Sunday, January 11 marks the season 4 premiere of “Girls,” and this marks an opportunity to see how Hannah Horvath is going to adapt to what is clearly the biggest change in her entire life so far. After spending so many years in New York, she is heading off to Iowa in order to study at a writers’ workshop.
It is only fitting that the premiere title is “Iowa,” and much of this story is going to be all about this move. The synopsis below details some more details about Hannah’s story, but also some awkward moments for Marnie, and the first opportunity for us to see Shoshanna’s parents on the screen for the first time:
“After a congratulatory dinner with her parents (Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari), Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Adam (Adam Driver) pack up the last of her boxes and discuss “the plan” for their soon-to-be long-distance relationship. Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) perform as part of a jazz brunch for a distracted crowd at a downtown restaurant. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) signs for her diploma with her parents (Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards), who make a bigger deal out of the event than she thinks necessary. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is confronted by Beedie’s (Louise Lasser) daughter, Rickie (Natasha Lyonne), and later seems nonplussed by Hannah’s impending departure.”
Already, we feel like one of the biggest challenges for the show is going to be figuring out how to incorporate these people in the story when they are separated by a long distance. Our suggestion here would be to do something like “The Walking Dead” or “Arrested Development,” and not feature everyone in a single episode.
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