Because Monday is my busiest day, I missed all the mountains of Girls coverage, but I'll try to catch up with some of it here (and I stress some; I can't think of any premiere episode that's generated as much discussion as this one): the premiere did modestly in the ratings but there was plenty of social buzz. Reviews and reactions from Alyssa Rosenberg, Rebecca Traister, the Ryan & Ryan podcast, Alan Sepinwall, Meredith Blake & Todd VanDerWerff, Emma Straub, Amanda Ann Klein, Kristen Warner, Ken Tucker, Jenna Wortham, John Cook, Myles McNutt, Noel Kirkpatrick & Nick Campbell, Willa Paskin, Jace Lacob, Richard Lawson, Nona Willis Aronowitz, Price Peterson, Nikki Stafford, Renee Martin, Jaime Weinman, a group of media studies academics, Emily Nussbaum, Asawin Suebaeng, Liel Liebowitz, Meghan O'Keefe, Film Crit Hulk, Old Man Cooter. Amanda Dobbins traced some of the backlash online, more on the backlash from Kia Makarechi and Jason Mittell writes of the jump to judge shows. And Ali Pechman has a pop quiz: Girls review or Edith Wharton?
If I'm missing anything you'd like to see added to the list, let me know.