Thinking about the second season of Girls as a whole, I can’t shake the feeling that the show’s become something completely different in its sophomore year.
Like last week’s episode, ‘On All Fours’ is worth watching mostly because of Adam – since the pilot, he’s been the best, most consistently written character on the show, making him the easiest to connect to and understand.
Girls has bounced around quite a bit this season, separating most of its major characters from each other, checking in with different characters and their situations in haphazard fashion, all thinly connected by the presence of Hannah.
For all those hoping the four Brooklynites would break out Mario Kart on tonight’s episode of Girls, color yourselves disappointed.
The hard truths of adult life are front and center in ‘Boys’, where reality comes in to shatter many-a character’s dreams.
There’s no doubting the ambition behind ‘One Man’s Trash’, an episode of Girls that sidesteps everything going on in the season to pause and examine a short fling between Hannah and a sad doctor named Joshua.
It’s funny how backwards-thinking we can be as humans: as children, we just want to grow up and be adults. Once we’re in our mid-20′s and adulthood infiltrates our mentality, we cling on to the edge of our formative college years… and by the time we’re 60, we’re begging for the days of high school, …
This season of Girls has focused heavily on Marnie and Hannah’s post-friendship lives, their separate unexpected experiences being the focal point of tonight’s ‘Bad Friend’, one of the show’s weaker episodes to date.
The most important scene from ‘I Have Ideas’ – Hannah and Sandy’s argument – is a very layered scene, dealing not only with Hannah’s narcissism and extreme attachments to vague ideas, but leveling many of the criticisms against Girls as a whole with Sandy’s remarks.
At the opening of Girls‘ second season, the main characters all find themselves in some kind of transition.