Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I’m Watching: Girls (Season Finale)

Girls: Season 1, Episode 10 “She Did” (A-)

What a finale, and what a show. This show has had excellently-written female characters since its inception, and this installment demonstrates that the men can be just as strong too. Adam in particular is a fantastic and extremely intriguing character, casually suggesting moving in with Hannah and then getting very offended when she finds a new roommate instead, telling her that he loves her and that she doesn’t have it so bad. Getting hit by a car and then saying he wished he had a concussion and that she wasn’t family was harsh, and I suspect that their relationship won’t be so easily repaired now that they’ve finally started talking about their feelings. If Adam isn’t back right away, I do love the idea of Elijah moving in with Hannah since he’s proving to be quite entertaining too. Ray calling Hannah out on faking illness to go to Jessa’s party was amusing, and I love that told Shoshanna that he can’t stop thinking about her since she vibrates on a very strange frequency. Her anger about wearing white to a surprise wedding and her comment to him to stay out of her emotional way were magnificent, and I really want her to be featured more in season two. Charlie suggesting to Marnie that they go have sex in the bathroom was bold, and it seems that his aggression led to her doing something wild, but not with him, picking up the hapless host instead. And then there’s Jessa, who married Thomas John after knowing him only a few weeks, which isn’t quite what Catherine was suggesting last week when she told her to take control of her life. The final shot of Hannah on the beach after falling asleep and getting her purse stolen on the subway indicates that life goes on, and I’m sure they’ll be plenty going on when this show returns next year. It’s been a fascinating first season, and I can’t wait for more.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Lena Dunham as Hannah

1 comment:

SB said...

Abe, this is unacceptable.