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HAMSTERDAM IMAGINES HANNAH IN IOWA

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I kind of dislike the obsession over "spoilers", it's not like we're discussing the twist end to a movie where it's crucial. Frankly, the obsession there annoys me. It's just pop culture. You can still experience a show knowing the ending. Hell, half of the people geeking out over GoT on HBO have already read the books and know what's going to happen. But anyway, if you are such a fanatic of the show GIRLS that you hate spoilers, and also are not such a fanatic that you missed last night's finale, just skip ahead to the comments and forget my intro ever happened.

Alright, if you're 99% of people and stuck around, what are we to make of GIRLS choosing to seemingly move its main character to Iowa for next season due to her acceptance to Iowa's grad school and the Writers Workshop? For me, I'm pretty damn excited about it. There are downsides to be sure (condescending NYT Blog headline: ‘Girls’ Recap: Can You Imagine Hannah in Iowa?), but the opportunity to see a major show take up the fun and strange culture that is Iowa City? Yes please. Especially if it hits the *SHUSH DON'T TALK ABOUT IT* drunkfest that is Pedmall After Hours. I would kill for an episode where Hannah gets way too drunk at Brothers on Long Islands, decides to play pool horribly, tries to change dance floor music to something cool and East-Coasty by mistakenly using the internet jukebox, then stumbles out and devours two George's Gyros while avoiding the weird guys standing on benches preying upon the dumb drunk girls leaving en masse at bar close. Really, she'll just be meeting more weird and pervy "professors" like the guy in the picture above, but I can dream.

Personal side note: I can understand the strange obsession the Manhattanite (not really, she's from East Lansing) Hannah has with the Writers Workshop opportunity. My college girlfriend was also a spoiled hyper-liberal Jewish princess from Manhattan (not really, she was from NE NJ), and she and her family were super excited when she attended Iowa to participate in the Writers Workshop. This is just one anecdote, but it was my impression on meeting her family that there is a subset of NYC artsy types that love Midwestern B10 schools and their Liberal Arts opportunities. My girlfriend's family had six kids. All six went to college (natch), three to tiny elite East Coast Liberal Arts colleges (ex: Cooper Union), and three to B10 colleges (Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan).

Unless otherwise expressly indicated by BHGP editors, this FanPost is strictly the viewpoint of the author and is not endorsed by BHGP in any way.

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