Friday, February 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 4, Episode 17 “Spiderhunt” (C-)

This was far from a worthwhile episode in my mind, featuring one or two laughs embedded deep within some very obnoxious and obvious plotlines. I always go back to the brilliant double entendre of “Quick Hardening Caulk” whenever this show deems it necessary to include dialogue that has to have a separate meaning when one or both of the characters have no clue what conversation they’re actually having. Maybe it was the fact that Jess had no problem with the things that she thought Nick was saying about Cece when he was actually talking about the popcorn maker that made it hard to believe, but I think it was just that it was an unnecessary delay tactic before Cece finally admitted to Jess that it was Schmidt who she liked. The handholding moment under the table with Winston awkwardly joining in was the episode’s best moment, which doesn’t say much for the twenty minutes or so that came before it. I hope Cece makes her feelings known soon since I’m tiring quickly of Fawn, and it would be nice to see Schmidt with someone who rolled their eyes at his eccentricities but didn’t stomp all over him all the time. I liked the science behind Nick’s Bolognese sauce, using healthy portions of bologna and mayonnaise to give it its defining taste, which won over Fawn and no one else. Coach’s draft e-mails all getting sent was a positive consequence of an otherwise meager subplot, and I’d like to be able to hear from her more in the near future since I think she really does a number on Coach.

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