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The Sex Lives Of College Girls' Co-Creator Justin Noble Loves The Ever-Changing Nature Of The Show

"The Sex Lives of College Girls" is filled with depth and nuance despite the blunt nature of its title. Though its premise makes it seem like just a spiritual successor to other popular HBO series like "Girls" and "Sex and the City," Justin Noble and Mindy Kaling's series draws new parallels to the subjects at hand by offering a more diverse cast of characters with unique struggles that emerge even amid the tropes this kind of show might sometimes be known for.

As the title suggests, "The Sex Lives of College Girls" follows the romantic entanglements, dating mishaps, sexual shenanigans, and occasional misunderstandings that one must deal with in the modern college dating scene. If the overwhelmingly positive response from viewers and critics is any indication (via Rotten Tomatoes), the series is doing something right already, but co-creator Noble wants to make sure that the stories that are told in the series are constantly changing to avoid stagnation.

Justin Noble thinks the show needs to change to stay current

Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble are the co-creators of "The Sex Lives of College Girls," and the duo sat down with Collider to talk about the series as it airs its second season. Noble, who is the showrunner for the series, was emphatic about how the issues that young girls in the dating scene have today are complex and how trying to stay relevant to them keeps the creators on their toes in terms of plotting out the show.

"One of the things that Mindy and I love about the show is that we get to tackle issues that girls who are 18, 19, and 20 are dealing with, which are, unfortunately, plentiful," said Noble. "There are plenty of issues that we can dive into, and we can talk about them in ways where we can find some comedy along the way."

Obviously, as any comedian or comedy writer can tell you, you can definitely score points with your audience by giving them jokes and situations that they can relate to, and it sounds like this is a key strategy that the writers on "The Sex Lives of College Girls" are utilizing to its full effect.

"Another thing that I think is cool about our show is that it feels current, and to stay current, we have to be changing as it goes," Noble continued. "We have to pull ideas from what 2022 is, and what 2023 is, as we move along, as opposed to deciding in advance where they're gonna go."