GIRLS – The Complete Fifth Season: Digital HD Review

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Hannah (Lena Dunham) is putting her writing ambitions aside for the moment, continuing to work as a teacher alongside new boyfriend (and nice guy) Fran (Jake Lacy). Marnie (Allison Williams) micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), but soon begins to realize she needs more space, literally and figuratively. Working towards becoming a therapist, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) tries to stay on the straight and narrow while managing a budding relationship. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) thrives at her new job in Japan, where she flirts with her boss, despite a long-distance relationship back home.

This show was one of those that I kind of fell into watching because of my wife. I was quickly surprised at how damn good it was. It wasn’t that it was just about the lives of this group of women but the way that they handle their relationships. That same thing continues in this season and their troubles keep getting worse. The writing on the show is extremely well done and is continuously funny throughout the entire season which sometimes can be a task for other shows. The cast works so damn well together and the surprising thing is that every single person got their moment to shine but Dunham is the main attraction. Her oh so flawed character is totally cringe worthy throughout the season but there is a moment of self realization in the final moments of the last episode that wrapped everything up nicely. One of the things that I like about the show and this season is that each episode is fairly self contained and is a standalone story but also keeps the overall narrative going. So basically if you miss one episode you can easily jump right back in and not feel lost. I can honestly say that this is one their best seasons so far and I don’t see this show getting stale any time soon. 9/10

Special Features:

Inside Episodes – A behind the scenes look at each episode in the season.

Girls: Season 4 Recap – A quick run through of what last season consisted of.

Shosh Takes Tokyo – A quick feature about Shoshanna’s time in Japan and the culture around her.

Girls: The Complete Fifth Season is available NOW on Digital HD from HBO Home Entertainment




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