If one of the defining themes of “Girls” is that things don’t turn out the way we think they will, then the last 38 minutes of the show’s six-year run certainly embodied this concept. With most of the plot unfolding within the walls of Hannah’s (Lena Dunham, “Tiny Furniture”) new home following the birth of her son Grover, the finale encapsulates the show’s larger themes within a narrow world — just as the series has from its inception.
As graduation quickly and menacingly approaches, the pressure is on to make the most of the time spent with friends. How does one take full advantage of this short period? My answer to this inquiry, as with most things, is food of course.
The theme of past and present set within Detroit’s cityscape, in addition to Sam and Tim’s endearing desire to succeed in spite of themselves and their circumstances, is what gives the show its legs and launches it past its conventional sitcom setup.