01/08/2013 05:54 pm ET

Lena Dunham On 'Girls' Season 2: 'If You Hated What We Were Doing Last Season, You're Going To Hate It Even More' (VIDEO)

With Season 2 of "Girls" scheduled to premiere Sunday night, the ladies of the show stopped by "Today" to preview what lies ahead. The show's star and creator Lena Dunham, who received both lavish praise and endured a barrage of criticism in Season 1, had a message for both camps.

"If you loved what we were doing last season, we're going to push it further. And if you hated what we were doing last season, you're going to hate it even more," she quipped.

Dunham also pushed back against the idea that the show's characters are too self-absorbed and immature. "I sort of object to the notion that characters have to be likable. I feel like I don't like most of my friends, I love them, and that's the same way I feel about most of the characters that I write."

Season 2 of "Girls" premieres on Sun., Jan. 13 on HBO.



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