Back for a brand-new season, Girls kicked off with one of the rainiest wedding days ever. That, and a few problems on the side: one getting cold feet, another one love-sick; a controlling mom and a forbidden love. Yes, this season is no different from previous incarnations, but more drama is added to the mix. And we do love a bit of drama!
The fifth season of the much-loved HBO dramedy aired last night, February 21st. With all the ups and downs, highs and lows, Lena Dunham’s series remains flawless. The show doesn’t technically attract the virgin eyes, but is caring about one’s own self, it is still funny after all these years, and with the rebirth of the show, there is nothing that radically changed – Hannah (Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) are all being pulled in different directions. They all have spent their ‘20s trying to find themselves – and their feet – in this crazy old world. Now, they are forced back together to suddenly deal with their past relationships, and life in general.
Staying true to itself, for better or worse, we see four young women, too awkward to form fresh relationships, so they remain friends – despite all their downfalls. There certainly will be moments in this season where they will catch us off guard: careers tossed into mayhem, parents all over the place when they are, in fact, needed, and a romance that simply cannot happen. At the end of it, Girls is still Girls!
The fans had this to say:
thelongandwindingroad: “Even though I’ve been watching Girls for so many years, and I had a hard time watching [Adam Driver] in Star Wars because I just thought ‘Adam, Hannah’s boyfriend’, now it was weird watching him in Girls because I just thought ‘Kylo Ren’.
Dumdum: “Interesting choice to start off season 5 with the girls in their most hyper-unlikable mode. The unlikableness was so off the charts it almost felt surreal.”
Benjamuffin: “I agree with the B+. Pretty good episode, and I’m excited for this season. The ending was really nice. Favourite scene was Fran and Adam speaking in meaningless phrases, and then Ray’s great E.E. Cummings line. As silly as pairings like Ray-Marnie and Adam-Jessa are (like you said, this friend group is super incestuous), I can’t help but like the idea just because they’re interesting pairings. I don’t really want to see the show return to Ray-Shosh or Adam-Hannah at this point.”
Girls airs every Sunday on HBO
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