“Girls” Explores Entitlement, Talent, and Failure

The dark, uncomfortable moments that poke holes in Hannah Horvarth and her friends’ lofty ideas of themselves are ones that make viewers question our own behaviors and friendships.

Stomaching “Girls”: Why I Regained an Appetite for the Show’s Third Season

Girls conveys the anxiety of everything falling apart. Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 10, “Together”

  When it first started, Girls was automatically compared to Sex and the City, mainly because it was about four female friends in New York. And really that... Read more »

What All Those “Girls” on TV Teach Us about Aging

If you want to know why we see so few fully realized female characters over 50 on TV, look no further than the shows about women under 35.   Read more »

“Girls” Highlights the Fine Line Between Awkward Sex and Rape

The sex on Girls is so uncomfortable so often that it’s become difficult to decipher which acts are intended to be consensual and which aren’t. Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 9 “On All Fours”

This idea of cleansing oneself has permeated this season—and the theme continues in this episode. Our characters here aren’t particularly good at cleaning up and starting afresh, but what they are good at is self-sabotage. In this episode, “On All Four,” several characters successfully take... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 8 “It’s Back”

Girls, I love you. But this week’s episode just didn’t work. This could be because it’s hard to keep momentum after a string of excellent episodes, but this week’s uneven episode “It’s Back” was built on out-of-nowhere plot points.  The episode... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 7 “Video Games”

Throughout this season, the characters of Girls have been trying on different lives and personas. They try to be different people and better people, eventually defaulting back to the familiar and the easy. In night’s episode, “Video Games”, a minor character says she... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode Six, “Boys”

  Last week’s weirdly controversial Girls episode “One Man’s Trash”, was defined by melancholy. This week’s episode, “Boys”, articulates that melancholy in a precise way... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode Five, One Man's Trash

Patrick Wilson: That’s a good lookin’ newspaper. Love it or hate it, Girls fits into a specific, maligned literary genre, noted television critic Emily... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls Episode Four Recap: “It’s a Shame About Ray”

In its fourth episode of the season, Girls continues to let us know that our early twenties years contain some of life’s best experiences: publishing a piece of writing on a hipster blog, dating an artist of midlevel fame, going to the “best warehouse party ever!”,... Read more »