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post #451 of 469

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

post #452 of 469

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 469

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

post #454 of 469

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

post #455 of 469

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 469

And is still miles ahead of The Mindy Project.

post #457 of 469
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 469

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 469
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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 469
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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Edited by Bucho - 11/14/14 at 2:55pm
post #461 of 469
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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.

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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 469
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.
post #464 of 469
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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 469
For what it's worth, they used Dermott Mulroney (or maybe the other one) as well as one possibly could.
post #466 of 469

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

post #467 of 469

Curtis Armstrong!

post #468 of 469
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Speaking of.. More Lisa Bonet please.
post #469 of 469

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