April 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm #1201746917
I haven’t watched this show in a while but I watched tonight and it was really good. It’s too well acted to win an Emmy for Comedy where you have to be a total goof ball but in a just world Dunham and Driver would be contenders.
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The Girls episodes last night were fantastic. I really hope Lena Dunham will get a nomination for Lead Actress and that the series will get a Comedy Series nomination. The only low point of the episodes were Jessa’s justification of the insane fight between Adam and Jessa, and the fact that Desi still exists.April 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm #1201818270
Well I think Adam Driver has his episode to submit. Nice finale. I enjoyed Jenny Slate’s apperenceApril 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm #1201818277
Nominations I would support this season and love to see happen –
Lead Actress – Lena Dunham
Supporting Actress – Allison Williams
Supporting Actor – Andrew Rannells
Guest Actress – Jenny Slate – “Love Stories”
Guest Actor – Christopher Abbott – “The Panic in Central Park”
Directing – Richard Shepard – “The Panic in Central Park”
Writing – Lena Dunham, Max Brockman, Jason Kim – “Love Stories”April 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm #1201818301
That season finale could have ended the series. Dunham has never been better, and this season deserves to be in the running for best comedy show of the year.April 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm #1201818328
That season finale could have ended the series. Dunham has never been better, and this season deserves to be in the running for best comedy show of the year.
Hoping the Girls’ series finale is not open ended. This was a nice season finale setting us up for the final season.April 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm #1201818337
Episode 9 was great. Episode 10, not so much, but still better than most of the season.April 19, 2016 at 11:58 am #1201818509
I’ve enjoyed this season way more than the last two, but something about the overarching tone really irks me — it’s so uneven and inconsistent from one episode to the next, and sometimes even from one scene to the next. For instance, the first episode of the season is directed and written to be satirical and over-the-edge, with each character really living up to their own extreme and outsized personalities for comedic affect. Marnie, in particular, is given so many funny, sharp, and very weird lines that almost sound like they’re out of a Tina Fey show. Then we have her standalone episode — which also highlighted the extreme sides of her personality, but without such a biting and overtly comedic tone — that ended up being fantastic and much more effective at balancing the funny, absurd parts of her personality with her deeper, more dramatic problems. This also really got on my nerves with the last episode when Hannah is giving her monologue: she’s funny, self-aware, and childish, but all for the purpose of getting a laugh from the audience, and we sympathize with her because we actually understand where she’s coming from, despite being her typical exaggerated self. But just two episodes before, she’s running around a rest stop, yelling at Fran, and acting like a complete parody of herself — are we supposed to laugh at this for being absurd and ridiculous or genuinely believe that this is acceptable behavior and attempt to sympathize with her? Jessa and Adam going bonkers in the last episode — Kirke seemed to be overacting to play the moment for humor and absurdity, while Driver was fiercely serious and intense the entire time (per usual).
Did anyone else notice this as they were watching the season, or am I crazy? I can’t tell if the writing, direction, or performances are to blame, but while the tonal whiplash from episode to episode made me really appreciate the best moments (Marnie’s standalone episode, Jenny Slate’s incredible breakdown scene), it also made me really loathe the episodes and scenes that played into cheap and muddled parody for humor.April 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm #1201818980
jamesgray, I’m 100% with you – although I probably do like Driver more than you do, if I got that irony right.April 20, 2016 at 8:25 am #1201819041
Yeah and that’s what has kind of pulled me back from all these think pieces calling the 5th season the best since season 1. Now I wasn’t a big fan on Season 1, Season 3 to me is their best work, but this season had really wonderful episodes maybe every other episode. It was kind of like Season 3 of Glee where I was calling an episode a series best one week and then the next a series worst. But overall it was a decent season with many peaks and valleysJuly 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm #1201870153This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.July 14, 2016 at 11:11 pm #1201870158
Or a song nomination for Ellie Goulding!July 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm #1201870167
Lena Dunham’s it girl phase is over. Girls decided to get its act together once curious eyes left.July 15, 2016 at 12:42 am #1201870170
“Girls” had its “act” together ever since the pilot. That was never a problem or issue.
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