Girls Review: Too Many Freaks, Not Enough Circuses

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After a couple of lackluster episodes of Girls, "It's Back" finally felt like we were back on track with the show we know and love. 

With Jessa on the lamb, the rest of the girls pick back up with their lives in NYC. Shoshanna is super worried about Jessa's whereabouts, but also mostly about what her outfits are. 

Hannah at Dinner

Marnie, on the other hand, isn't concerned about Jessa's location. This is what Jessa does. Truthfully, Jemima Kirke was just very pregnant at the end of shooting and probably needed to be written out for a hot minute. 

Back to Marnie: why would she be concerned if it's not about her? That's Marnie's M.O. The second Charlie's name and newfound success came up, Marnie ditched Ray and Shosh faster than she could say "bye." That's the thing about Marnie, whatever is the best for her and improves her status is what she's all about. It's part of why she dated that arrogant little gnome Booth Jonathan. For some reason she gets off on the idea that she messed Charlie up.

I feel like she only opened up to Ray because he's probably in a worse position than she is. As much of a slacker as Ray is, he's whip smart. A little too smart for his own good. Probably smart enough to pick up on Shoshanna's little makeout with the doorman. You know she's going to be guilty about that one! 

The reveal that Hannah had OCD is one of the reasons that I feel like people relate to Girls. Something that struck a cord for me was the fight between Hannah and her parents when they said they didn't understand why she had anxiety because she was raised well and she explained it's genetic and internal. This is something I personally understand, but Hannah has a really interesting dynamic with her parents. The session with the therapist was a trip.

I guess it's classic to have to masturbate 8 to 16 times a night until your legs shake and you're crying and you're trying to make sure your parents didn't hear you so you check their door 8 times. | permalink

Not gonna lie, sometimes she is just off her rocker entertaining. Love it. Adam's date with Shiri Appleby was also so true to life. Who the hell is relaxed on a date? Surely not this girl!

What did you all think of this week's episode of Girls? Do you think it was a good comeback?


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