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Girls Review: Country Strong

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It was time for a road trip on this week's Girls. However, don't get too excited: "Video Games" was a little bit of a depressing episode.

Okay, it was A LOT depressing and it ended with one of our girls on the run again.

Jessa and Father

Jessa took Hannah on a trip upstate this week to confront her massive Daddy Issues. Jessa was cranky and bitchy from the moment her absentee father was late to pick the girls up from the train station. All Hannah did was agree to come with her. Sheesh!

It's not lame that it bothers Hannah that Jessa's father is late to pick them up. Considering all the crap Hannah goes through that weekend, she is a pretty damn good friend and not so selfish for once. For instance: almost dying in the car while everyone was doing whippits, getting stranded in like 10 different places, and then eating a rabbit that she had been petting five minutes earlier was an awful assortment of activities.

I can tell you right now, Mitchell from Modern Family would not have been down with that rabbit situation, even if he was psyched to see the hilarious Rosanna Arquette. He specifically told Cam about going to Missouri I don't wanna meet anything on Monday that I'm gonna eat on Friday. Hannah didn't get that memo until she saw the physical rabbit carcass on her plate. 

I feel like Jessa went to the worst possible place she could go to get over her failed marriage. She loved Thomas John. I finally feel like I understood Jessa and how she loves in this episode. You see why she is the way she is, what makes her tick. Why would she visit the man who instilled all the crappy issues she has with males and abandonment in her life? I guess in a way she needed to confront everything. However, all it led to was her taking off again and leaving Hannah to navigate her way back to Manhattan.

By the way, Hannah and the UTI business...gross. I'm not a gynecologist but maybe washing your underwear and not wearing the grodiest undergarments would help with a bacterial situation. Also having sex in a graveyard with a creepy dude was probably not in anyone's best interest. 

And I'm starving because all you have to eat in your house is your pet rabbit and I'm an undiagnosed hypoglycemic. Then we come into this graveyard and I feel like we're in Hocus Pocus and Thora Birch is gonna come and wear her little hat. | permalink

While there were definitely some funny moments in this episode and some good lines, it was overall a depressing installment. Will you miss Jessa? Will she be back? Would you parents think you were nuts if you called them the way Hannah did? Mine might. Hit the comments! 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I didn't love the episode however enjoyed watching because I live where they filmed it and saw it being filmed last summer!!

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3rd bad episode in a row! Next weeks better be about Shosh or I think I might have to walk away from 'girls'. Hannah is beginning to gross me out and I feel like nothing is really happening with any of them. I agree, its only good when all 4 girls are together!

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Maybe we saw a different episode I thought it was hilarious - especially the whole cabin in the woods reference with teenagers in wild car ride then two of them go and have sex in a graveyard and they get murdered. Except for the murder. C'mon you missed that? And the whole video games and trunkload of old Macs (the size of doghouses). Just like Jessa's dad they were cool once and it's a lesson to Hannah to move on with her life and not be doing the same stuff in 30years time.

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Bad episode... I was bored the whole time and the only good thing was seeing Rosanna Arquette. I hope the show gets better next week.

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As the episodes roll on I'm finding the characters harder to relate to in any way or even just enjoy watching. There's very little happening storyline wise and they overcompensate by taking things to pretty nasty extremes. It's a show I want to love but it does miss the mark a lot.

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I really hope this show gets better. It's going downhill. This was the third bad episode in a row. I don't like Jessa, never really have, so an episode center on her is not entertaining to me at all. Th episode was just boring. Like the last 2. Next week's looks more promising, so I'm crossing my fingers for that. But as of right now, season 2 is nowhere near as good as season 1.