HBO’s “Girls” season two just wrapped up leaving many with a variety of feelings about the show’s finale. The Huffington Post reported yesterday that the finale got mixed reactions. The show left many scratching their head wondering if what they just viewed was a rom-com or an actual episode of HBO’s “Girls”. While some say “Girls” was romantic, others felt it left the girls looking too reliant on the men in their lives. And some say the finale was neither, but a façade of a happy ending because the characters chose the options which will in fact hinder them from moving in the right direction.
CNN.com went so far as to compare what unfolded in the past “Girls” episode to Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In”. “Lean In” is a book about fighting against stereotypes that are holding women back. In the book Sandberg argues that parents socialize their daughters to nurture, but yet socialize their boys to lead. CNN’s Emily Jane Fox felt that the finale of “Girls” only perpetuated this thought.
To recap, Hannah couldn’t handle the pressures of finishing her book and started to mentally unravel. After her father wouldn’t help her out, and realizing she didn’t have anyone else she felt she could turn to, Hannah then called her ex-boyfriend Adam. At this point he began running through the streets of Brooklyn shirtless, knocked down Hannah’s door because she wouldn’t open it, and carried her away in his arms. Shoshanna broke up with Ray because he wasn’t motivated enough, or because he hates everything, or both. Jessa was nowhere to be found. And Marnie and Charlie ended up getting back together again; assuring Charlie she didn’t want to be with him because he has a lot of money now. So is this a real happy ending or just one on the surface? You be the judge.