HBO Girls, Season 2, Episode 3, Bad Friend
This episode was actually quite funny, although I wish that Hannah didn’t spend so much time wearing a mesh shirt. Although, as I pointed out in an earlier review, or maybe it was a comment in an earlier review, a major point of the show is that we have to see a lot of Hannah’s body and that real people aren’t always Hollywood perfect in that department, but they still get to have sex. But I was worried that she was gong to get arrested for indecent exposure.
Booth Jonathan, the short artist, is as weird as Adam, except he’s a cool alpha male and not a beta-male who read some “game” blogs on the internet.
The cool hip and urban Republican boyfriend, Sandy, is gone. Maybe he was a one episode gag? In any event, I like Hannah’s new love interest, Laird, better. I think he’s hilarious, and he looks like a character you might actually find in Greenpoint. I thought it was funny that he has a refrigerator full of that overpriced pomegranate juice. How does he afford it when he doesn’t have an obvious source of income?
And of course, there’s the interesting angle that Hannah looked down on Marine for taking a job as a hostess at some “club,” but Hannah thinks it’s OK to snort coke in order to appease the editor of some internet magazine called “jazzhate.com.”
I liked the location shot in front of the entrance to the Bedford Avenue L station. It’s always fun to see places I recognize on TV, and every episode Girls seems to have that.