There's another aspect of Girls that feels worth noting -- its uniform worldview. Both the worlds of Girls and the one of my religious childhood are insular and tribal. Both have moral codes that seem to the inhabitants to be universally true while in actuality they are culturally specific.
Episode 3 contained some of my least favorite "Girls" moments ever. In that installment, Booth Jonathan locked Marnie in a box and isn't "Girls" tacitly endorsing Booth's behavior by showing how well it worked out for him?
This week's episode of "Girls" saw explosive arguments, breaking glass, and life-changing discoveries. Butt plugs were discussed, lovers faced adversity, and heroin addictions were revealed. And it all happened in a 30-minute span on HBO!
The tagline for Season 2 of "Girls" is "almost getting it kind of together." As Season 2 rolls on, it's becoming increasingly clear that Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa's lives are sloppily pulled together messes.