History Series / Girls

17th Jun '17 12:26:25 AM Noraneko
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The girls start drifting apart, which ends up permanent in the final episode. Shoshanna moves on with her life after cutting ties with the rest of the group, Hannah moves upstate with a steady job and preparing for her new baby, and though she and Marnie reconcile, things will never be back to the way they were, but Hannah has more or less grown up and finally put someone else above herself.]]



* TheFellowshipHasEnded: [[spoiler:Shoshanna gives an icy, devastating TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in the bathroom in the penultimate episode, stating firmly that the group's dynamic has become so toxic and tiresome that it would be better to just "call it [quits]". The fact that half the group doesn't even appear in the final episode underscores this.]]

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* TheFellowshipHasEnded: [[spoiler:Shoshanna [[spoiler:The group begins to drift apart later in the show, and in the final season, a meetup without Hannah just feels awkward and forced. This culminates in Shoshanna's engagement party, where she gives an icy, devastating TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in the bathroom in the penultimate episode, stating firmly that the group's dynamic has become so toxic and tiresome that it would be better to just "call it [quits]". The fact that half the group doesn't even appear in the final episode underscores this.]]
17th Jun '17 12:17:49 AM Noraneko
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After spending much of the series being dumped on by characters and the plot alike, Shoshanna ends the series with a fiance, good job, and plenty of nice new friends. [[spoiler:Though she uses all of these things to coldly suggest that the group permanently disband, as their dynamic has been destructive and toxic.]]
** Hannah in the final scene of the show [[spoiler:with her baby latching on to breastfeed. The look on her face makes it clear that she's finally, unequivocally put someone above herself.]]


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** Elijah, learning of [[spoiler:Hannah's pregnancy, telling her he has no interest in helping her raise her fatherless baby and flatly telling her that she'll be a terrible mother. It hits Hannah ''hard.'']]
16th Jun '17 11:49:41 PM Noraneko
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* OutOfFocus: Shoshanna largely fades from the narrative in the last couple of seasons.
16th Jun '17 8:14:15 PM Noraneko
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** Implied with [[spoiler:Shoshanna and Byron,]] the former stating at the engagement party that it hasn't been long since they got together, with the relationship not developing onscreen. It's portrayed as being at least somewhat more optimistic than the above marriage, with the latter a NiceGuy.


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* YankTheDogsChain: Right as Shoshanna is really becoming comfortable, happy, and fulfilled in her job in Tokyo, she gets laid off.
16th Jun '17 5:26:03 PM Noraneko
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* TheFellowshipHasEnded: [[spoiler:Shoshanna gives an icy, devastating TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in the bathroom in the penultimate episode, stating firmly that the group's dynamic has become so toxic and tiresome that it would be better to just "call it [quits]". The fact that half the group doesn't even appear in the final episode underscores this.]]


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*** She also gives another group-wide speech during the penultimate episode when Hannah crashes her engagement party in overalls and a bad attitude and effectively dismantles the group while asserting her own growth and independence.
20th May '17 9:36:59 PM karstovich2
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''Girls'' is an {{Creator/HBO}} dramedy about the exploits of four young women living in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. To most, this concept sounds [[SexAndTheCity very familiar]], but the result is decidedly less glamorous (and probably a bit more realistic) than the ''other'' FourGirlEnsemble that previously aired on the channel. The show premiered in 2012, with its sixth and final season being aired as of the present day (Q1 2017).

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''Girls'' is an {{Creator/HBO}} dramedy about the exploits of four young women living in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. To most, this concept sounds [[SexAndTheCity [[Series/SexAndTheCity very familiar]], but the result is decidedly less glamorous (and probably a bit more realistic) than the that ''other'' FourGirlEnsemble that previously aired on the channel. The show premiered in 2012, with its sixth and final season being aired as of the present day (Q1 2017).
ran for six seasons from 2012 to 2017.



The show's tone is difficult to encapsulate, engendering a LoveItOrHateIt response. It relies on CringeComedy and tongue-in-cheek humor, portraying its characters as immature, flawed and often deeply selfish--{{Designated Hero}}es, in short, who may be lovable but are not necessarily likable. Critics, however, have come down pretty strongly on the "Love It" side; the show's won a number of "Best Comedy" and "Best Performance" Golden Globes and Emmys, as well as a "Best Comedy Director" for Dunham from the Directors' Guild of America--the first time a woman has ever won that award.

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The show's tone is difficult to encapsulate, engendering a LoveItOrHateIt response. It relies on CringeComedy and tongue-in-cheek humor, portraying its characters as immature, flawed and often deeply selfish--{{Designated Hero}}es, in short, who may be lovable but are not necessarily likable. The show also catches flak for being almost comically hipsterish, privileged, white, and New York-centric. Critics, however, have come down pretty strongly on the "Love It" side; the show's won a number of "Best Comedy" and "Best Performance" Golden Globes and Emmys, as well as a "Best Comedy Director" for Dunham from the Directors' Guild of America--the first time a woman has ever won that award.
2nd May '17 8:16:34 AM MadSpy
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** The characters for the most part look like above average, yet normal people. Adam for example has the physic of someone who works out consistently, but not that of a movie star with a person trainer. Hannah is not unattractive, but definitely does not have a perfect figure.

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** The characters for the most part look like above average, yet normal people. Adam for example has the physic physique of someone who works out consistently, but not that of a movie star with a person trainer. Hannah is not unattractive, but definitely does not have a perfect figure.
21st Apr '17 7:36:32 PM toongrrl1990
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* CaliforniaDoubling: A rare example of ''New York'' doubling for something else. One of the more suburban areas around the city (Mamaroneck, in Westchester County) was used as a stand-in for East Lansing, Michigan, in "The Return". The production staff tried to cover it up with the profuse use of Michigan State paraphernalia.
** Averted in a regional way with the scene at the beginning of "Video Games". The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitou_(Metro-North_station) Manitou Metro-North station]] is almost 50 miles up the Hudson River from the city. Most shows produced in the city rarely go that far away within the metropolitan area for such a short scene and would try to fake it somewhere else; here they went to the actual station and made it rather obvious that they did.
21st Apr '17 7:35:41 PM toongrrl1990
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* [[Deconstruction]]: An absolutely scathing one of both SexAndTheCity and romantic comedies in general, mostly with a touch of RealityEnsues. In particular, we have the following:

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* [[Deconstruction]]: {{Deconstruction}}: An absolutely scathing one of both SexAndTheCity and romantic comedies in general, mostly with a touch of RealityEnsues. In particular, we have the following:
20th Apr '17 5:57:18 PM MurrayTheBlue
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* [[Deconstruction]]: An absolutely scathing one of both SexAndTheCity and romantic comedies in general, mostly with a touch of RealityEnsues. In particular, we have the following:
** The characters for the most part look like above average, yet normal people. Adam for example has the physic of someone who works out consistently, but not that of a movie star with a person trainer. Hannah is not unattractive, but definitely does not have a perfect figure.
** ItsAllAboutMe: This has incredibly harmful effects on friendships and relationships in general, and cause many recurring characters to actually despise the protagonists.
** IdealizedSex: Averted. EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, but it's easier to count the number of times people have good sex.
** FriendsRentControl: Several arcs and motivations are kicked off because people can't afford their lifestyles.
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