Friday, November 16, 2012

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 2, Episode 7 “Menzies” (B+)

This episode was a blast, namely because all of the characters seemed to be going through some important life changes that were drastically affecting the mood of the apartment. Schmidt cutting off the gas bill to teach Jess a lesson while she was PMSing proved to be quite inconvenient for her and quite amusing for those of us watching. Jess getting angry and threatening her roommates’ testicles was entertaining, and I love seeing how Nick responds. Setting Nick up with a man who refused to say anything back to him was perfect, and he sure managed to ruin that water massage when he brought Jess and Winston back to help them relax in the same way he had been shown by his new friend. Winston thinking he was PMSing was funny mainly for the reactions he received from Jess and Schmidt, and it was no surprise that he was actually just missing Shelby. Schmidt seems to get himself into nutty situations at work, and Carla Gugino’s sex-crazed vice president of everything was a great fit for his wild professional life. Signing the contract with just one stipulation about what he would be called in her autobiography was typically odd, and I do hope we see more of his relationship with the vice president. I’m a sucker for his romance with Cece, which had a fun development in this episode as she fretted about being thought of as nice and then realized that Robbie was the nice one after a quick kiss with Schmidt. As long as their relationship continues to play out in a positive way, I’m okay with them not being together at the moment.

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