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Girls Review: Sex and the City 2.0

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Uh-oh.

"Together" utterly confused me. Let me begin by saying that I think I am one of the biggest fans of Girls out there. I relate so strongly to this series and the episode.

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It's clear I'm disappointed and a bit disillusioned by the Girls Season 2 finale.

I'm sure part of tonight's episode was to try and be the inverse of last year's finale. This time last year, Hannah was having her cake and eating it on the beach alone. This year she's being rescued by the man who previously couldn't get away from her fast enough.

Last year, Adam was hit by a vehicle. This year he narrowly missed being hit. Last year, Marnie and Charlie were broken up. This year, they can't wait to build their future and she's having sex at his place for a change.

Last year, Shoshanna was having sex for the first time with Ray, a man she really enjoyed being around. This year, she's telling him to get out of her and get out of her apartment.

Which reminds me: I did love something. Ray's distinction to Shoshanna about negativity versus critical thinking made me wonder about the fine line between cynicism and just a generally terrible attitude. Is it better to avoid negatively altogether? Because Ray's cynicism is what makes him... him. Although it certainly has held him back for a number of years. I digress.

So now everything is flipped. And Hannah is a total wreck. With a terrible haircut. I'm not sure where this is going to leave us for Season 3, but I know I'll definitely be tuning in. Because as much as tonight's finale was cliche and tied up in too neat a bow, I still respect this series and everything it stands for.

Til next season.

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I am all alone in my life right now - and i guess watching Hannah is watching myself. I don't think its poorly done-its subjective afterall. So i respect you for that. But for me, it's HBO. Just not your ordinary TV. No wonder why Girls got its Golden Globe and i bet on October, they will snatch the Emmy from Modern Family - which by the way makes me sob as well - with its comprehensible family drama-thing that hits me home too. God bless you all.

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i have no clue whatsoever about this wicked show. yes, i see it relatively on Monday nights on my HBO but never ever did i expect I would fall in love with it so badly. I watched the entire 2 seasons in 2 days. I was honestly impressed with how "humanish" it was. The characters are us-relatable, lovable, hate-able and all there is for humans. And i honestly love it. I root for them and never ever did i expect that the Season 2 Finale would literally put me in tears. I dont know why, but somehow, i knew them very well that i feel like they're part of my world now. I cried. I am emotional. I get that. And so it was so easy for Hannah doing her OCD break my heart and just went crying. I felt so moved by the simplicity of it all. I felt for her. Being downhill is where i am right now and somehow i have got NO ONE who actually knows what i am going through. And at the very same spot, it hits me home. I may not have OCD and i may not have my Adam - but i am Hannah - vulnerable, incapable of some things, capable for most - human, caring and longing for belongingness. I actually cried becos i saw myself in her - able to fully comprehend what it feels like to be on a downhill slope. She never mentioned God in any of her speeches - but thankfully I did. I went to church as soon as i finished watching and asked God to guide me more and make me stronger - cos i have no Adam, no Marnie, no Jessa, no Shoshana.

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i have no clue whatsoever about this wicked show. yes, i see it relatively on Monday nights on my HBO but never ever did i expect I would fall in love with it so badly. I watched the entire 2 seasons in 2 days. I was honestly impressed with how "humanish" it was. The characters are us-relatable, lovable, hate-able and all there is for humans. And i honestly love it. I root for them and never ever did i expect that the Season 2 Finale would literally put me in tears. I dont know why, but somehow, i knew them very well that i feel like they're part of my world now. I cried. I am emotional. I get that. And so it was so easy for Hannah doing her OCD break my heart and just went crying. I felt so moved by the simplicity of it all. I felt for her. Being downhill is where i am right now and somehow i have got NO ONE who actually knows what i am going through. And at the very same spot, it hits me home. I may not have OCD and i may not have my Adam - but i am Hannah - vulnerable, incapable of some things, capable for most - human, caring and longing for belongingness. I actually cried becos i saw myself in her - able to fully comprehend what it feels like to be on a downhill slope. She never mentioned God in any of her speeches - but thankfully I did. I went to church as soon as i finished watching and asked God to guide me more and make me stronger - cos i have no Adam, no Marnie, no Jessa, no Shoshana. I am all alone in my life right now - and i guess watching Hannah is watching myself. I don't think its poorly done-its subjective afterall. So i respect you for that. But for me, it's HBO. Just not your ordinary TV. No wonder why Girls got its Golden Globe and i bet on October, they will snatch the Emmy from Modern Family - which by the way makes me sob as well - with its comprehensible family drama-thing that hits me home too. God bless you all.

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This finale made me sad...reason being is that I felt they were tried to tie everything up nice and tidy...in the event there ISNT a season 3! Am I the only one that felt that way?? At any rate, I was a little disappointed...but was happy to see that Shosh finally broke up w/Ray (it had to happen...their age and perspective on life were at a complete disconnect!). I was a little sad to see Charlie and Marnie get together...I HOPE she is being sincere as her life DID spiral out of control upon their breakup but we all know it prolly won't last! Finally, I was happy to see Adam and Hannah get together...they both are freaks that make sense to each other! I'm sorry...Adam has no business being in a "normal" relationship...made so much sense that he would be the one to notice how much help Hannah needed! :)

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I loved the scene where Adam ran to Hannah's aid. Anyone who has suffered from some form of mental illness knows how scary it can be when you start to crash and you're all alone and feel like no one else really gives a crap. Some say Adam was in a "healthy" relationship with Natalia but he obviously wasn't able to be himself with her so how healthy is that? He sees Hannah as a kindred spirit and despite everything, was there for her when know one else was. He protected her from the "broken glass"...having someone in your life to offer that safety net is so vital, especially if you're in a downward spiral. Marnie on the other hand, is just going to screw over Charlie again the first time he's down on his luck or gets too clingy again. She's only in to him when he moves on. Poor Charlie. And Ray and Shoshone are an example of a couple that is just too mismatched but they both grew from the relationship. Overall I loved this episode!

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Fully dressed sex on Girls has no place on HBO , unless it's Hannah - whose on air nudity is a felony ....

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After a day of dramas of all sorts of dramas with my own girls... this episode had me in total tears. I loved that moment where Hannah rung Jessa just really wanting her to be there and she got that snarky voicemail... I have a similar Jessa in my life and really feel like shouting a similar voice message at times. Marnie, looking for her but missing the point was so true to life as well. The Charlie-Marnie thing was kind of lame-cute, but for sure it won't last long anyway. I think Shoshanna-Ray was an ineveitable split... she's so young and she needs to explore life, and find a man on a more similar page. I know the last scene with Adam was very Rom-Com, but it had me in total tears! He is such a man... he just saw her, with no fences or barriers, he always wears his heart on his chest... i loved it. You need some hope and love and dreams.... I really loved this episode so much!

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(Contd.........) I really missed those kind of moments in this season. Missed jessa. And I liked it that shosh is exploring the world on her own.She deserves it.Ray and shosh just don't click at the moment.

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I didn't like the finale at all. Most of the stories felt forced, unrealistic and unrelatable. I felt like I was watching some cheesy romantic comedy starring Meg Rayan, filled with corny lines and endless clichés. Did I somehow miss an episode where we ended up in the paralel universe of "and they lived hapily ever after"?! Quite disappointing from the show that started out with so much promise and edge. This season was all over the places and the second part of this season was a major let down. The only thing I liked - Shoshana breaking up with Ray - that was some good stuff! The rest was completely intolerable nonsense.

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Although the overall season was quiet disappointing,I absolutely loved tonight's episode.Adam and Haanah's relationship is surely dysfunctional but I hope in the upcoming season they explore it some more and a more healthier relationship is shown between them. And did anyone else absolutely hate marney this season??She acted like such a brat and behaved like world is just supposed to bow down to her wishes just because she is pretty.I wish charlie would have just dumped her.She is such a liar,if charlie hadn't become rich she wouldn't have gone to him in million years. I absolutely adored the scene where haanah hides from marney.It was so close to what happens in real life.In reality sometimes u just drift apart from ur friends or in some cases ur best friend and in times of trouble u just choose to be alone because u r not sure if anybody else will understand.But i did miss hannah and marney's friendship in this season.Does anyone else remember the dancing on my own scene from last season.I really missed those kind of moments in this season. Missed jessa. And I liked it that shosh is exploring the world on her own.She deserves it.Ray and shosh just don't click at the moment.

Girls Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Marnie: I want you. I know I'm a mess, but I want you. I want to see you every morning. I want to make you a snack every night. And I eventually want to have your little brown babies and eventually I want to watch you die.
Charlie: That's all I wanted to hear.
Marnie: Is it?
Charlie: I love you. Maybe I'm an idiot for it. But I always have. Everything good that I try and do I do because of you and I try and get away but I just keep coming back. And that's because I love you.

Will you get out of me?

Shoshanna
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