HBO Girls Season 1 Episode 8 Review
Posted by Khiem in: Podcast, Product Reviews

I’m excited!  Tonight is gonna be “Girls” night.  I can’t wait to watch what happens to all my new favorite TV characters.  I’m particularly impatiently waiting to have an episode dedicated to Shoshanna,  I think there’s so much more to her that we haven’t explored yet.

I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to know what happens to her after her crackcident?  Did Ray end up kidnapping her and turn her into his sex slave?  Or did she just play it safe again to go back to her Sex and the City obsessed goody goody good girl life?  I need to know!

In the meantime, I promised to get my Guy Commentary podcast up to speed with the weekly HBO schedule.  So today, before we get to watch episode 9, listen to what Evan and I have to say about episode 8, entitled “Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too.”

Hannah and Marnie holding hands in HBO Girls

The one great thing about HBO “Girls” is that it never lingers too long in boring, meaningless “filler” episodes.  Each episode always pits the characters in what I would view as character defining moments.  That’s how each new episode stays fresh.  Last episode, we were left wanting more of Adam and episode 8 delivers!

To this point, we were led to believe that Adam was just some kind of bad boy jerk with no redeeming qualities.  Why would anyone like him?  You have to wonder why Hannah was so attracted to him.  In between the constant sex and terrible dirty talk, being with him seemed like a constant roller coaster for Hannah… but maybe that’s why she likes him so much.  He’s the adventure she needs in her life.

In episode 8, we see Adam develop some very boyfriend-like qualities.  He still has his random dick moments (to which I talk about the big twist in my podcast) but he’s also tender.  He challenges Hannah to better take care of herself when he takes her on for a run with him and he seems to genuinely like her.

Marnie on the other hand is a mess!  She shockingly can’t seem to get over Charlie when she’s the one who wanted to break-up with him in the first place.  She ends up Facebook stalking him and this is where Jessa comes to the rescue.  So far, Jessa and Marnie had a rather antagonistic relationship with each other throughout the series but in this episode, they bond in ways that are unexpected.

Like any good supportive girlfriend, Jessa takes Marnie out for a night on the town.  Jessa is the epitome of enjoying life being in the moment yet, as Marnie tries on some of Jessa’s traits, we find out that even Jessa has boundaries.

Once again, I’m appalled at how terrible the men are portrayed in this show.  Every guy so far has been a caricature but maybe that’s what Lenah Dunham is trying to teach us here:  THIS is how women perceive the guys in their lives.

I’ve been meaning to make my podcast reviews shorter but let me forewarn you.  I failed miserably.  Today’s podcast is one of the longest ones ever recorded and stands at 43:53 mins.  Evan and I discuss:

  • why it’s OK to not always listen and believe everything women say
  • how to setup dates that really showcase what’s important to you
  • why it’s good for you to stay busy
  • how it’s crucial for you to have strong beliefs about your purpose, about yourself and how that affects your self-esteem
  • how you know you have good friends if they challenge you to be better from time to time
  • the curse of successful guys
  • why you need to have your pad setup to be ready to have women over
  • how to handle and manage a group of people while you are trying to attract someone
  • and many more!!!
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