Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 3, Episode 8 “Incidentals” (B)

Having celebrities guest star as themselves is always an interesting device, and if done well, it can work wonders. But sometimes there isn’t as much of a point, and aside from the fact that some show got some big name to drop by to film a scene, it’s far from noteworthy. That’s the case with Patti Lupone here, whose mere presence seems to encourage Hannah to talk even more than ever, not hesitating to pick up a phone call from her boyfriend during an interview. The call with that good news was what did it, however, and Lupone launched into a rant about how he might leave her for the allure of Broadway. I don’t think Hannah needed someone famous to tell her that, especially since that was Shoshannah’s first thought too. I did enjoy seeing Adam’s reaction to getting cast and then hearing him act out his part in the tub. The night in the hotel room was a bit off the rails as well, not quite as miserable as the beach house but still rather unkempt and uncontrolled. Jessa reuniting with her rehab friend was definitely a bad idea, and stealing cash from her own store can’t lead to good places. Ray dumping Marnie while she was eating pizza in front of him was an amusing end to the truly odd and unfulfilling relationship they had. I hope it’s not the last we’ll see of Ray since he has inarguably been one of the best things about this season.

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