This show is totally worth its own thread, since it's very worthy of discussion.
- I'm really impressed with the portrayal of mental illness and the interactions Hannah has with her parents because of it. The talk she has with her parents about OCD could have been one I had with mine about depression, and her reluctance (fear?) to seek treatment or admit that she's ill is so common.
- Ray is the only dude with his emotional and interpersonal shit together, but he cannot or does not want to self-actualize, and that makes me sad. Also, Shosh really broke my heart when she cheated on him.
- The way Adam's alcoholism came back was one of the most viscerally sickening things I have ever sat through. I was really starting to like his character, too. Kind of predicting that he and Nat are done and Hannah will get back with him, but I'm not sure if that will be healthy for either of them.
- Marnie sucks, Charlie sucks. Charlie will break Marnie's heart, and she probably deserves it. Charlie treats her like a home improvement project and it's bullshit ("Do you need money?"). Marnie doesn't have any idea what she wants and is ultra-judgmental and bougie. Ray was right about the new Charlie and he was right to tell Marnie to at least give her dream a shot.
I'm still waiting for Game of Thrones to come back next week, and Newsroom whenever. I tried really hard to get into Boardwalk Empire and even TrueBlood in an attempt to justify my subscription, but neither appealed.
Maybe I'll look at Girls again and try to be in a more angsty mood.
Most of the girls I watch Girls with find this sexy rather then effete, but YMMV, I suppose.
If I were to watch this show I would be watching it for the boobies, just being honest.
EDIT: Do people actually watch things for boobs? Like, Fapdu and Reddit are things which will bring the boobs of your choice to you for as long as you desire. You don't need to wait 30 minutes to see breasts for five seconds. You're not eight, HBO is not your only source of nudity.
Real talk, though: The sex scenes in Girls are mostly not sexy and occasionally totally awful. This is not a show to watch for sex; the satire extends to the sexual activity and you won't be aroused.
After seeing the first episode I may decide that the show is worth watching for more than just the boobies. Or I may decide that there is not enough boobies to warrant watching the show again.
If I just want a quick boobies fix I can just go on tumblr.
I am a male, boobs are like magnets.
So far the best critic I've seen, when it comes down to critiques of female representation in media.
I felt kind of sick.
Also, kind of feel mixed about Natalya. Her being understanding of what Adam did in the last episode was really amazing (because it rode the line of assault), but I'm conflicted about the whole "Dirty talk is BAD, rough sex is BAD, I need to FIX YOU" thing that she was doing. If you don't dig how a person interfaces with you sexually on a level that basic, probably time to call it off.