Lena Dunham brings Hannah and the gang back... this time with no Q-tips.
By Laura Goehrke
Sunday night was a night filled with funny women and Girls. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler crushed it hosting the 71st Annual Golden Globes, and Lena Dunham’s series, Girls, premiered it’s much anticipated third season on HBO.
Let's all be best friends.. please?
While opinions on Girls varies as extreme as the public opinion of mayonnaise, it’s hard to deny that the series is truly beginning to stand on it’s own two feet, just as many other shows have done in the past once they reached their third season: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. With that in mind, here are some things to look forward to as Season 3 of Girls unwinds:
With both Amy Schumer and Danielle Brooks (more commonly known as Taystee from Orange is the New Black) as featured cameos in just the first episode, we can be expecting many more throughout the season, including the most anticipated (in my opinion) of Gaby Hoffman, of Now and Then fame, to play Adam’s emotionally unstable sister.
Spot the resemblance?
…Or, run-on, erratic, and often times “meta” sentences that Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, tends to spout throughout each episode. My favorite example from Season 3, Episode 2:
Hannah: This road trip is just so unremarkable.
Adam: What were you expecting?
Hannah: Something I could write about in my book. I mean, we’re picking up our friend from rehab and I just thought there’d be something I can write about in my book. It seems like a very rich area, but I'm just realizing this road trip is not a metaphor, it just isn't… and this rocking chair is so pointy, it’s not giving me any room to express myself.
3. The rare moments when we swoon over Hannah’s boyfriend, Adam.
Adam, played by Adam Driver, is known to be somewhat of an offensive, rough, lazy twenty-something, but every once in a while he will give a glimmer of hope to Hannah, and the viewers as well.
Shirtless Adam to the rescue.
A great example from S3, E1 is when he gave Marnie, played by Allison Williams, some candid advice on what a real connection should be like:
Adam: Really knowing someone is something else. It's a completely different thing and when it happens you won't be able to miss it.
4. The Randomness of Shoshanna.
Every time Shosanna, played by Zosia Mamet, opens her mouth, no one ever truly knows what to expect. The consistent inconsistency of her stories and random questions add just one more thing to keep us engaged week after week.
Case in point: Her question to Adam about his favorite utensil from S3, Ep 2.
5. Controversy in the media regarding (insert relevant issue here).
Lena Dunham’s never-ending nakedness, the lack of diversity among characters, the wealthy, privileged real lives of the main actresses: there’s no doubt that the overwhelming praise for Girls is met with even more criticism at times. What will it be for 2014?
Dunham's answer to the media's critique for Season 2.
6. The beauty, and tragedy, of Marnie’s daily life.
Marnie, Marnie, Marnie. What to do about you. You’re stunning, yet a Grade A mess. You tell your mother that your life has turned around, yet you crumble at the sound of your ex-boyfriend’s name. Either way, you still make anxiety look gorgeous. Keep up the good work.
7. Jessa’s next “beau”.
The dating life of Jessa, played by Jemima Kirke, as intense as her wardrobe. She’s previously had a pregnancy scare, been married and divorced, and most recently hooked up with a girl in rehab. The possibilities are abound for this season, and will most certainly only get crazier.
Oh, Jessa. Maybe next time.
In conclusion, Dunham's Girls has enough going on every episode that will keep the viewers feeling alive, and wanting more.