Friday, June 8, 2012

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 1, Episode 8 “Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too” (B+)

Seeing Adam out of his apartment and out of the club leads to some pretty intense events, though it shouldn’t come as a surprise given what an out-there and unpredictable character he is. His monologue performance was actually quite effective, and his reaction to nearly being hit by a car with Hannah was extreme. Somehow, however, things always seem to turn out, and his end-of-episode apology to Hannah seemed sincere, and this odd couple may just work out. Their loud, gross sex was very much in character and something that Marnie really didn’t need to hear. I enjoyed her bonding with Jessa, who was completely bored with the idea of going home with a man from the bar, while Marnie found the opportunity exciting and took it upon herself to prove that she could be adventurous. Their host got quite riled up by their exclusion of him, and it’s lucky that it didn’t turn into a violent situation with an unhappy ending. Jessa seems like she’s extremely capable of getting herself into those messes without much though for how it will affect others. The night out was exactly what Marnie needed since she was spending so much time wallowing in self-pity and watching slideshows of supposedly happier times with Charlie. Her description of herself as the uptight one was not inaccurate, and it’s becoming clearer that she judges others while not taking a harsh look at herself. Hopefully this was her turning point, and she’ll be on an upward swing going forward for the season’s final two episodes.

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