Saturday, November 15, 2014

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 4, Episode 7 “Goldmine” (C+)

This episode was decently enjoyable, but I just wish that this once-hilarious show would try a bit harder. Schmidt spent an entire episode talking in purposely ambiguous language about Cece’s breasts, something that might have been funny for a moment but proved to be overwhelming for the whole half-hour, especially since it managed to create two very misunderstood scenes that, at least in the moment, worked out well for the rest of our characters. I’m not sure how long we have to wait for Schmidt and Cece to get back together, and I find myself yearning for the days when Cece had to dress as unattractively as possible so that she wouldn’t hurt Schmidt’s broken penis. Nick pretending to be gay resulted in a few laughs but wasn’t worth wasting an episode, and Ian didn’t add anything either. Coach losing patience at Winston’s long game was the first instance in a long time of Winston getting a plotline that didn’t have to do with him being a cop. That said, I find it hard to believe that, with all the time he had been spending with his neighbors, he wouldn’t have told them about his occupation and that they would believe that he sold socks. With all the lies, things worked out somewhat well for the two men who were awkwardly described in Schmidt’s ode to Cece’s chocolate breasts. I do hope that we’ll see more of the ladies down the hall since this show can use some supporting characters who might bring it back to a tolerable place.

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