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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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(cont...) It would make sense that this is something her parents have experienced with Hannah in the past and didn't want to have to go through again. Perhaps this is something to come in the future for Adam and Hannah, turning an already problematic relationship even more toxic. Regardless, I definitely ended the episode in tears.

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To me, it seemed like Hannah was in a much more dangerous place then earlier episodes, and clearly needing support. She was undoubtedly finding it difficult to first, admit there even was a problem; and secondly, embarrassing that she actually needed help. I personally thought Hannah seemed to constantly be showing signs that she was in trouble which her parents and friends seemed to only want to look into on their own terms. I honestly don’t get Hannah and Adam’s relationship but he was the one person to look past everything else and realize what was going on when nobody else did, and everybody needs somebody like that in their life (whether friend, family member, partner, ex-lover, etc.). The fine line which may or may not come about in the future and can clarify why Hannah’s parents distanced themselves from her during this time… is with people who manipulate those around them when they’re sick. It would make sense that this is something her parents have experienced with Hannah in the past and didn't want to have to go through again. Perhaps this is something to come in the future for Adam and Hannah, turning an already problematic relationship even more toxic. Regardless, I definitely ended the episode in tears.

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That last scene with Adam was unrealistic. And I'm pretty sure FaceTime wouldn't work for that whole journey. And it would have hung up underground, not just disappear for a minute. But that's beside the point. I agree with this review 100 percent. This season was a trainwreck. I think the first two or three episodes were good, but it didn't even hold a candle to last season. What happened? I'm pretty disappointed. I think we saw marnie and Hannah interact in like half the episodes or less. Shoshana is really the only reason worth watching season 2. It was at least nice to see her grow up some more. I expected to see this great book from Hannah in tonight's finale based on all of her recent experiences. That would have been interesting. The OCD thing is not after 3 episodes. It was just a plot device to bring her and Adam back together. I like them together a lot, but this whole thing was done poorly. I'm hoping for a better third season!

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The whole scene with Adam running shirtless to the rescue was such an over the top send up of the hero fantasy, I laughed hysterically!!

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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