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Girls5Eva

This middle-aged female-led comedy is as entertaining as it is insightful

Comedy, Music

7.4

show

United States of America
English
Easy, Feel-Good, Funny
2021
Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry
28 min

Synopsis

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When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the '90s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5Eva?

Our Take

7.4
The Staff

What can you expect from a series about a former girl group that comes together for a second chance at pop success? At the hands of co-executive producer Tina Fey (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), it can only be razor-sharp and absurdly funny. 

Girls5Eva, both the show and the group it names, are rife with nostalgia and comic observations about the middle-age condition. Throwbacks to the early aughts, when Girls5Eva first found fame, highlight the silliness of the era, while commentaries about their 40-something lives give the show a realistic edge. The series also has a lot to say about the sexism that continues to haunt female pop stardom. 

Has the music industry learned from its mistakes and is it now better primed for Girls5Eva’s more honest and mature work? That’s the question the show tries to answer throughout its run, and it does so in endlessly entertaining and thoughtful ways.

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