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Old 02-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #151
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Have been avoiding this thread b/c I was 3 episodes behind, but I just watched them the other night, so now I'm caught up. Haven't caught up on this thread yet, but a few of my thoughts (without having read yours):

I am not liking this season.
--Each episode feels singular, making the season (so far) feel disjointed and incohesive.
--I feel like there are no new themes going on this season. All the storylines feel derivative of season 1 or else just slightly modified and re-done. The exception being the Sosh/Ray relationship. That storyline seems to be exploring uncharted-GIRLS territory.
--I feel like she's just writing one-off episodes and working in actors she wants to meet and work with. (That last episode with Patrick Wilson was just ridiculous. What a mastubatory exercise that was. I felt like she has a crush on Patrick Wilson in real life and she wanted to put herself in as many sex scenes with him as possible.)
--I also feel like all the progress of season 1 seems to just be abandoned.
--Lastly, for a comedy show, it's just not that funny this season! I'm barely laughing (except at how she puts herself in the most unflattering positions and shots). I don't know if they're trying to go "dark" to make the show more grown up, but it's just not funny like the first season was.

Hopefully, she can pull it out for the rest of the season. But so far I'm very unimpressed and really missing the show I fell in love with season 1.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #152
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So I've started watching this show after a lot of hesitancy about the pilot. But I like it now. There are quite a few odious people on it, though.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #153
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after a terrible episode last week
this week was much better,
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #154
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It was good to have all four girls again. It was sad to see that Marnie and Hannah can't be open with each other anymore.

Nice to see that shout out to my hometown, though! I've never seen a dog outside of a carrier on the ferry before, and I take it everyday to get to work. I wonder if people will try it now because of this episode. And yes, we're fucked up, wishing we lived in Manhattan. Sigh!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #155
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Good episode. The best part was Ray & Adam teaming up for a Staten Island adventure. The worst part was Marnie.

Given that the episode was titled 'Boys,' I assumed it would be all from the guys' perspective. An entire day in the life of Ray episode would be great.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #156
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I enjoyed the attention to detail, like the f-upped grill on the SI girl.

I thought the crying missed the mark, both times. I think Allison Williams is on her way to becoming a good actress, but not quite yet.

Hannah's meeting with Hedwig was pitch perfect.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #157
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Yeah, Marnie's crying scene was a low point. She played the scene so strangely. It didn't feel authentic at all and something was just...off.

Episode was good, though. I'm not a depressed person.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #158
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Very cry-heavy episode. I didn't think the emotional payoff with Hannah/Marnie on the phone felt earned. I'm normally an Alison Williams apologist, but I thought she was terrible during her breakdown scene with Booth. It didn't help that I thought that relationship was implausible and really poorly done.

I was sold on Ray crying at the end tho, given that his Shaolin adventure brought so many of his insecurities to the fore. The shot of Dog turning to him right before cutting to credits was oddly moving (second great dog reaction shot of the season).
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #159
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Big ups to Adam for gettin' down on some No Age in his spare time.
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Hannah's meeting with Hedwig was pitch perfect.
Aw shit, was he the guy who signed her for the book deal? I didn't even recognize him without his angry inch.

What was the deal with that dumb dress? I thought it was just awful gold lame or something, but then she's carrying it home and wearing a weird paper bra underneath? Or something?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #161
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What was the deal with that dumb dress?
The Story Behind The Crazy Plastic Dress Marnie Wore On "Girls"
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:21 PM   #162
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Well shit, you really can find anything on the internet.

Thanks!
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I thought this week's episode was really well-written and pretty great. The Ray/Adam segment was terrific. The guy who plays Ray just might be the best actor on the show.

Agree with you all that the Marnie cry scene fell flat. She's also the least interesting character to me and her scenes often fall flat for me.

Still not as good as Enlightened, which keeps getting better and better (I nominate this week's brilliantly written and acted episode for every award a TV show can win and am frustrated that I have no one to talk about it with) but it's more fun at least.
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I will try to watch Enlightened.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 AM   #165
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This is the best episode ever.
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