Honestly, I think the "PC criticism" this show has gotten accounts for why so many men bothered to check it out & continue to watch it. It was almost like reassurance that it wouldn't be some boring feministy chick thing.

Generally speaking, as with romantic comedies or chick-lit, most men would not even bother giving a show called "Girls", that's billed as being mostly about women and their woman feelings/thoughts, a chance.

When I was reading about the ratings for the first season, I was surprised to see that more than half of viewers were men, which is unheard of for entertainment that's primarily about women's lives.