I’ve been covering the show GIRLS for The New York Observer for four years. It was the first show I recapped for the newspaper, and one that I felt closely aligned with, in spirit. Hannah Horvath was my spirit animal: I too had graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in maybe not understanding how the world worked, vis-a-vis getting writing jobs in New York City and making a go of it.
But after the premiere of the fourth season over the weekend, I realized something: I may not have the heart to recap GIRLS anymore. And what’s more, I don’t know if it’s still necessary to critique these type of shows on a week to week basis.Read More