Sunday, February 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 4, Episode 15 “The Crawl” (B)

This episode was substantially better than much of what has been produced this season, delivering a number of laughs and entertaining moments. I liked Nick’s relationship with Kai at the start but didn’t feel that it progressed particularly well, leading to a disappointing breakup whose only benefit was this episode and Nick’s desire to complete his smiley face bar crawl, handily transformed into a goatee when Nick’s lack of shoes prevented him from entering the final stop on his map. Winston in this episode was a pretty terrific wingman for everyone, bringing along the most random of objects and things to help ensure a successful night as the de facto designated driver. Jess and Ryan were both incredibly awkward about Ryan’s rather casual dropping of an invitation to live with him, and I like that they worked through it solidly and quickly. The complication, of course, is Ryan getting an offer of his dream job, which would mean moving back to England. If there was a way to show that Ryan isn’t perfect, that’s it, because he just isn’t from the same place as Jess, and they may have the same ideals that just can’t realistically exist together. I hope this isn’t too traumatizing an ordeal for Jess and that she’s able to move on if and when it inevitably it doesn’t work out. Coach’s multiple attempts to pick up the same girl were endearing, and it’s always nice when a relationship possibility presents itself when all someone is looking for is a one-night stand. My least favorite part of the episode was Schmidt’s current romance, but it too may be headed in the right direction.

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