Thursday, February 13, 2014

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 3, Episode 6 “Free Snacks” (B+)

This was actually a pretty decent episode, even if it’s getting harder and harder to like any of these characters. Hannah scoring a big gig as a writer of advertorial content at GQ should have been a home run, but aside from her overenthusiasm for the free snacks, she didn’t really take it to heart because she let thoughts about the future get her stuck in her head. Freaking out about not being able to pursue her dreams because she might get trapped in a job that she didn’t actually want made her forget about the recent success she had just experienced and the fact that, at least for more than one day, a job is sometimes a job. In his latest HBO appearance, Michael Zegen, of “Rescue Me,” "How to Make It in America," and “Boardwalk Empire” fame, was Joe, the guy who clearly will start having a crush on her if she stays in her job for more than a few minutes. Adam as an actor is still an odd idea for me, but it was entertaining to see him fake crying to break the news about his new gig, which I look forward to seeing featured in the future. Ray and Marnie’s new relationship is immensely awkward but equally amusing, and it’s great to see the two of them square off and insult each other on a regular basis. Shoshannah’s new pursuit of love is extremely specific and awfully blunt, and I can’t imagine it’s going to provide her much satisfaction. Though we saw her for only a moment, Jessa is predictably terrible at her job, but at least she’s not getting herself into too much trouble.

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