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"No, you’re a wound…"

I’ve been thinking about this amazing episode ALL DAY. Now there’s only one episode left, and if it’s as good as last nights…I will be absolutely miserable waiting until the premiere of Season 2. This episode happened so fast, and was (again!) SO well written. In the beginning of this episode we see Hannah being insecure (shocking) as her nemesis (is that how one really pronounces it?!) promotes her new book at her release party. She’s really unlikeable and a perfect side character, and I loved how Hannah and crew focused on her boyfriend killing himself in a vintage car while on percocet as the reason she’s successful, haha. She was AWFUL. “Water birthed my truth…” REALLY?! Gross. I hate people who are so focused on being like, in your face “honest”…ugh. Its’s more for show than real and it’s awful.
Anddd I was so hopeful for ANYTHING when the old writing teacher was introduced, a fling, inspiration, SOMETHING other than the creepy nothingness that he brought to the plot. Waste.

The most important part of this episode wasn’t any of the girls…it came from Katherine, the mom of the children Jessa babysat for (I LOVE her in every hilarious movie she’s in..she’s awesome.) Her entrance and scene was so uncomfortable, but then took a fantastic turn. Her serious monologue about Jessa causing dramas in her life to distract her from becoming the person she’s meant to be…I sat there, stunned. What a truly beautiful, raw, perfect piece, and in all honesty, and might as well have been spoken directly TO ME. I’ve been thinking about this specifically all day and can’t shake it. Perfection. I started off seriously disliking Jessa’s odd “selfness” only to discover that her strong seemingly understanding of herself only shows she miiiight not have such a strong sense of self…much like myself. If that makes any sense.

The biggest point: Hannah and Marnie’s horrrrrible arguement. Wow. It got me thinking of best friend arguements and the dissolution of friendships. Although it’s never easy, it’s part of life, and unfortunately part of growth. The things they hastily said to one another made me cringe (been there…) but knowingly understand. When girls argue it’s truly painful because we’re such great manipulators…of anything, especially words. Marnie’s (ugh!) passive agressiveness and Hannah’s ignorance of the situation made for great disaster, and although sad to see their friendship deteriorate, they’ve outgrown one another and I can’t wait to see where this takes them. The best part of their whole arguement was their bathroom bickering over who was truly a wound…and how true it really was. Also, Hannahs angry confession of her insecurity/self deprication made me want to hug her for once. I feel as if every girl feels like that, and hearing it made it a little better to really understand.
“No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself…” girl, you, me, and every female, needs a serious hug. The brutal rawness of their falling out is so relatable it’s not even funny. This show…amazing.

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"I like…reading."

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to blog about this amazing episode. In my defense, I haven’t been at my house in fred because it’s summer and I’m not around, the internet just got connected at Brad’s new house yesterday, and I only blog from my phone if randomly inspired or at work/on the course (like now.) I couldn’t stop thinking about how many things this episode got right.
I will say I was really annoyed with the understanding that we’d be seeing more of Adam since he and Hannah are technically “together” now. From the start of the series, his weirdness turned me off and I hated how Hannah allowed him to treat her the way he did. In this episode, we saw Adam as this imperfect and definitely flawed individual that I actually somewhat liked. Although the body obsession thing annoys me, his improv/acting scene and situation was a great way to show his (somewhat) morals and was a nice change. Also, I’m glad they’ve been leaving out Shoshanna…she’s definitely the least developed character and my least favorite. That being said, I LOVED the Marnie/Jessa duo. I would have NEVER put them together with how wildly different they are, but it was an amazing choice to do so. I really liked how self aware Marnie finally was after the break up/devastation…claiming she’s too uptight and “stuck in her own head” (she is) and for me that made me like her more. Jessa’s free espirited weirdness to Marnie’s uptightness works beautifully. Also, the bar situation was a great way to show Marnie’s inexperience due to her being uptight, while Jessa knew the whole time what was going on because she has that life experience necessary to realize and react. It also made me so sad for Marnie when Adam asked her what she liked, and her delayed response was…reading. Girl, not that reading is not a good hobby…but as your first response?! I’m excited to see where her (hopeful) transformation goes. I’m still waiting for her to run into the guy from the gallery opening! With two episodes left…he better come in soon.

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"Let me find my fixed gear bicycle friends…"

Watching “Girls” at 10:30 every Sunday has seriously become one of the most exciting appointments of my week…not sure if this is sad or awesome. I’m a devoted viewer, so much so that my boyfriend is silently forced to watch the Nationals game downstairs because he knows what the deal is if he refuses to watch it. I tried and tried to convince him, but after the first two episodes, he wanted nothinggg to do with this amazing show. His loss. That being said, this week was great and so-so at the same time.

One word for most of it: idiocy. Pure, fast paced idiocy. Each character somehow found a way to rapidly complicate their lives (and obviously the plot) at this Party of The Year. Stupidity is definitely the vehicle that enables these girls to have these problems…and I find myself yelling at Hannah more often than not (and the others in this episode!)
I have to tackle this immediately as well: Jessa’s feather vest/coat?! It blew my mind in a way that perplexes me. I understand there has to be some sense of fiction/fakeness to the characters, and she’s essentially the unobtainable, but come on. I honestly feel like not a soul would ever wear that. But I also haven’t been to Bushwick (where the episode was set and allegedly the happening hipster location of the moment) but I just couldn’t take it seriously. I also couldn’t take Shoshanna’s accidental crack experience seriously. Although funny and well written, (“crack spirit guide”) it was entirely unbelievable. I will say that I DID like the interaction between Shosh and Charlie’s somewhat hardened hipster friend who’s name currently evades me. Should be interesting to see if anything comes of that.
One thing I’m REALLY hoping to see soon: the artist from the gallery opening in one of the first episodes (the guy from The Lonely Island!) who told Marnie at that art gallery that said (GASP!) “the first time I fuck you it might scare you a little, because I’m a man, and I know how to do things…” JESUS. I want to see more of this, especially because Marnie is sooooo uptight and I think they’d be a perfect plot point.

Ultimately: Hannah and Adam. Why why why why why. It was interesting to see Adam in a way other than shirtless and in his bedroom. Hannah learning he was in AA from a random girl was a cool, small twist that definitely showed that Adam isn’t this perfect, unobtainable being she sees him as (stupid.) After leaving the party together, I found myself yelling at Hannah as she sat on his bicycle handlebars. DANGEROUS. As Hannah keeps repeating “stop the bike Adam!”, I couldn’t help but think she should be saying, “stop doing this to yourself Hannah!”, all in all, it would definitely be more effective than what took place, and somehow, albeit awkwardly, became a seemingly monogamous committed relationship. The final scene with Adam, Hannah, Marnie, and Adam’s bike in the back seat of the cab was SO uncomfortable, but Hannah’s slow, progressively huge smile was so fittingly awkward I couldn’t help but laugh and be annoyed at the same time. Touche, Girls writers. Touche.

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