What I Watched This Weekend: Girls "The Goodbye Tour"
I have To start out Saying girls has neve been my favorite show. I always found the characters to be narcissistic, self destructive and juvenile. I kept watching because i wanted to see where it was going.
That being said I'm so glad I stuck around to watch the journey. If girls was a movie or if I had binged watched it I think it would have been a far less frustrating experience.
Season 6 has become one of extreme growth in terms of maturity and depth for all these characters. "The Goodbye Tour" actually made me sad that this show is wrapping up and well saying goodbye.
An amazing job pops out of thin air and suddenly Hannah has everything a young single mother could need. Money, a home, health insurance and a safe place to raise her child.
But does it pop out of no where? Hannah's had some pretty good job opportunities in the past that she screwed up on purpose. She's had a piece in the NY Times, a well known web site has freelanced her to write for them and a well revered (yet beyond creepy) novelist has even read her works. This job offer was inevitable if not the catalyst for the real plot line of this episode.
As women I think we all have moments like this at least once in our lives. Were at a large life junction where the friendships we've had no longer will fit into our chosen future.
It doesn't happen like in beaches where you and your best friend get into a massive public blow out tell all the truths of why they are awful and you cant stand them and then call it quits. It simply slips away. Someone has allot going on in their life and can't make time like they used to, someone gets hurt feelings, someone says or does something offensive.
The confrontation, the discussion, the promises to be there for each other don't happen this time because you've all moved on in directions that take you away from one another.
I'm so glad that girls has chosen to show the dissolution of female friendships in such a real way. No cat fights, no screaming, no drama, no holding resentment towards someone for the rest of your life.
When it's time to grow, when its time to change we simply let go and step into the next phase of our lives and leave the feelings of those friendships to stay near to our hearts.