The guys stir the pot on HBO comedy
On Sunday night, we got another glimpse into the insanely brilliant mind of Lena Dunham with a new episode of Girls (which, by the way, stars and is created, written, directed, and executive produced by Dunham). It blows my mind that after only four half hour instalments, this almost-26-year-old talent has everyone’s attention. But, truthfully, she deserves it.
Like previous episodes, sex came to the forefront right away as Hannah received an X-rated photo text from the ever-douche Adam, followed by one telling her he meant to send it to someone else. Even though Marnie, being the good friend that she is, told Hannah not to respond to his disgusting message, Hannah (of course) did the opposite. She sent a naked picture of her own in return. Cue me shaking my head.
Meanwhile, Shoshanna had a little love adventure of her own this week when a cute boy recognized her on the street and the two decided to catch up that night. Innocently watching a movie turned quickly into not watching a movie. In her bedroom. But their race for the sheets came to an abrupt halt when Shoshanna nonchalantly told the guy (a former camp friend), “I swear it’s not a big deal, but I’m a virgin.” He said he was not into that and Shoshanna was left defeated once more.
Jessa seemed to be having a great time, surprisingly, babysitting the girls … until she lost them at the park. While she was rallying the other nannies and possibly forming a union, the girls ran away and hid. She found them, but she felt so guilty about it that she spilled the beans to the dad, who is always giving her creepy eyes that freak me right out.
Hannah went on to prove just how bad her luck with men is. Her new boss groped her, using “new methods” to relax her uptight shoulders. The office girls, hilarious characters of their own, gave Hannah the lay of the land, telling her the boss is just a touchy guy and she should just deal with it cause he gives out free iPods. They then proceeded to pencil in Hannah’s eyebrows, leaving her looking hilarious for the rest of the episode. Or as Adam said, “Like a Mexican teenager.”
But the girls did more than give Hannah a new look. They sent her out the door with the drive she needed to finally make the healthy choice and break it off with Adam, which she did. Very well, might I add, with a long impassioned speech about deserving to be loved the way she expects to be. And then, with one puppy dog look, she had her legs wrapped around him once more.
Charlie spent most of the episode trying to convince his hipster friend not to look through Marnie and Hannah’s things while they were out of the apartment. In the process, they found and read Hannah’s journal. Major breach of girlfriend’s friend-code.
That night, all the girls went to see Charlie perform with hipster guy and, after a song about falling in love with a girl in Keds (so funny), they performed a new one called “Hannah’s Diary.” This song turned the tone of the episode from fun to angry in an instant as Charlie, in a very Harriet the Spy-esque moment, read from the journal while on stage.
After reciting Hannah’s words about her whiny best friend that needs to break up with her vagina-possessing boyfriend, Charlie stormed off stage, Marnie threw her drink on Hannah, and Jessa laughed, more entertained than ever before.
Girls airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO Canada.
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