Hannah receives some unwanted criticism from the men in her life, with Adam making her the subject of a 'hate-album' and new boyfriend Sandy offering some unwelcome opinions on her writing. Meanwhile, Elijah questions his sexuality and Marnie is forced to make a compromise in her career.
Previously on Girls Season 2 Episode 1 "It's About Time", Hannah throws a housewarming party; Marnie gets some bad news at work and a visit from her mother; Shoshanna avoids Ray; Jessa returns from her honeymoon.
On this week's Episode title "I Get Ideas", Hannah receives some unwanted criticism from the men in her life, with Adam making her the subject of a 'hate-album' and new boyfriend Sandy offering some unwelcome opinions on her writing. Meanwhile, Elijah questions his sexuality and Marnie is forced to make a compromise in her career.
Girls is an American television series that began airing on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama that follows a close group of twenty-somethings as they chart their lives in New York City. The show's premise and major aspects of the main character were inspired by some of 26-year-old Dunham's real-life experiences.
Aspiring writer Hannah gets a shock when her parents visit from East Lansing, Michigan and announce they will no longer financially support her as they have done since her graduation from Oberlin College two years prior. Left to her own devices in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, she and her friends navigate their twenties, "one mistake at a time." Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver co-star as Hannah's circle of friends.
If you are looking for the next glamorous Sex and the City show, this is not it. In fact, it is the opposite. 'Girls' doesn't advertise glamour in any way, which is a complete deviation from the average American show. It is odd how much controversy surrounds Lena Dunham and her 'Girls', because she actually writes a common scenario in a very familiar way. On paper, it is quite a lot like 'Sex and the City': four women from NYC who struggle with acquiring their careers and finding love. However, there are no Manolo Blahniks or Mr Bigs. There are crummy apartments and player boyfriends.
Life after college is nowhere near glamorous, and Dunham knows this all too well. If you find yourself at that little lost place, post graduation, taking any job that comes along your way and despairing over the fact that you might never get that career you've always dreamt of, or keep ending up in a less-than-perfect relationship because you are willing to pick up any love you can get, these 'Girls' might be some comfort for you. If you are in the mood for some real-life drama that is not sugarcoated in any way, this show might find you intrigued. And if you are still convinced this show is fake and its characters are unrelatable, at least watch it for Jemima Kirke, TV's very own too-cool-for-you bohemian hipster. She's the it-girl you don't want to miss.
Girls is definitely... something else. It's not exactly completely original or unique, and yet sometimes it feels way too much like real life experiences. A lot of the writing feels honest and straight- forward, as if we are kind of witnessing a woman's life unfold. Biographical? Probably some of it, but it has the tone of not some wacky comedy but of heavy material infused with the comedic and dramatic aspects that occur everyday. I think all of the actresses are pretty good, but Dunham is the strongest and she is the one that is able to show what she's capable of, not just in her acting but in the writing and directing departments as well.