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Girls

Mon Jan 21, 10-10.35pm, Sky Atlantic

By Gabriel Tate |
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Girls
Series two, episode two
Over-compensation continues to dog the early episodes of ‘Girls’s second season. There’s an awkwardly contrived confrontation between Hannah and Sandy (Donald Glover, so brilliantly goofy in‘Community’) over the latter’s Republican leanings, the continuing fallout from Elijah and Marnie’s unlikely liason and Jessa acting more loved up than ever following her gobsmacking wedding to the idiotic Thomas-John at the end of the previous series. As enjoyable as all this is to watch, it lacks some of the depth of the first season by sacrificing so much of its realism in the relationships. We’re not in ‘Sex and the City’ territory yet, but Lena Dunham’s series is getting more far-fetched in its pursuit of laughs and in danger of losing touch with what made it special in the first place.

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