Girls: Season 5 (2016)


Season 5

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 134
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Air date: Feb 21, 2016
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Season 5 of the comedy series starts months after the flash forward that ended Season 4. Marnie (Allison Williams) is about to get married to Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) and has to deal with impending rain and Hannah's (Lena Dunham) tendencies of drawing everyone's attention. Fran (Jake Lacy), now dating Hannah, and Adam (Adam Driver) are both in attendance, and are awkward around each other. With the wedding put behind them, the girls (and boys) go back to their lives and fumble their way through love while dealing with deranged roommates, addiction, overbearing parents, and potentially awesome job offers.

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Critic Reviews for Girls Season 5

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

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

Mar 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.

Feb 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Each episode feels like we're dropping in on a specific moment, as if we're watching a visual essay plucked from a weekly journal entry.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Brave and perceptive, Girls is a wonder. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 11, 2018 | 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?

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

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

Rather than the weaving narrative of earlier seasons, this episode felt too bitty for the viewer to re-connect with any of the characters.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The friends' travails are presented in a kinder and gentler manner than we're used to, and the balance has shifted away from cringey awkwardness and toward something resembling warmth.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

There is, at last and again, some poignancy, stoicism and a sense of gratitude between these maddening, sometimes painfully annoying people.

Feb 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The manner in which Hannah's family ties have evolved represent the very best of Girls: A show that has become convinced it's about a group of pals, but one that should be about the birth of one adult consciousness.

Feb 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Girls: Season 5

  • Apr 24, 2016
    What a depressing final season.
  • Apr 18, 2016
    The first four seasons were going on a very fast downhill slope but this season was a big change. The characters really annoy me but in a very familiar way which i am used to now and actually enjoy. Hannah always really confuses me as a character because she is just so clueless and selfish but I can kind of empathize with her. The episodes that focused solely on Marnie and Shoshanna were really good and I also loved Elijah's arc so much in the story. Adam I have never really liked and continue to dislike just because of how crazy he is and I can't understand why so many of the characters gravitate towards him though I feel like Jessa is his perfect match because she is insane. It has been a bumpy ride for girls but we are getting back on track for what I hope to be an incredible final season. 3.5/5
  • Apr 17, 2016
    Girls' penultimate year is its best season yet, as it's funnier, smarter, and even a bit more somber. Dunham has brought her characters to new highs in their lives, but also new lows, and there are plenty of shocking reveals this year (both sexual and otherwise). The writers seem to have acknowledged certain criticisms that the show's characters have received, and have deconstructed them in some really unexpected ways. The Marnie-centric episode Panic in Central Park may even rank as the season's best, as it reaches a new psychological plateau for the series, and is a calling card for Allison Williams' future as an actress. Despite the added drama, the show is as colorful as ever, complete with a fun sub-plot about Shoshana working in Japan, and the humor feels natural and hilarious without relying on zingers. If you dropped this show a few seasons back feeling that you couldn't stand the over-priveleged characters, then now might be the time to catch up. This is HBO's best show by a mile!
  • Apr 17, 2016
    Están como las películas sobre el racismo. ¿No creen que existen otros temas más interesante y no tan USADOS? Pero bueno, esta de moda el feminismo.
  • Apr 11, 2016
    I've watched all the seasons of "Girls" and I'm led to understand that this will be the last. Will I miss it? Probably not, as these characters have become more and more self-entitled as the show has progressed.

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