Look, we know Hannah Horvath gets on a lot of nerves, and to say opinions on Girls are strongly divided is a huge understatement, but for those of us who’ve stuck by the HBO series…why? Are Hannah and her slacksisters really the voice of a generation? Does one of them remind you of someone you know, or is watching Girls like the proverbial accident — you just can’t look away? For some, the fringe characters make the core more interesting or tolerable: Adam, Ray, Elijah, sometimes a guest star (Chris O’Dowd) or a parent (Peter Scolari); these people (crazy in their own ways) provide reflection the girls so desperately need. But, the real question is, how long can we stand to watch these insufferable girls? I mean, I’ve taken to wondering how any of them can even stand to be in a room with each other, let alone be the “friends” they claim to be. Here, take a look at this extended season 4 promo, and tell me, do you really want to be a fly on that wall?
So basically, Hannah and Adam continue having relationship problems, Marnie is going to sing more, Jessa is still off…being Jessa, and Shoshanna — well, Shosh will forever remain my favorite, but I’m just not sure she’s enough anymore.
Girls returns to HBO January 11th; guest stars this season include Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Spike Jonze, Maude Apatow, and Anthony Edwards and Ana Gasteyer as Shosh’s parents.