Girls returned with two episodes last night during the 26th hour of the Golden Globes and made for a nice post-awards show cool down. When we left Hannah last season, she was falling deeper into the depths of her untreated OCD, and this season picks up on what seems like a life much more under control. Her editor loves her on-time sex lit, cups are made of chocolate now, and Adam is her live-in, medicine-giving boyfriend. What a dream! (Sort of!) (They’re both nightmares, so it’s hard to say!) Adam seems to be in a better place, as well, though that better place does feature an awkward encounter with the jilted Natalia. (Natalia and Angie’s rant against him was one of my favorite elements of the two episodes, though I’m not sure why it had to veer so far, as it went on, towards depicting Natalie as more upset than she was justified to be, and rude towards Hannah. It seems like this was partly done for the sake of adding some humor to the scene, [humor continues to be something that Girls needs to work on in general, I think], but Angie’s role in the argument sufficed there, and it ended up seeming like its intent was to half-discount what she had to say and unnecessarily paint Adam as a decent guy. We can tell that he is a decent guy and understand that her anger against him is warranted!) Shoshanna is stumbling out of bunk beds, taking hangover naps in the library, and seems to be struggling with an eating disorder. Marnie is still hung up on Charlie, or at least the idea that she deserves the life that A Charlie would provide. Jessa, still beautiful and a horrible friend, was in rehab, got kicked out, and made Hannah, Adam, and Shoshanna unnecessarily take a road trip to retrieve her. Taystee was there! Adam and Shosh went on a hike while Lena laid in the woods and listened to a This American Life on her phone, which was very good. Adam smashed the radio in a rental car because, although he can sometimes say nice things to Marnie and call Hannah his best friend, he is a monster. A mom lit candles. The gang ate tacos and Marnie spit a bite out. The episodes were enjoyable, but certainly felt more like a ramp-up than anything else. I am looking forward to the rest of the season! DID YOU WATCH? HMMMM?

Comments (21)
  1. The gang ate tacos…

    Both actual and euphemistic!

  2. I tried, I really did, with this show. But … I cannot. Nope. Do. Not. Like.

  3. I didn’t watch Girls because I do not like this show, but does anyone want to talk about True Detective?

    • Ohhh I will tomorrow!

    • McConaughey’s monologue about humans rejecting their programming by ceasing to reproduce appealed to me. Other than that, how many more grisly, noir-ish dramas about serial killers do we need? HOW. MANY. MORE?

      • I agree about the noirish grisly serial killer drama and also add to that the middle-aged white guy anti-hero thing, but nonetheless, I thought it was outstanding. Can’t wait to see the next episode.

    • I haven’t seen it, but I’ll probably check it out at some point, because I’m a sucker for that stuff.

  4. I watched Revenge, which had Nolan in a candy striker jacket and a clever joke about how he probably set up this whole plan as an excuse to buy that jacket. Classic Nolan. House of Lies was good too. And Episodes. And Shameless. Oh and Downton, which had pretty dresses.

  5. I took one of those “Which Girls Character Are YOU?” quizzes and got Adam, which I totally disagreed with, but when I went to retake the quiz I’d already gotten drunk and smashed my computer with a papier-mache sledgehammer. :(

  6. I still haven’t watched Girls, but I did watch Frances Ha the other day, and I kind of feel like–and correct me if I’m wrong–that movie was kind of like Girls: The Good Parts, so, I’m all set.

  7. I’ll never forgive this show for the disaster of last season’s finale, but it sure is fun to watch The Bechdel Test burst into flames every time Marnie enters a scene.

  8. I did not watch Girls. I have no reason to post now, since I cannot add to the discussion, but I wanted to feel like part of the group. Hey, fellow young people!

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