GIRLS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
THE PLOT THUS FAR
In Season 3, Hannah is now in a committed relationship with Adam (Adam Driver), and the two are settling into a newfound domesticity in Hannah’s apartment. Hannah is also working on rehabilitating her writing career and concentrating on delivering her eBook to her eccentric publisher. Meanwhile, Marnie (Allison Williams) is adjusting to life after a sudden and traumatic breakup with Charlie and meticulously working to achieve the life she feels she deserves. Nearing graduation, newly single Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) masterminds a plan to create a healthy (at least on paper) balance between partying and her studies. And, continuing her streak of disrupting the lives of those around her, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) resurfaces and strikes up an ambiguous friendship with a flamboyant father figure. Over this season’s 12 episodes, the friendships between the girls are more volatile than ever, proving that female friendship is its own kind of romance. As always, love, life, sex and death can all interrupt the circuitous path to adulthood – and will arrive when you’re least prepared.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Girls” is finally starting to look real life in its third year. The characters are starting to build relationships and the whining has slowed to a crawl. Over twelve episodes, I started to see my criticisms of the program slide as I began to identify with these lovely characters. Had I gone mad? No, I just finally had all of my issues answered while a show remained true to itself.
Lena Dunham is a polarizing figure, but she’s not everything about the show. Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke continue to still focus from Dunham, as their stories about finding some sort of structure in a new urban America are amazing. False father figures and resolving feelings about needing love are rich. You don’t feel bad for these women, they are above your pity. Plus, they finally realize that friendship matters and they start to give that currency the weight it deserves.
The DVD comes with featurettes and commentaries as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with most standard definition release. The transfer isn’t amazing, but it beats the typical treatment that most HBO shows get. The Dolby 5.1 track kicks in where needed. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
RELEASE DATE: 01/06/2015
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