2012 • HBO
1.96K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (10)

1 Pilot
Series Premiere. Struggling writer Hannah gets cut off financially; free-spirited friend Jessa returns to NYC and moves in with her unsuspecting cousin Shoshanna; Type-A roommate Marnie hosts a welcome-back dinner.
2 Vagina Panic
Hannah reveals her Forrest Gump-induced AIDS phobia when she realizes Adam might not be practicing monogamy. Marnie lives in denial of her boredom with her boyfriend Charlie; Jessa avoids Marnie's meticulously planned day at a women's health clinic.
3 All Adventurous Women Do
Hannah meets up with her erstwhile college flame to find out how she contracted HPV, uncovering much more in the process. Marnie's art-gallery boss introduces her to a cocky artist who piques her interest, while Jessa gets a baby-sitting gig.
4 Hannah's Diary
Adam sends Hannah a 'sext' message that puts her in a tailspin. Meanwhile, Hannah's boss gets touchy, Shoshanna reunites with a boy from sleepaway camp, Jessa gets distracted on the job, and Ray and Charlie snoop through the girls' apartment.
5 Hard Being Easy
Hannah decides to better her story by propositioning her boss. She subsequently retreats to Adam, who has a different idea about the state of their union. Meanwhile, Marnie and Charlie assess their relationship, and Jessa is determined to reconquer an ex.
6 The Return
Hannah's parents fly her back to Michigan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Though they hope she'll go on their date, she gets one of her own instead, and catches up with some high-school friends who are mourning a hometown tragedy.
7 Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident
At the 'best party ever' in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Hannah learns Adam's main defining trait (other than his ears), Marnie is beside herself after seeing Charlie, Jessa teases a mystery texter, and Ray becomes Shoshanna's spirit guide in a time of need.
8 Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too
Hannah ventures further into Adam's world, for better and for worse. Newly unemployed Jessa, and Marnie, at an all-time low, bond unexpectedly and meet a very eligible bachelor (Chris O'Dowd) who is not what he seems.
9 Leave Me Alone
Behind on rent and resentful of the literary success of a former classmate (Jenny Slate), Hannah decides to take some chances. Marnie finds it increasingly difficult to support Hannah financially and emotionally. Jessa is confronted by her former boss.
10 She Did
Season One finale. Hannah starts to question her relationship with Adam; Jessa throws a mystery party where Marnie embraces her free-spirited side, and Shoshanna's uniqueness works in her favor.

About this show

Hannah and her friends are just four girls trying to figure out what they want--from life...from men...from themselves. HBO presents this comedy series that follows these 20-somethings as they struggle through their post-collegiate years in NYC.

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1.96K reviews
Ebony Parrott
January 23, 2014
The show is funny. It's like a broke version of sex in the city. Lena Dunham and her dry sense of humor keeps me laughing. I can totally relate to some of the situations. Would recommend watching. Took a star away b/c Hannah is always naked and it got to be a bit much.
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Mara R
January 7, 2014
I lovelovelove this show and find myself relating to the characters at times. I see myself in the awkward but blunt Hannah and see others I know in Shoshana, Marnie, jessa, even Adam. Not only is it relevant but there are so many laugh out loud moments. Ex: the episode when Hannah does cocaine and goes to a rave. My only complaint is with how Lena Dunham's character is naked all the time. At first I was like "you go girl!" But it got to be a bit excessive after a while.
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Kelly Lavergne
October 20, 2017
Hilarious. Painful. Remarkable. Humiliating. Intriguing. Dark. Sentimental. It's good and bad, lovely and sad. I could go on, but this is one of the best television shows I've ever watched. Speaking as a twenty-something, I relate to this on a personal level. There's something so personable about these characters that makes you sympathize and hate them at the same time. Incredible dynamic. Stunning cinematography and writing. Top notch.
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