Girls Review: Housewarming

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In an ideal way to welcome us in Girls Season 2, Hannah and ex-boyfriend-turned-gay-best friend Elijah hosted an awesome, awkward housewarming soiree.

Yes, "It's About Time" was the perfect was to get reacquainted with our favorite girls.

Well, with everyone except for Jessa, who only made a brief appearance at the end of the half hour when she returned from her honeymoon after her whirlwind courtship with Thomas John (Chris O'Dowd.)

Girls Season 2 Premiere Pic

In the season one finale of Girls Hannah and Adam had a major blow up about their relationship right before he got hit by a truck.

Despite being so pissed off he wouldn't let Hannah get in the ambulance, he had no problem with her being his primary caregiver here. The problem is that Hannah - after "chasing him like he was the f*cking Beatles for six months" - is no longer interested and pretty much wants nothing to do with him. She's changing his bedpan (ewwww)! out of guilt, but it seems like their weird sexual relationship has finally met its demise.

Instead, Hannah has moved on to the beloved Donald Glover from Community. Glover plays a Republican named Sandy, who has a hard time chasing Hannah around a store when he has a boner. I would love to know what "Troy and Abed in the Morning" would have to say about this. It's also good to know that Lena Dunham is still completely comfortable getting naked onscreen despite the copious amounts of public commentary on Lena's nudity.

Unsurprisingly, Marnie is not as comfortable. Then again, she was involved in one of the most awkward sex scenes I've ever watched, and I've seen A LOT. Then again when you are wasted and attempting to have sex with your best friend's gay ex boyfriend, stuff is going to get weird. Cue the erectile dysfunction, eye rolling, awkward coverups and Andrew Rannells' tush. 

Now that Marnie has been laid off, I see her on a very lost path, which could result in some really interesting things for our resident uptight girl. The part of her mother was perfectly cast, with Rita Wilson at the helm telling Marnie she looked too skinny. Agreed. 

I had a bad breakup. It's okay I think we're gonna be able stay friends you know, but I'm not gonna do what Hannah does and order 6 pizzas to make myself feel better. | permalink

Marnie may be lost, but my God, she should not be crawling into Charlie's bed. She's done enough damage sleeping with Hannah's ex, she needed to just call it a night. If I were Charlie's new girlfriend I would flip out.

Lastly, mark my words, I totally think this is going to be Shoshanna's season. Last year she was pretty much a background character except for that one time she smoked crack and was running through Brooklyn bottomless. Shoshanna seems to have found her voice. I love the fact that she showed up to the party in a fascinator and kinda looked like she was in mourning, which she was: for her virginity. 

She and Ray are both a little off and I actually dig their dynamic. I predict a funnier and more involved Shosh this season.

Aside from missing Jessa, this was a great return episode for Girls. In a case of "the more things change, the more they stay the same," I think it's going to be a really interesting season and having Elijah in the mix adds some serious entertainment. 

Sidenote: if anyone knows who played the acoustic version of my favorite Bruce Springsteen song "I'm Going Down" in the credits, please message, tweet me, or leave it in the comments. Thanks!

What did you all think of the season premiere of Girls? Hit the comments!


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Girls Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

I should probably wait until he's capable of wiping himself.


I'm sorry I have a boner. It's not for you.

Elijah [to Hannah]