I wish ‘Girls’ was better. I get a kick out of the youthful characters and their youthful problems. It’s just the seasons are oddly paced with information and character development. The story lines seem to be last on the list; the oc’d breakdown of season 2, Caroline the sister from nowhere who vanishes. There’s much to be admired about the show however it needs to make ‘sense.’ Hannah’s job at GQ and her behavior there is bizarre- wouldn’t she be asked to seek psychiatric help? The secondary characters are in the background for the most part. Marnie is the exception.
I just don’t understand how the first 3 episodes can be so Jessa focused and then,at best, she’s given a line of dialogue four episodes later. If Lena Dunham is complaining her friends don’t have much by means of work and they act on her show- give them more material. This is mean to say but Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke don’t seem able to carry the flimsiest of dialogue.
What am I saying here? Ah. So this season suffers because it’s three episodes of Jessa and post-rehab, 3 episodes of Caroline and e book material, 3 episodes of Ray and Marnie, and so on. This season has made way for a solo Hannah episode. One of the shows better episodes actually. Emily Nussbum wrote of True Detective missing a good ending and not functioning as a show to revisit. That’s how I feel about Girls; it functions as a smart beach read but it lacks a lasting content.