What's the deal with unhappy girl shows?

I'm currently watching Frances Ha.  It is making me think of Girls and realize why I stopped wanting to watch it.  What is with this new wave of shows about self-absorbed young women who have nothing going on in their lives and expect everyone around them to make it better and who make bad decisions?

I guess this has been a trope of "cool" youth-type shows forever, except now it's people who are supposed to be adults and they never learn anything.  Maybe I'm just over the whole existential-sadness thing and so I don't find it deep or compelling?

Okay, non-rant over.

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