Girls Review: Brooklyn, We Go Hard

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If you're lucky, or even unlucky, you're likely to attend a few parties in your life that you will never forget. For Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna that event in Bushwick was definitely one of those nights. Actually, depending on that crack Shoshanna smoked, she may not remember much at all.

"Welcome to the Bushwick a.k.a. the Crackcident" definitely brought the crazy on this week's Girls and, aside from the wildly entertaining antics, there was actually a lot to be learned. Mainly, we are a hugely self absorbed generation.

Shoshanna On Crack

Let's just take a pause because Shosh got a storyline again! Not since that awkward week when she was orally pleasured by my childhood friend has Shosh been mildly relevant, but this week was her best performance by far. Sweetheart, how do you not know the difference between a joint and a crackpipe? Not that I've personally seen a crackpipe, but it's a friggin crackpipe! It's not a joint being passed outside of a bathroom. Our innocent little butterfly was in for one of the worst trips of her life.

Luckily for her, Jessa was there in her Black Swan getup to save the day. Well, not really since Jessa's flirty boss, Jeff, showed up with a bottle of Merlot to a party where he really should've brought Molly. I totally called the fact that he wanted to get with Jessa, as did many of you readers. I'm proud of Jessa for not giving in to his advances when they were at the hospital after the "crusty punks" knocked him out.

Who cares if he called her a tease? She realized she couldn't keep acting like that.

Jessa left her chemically altered cousin in good hands with obnoxious Ray, who may have uttered my favorite line of the night, "I'm not a f*cking JAP daycare, absolutely not." Maybe I found this so funny because I grew up in a world that is considered very jappy, but it was truly on point. However, this episode was full of gems, so for more lines go to the Girls quotes section.

Onto the main two ladies: Marnie and Hannah. Marnie showed up to this block party in a cocktail dress and beelined it over to say hi when she saw Charlie. I simply cannot believe how condescending she was to him when she uttered "All I ever wanted for you was to find satisfaction outside of our relationship." Well, sweetie he did, literally and figuratively in the form of a "tiny navajo." It doesn't feel too good to think you're the center of someone's world and then find out they don't really need you does it?

I love when the girl asked if she should know who Marnie was and if she was a Real Housewife. First of all, awesome. Second of all, if I was Charlie I would've been doing a happy dance. That is the kind of interaction everyone wants to have with an ex who screwed them over. After all, happiness is the best revenge!

Marnie is only a few years younger than me so she hasn't learned this really important life lesson yet, but when confronted with ex issues while out partying, just go home. Don't stay out and try and play therapist with whatever poor drunk soul will listen. Go home, put your phone on silent and go the hell to sleep. You will not feel better that night, in fact you will probably encounter someone like Elijah who will bitchslap your ego. Not gonna lie, she totally deserved it. 

Elijah and Adam both had extremely valid points. It's always about Hannah and Marnie. Obviously if it weren't we wouldn't be watching the show, but in general they are both really self absorbed. Marnie is so upset that Charlie rebounded but she humiliated him and broke his heart. Hannah is upset she didn't know Adam was an alcoholic, but she never asked. She never asked Adam anything about him. Here we are thinking Adam is this d-bag, but really all we've heard is Hannah's side of the story. According to Adam, all Hannah is interested in is coming over, whining about her day and having sex. From what we've seen that's pretty true.

So now it looks like Hannah has awkwardly stumbled her way into a relationship with Adam. What do you all think about that? Do you find Marnie and Hannah to be as selfish as I do? Do you think Shoshanna and Ray might hook up after that non-sexual groin massage? Hit the comments and get ready for some Facebook stalking on next week's episode! 


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (49 Votes)

(Reviewing old eps on DVR ...) A lot to like about this episode. Especially, Adam doing whatever crazy dance stuff he was doing and then confronting Hannah about her self-absorption. Still not sure what to think about Jessa -- can a person really be a "free spirit" and still as cynical and angry as she is? She probably wouldn't be as high on honesty and throwing fate to the wind as she is (like when she answers the text of unknown origin, when she throws the bottle of wine off the fire escape, or when she tells her boss to be honest to his wife) if people called her on her sh*t more often. The Marnie parts were mostly too obvious, but I agree with the highlights called out in Leigh's review. As for Ray ... he deserves the beating he takes from Shoshana ... but not for chasing her. Ray is a familiar type from movies and TV, one who usually gets let off the hook too easily. In typical "Girls" fashion, this episode is both harder on him and more sympathetic than usual. He's a jerk, and he's not "f*cking JAP daycare," but he didn't have to chase Shoshana down to keep her out of trouble.

Leigh r

for the record, I am FULLY a part of this generation and that's the only reason I said it. I totally wouldn't insult something that I had no clue about. I am well versed in how we were raised. I totally get how Marnie and Hannah are because I've been there!!! Sorry for anyone who misunderstood when I called their generation self absorbed, I said it because yes WE are.


I loved the episode! Especially Jenna's saying I'll be your crack spirit guide major Lol!!! Cut to Roy running down the street I'm your crack spirit guide! Funny! Shame on ppl insulting the show saying its not like real life! Well this is close to real life as your going to get with the audiences being able to digest it. I always had hope for Adam!! Typical guy fashion one way thinking. I don't think Marnnie and Hannah are especially self absorbed, its just that's the way ppl are brought up now, with the reality tv. And narrative talking manner everybody has a point of view. I stop years ago talking it offensively! I just love Hannahs personality just as much as her parents. Lol. I want to see her writing! I want to know if its as good as the show points out to be!


Mikey- Relax. This is a hilarious, light-hearted, accurate account of the episode and the scenarios portrayed are SO realistic.

Leigh r

And fyi I have embarrassed myself 1000000 times in real life and that's the only reason I'd ever offer anyone advice. Learn from your mistakes. By the way, these characters are fictitious.

Leigh r

@Mikey- our reviews are editorial aka opinions. I am free to write whatever I want so if you don't like it, don't read it. Not sure what you're specifically referring to anyway as I complimented Jessa and there was nothing bad to say about Shoshanna. I stand by the fact that I don't feel bad for Marnie or Hannah in their respective situations. To tell someone "I just wanted you to find happiness outside of our relationship" is so self important it's sad.


Is TV Fanatic a paid publication? Are you a paid "Staff Writer"? Because your review is full of cliches and nonsense. You have no business telling the characters how to act. If you were a character on the show, you'd embarrass yourself even more.


The show is getting better. Loved the tiny Navajo remark and glad he is moving on.

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Girls Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Enjoy going through life as yourself.


You don't wanna know me.

Adam [to Hannah]