watch the show, I imagine myself on “Girl Code.” I could totally talk about what they talk about and I know that girls around the world would agree with me.
“Girl Code” was just renewed for it’s second season, and you can catch “Girl Code” on MTV at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays.