Girls: Home Birth
March 23, 2015 9:10 AM - Season 4, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Caroline's home birth does not go as planned. Shoshanna considers her options. Ray and Desi have it out, with some repercussions for Marnie.
posted by aabbbiee (7 comments total)
As someone whose birth did not go as planned six months ago, I enjoyed this episode (even though I don't understand why they would carry Caroline to the hospital. Call the fucking ambulance!) I love Caroline and Laird together and hope we get to see them parenting next season.
posted by aabbbiee at 9:13 AM on March 23, 2015

Wow, I totally forgot Fanfare existed and that I could talk about shows I watch with other Mefites!

How do people feel about Adam? Personally I strongly dislike him and just hope to hell this ending means he won't be on the next season. Though really, Hannah is mostly just terrible too; I was like "noooooooo Frannnnn save yourseeeeeelf" when the camera revealed the two of them traipsing through the snow. I am definitely in the (apparently large, to read Onion AV Club reviews) camp of "these people are all awful, why do I watch this show".
posted by threeants at 5:14 PM on March 23, 2015

I like Adam a lot.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:46 PM on March 23, 2015

I like all of them. They make me cringe and they talk too much about bullshit but I'm always hoping for the best. I really hope Jessa has a good arc next season. Jemima Kirke would have to be one of the most underrated actors working today.
posted by h00py at 6:19 AM on March 24, 2015

Well, I don't really like Shoshanna, but am I meant to?
posted by h00py at 7:14 AM on March 24, 2015

One of the recaps I read yesterday mentioned that Lena Dunham has said that Adam's character is the Mr. Big of this show, so I think he will continue to be in and out of the series. I liked him more in this season than in previous seasons.

It's interesting to consider this as a response to Sex and the City. I was in my early 20s when SatC was on the air, and now I'm in my late 30s while watching Girls. I hated the SatC characters, but I don't hate the characters on Girls. I think the difference is that SatC was presented as aspirational, while Girls is cringe humor. SatC was adult women with fully-formed terrible personalities in place, while Girls is young women in (what I take to be) the self-involved phase of the early 20s. I am not sure how much of this is me watching these shows at different points in my own life.

I love the idea of Shoshanna really going to Japan, and I hope they don't walk it back after a couple of episodes like they did with Hannah going to Iowa.
posted by aabbbiee at 7:45 AM on March 24, 2015 [4 favorites]

Shoshanna is my favorite. Go Team Shosh! I'm glad she's going to Japan and not becoming Jason Ritter's trophy wife.
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