They have so much in common: features a bit askew, weak chins, literary goals, tortured souls. But whoâ€™s more anguished: newspaper columnist Lady Edith of â€śDownton Abbeyâ€ť or aspiring memoirist Hannah of â€śGirlsâ€ť?
Hannah: Stopped subsidizing her but adore her.
Edith: Pay all expenses but pity her as doomed never to wed.
Hannah: Debilitating OCD keeps her from meeting deadlines (although this season, therapy and meds have helped).
Edith: Inferiority complex due to gorgeous sisters and dismissive dad (â€śYou have nothing of importance to say; youâ€™re a womanâ€ť).
Hannah: â€śI am 13 pounds overweight and it has been awful for me my whole life.â€ť
Edith: Portrayed by Fred Armisen in drag on Jimmy Fallonâ€™s spoof.
Hannah: Once dated a guy who â€śtreats my heart like monkey meat.â€ť
Edith: Boyfriend has mentally ill wife.
The winner (or loser): Edithâ€™s extremely tortured soul. Spoiler alert: Season four holds more woes for poor middle child Edith.