that's what we're still calling it, right?), with no job prospects and an expensive liberal arts degree you can't even use if you wanted to. And not only that, but being entitled to boot! All four girls have been offered a privileged lifestyle since they've been born - Jessa, Marnie and Hannah all going to Oberlin College, a very old money institution, (where Lena Dunham actually attended college,) and have been able to get pretty much anything they've wanted.
A lot of the negative feedback I hear from people about the show is "all those characters are terrible people" and yes, yes they are (except Ray and I will defend that to my death, he's just trying to make it in this world,) but that's kind of the point and every time someone says this to me, I twitch a little bit. Because yes, you're supposed to hate them but then they do something in an episode that makes you realize you know this person in real life. You know a Marnie. You know a Hannah. You know Elijah. Regardless of them being unlikable, you cannot deny the badass writing chops of Lena Dunham and her crew. To write characters that are relatable, but also so annoying and unlikable, you say "that reminds me of ____", is a pretty successful feat when you're a writer of the fiction variety.
I also love the fact that these characters have changed and progressed throughout the show. Even if it's a change for the worse, (I'm looking at you, Marnie seasons 3-6,) the viewer can notice distinct changes in these characters and goes through their journey with them to continue learning. And that's something that happens in life that isn't depicted on television too much.
For these reasons, I'm going to miss the show terribly but I also understand why Dunham has decided to end it. They're transforming into thirty-somethings, getting engaged, getting new job opportunities or maybe they're picking up the pieces from their mistakes and starting a brand new chapter. SPOILERS - I would like to see if Jessa will even survive her thirties, if Marnie will stop this nonsense with Desi and snap out of it, if Shoshanna's new fiance, Byron is actually deserving of such an individualistic and resilient woman (albeit, sometimes selfish, but aren't they all? Yes. The answer is yes.) And probably the biggest mystery of all - is Paul-Louis going to be involved with his child?! Because I kind of ship him and Hannah together. That first episode of this season was magical and you could totally see that he brought out a side to Hannah that normally doesn't show. I hope their story isn't over. Jessa and Adam deserve each other and at this point, Hannah is too good for Adam. And Jessa for that matter but I guess they're trying to cultivate their friendship again? I am hoping these questions get answered in the finale this Sunday but knowing Lena Dunham, there won't be closure. And I get it - people are constantly learning and changing. She has always wanted to convey that in the show. And because of that, their story won't be over until it's over.
Anyway...I will end this post with a sweet moment between ladies...something that seems so far away from a possibility, especially after watching last week's "group meeting" in the bathroom during Shoshanna's engagement party.