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Girls: Season 5 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Though some characters have devolved into caricatures, watching them struggle in Girls is more fun in season five, with sharper humor and narrative consistency than prior seasons.


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A comedy about twentysomething women navigating their way through life in New York.


Lena Dunham
as Hannah Horvath
Jemima Kirke
as Jessa Johansson
Allison Williams
as Marnie Michaels
Adam Driver
as Adam Sackler
Zosia Mamet
as Shoshanna Shapiro
Becky Ann Baker
as Loreen Horvath
Douglas McGrath
as Principal Toby
Peter Scolari
as Tad Horvath
Rita Wilson
as Evie Michaels
Lisa Bonet
as Tandice Moncrief
Gaby Hoffmann
as Caroline
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Critic Reviews for Girls: Season 5

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There is love and gentleness to the show that is more pervasive than ever before in the fifth season.

March 20, 2017 | Full Review…

As their behavior became increasingly less believable, the characters of Girls started to feel more like punching bags than real people.

February 18, 2016 | Full Review…

As relationships take on new shades of meaning as they become grounded and real, Girls begins to really build something wonderful. Dare we call it ... maturity?

February 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Girls still feels like Girls, albeit a less surprising version than it was back at the start, and that bumpy transition into real maturity should provide some good material for everyone as the series moves through these last two years.

February 18, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Endearing, alienating, genuinely funny, and regularly contemptible, the fifth season of Girls remains the best-acted, best-written reason to scream into a pillow on a weekly basis.

February 17, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Interestingly enough, in the show's penultimate season, Dunham's self-absorbed creation is... more sharply focused, fascinating and flat-out funny than ever before.

February 16, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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