GIRLS Season 3 Finale Recap: “Two Plane Rides”

     July 11, 2014

A far less divisive episode than Girls‘ Season Two finale, “Two Plane Rides” caused Season Three to quit while it was ahead.  Again, going in the opposite trajectory of last season, this year (with a few hiccups) improved almost every …

GIRLS Recap: “I Saw You”

     July 11, 2014

Girls has had a resurgent season.  What started off tepid at best (and horrifyingly grating at worst) gained momentum, and the back half of this third season had been more subdued. The girls were beginning to — possibly — mature …

GIRLS Recap: “Role Play”

     July 11, 2014

“Role Play” feels like the Girls episode I have been waiting for since the premiere.  (Well, maybe not literally the premiere, since part of what made it so good were the emotions involved in each girl’s crisis that have been building for …

GIRLS Recap: “Flo”

     March 2, 2014

Another Hannah-solo run this week on Girls, yet, one that wasn’t entirely off-putting for reasons of Hannah, but rather, her family.  Once again, Hannah was confronted with death and dealt with it selfishly.  Her cousin Rebecca calls her — and …

GIRLS Recap: “Incidentals”

     July 11, 2014

It’s been a strange season for Girls, but the best thing that can be said about “Incidentals” is that some of it was a little reminiscent of the style and flow of Looking (which, in case you didn’t know, is …

GIRLS Recap: “Beach House”

     July 11, 2014

It was that time in the course of Girls, like most any show set in New York, where an episode takes a vacation to the Hamptons.  Or in this case, for those who think the Hamptons are tacky, North Fork.  …

GIRLS Recap: “Free Snacks”

     February 9, 2014

As noted last week, the lead writer on any Girls episode makes all of the difference.  For his first credit, Paul Simms did a great job of reclaiming the show’s humor, and taking the stories in some new and interesting …

GIRLS Recap: “Only Child”

     July 11, 2014

On Girls, more so than almost any other show in recent memory, the name of the writer who gets the lead credit makes all the difference with the content of an episode.  If anyone could get the show out of its …

GIRLS Recap: “Dead Inside”

     January 26, 2014

There are many subjects that Girls does and should tackle, and death isn’t one of them.  Seeing how Shoshannah, Jessa and mostly Hannah don’t emote in an expected manner when it comes to death is of very little surprise.  It’s …

GIRLS Recap: “She Said OK”

     January 19, 2014

Adam made another great play to become the star of Girls this week, as he and his sister Caroline (Gaby Hoffman) upstaged Hannah’s 25th birthday party.  Adam’s shift as a character has been interesting, because in the past two seasons …