It’s inevitable that an all-female ensemble cast airing on HBO would be compared to the cable channel’s previous estrogen-laden darling, “Sex and the City.” While the similarities of “Girls” and “SATC” are obvious, the shows are actually worlds apart.
After 40 years in the premium cable game, HBO has perfected the formula to making hit shows. In the last 10 years, HBO programs have received nearly 1,000 Emmy nominations and have garnered 240 wins. Four new shows are currently being released for 2012 and many more years of quality programming is likely in the network’s future.
Director of “La Femme Nikita,” Luc Besson, tries to recreate his female empowerment, action success with another vengeful, femme fatale protagonist in “Colombiana.” The action and acrobatics are engrossing but the story is so predictable it subverts the positive elements.