Thursday, June 14, 2012

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 1, Episode 9 “Leave Me Alone” (B+)

This blowout between Hannah and Marnie was inevitable. It’s unfortunate because neither of them can really make a verifiable claim to not being selfish since they do talk mostly about themselves. It’s been building for a while, and Hannah lending Adam her key definitely isn’t productive while Marnie is still a mess about her breakup with Charlie and her unknown future, throwing out old clothes since poor people shouldn’t have to wear her old stuff on top of everything else. Hannah’s essay reading bombed after she wrote her piece on the subway en route to the reading, and it’s purely because she second guessed herself that it didn’t go well. It’s interesting to see Michael Imperioli as an artsy intellectual since he usually plays less intelligent and relaxed people, and I wonder if he’ll stick around as Hannah explores her Marnie-less life. Jessa got a rather direct talking-to from Catherine, and it’s great to see Kathryn Hahn prove that she’s an actress with diverse talents after her more comedic recurring guest spot on “Parks & Recreation” earlier this season. Shoshanna has sort of been maligned this entire season, and a JDate doesn’t mean all that much since she’s had such few plotlines. I’d love to see that change in the finale and heading into season two. With just one episode to go left this season, I’m curious to see how the chips will fall as both Hannah and Marnie may turn to Jessa for support, and things could end up being seriously shaken up.

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