Lion of the Blogosphere

Girls S06E05 “Gummies”

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I’ve so busy playing Overwatch that I forgot to watch and review Sunday’s episode of Girls.

Good news in this episode. Ray tells Marnie that they’re breaking up, on account of the fact that Marnie is too self-centered to care that Ray is very sad that his coffee house partner died. I’m glad that Ray finally wised up, because no man can have a happy life with Marnie.

When Elijah finds out that Hannah is pregnant and wants to keep the baby, and expects Elijah to act like a surrogate father, Elijah tells Hannah that she’s going to be a terrible mother. Dead on right! Even though Elijah is gay, he still has the common sense of a man.

This episode is revenge of the men.

Also, I love the Hannah look-alike that Adam finds for his movie. Her face is uglier but she has a better body. Not to say that the look-alike isn’t chunky, but her fat is a lot less gross than Lena Dunham’s. When Hanna and the look-alike happen upon each other at the end and have a talk about motherhood, with neither realizing who the other is, it’s a funny scene.

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much of Shoshanna this season, she only appears briefly in scenes with Ray. That’s too bad, she’s my favorite girl character. I hope that there will be an arc for her before the series ends.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 15, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. Marnie is so hot I would not mind being mistreated by her at all.

    I also thought the Hanna-Elijah scene was really well done. It showed how selfish she is. She not only expected him to play nonsexual husband and father, she would not even use his sperm to have the baby, which I thought was part of his problem.

    The THC gummies thing was not realistic. I had a few pot brownies in college and it was a fun time. But the sleekly packaged quasi-legal edibles sold these days are crazy potent unless you are a regular toker with a tolerance. It is very easy to take too much, and the reaction to them is not to wonder around an unfamiliar city, but hide under the covers in bed with your mind racing with fear of death and random paranoia.

    Pop

    March 16, 2017 at 12:48 am

  2. Shouldn’t Hannah want a live streamed abortion for her baby? What a great article for whatever clickbait site she writes for.

    Mike Street Station

    March 16, 2017 at 5:57 am

  3. Are Adam and His girlfriend (?? Forgot her name, the British sounding one) supposed to be on coke? Or are they just in a really long manic phase?

    27 year old from sailers

    March 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

  4. Entertaining episode. I can’t really guess the story arc on the baby. Which way does Dunham play her grrllll power card? Does Hannah ultimately decide to have the abortion (the ultimate Progressive sacrament) or does she go down the “I can have it all because I am woman!” route and have the baby. I’m worried that things seem to be heading toward a sappy Hannah/Adam reunion, as Adam seems to be getting misty eyed replaying his life with Hannah in that movie. And remember when Adam freaked out that one of his girlfriends, the artist, aborted his baby without even telling him? But is he cucked enough to want to raise another man’s baby?

    Maybe that’s the ultimate female fantasy. Just get knocked up by whatever alpha hottie you feel like, and then drag some other guy in to raise your bastard spawn. Hmmm, now that I think about it, I think that’s the direction, and the closing shot of the series will be Hannah holding her very obviously multi-racial baby with Adam beaming along side of her. Ugh.

    Meanwhile, Ray is the best, and it seems obvious to me that Ray/Shosh are going to get together. I would be ok with that. Shosh is hotter than Marnie anyway, and Marnie is unbearable. They are kind of overdoing her awfulness this season. It’s becoming like Marnie the Parody of Marnie.

    Back in the real world, Dunham’s Trump-inspired weight loss made Drudge. Needless to say, Miss Don’t You Body Shame Me is gleefully flaunting her new skinnier body, and by implication body shaming all those fat grrrlllls for whom she used to be a hero. If I only had a dollar for every time a Prog was a hypocrite.

    And speaking of the arts, I don’t like Trump’s attempt to gut PBS. NPR, sure, that’s basically Enemy Radio. But cutting PBS and ALL the arts funding is really pretty stupid. The dollar amounts are minuscule and it’s just really bad optics. Typical Republican tone deaf stupidity. A nation SHOULD fund the arts; it just needs to be policed better so we’re not funding depravity or political crap. But we should totally be funding things like symphony orchestras and ballets and such (or else what are all those Tiger Mom’d Chinese violin players going to do for a living?)

    peterike

    March 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    • Funding arts is 4 liberals. If you are conservative, stay far far away from arts my friend.

      Wt

      March 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    • Why should the taxpayers fund the niche hobbies of wealthy people like the opera? Let the people who attend the ballet actually pay for it. This is a great chance for vocal Trump-haters like Streep and Streisand and LaBouf to put their money where their mouths are and write checks to make up the “lost” funds for these elite hobbies that the working class and lower middle class taxpayers are currently subsidizing.

      Gozo

      March 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      • Why? Because a nation is also defined by its culture. Europe is very stupid about many things, but they understand the importance of supporting traditional high culture. Of course, that means having black and brown people playing Norse gods and such, but that doesn’t invalidate the basic point.

        Opera, classical music, ballet — these are the pinnacles of white, European culture. Spending a piddling few dollars on them — while we throw away trillions on nonsense — makes perfect sense. I would increase funding for things like orchestras, but cut to the bone things like education funding, housing support and so on. I think Trump proposed something like a measly 14% decrease in Dept. of Ed. Should be 95%, and then he should forgive all student loan debt at a swoop, and stop all loans going forward (at least for undergrad degrees). That would make him an instant hero to millions, free up middle class young white people from debt slavery, and put a spike in the heart of the useless colleges who would immediately have to crash their tuition, fire thousands of useless diversity management imbeciles, and get on with the business of teaching. It would also throw thousands of not merely useless but actively harmful SJW professors out on the streets.

        I’m Peterike, and I approve this campaign message.

        peterike

        March 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      • Peterike,

        Your argument is that culture is good, so the government should manage it. This is a bad argument.

        Culture is good, yes, so the government should keep its hands off it and individuals should voluntarily manage it.

        Gozo

        March 16, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      • Dolly Parton has probably done more to support niche musical arts with her theme park than they have. Mountain woman self-reliance — no begging the government for money. http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Entertainment

        David Pinsen

        March 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

  5. I thought this was the kind of show that appeals to liberal women and gay men. Why do you watch it?

    Hermes

    March 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    • Would you be happier if I watched nothing but NFL, MLB and NBA?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

      • No, but I would be happier if you played more video games.

        Hermes

        March 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

      • You seriously need to pick up the pieces and figure out what you’re going to do with this phase of your life. Playing video games does not become a man of your potential. It’s just an empty addiction that will kill your inner 🦁

        Dghjkytrr

        March 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

      • You should also go to bed on time, eat less sugar, give more to charity…….

        Oh wait I am not Lion’s mother, nevermind.

        Pop

        March 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  6. Only five episodes left!! The final episode titles are:

    6 “Full Disclosure”
    7 “The Bounce”
    8 “What Will We Do This Time About Adam?”
    9 “Goodbye Tour”
    10 “Latching”

    Let the speculation being.

    peterike

    March 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    • Why wouldn’t she do another season? What else is she going to do to stay in the limelight?

      Pop

      March 16, 2017 at 9:14 pm

  7. Hannah is a horrible human-being, but the confrontation with Elijah shows that he is too, and maybe even more selfish. Does Elijah do anything? I was under the impression he was almost completely mooching off of Hannah. He said she’s ruining his living arrangements and lifestyle when she’s the one who’s providing it and now facing adversity.

    This episode showed Ray and Shosh, Adam, Hannah as the good guys, with Marnie, Jessa, Elijah and Hannah’s mom as the respective counterpart antagonists.

    DaddyFrank

    March 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    • That scene was gratingly flawed. You can’t just go into a restaurant kitchen without being told or forced the f out. That’s insane. But it was a good example of her –their, rudeness and delusion.

      I was going to speculate that Hannah dies in childbirth and Adam and Jessa raise it but I just read the episode title list. Hannah leaves NYC, goes home and lives with mom, writing or whatever from home. Just a guess.

      CMC

      March 17, 2017 at 1:59 am


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