TV REVIEW: Girls – Season 6

Season 6 of Girls sees Hannah (Lena Dunham) take on a whole new challenge when she unexpectedly falls pregnant during a one night stand. Her decision to keep the baby and who she tells becomes one of the core issues driving the narrative throughout the season.

Marnie (Allison Williams) latches onto Hannah’s pregnancy to give herself a sense of purpose as every other part of her life disintegrates, whereas Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is initially horrified and wants nothing to do with her.

Meanwhile Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Adam (Adam Driver) attempt to help Laird (Jon Glaser) cope with fatherhood following, Caroline’s (Gaby Hoffman) disappearance. The two then decide to make a movie about what happened between them and Hannah, which throws up complex feelings especially for Adam.

Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Ray’s (Alex Karpovsky) friendship continues to grow as Shoshanna starts doing the marketing for Ray’s coffee shop. She finally really gets to show her skills and Ray starts to realise that there is a lot of hope in the world. However as she grows closer to Ray she also detaches from her other friends. This comes to an explosive conclusion at a party where Jessa, Hannah and Marnie’s complete lack of boundaries come to the fore.

I found the final season of Girls very satisfying. All of the characters have such incredible journeys but not all of them are positive or come to a satisfying conclusion. Just like in real life. I liked the dichotomy that the series ended with Hannah’s life being way more together than Marnie’s. I really enjoyed seeing Elijah make a success of his acting career and be willing to really want something. The absolute best thing for me though was seeing Ray have a chance at love. He was always my favourite character and knowing he had a shot at happiness made me happy.

I feel like Girls ended with the main characters as women and that it was exactly the right timing. One of the best seasons of the series.

4/5

4 Comments

  1. Another one? You are the queen of binge-watching, Abbi. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. They’re 20 minute episodes and short seasons so they’re pretty easy to get through… plus as this was my third watch I often put them on in the background while I was doing other stuff.

  2. I’ve been curious about this one. Thank you for the run down. Sounds good!

    1. I’m a huuuuuge fan but I think it’s quite a polarising show.

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