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Old 06-19-2012, 12:37 AM   #31
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Hannah's conversations with her gay ex boyfriend continue to be the best part of the show


i love, love Andrew Rannells.

Book of Mormon performance at the 2011 Tony Awards - YouTube

anyway ... i've grown to like this show. it makes me feel lucky to be gay because the heterosexuality on this show is all sorts of unpleasant.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:38 AM   #32
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i love, love Andrew Rannells.
Me too. I saw Book of Mormon last year and have listened to the soundtrack an embarrassing amount (showtunes in my car?), so I was happy to see him when he first appeared on the show. Very likable guy
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:46 AM   #33
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i love, love Andrew Rannells.
Me too. I saw Book of Mormon last year and have listened to the soundtrack an embarrassing amount (showtunes in my car? whaaa?), so I was happy to see him when he first appeared on the show. Very likable guy
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #34
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Finally got around to seeing the finale; kind of a letdown after such a great season.

 
I'd agree that this episode felt unrealistic compared to the rest of the season. So much of it felt like watching a rom-com

- Jessa impulsively marrying venture capitalist jerk (while not out of character for her, it felt like they needed an 'event' to hang the finale on)
- Adam getting angry and walking into oncoming traffic
- uptight Marnie getting drunk and making out with some dude, thwarting Charlie's hopes to reconcile (drunk Marnie was very funny tho, probably the most I've liked her character)
- The Shosh cashing in her v-card and pairing off with Ray. Yes this pairing was hinted at before, but it just feels arbitrary

I think part of the problem is that this was probably written before a second season was picked up, so it had to function as a potential series finale. I did like the final scene with Hannah at Coney Island, having lost her boyfriend (and purse), still completely uncertain about what happens next.


Despite not really liking this episode, I feel confident that the show will come back strong. I'm looking forward to seeing how Lena Dunham's writing will reflect the various Internet Controversies that the show has sparked.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #35
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I think that's a very good analysis, bollox.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #36
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Thanks! As you and others have said, the realism is one of the big draws of the show, and here it just felt like that was replaced with standard rom-com/sitcom stuff. There were still some great scenes/bits of dialogue though, as always.

I recognized the actor but didn't realize Hannah's ex was from Book of Mormon until I read it somewhere. He is indeed great.
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I'll be the lone person here thinking that Jessa marrying that dude didn't seem that unbelievable (within the realm of the show, anyway).

Yes, I think it was a bit far-fetched that HE was the guy she ended up with (although it was funny, considering what a doof he is and what happened the last time we saw him), but taking into consideration what those kids' mom said to jessa last week (and which they repeated on the "previously on" bit), I totally bought it that it would be something Jessa would do as a rebuttal, as if to convince herself that's NOT who she is (even if she'll inevitably just end up proving the woman's comment more when this ends up being drama and falls to pieces).
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I'll be the lone person here thinking that Jessa marrying that dude didn't seem that unbelievable (within the realm of the show, anyway).
but but but.... what about me?
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Sorry, I forgot I wasn't the lone voice. We will stand together on this important issue, JT!
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I didn't think it was that outlandish either, at least for this show. While it's somewhat believable, it's still TV. I can't imaging most of us would ever put up with interacting with anyone like these characters in real life.
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I think I dated Adam in college.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #42
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Solidarity!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #43
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I didn't think it was that outlandish either, at least for this show. While it's somewhat believable, it's still TV. I can't imaging most of us would ever put up with interacting with anyone like these characters in real life.
Not to mention one of the best episodes of the season involved a character accidentally smoking crack then losing her skirt in the streets. If the show was truly realistic, I wouldn't want to watch it
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While I'm sure this is to be taken with a grain of salt, Lena Dunham claims the accidental crack smoking is something that actually happened to one of her friends.
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I was gonna say, that part seemed totally realistic to me but then again, when I lived in NYC I hung out with crazy theater people who did shit like that - namely, my best friend from college.

Someone pointed out to me that when Hannah gets off the train in Coney Island and asks the girls on the roof where she is, there is graffiti on that building that says "BACK FAT" which made me laugh.
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