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    Quote Originally Posted by Volta View Post
    I did like the full circle moment she has on her stoop with the girl portraying her. It was cleverly done, I think, considering the big surprise.. her future self looking at her past self or maybe the other way around? Understand me? No?
    Yeah, this was my one favorite bit of the last ep. Really nicely done.

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    i'm really not enjoying this season so far. there's something about the tone of the whole thing so far that feels really off-putting to me. like others said above, maybe it's because it doesn't feel like the other characters are given much to do in terms of having any real weight or consequences within the story, aside from Ray maybe? it's weird because i thought the previous season was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volta View Post
    I did like the full circle moment she has on her stoop with the girl portraying her. It was cleverly done, I think, considering the big surprise.. her future self looking at her past self or maybe the other way around? Understand me? No?
    Totally, me too! And her mom is completely awesome in this episode.

    I keep thinking that it's interesting to think about the character arcs of the "girls" over the course of the series. I hope somebody writes some intelligent and cohesive observations about them, that I can consume and absorb

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEP View Post
    Agree about the spoilered above. The whole Adam and Jessa storyline was kind of lame too. And was Jessa supposed to be coked up or something?
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    Yeah, and now with Hannah's pregnancy, the other characters are really eclipsed.
    ...especially Jessa to me. When I talk about character arcs, hers is the most disappointing. Such an intriguing character initially but now she's just a cartoon really, together with Adam.

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    entertaining in its outrage Volta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEP View Post
    i'm really not enjoying this season so far. there's something about the tone of the whole thing so far that feels really off-putting to me. like others said above, maybe it's because it doesn't feel like the other characters are given much to do in terms of having any real weight or consequences within the story, aside from Ray maybe? it's weird because i thought the previous season was great.
    For me it's every other episode. One is great the next not so much.. this season.

    Honestly, one of the issues with Girls from the beginning is that it was never loved by fans as much as it was loved by critics. It won all those Golden Globes right out of the gate and you just knew HBO would do there best to keep it going even if there wasn't much for the other characters to do. My only reasoning for why the show got away with so many chaotic arcs/writing.
    Girls has always been the show that thought it was high brow and above having any kind of cohesion.. then all the sudden it's like they're trying to make it as cohesive as possible. It's a bit jarring considering this was a show that if they wanted to have an episode where they sung musical numbers in their bathing suits for half an hour, the did...

    To talk about the pregnancy further.. her instantaneous decision that the father would have no part in her babies life was something that just felt unrealistic. Her almost joyful declaration cements in my mind that she will in fact have the baby and it will be the big finale ending.

    Saying all that, I will miss the show. It did ride an early wave of all things "Tres Brooklyn"
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    I think my favorite Girls moment is in "All Adventurous Women Do" (season one) when Marnie comes home to find Hannah dancing in her room, after learning that Elijah is gay, and they bond over it, then dance together. I love their chemistry in that scene... maybe the last time in the whole series when Marnie wasn't basically awful?

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    In terms of other characters being eclipsed, I think one of the problems of the show is that for its short running length every week, it has too many characters to try to live up to.

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    I know these characters are supposed to be somewhat entitled and oblivious, but the fact that they just walked right into the restaurant kitchen and had their argument there...that made me really uncomfortable.

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    Wait. Jesse and Adam started sleeping together only after Adam and Hannah had broken up, right? Or am I not remembering correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post


    No offense, but Brooklyn was a thing LONG before Girls.
    How long has it been a thing as far as marketing the look, the cuisine, and general trendiness in other places?

    I think I knew it was the place to be for artists making a living when everyone else did particularly Williamsburg.. but I didn't know it was a thing (something to be replicated) until Girls and when the Barefoot Contessa said so. lol 'Cause the Barefoot Contessa says something it is gospel. That's where I got the "Tres Brooklyn" phrase from.. and then of course I took note. All those restaurants and cafe's in Paris advertising themselves as Tres Brooklyn. Then came shows like Girls, The Outs, 2 Broke Girls, Broad City....
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    Quote Originally Posted by grapefruit_is_winning View Post
    Wait. Jesse and Adam started sleeping together only after Adam and Hannah had broken up, right? Or am I not remembering correctly?
    I think there was a bit of time between Jessa and Adam hooking up.
    Jessa has to be the most painful character arc to watch, now. She was this super intriguing person with all these wonderful, alternative ideas about life (even if some were awful).
    If someone only had this season to judge her on you'd never know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grapefruit_is_winning View Post
    I think my favorite Girls moment is in "All Adventurous Women Do" (season one) when Marnie comes home to find Hannah dancing in her room, after learning that Elijah is gay, and they bond over it, then dance together. I love their chemistry in that scene... maybe the last time in the whole series when Marnie wasn't basically awful?
    My favorite moment was Shosh trying to lose her virginity and how unbelievably difficult it was... then Ray comes in and Shosh, ever the defeatist, tells him she's a virgin expecting him to run out the door and then he, I think I remember, tells her it is a big responsibility ... and then is like.. oh, what the hell. lol Does he say something like.. "I'm prepared for that responsibility" or something?
    I just thought it was the most comical scene ever. Thank God for Ray, right?
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    After a few mediocre or not-quite-fully-baked episodes, I feel like we got back on track last night.

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    Tonight's episode actually made me laugh.
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