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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #46
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I thought it was weird the way they edited the walk from the aquarium to coney island. they made it seem like it took a long time, but it's right next door
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 AM   #47
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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.
I didn't think accidentally smoking crack was particularly unrealistic, just who smoked it and how naive she was about the glass cigarette (and even the hijinks that followed)
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I meant I had crazy friends who would do drugs and lose their pants on the street, lol.

Actually the most unrealistic thing was Hannah sitting on the train with the purse exposed. I would have had my purse on the other side with the strap tied around my arm 3 times clinching it tightly even in sleep. That's how you fall asleep on the F train and wake up in Cony Island. Also, why did she get off the train to begin with? She should have just stayed on and went back home, especially since she no longer had any money. But then we wouldn't have had that nice closing shot.

Ok, ok, it's a TV show.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:16 AM   #49
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Also, why did she get off the train to begin with?
I think it was implied it was going out of service
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I meant I had crazy friends who would do drugs and lose their pants on the street, lol.

Actually the most unrealistic thing was Hannah sitting on the train with the purse exposed. I would have had my purse on the other side with the strap tied around my arm 3 times clinching it tightly even in sleep. That's how you fall asleep on the F train and wake up in Cony Island. Also, why did she get off the train to begin with? She should have just stayed on and went back home, especially since she no longer had any money. But then we wouldn't have had that nice closing shot.
nice shot??
of her filling her pie hole one more time

her boyfriend gets hit by a car, and she wants to get in the ambulance carrying a piece of cake

she could have given a crap if someone stole her purse or money, but I don't think a bear could have wrestled that cake from her.
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I didn't mean nice as in beautiful cinematic experience, but just fitting for the character. Yeah she was eating her cake (so what?) but seemed introspective as well.
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Agree, it was definitely in character (Hannah would totally eat that cake). Then there's the obvious symbolism of eating her cake. Also, the cake that Adam got her was a nice gesture from him, so it would be her last good memory of him before things went to hell.
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Yeah she was eating her cake (so what?)
Characters who are 13 pounds overweight are not allowed to be shown eating sweets. They should know better and stop setting such a poor example for impressionable viewers.
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Characters who are 13 pounds overweight are not allowed to be shown eating sweets. They should know better and stop setting such a poor example for impressionable viewers.


at least she had the decency to eat alone. because that's the only place women on TV are allowed to eat. alone.

if she'd been eating a salad, maybe she'd be happier.

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at least she had the decency to eat alone. because that's the only place women on TV are allowed to eat. alone.

if she'd been eating a salad, maybe she'd be happier.

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. . . but I don't think a bear could have wrestled that cake from her.
Ok, I'm way late to this party, but . . .

Damn, deep! So un-PC, but f***ing hilarious!

This show was funny as hell, but I found myself liking Hannah less and less as the season went on. She's not a particularly likable main character, which makes it hard to root for her, which makes it hard for me to get fully invested.

Maybe I just need to readjust my thinking and see the show more as her downslide into villainism. There are plenty of villains I root for.
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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.
I started watching this show late but I actually found it very unrealistic and I too lived in NYC at a similar age (probably about 4-5 years older, though). But that makes total sense to me now because anyone I knew there was either a lawyer or an investment banker or something like that and while their experiences were certainly punctuated by the totally absurd, it wasn't Girls-type absurd, if that makes sense.
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Tonight is girls' night out!

By which I mean I'm catching up on the rest of Girls, alone, indoors.
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I just saw Tiny Furniture, the film Lena Dunham wrote/directed before Girls. She plays a character just graduating from college who moves back in with her mom and sister (played by her real life mom and sister). Her character is basically a younger Hannah, and the movie also has Jemima Kirke doing the same as a Jessa-like character (a few of the Girls guys are in it too).

I'd recommend it to any fan of Girls, if only to see how Dunham has developed artistically in just a few years. It's funny in places, but nowhere as assured and consistent as Girls (of course it's easier to develop characters over a 10 episode arc than a 90 minute movie). The film's characters definitely have the same sense of selfish entitlement but are more passive whereas in Girls they are more likely to act terrible outright. I think it shows that Dunham grew more confident to where she could write more unlikeable characters.
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