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post #451 of 488

Yes, they are terrible, but they were missing two people.  Maybe they can redo that specific style?  (It'll never happen.)

post #452 of 488

I hate the new credits.  I don't know that the old theme's lyrics really fit the show now and I get that they need to include all the cast, but the new titles feel like I'm watching a syndicated version of a show at 5 in the afternoon.

post #453 of 488

And they change the opening credits while in the middle of a season.   That and they're terrible is so jolting.

post #454 of 488

hahahaha, the new credits look like an ad for the GAP or something

post #455 of 488

The most recent episode was probably the best of the season but this show still pales in comparison to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

post #456 of 488

And is still miles ahead of The Mindy Project.

post #457 of 488
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a better setting and stories but for jokes and performance minute-for-minute and cast member-for-cast member New Girl is sharper and brings more lols. I say that having only seen S1 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and S4 of New Girl, so I'm clearly The Authority on the subject.

On the other hand Brooklyn Nine-Nine has the best credits sequence and New Girl's new one should be tased from existence.
post #458 of 488

Agreed with Bucho.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine is great, but it's starting to feel too much like The Office for me to give it much credit beyond being a really solid comedy.

 

Bucho, do you have Netflix?  If so, does Netflix in NZ have New Girl?  There is a lot you haven't seen that is really worth seeing.  Second half of season 1 (minus the finale), season 2 (minus the finale), some of the 3 (minus the finale)...

post #459 of 488
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Agreed with Bucho.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine is great, but it's starting to feel too much like The Office for me to give it much credit beyond being a really solid comedy.

 

 

 

Wait, what? 

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has an ensemble where everyone is used well, whereas New Girl still doesn't know what the fuck to do with Winston and Coach. I laugh way more at Brooklyn Nine-Nine than I do at New Girl. 

 

More laughs=better show (at least if we're talking sitcoms). 

post #460 of 488
I already had too many shows on my roster before you guys convinced me to watch this one so I'll probably wait till the end of S4 and then if none of my channels are repeating S1-3 I'll look at getting them.



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post #461 of 488
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Wait, what? 

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has an ensemble where everyone is used well, whereas New Girl still doesn't know what the fuck to do with Winston and Coach. I laugh way more at Brooklyn Nine-Nine than I do at New Girl. 

 

More laughs=better show (at least if we're talking sitcoms). 

 

Mileage varies.  I've said a few times in this thread that I've accepted New Girl's stumbles.  I care more about the humor at this point and have resigned to the fact that it may never be perfect at storytelling. I think it's funnier, when it works - it's more original to me, and I like the characters better.

post #462 of 488
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Mileage varies.  I've said a few times in this thread that I've accepted New Girl's stumbles.  I care more about the humor at this point and have resigned to the fact that it may never be perfect at storytelling. I think it's funnier, when it works - it's more original to me, and I like the characters better.

 

Interesting. To me, New Girl is a mildly entertaining show that makes for perfect background noise. It would have been right at home in the 90s with shows like Friends, as both are like eating vanilla ice cream cones. Enjoyable, but not particularly interesting or memorable. Granted, they're good vanilla ice cream cones, as they've assembled fine casts but vanilla is still vanilla. 

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine feels much more current to me, with far more inventive story lines and MUCH better use of its guest stars. Name a New Girl guest star who's been utilized as well as Craig Robinson, Patton Oswalt or Dean Winters. It hasn't happened yet.

post #463 of 488
I see Brooklyn Nine-Nine more in the Friends mould in that the characters are broad and the pacing of the show is easy-watching - and yeah, great use of guests stars. New Girl's characters are far less broad and the rhythm is a ton sharper - more like 30 Rock and Veep in terms of pacing. If you're not paying attention to New Girl you miss a ton because so much of the physical and vocal delivery is much more nuanced than the average sitcom, whereas much of Brooklyn Nine-Nine feels familiar and comfort-TVish.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is definitely better at giving its characters purpose, it's just that with New Girl even when the plots are super-thin there are just more funny characters percentage-wise, so there are more funny moments per episode. Brooklyn Nine-Nine reminds me of Goor and Schur's other show Parks and Rec in that the characters are very lovable but only half of them crack me up with anything approaching consistency.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine feels much more current to me, with far more inventive story lines and MUCH better use of its guest stars. Name a New Girl guest star who's been utilized as well as Craig Robinson, Patton Oswalt or Dean Winters. It hasn't happened yet.


 Prince?

post #465 of 488
For what it's worth, they used Dermott Mulroney (or maybe the other one) as well as one possibly could.
post #466 of 488

Rob Reiner, Carla Gugino and Linda Cardellini are a few more that made a great impression on me.

post #467 of 488

Curtis Armstrong!

post #468 of 488
Thread Starter 
Speaking of.. More Lisa Bonet please.
post #469 of 488

"I sit bitch or I don't sit at all."

post #470 of 488
Thread Starter 

Oh Happy Bangsgiving to all. Such a good time... especially when Tran shows up, you know it's a party.

post #471 of 488

This was a good one.

post #472 of 488

This season seems to be a bit more on track than last season.  I've been forgiving of the show, but in general the writers seem more energized.  I'll have to rewatch this one tonight because I know I missed some jokes.

post #473 of 488
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Rewatch it just to see Nick faceplant on that running machine. That looked extremely painful.

post #474 of 488

"Jewish Pharrell."

post #475 of 488
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"Jewish Pharrell."

 

What's great is that it was clearly meant to make fun of him, but Schmidt was genuinely touched by the comparison.

post #476 of 488

I wasn't especially fond of how the episode climaxed, but everything else about this was aces.  I didn't think it was possible to add a new lady to the show that would be so alluring, but they achieved that.  PLEASE keep her.  Not just for my selfish reasons, but also to sustain a relationship for once.  Some character growth would be nice for a change.

 

I find Kai captivating.

post #477 of 488
Thread Starter 

Yes Nadia, there should be a top to that baby cage.   Oh it's good to have her back, even better that she has a baby bump.

post #478 of 488

Individual bits of this ep were fun, but the whole thing seemed disjointed and unusually cartoony.

post #479 of 488

Hi Jew!

 

Baby like!

post #480 of 488

"It's this great scam called 'consulting'"

post #481 of 488
Uh. That Ford product placement was lame.
post #482 of 488
Thread Starter 

Yeah. Billy Eisner kept this episode from being terrible.

post #483 of 488

I was impressed that they seemed to actually film in an airport.  Seems like a pain.

 

They should have just cut the Coach stuff and grouped him with Winston and Nick to give that story more time. I'd have happily watched an episode of those guys scaring people off the stand-by list and cutting up on the plane.

 

The Schmidt CeeCee stuff was alright, but the Jess storyline asked us to care too much about her weird insecurities and was more frustrating than funny. 

 

Fun fact: Reverse Santa was Mr. Belding.

 

The Ford ad was horrible.  If they're gonna phone it in, I wish they'd at least make it the episode tag because it put me in the mood to not like anything that followed.

post #484 of 488

Yeah, I commented here during the episode, and it really didn't get much better after that.  I mean, I always laugh at this show a couple of times, and I did last night, but jesus that was so bad.  It was such a non-episode it was shocking.  In fact, it felt like all the filler parts of an hour-long holiday special.

post #485 of 488

Oh no! My boyfriend is good looking, nice and rich! Oh no! Woe is me!

 

Ugh. I hate these plots. At least we got some quality Cece and Schmidt time.

post #486 of 488

Man, that went south fast after that amazing cold open with the children's Christmas play.

post #487 of 488

I think I'm about over this show but Billy Eichner is really funny. His comment about Scrubs was hilarious.

post #488 of 488

What's with the stupid product placement, New Girl?

 

Um...wait...was I watching an episode of New Girl, right?  

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