Graham Norton, Lena Dunham, and Idris Elba help an audience member reply to a text message. [video]
"I gotta be honest, I’m feeling pretty left out right now."
How we feel about most weekend plans.
We’re totally distracted by the odd fit of Matthew McConaughey’s pants.
Have the Men Constantly Rescue the Women
Just like how Adam was portrayed as Hannah’s gallant hero in “Together,” all of the men should continue to help Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa with all of their problems and be the ultimate validators for their decisions and general existences. It’s not too far of a stretch for any of the relationships we’ve seen blossom in the latter half of Season 2.
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I’m not knocking hate-watching here, as I know the pure joy I get from making fun of Smash's insanity or yelling at The Walking Dead every time Lori opens her mouth, and I would never dream of taking that bliss away from anyone else. But Girls is a pretty earnest sitcom about a few friends in their ’20s that’s far better written than most of the shows on TV (not just the ones that win awards) and actually takes risks with its content and lets its characters fail with purpose. I understand that Dunham can be polarizing and that it’s easy to make jokes about how often we see her boobs (which I totally partake in — this episode, it was minute 28:22), but if you despise her so much, and feel personally victimized and offended by the fact that a young woman helmed a TV show and a movie(without relying on nepotism) and created a female character who is not conventionally attractive or even “adorkable” yet is still a sexual being with thoughts and feelings, then don’t fucking watch it because this show is not intended for you.
Best: Lena Dunham Bares All
The sole bright spot of that opening sketch was the Girls writer/director/star’s self-aware dig at her penchant for showing the full monty in practically every episode. And even though she didn’t win any of the three awards she was nominated for, Dunham delivered the best one-liners in those otherwise forced interview clips (our favorite: “I think my high school teachers would describe me as asleep.”) and rocked a new pixie haircut. Sometimes it’s the little victories that matter most.
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