I agree with you almost completely, *. I think I've seen the first four (or five) episodes and while I appreciate the realism, it's almost TOO real for me. It makes me uncomfortable. And I pretty much dislike most of the girls, probably because I recognize myself in most of them.
And I do not want to be a rose.
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
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