I have seen exactly two episodes of the HBO series “Girls”: The series premiere and the series finale. The show ran for six seasons and became a touchstone of the national conversation. It launched the career of one Lena Dunham, who in turn launched Lenny Letter, a weekly electronic publication of women’s writing on various topics.
Although I admire the show and very much appreciate the movement that’s been made in the media just by having the show on the air, I didn’t expect to feel any connection to the finale, especially because I felt so little connection to the characters in the pilot. But by the end I found myself crying. The finale stands alone as a work about these women.
The series finale of Girls is now a slice of television history. Hannah Horvath changed the world! Lena Dunham’s first series is now over. On to the next.