Sky Atlantic says that it will screen Girls later this year. One difference is that the early logo had the "O" overlapping the "B. In this they resemble the film Bridesmaids, which showed a strong female character submitting to the sexual whims of a commitment-averse creep. The fact that she is merely 25 and stumbled to fame via a YouTube clip she made of herself bathing in a public fountain has invested Girls with the possibility that Dunham really is, as her slacker character mumbles to her parents in one scene, the voice of her generation. As a result, the previous logo and its tri-colored lines were gradually phased out in The first episode, he noted, garnered about 1. In , HBO introduced a well-known intro for its feature presentations that was created by Liberty Studios. Or is it, as some dissenters have claimed, a media hype-fest that betrays its own obsessions with youth, sex and New York? If the show does embed itself in the cultural landscape it will be to the credit of Lena Dunham, the precocious talent who has written, directed, produced and starred in the show. In the intro, the camera would pan from a family household through a model city before zooming up into outer space, with a stargate effect that reveals a silver HBO logo rotating across a starfield and moving toward the camera, before multi-colored beams appear streaking over the side of the "O" in "HBO" as the camera zooms inside it. Lowry also criticised the media "infatuation" that he attributed to a bias towards HBO, which elitist circles considered more prestigious than regular television, as well a bias towards youth and New York. The characters in Girls share an apartment — reflecting their financial squeeze, despite sponging off their parents — but you could imagine them moving on to solo living, he said. In the accelerated news cycle of the US, no one can remember the last time a television series was greeted with the rapture seen this week. That's what all the fuss was about? Speaking from his office, close to Beverly Hills, Lowry laughed off suggestions that his complaints reflected a west coast bias.