New Girl: Zooey Deschanel Is Cute and Quirky!
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 10:53 AM
I really like the second one.
The second one was definitely the best. Nick has become this show's MVP, in my opinion. Everything he does is gold.
Way too much Schmidt/Cece in these previews for me, though. I'm pretty bored of their thing, and wish it would either end or evolve into a normal relationship where we don't have to listen to Schmidt act as though this is the first girl he's ever slept with.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 2:57 PM
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 5:52 PM
I like Schmidt and Cece too, but I hope this actually changes/progresses their dynamic. The moment they had in the back of the car was nice, when they agreed there was something to lose. But I need to see progress, not just constant sex buddies.
The problem with them, for me, is that those moments are too few and far between. I've had enough of seeing Cece act like she's better than everyone else, especially Schmidt, and of seeing Schmidt act like the guy that Cece thought he was at the beginning. He was as big a douchebag as he's been in the whole show, in the last couple of episodes. Bragging about the sex they're having to his friends, while she's sitting right there? I find that to be a truly assholish thing to do and, when combined with Cece's continuing distaste (at least on the surface) for him, I just find myself having the same thoughts that Nick and Winston did when they found out.
So they need to seriously tone down both Cece's superior attitude and Schmidt's venality and idiocy, if they want me to pay attention to their scenes again. The stuff they're showing in those preview scenes is less than encouraging, on that front.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 6:37 PM
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:48 AM
If they hadn't established in the scene when Cece and Schmidt were basically explaining themselves to the gang after they found out and the two are claiming to just be sex buddies and not in an actual relationship I'd agree with you. But his talking about the sex while she's sitting right there read to me more like they're both still sort of...protesting too much on that subject, rather than an asshole bragging thing. I'm not saying I thought it was a very polite or pleasant thing to do, but he seemed as much like he was essentially reminding his friends "yup, just sex" as anything else.
Bragging about the sex they're having to his friends, while she's sitting right there? I find that to be a truly assholish thing to do and, when combined with Cece's continuing distaste (at least on the surface) for him, I just find myself having the same thoughts that Nick and Winston did when they found out.
Edited by theatremouse, Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:49 AM.
Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 11:34 AM
I'm curious, why would that be?
Plus, in CeCe's defense, she is better than all of them (except Jess).
Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:54 AM
Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 1:08 PM
Also, is it okay to admit that I hate Russell? I cannot stand him at all. I think the episodes were he was in were considerably less funnier than other episodes. I just want him to get off my screen.
Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 2:51 PM
I love this show so much I wish it was an hour. So I watch it twice. Every week.
Same here and I haven't done that since I had to tape shows on my VHS!
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 8:47 PM
Nick and Jess trying to get Sarah out of the room by admitting embarrassing things was a sweet, fun scene, and the tag was another instance of Nick being wonderfully ridiculous.
I'll reserve my thoughts on the Schmidt/CeCe stuff until I see the whole episode.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:24 PM
The girl's dancing with the belly was hilarious and so was Schmidt's face after hearing Chloe's age(weird editing in that scene). I loved how Jess took control of the day by telling Nick that everything he says without pants sounds creepy.
I'm not sure how they're going to push this will they, won't they between CeCe/Schmidt since both seem to acknowledge their feeling just never in the same way.
Unfortunately, Winston got the short end of the laughs this week.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:34 PM
Favorite line of the episode!
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:35 PM
Unfortunately, Winston got the short end of the laughs this week.
The Cece and Schmidt baby storyline was okay, but again it wasn't terribly funny- I think because they couldn't really have Schmidt acting like douche towards the potential mother of his child. There was some pretty good dramatic acting by Hannah and towards the end by Max, but I was never really worried that Cece was pregnant, so it didn't affect me all that much. I'm also not that invested in the 'Cece has feelings for Schmidt' storyline (although I like them together because it keeps them in the house and interacting with the others rather than off having random storylines with potential love interests). That may be why I wasn't thrilled with their storyline, either.
The storylines surrounding Nick and Jess were funnier. 'Ol Poo Eyes and Russell's daughter especially carried the funny for the show for me quite a bit. I'm a mushy Nick/Jess shipper, so the scene in front of Nick's door was pretty adorable.
Also- this is my favorite show now, even if I do think that this was a bit of an 'off' episode.
Edited by hayds, Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:38 PM.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:58 PM
That was a weird episode for me. It may require a rewatch, but it didn't seem to come together very well (for me). First of all, I love Winston and really want him to have more and better storylines, but his storyline was not really funny tonight. His boss just seems too cartoonish for this show and the time spent watching his storyline was kind of stuff to get through to get to the main storylines.
I was actually kind of excited by the set-up for Winston's story in the ep. Having sports stars/celebs come by every fifth ep would be hilarious after how well they handled the Kareem cameo.
But it seems like the thing to do with Winston's character is to pair him off in some awkward buddy comedy. Winston and the kid. Winston and his boss. Winston and hot semi-girlfriend. Where as Jess and the other guys always rally back to the loft for advice about the outside characters. Winston only occasionally discusses his problems to the team.
Edited by patriotickid, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:38 PM.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:23 PM
But it seems like the thing to do with Winston's character is to pair him off in some awkward buddy comedy. Winston and the kid. Winston and his boss. Winston and hot semi-girlfriend.
I think all of the characters in general are funnier when they are paired with another main character rather than outside characters because of the strong chemistry between all of them. Alternatively, bringing outside characters into the madness (e.g., Russell and his daughter) also works pretty well for humor. The game of True American last week was hilarious because four out of five of the main characters (I count Cece as main now) were in the mix. Nick and Jess going to Russell's house in Fancyman: Part 1 worked because it was Nick, Jess, and Russell in the storyline. It wouldn't have been as funny with Jess alone at Russell's house.
There are a few exceptions (I loved Paul and Jess as well as Nick and Julia, for example), but in general I find myself rewatching the storylines with main characters interacting and skipping storylines with main characters paired with others (Schmidt and his boss or Winston and his girlfriend, for example).
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:48 PM
The reveal that the girlfriend was in high school last year was hilarious.
Baby Schmidt was break... rolling? The Schmidt-Cece exchanges were all great. "I don't want to impregnate the baby."
Plow jobs, animal-style... Jess wouldn't know if she did those either.
Jeanne Tripplehorn is still hot.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:15 AM
(It's even funnier for me, because one of my kids are named one of the abovementioned names...)
I'm a big fan of the Phil Hendrie radio show and all the funny voice-shtick he does, so I recognized his voice before I knew it was him. It's amusing to watch him act like a total nincompoop. He has some mean acting chops.
Edited by JanLevinsonScot, Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:16 AM.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:21 AM
I loved the convo with Schmidt and Nick-ole. It was funny that Nick was cool with everything until he was asked if he was keeping it tight. That stumped him.
And Nick's stumped face cracked me up. He was so grossed/weirded out. I loved how he was rolling with it all until then, especially when he asked Schmidt if he wanted to spend more time together.
I was worried that the pregnancy storyline would be stupid, especially since it was obvious the show wouldn't actually make her pregnant, but I enjoyed it. I didn't think I could love Schmidt more, but his awesome, supportive reaction made me love him even more. I hope those two work it out.
Winston and Jess with the kid bored me.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:52 AM
Edited by whywatch, Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:53 AM.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 5:15 AM
I totally laughed when the girl said, "I want to rub my face to his face!" regarding Nick.