The latest episode of HBO’s smash hit comedy, Girls, has been criticised by numerous television critics who have labeled it unrealistic, because Lena Dunham’s Hannah, has a tryst with the “exceedingly handsome” doctor, Joshua, played by Patrick Wilson.
Egan Morrisey of Jezebel, wrote, “Basically nobody thought that it was remotely plausible that a successful doctor who looked like Patrick Wilson would be into a girl who looked like Dunham.”
Dunham, who also wrote the episode which was directed by Richard Shepherd, had Wilson’s character call her “beautiful” throughout the episode, and at one point even made him beg for her to stay.
Daniel Engber of Slate, stated, ” The episode felt like … a double-dog dare for me to ask, ‘How can a girl like that get a guy like this?’ Am I small-minded if I’m stuck on how this fantasy is too much of a fantasy and remembering what Patrick Wilson’s real-life partner looks like?”
Engber also added”Narcissistic, childish men sleep with beautiful women all the time in movies and on TV, so why should this coupling be so difficult to fathom? I think it’s because Hannah is especially and assertively ugly in this episode.”
Peter Martin of Esquire called the episode entitled, Another Man’s Trash, a “fantastical, implausible story.”
The fifth episode of season two of Girls revolved around Dunham’s Hannah spending two days in the glorious house of Wilson’s Joshua, after she had originally gone to his adobe to apologise for placing trash bags in his trash can.
What did you think of the latest instalment of Girls?