I’m waiting to download the final episode of Girls’ fifth season so I can blog about Epis 8, 9 and 10 and get all my shallow observations off my chest.
Episode 9 took forever to download because torrent after torrent was a dud. I’m suffering from mild anxiety now because I’m wondering what I’m going to do after Episode 10?’ Will I have nothing to look forward to til next year? I do not want to watch Mindy Kaling.
I am thinking of reviewing Girls, from Season 1. How will it parallel my re-read of Barbara Pym’s novels? Already my Pontianak short story has a High Anglican flavour.
I was so distracted by Hannah’s reaction to Adam and Jessa being together that I forgot that she flashes the principal of her school in the very first scene of the episode.
Actually, when I first watched the scene I thought she was wearing lacy underwear. It turns out that she was not. She wasn’t wearing anything at all, and in an interview she says she thought that having a fuller bush would have worked better.
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I guess Lena Dunham’s Girls is my guilty pleasure. Guilty because there’s so much about the series that annoys me, including that it’s just wayyyyy too white, and just about every character is a whiny, spoilt, selfish brat. I shouldn’t enjoy but, to quote ABBA, ‘I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.’
Not a nice bone in any of these characters.
At some point in the first four seasons, I realised that every single character in Girls
is nasty and narcissistic. Did I know this in Season 1? I can’t remember, but back then I was all starry eyed over the series having fat central character. (For the record, I don’t think Lena Dunham is fat, but eight out of 10 of my friends would think she is, and she is certainly fat by Hollywood standards.)
I still like that the lead in Girls doesn’t have a flat stomach and a thigh-gap. Frankly, it’s a relief seeing Lena Dunham, as Hannah, wobble all over the place, and naked too, and for that reason alone, I’m happy that Girls exists and I’ll be sad to see it go (apparently Season 6 will be its last).
A real Girl
However, could the characters be more self-centred? Perhaps it’s being in my 40s that makes me want to knock all their heads together. Wasn’t I as stupid in my 20s? Yes, I was. But as mean? And as self-absorbed? I honestly don’t think so.
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