"He's supposed to act, not give pointers on the direction of her vision."
Her vision? What exactly is Dunham's vision, portraying characters who are navel gazing 100% of the time? I recommed this tedious series to people who are masochists.
The character of Hannah has absolutely no redeeming qualities, I almost hoped she would have died when she pushed that Q-Tip all the way into her ear, then she did it again. Talk about predicatable and obnoxious. I really enjoyed the 'fuck you' attitude from the Indian ER doctor who was dealing with her self-absorbed bullshit. When a guest character read her nonsense immediately, it was a much welcomed breath of fresh air.
Most of the times, as viewers, are programmed to wish the underdog character well. In Hannah's case...her obnoxious over-the-top narcissism, especially when she told her former roommate (the "New Normal" actor) that she was grinding her bare vagine into the kitchen chair! Give me a fucking break, there is nothing endearing about such a person and no, you don't feel sorry for them either.
It seems Dunham knows EXACTLY what she is doing, making this character as repulsive as possible for whatever bizarre reason she has for doing it! Possibly, because she simply can? Her always entitled delusional whiny character makes me wish she'd get hit by a Mack truck while walking to her job at Grumpy's. Hannah is so annoyting LD needs to completely write Hannah out of the show, because she is the least interesting.
As others have posted, she needs to stop having other characters call her "beautiful", she doesn't have a 'beautiful' personality nor is she physically attractive.
Hannah Horvath is one of the most despicable, tedious, boring and odious characters on TV, Hannibel Lecter has more charm than Hannah. What annoys people even more, LD is hideous to look at and she is not even funny let alone a good actress. Hannah's repulsive acts make her seem even more disgusting. One has to wonder why LD didn't cast a real actress in this part, jealousy towards a woman who has more acting chops? She doesn't want anyone to outshine her? Message to LD: the public is tired of you already.
Sure, in real life we all put up with the nonsense of pretty people, until we finally wake up and see how horrible they are. In the case of Hannah AKA LD (let's face it, she IS playing herself, she cannot act and comes across as being obnoxious and self absorbed as HH), Hannah is ugly inside and out. At some point, even the best of friends stop putting up with that kind of bullshit.
Of course, there have always been TV series with odious and annoying characters, "Seinfeld" was filled with obnoxious characters, but the actors and actresses could act, the scripts were always hilarious and well written and the series was brilliant.
Am I stunned by the success of "Girls", if not the actuall 'success', then the over the top praise for what is essentially one long student film. Yes, "Girls" comes across like a self indulgent amateurish student film. Apatow must have owed Dunham's family a huge favor, I can't believe the back story that he got in touch with LD because of "Tiny Furniture", because, like "Girls", TF wasn't very interesting or well acted.
Another aspect which infuriates me about this show, the characters are always in the dark, I guess it's a blessing most of the series is so poorly lit, we don't have to see every inch of Dunham's horrendous white Pillsbury Dough Boy body, with apologies to the Pillsbury Dough Boy, at least he's cute and cheerful!