The show is angling for the comedy spot I usually fall for: no plot that actually matters, but a group of people I enjoy hanging out with each week watching them be funny. It's certainly no HIMYM, but it has its charms.
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"You have the credit history of a homeless ghost."
The Man With No Phone.
Schmidt freely contributing to the Douchebag Jar.
I'm not sure what the show is trying to say about economic status. Rich guy is rich because he chose to be rich? Poor guy just has to choose not to be poor? Also, no way is Dermot Mulroney 42.
What do I find most amusing about this show? The fact that as the chewers begin to appreciate it more and admire the evolution, the general public is tuning out. It still has decent ratings, but they are dropping week after week. And comments on ratings sites seem to be fairly unanimous that the second half of this season hasn't been doing it for them.
I am not sure why, but I suspect it's the fact that the show is becoming more ensemble oriented and the jokes aren't so "girly". This show was on the lips of so many females at the beginning of the season, and now that the testosterone has been cranked up a notch they seem to be tuning out.
I never thought I would say this, but I actually look forward to this show, much like I did the first season of Modern Family.
Edited by wd40 - 4/6/12 at 11:11am
Gotta agree. I guess I'm a dude, because less Jess makes me a happy viewer. The show is really starting to make great use of the cast as an ensemble. Anytime the gang is in the same room bantering back and forth, I love it.
On a separate note, how does Nick have no game? He's a bartender!
Super funny. I rewatched it today and the phone conversation between Schmidt and Nick was hilarious. I also loved Jess calling Nick "the Bridge to Terribethia." You make children cry.
I'd easily argue New Girl is funnier than Community now.
between the hilarious broken dick jokes, the russian girl and Nick and Jess's ass shake-off, it was Russell's quick look at the ceiling (not the eye-roll) that made me burst out laughing.
Fun episode, but the tomato plant storyline was a tad lame.
I thought the joke was that Nick gave up so quickly we didn't even see what made him give up. He's just suddenly cramming the scarecrow into the garbage.
Likewise, the one moment when Nadia is anything but a lethargic lump takes place offscreen, when she's breaking Schmidt's penis.
"She was kicked out of Russia, Cece. Russia."
Edited by Hammerhead - 4/25/12 at 1:24pm
I really liked the tomato storyline because it gave us more crazy Nick. And this weeks crazy Nick was sooo good.
Be nicer to Coach or he'll leave and start living with another bunch of white people.
There were some hilarious lines in last night's episode. One of them killed me, but I cannot remember it for the life of me.
"You look like you got caught by a fly-fisherman."
"Mr. T called. He wants to punch you because your earring looks stupid."
"For someone who has a soul mate, you sure did have sex with me."
Yessss! Thank you! This line slayed me.
"Captain Black Sparrow" although predictable, was great as well.
Schmidt + broken penis = Fun times. Also, best thing about the show right now is the budding romance between CeCe and Schmidt. It's not sappy and doesn't weigh the show down.
I'm wondering if the main problem is the show is titled, "New Girl" when it's (now) more of an ensemble. And friends I was visiting two weeks ago, got me to watch that week's latest episode. That was my introduction to the show. I love the latest episodes (where it's more ensemble) than the earlier eps. It better not get canceled! It's really growing into its comedy legs.
A second season was announced a few weeks ago, so there's no need for hand wringing. It'll be back.
This killed me, especially since Happy Endings is another guilty pleasure of mine. Hope that returns as well.
Oh man, every single joke about Winston's earring floored me. I love that even when Jess was freaking out about sleeping with her ex she was getting in jabs at Winston. It's that kind of banter that really makes this show fun.
This story line is by far my favorite. It's had a nice build since the beginning of the show and has really developed into a strong centerpiece of a somewhat scattered show.
yeah the finale was a bit of a mess. Although I could probably watch Schmidt dance for a whole episode. I really hope the Schmidt - CeCe thing is brought back next year. I really loved the way they have handled this weird relationship.
So, it returned last night. Seems fairly consistent with the first season. I did, however, think a few jokes in both episodes fizzled.
Am I crazy though? Max Greenfield seemed to be doing some super weird shit with his mouth. Like Jim Carrey/Ace Ventura style. Was it like that in the first season and I just didn't notice?