TV Club: Home provides no comfort on The Girlfriend Experience

About halfway through the first season of Girls there’s an episode where Hannah takes some time off from the big city and heads back to the quiet hometown where she grew up. She visits with her parents, connects with old friends (and non-friends), and tries to dissuade someone from moving to Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful episode of television because it adds layers to Hannah Horvath that potentially wouldn’t have been there had the show solely focused on her time in New York; the sudden shift to a quiet town in Michigan provides a great contrast in tone that illuminates the character.

I mention this because “Home” is a very similar episode, and while it doesn’t totally give away who Christine is, it does shift our perspective of her, her work, and the way it effects those around her. The Girlfriend Experience has practically lived inside …

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