Friday, January 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 5, Episode 3 “Jury Duty” (C+)

This was a purely fun episode, one without any true substance. Jess being eager for jury duty didn’t come as a shock at all, though John Cho’s lawyer pushing her on it after he gave her number because of her genuine affinity for legal service was a bit silly. And naturally Jess would get the opportunity of a lifetime that she wouldn’t be able to take because her number got picked, and then, just to augment it all, she had to be sequestered for a month-long case (my jury duty was just three days - that sounds miserable). Of course, it’s just a ploy to get Zooey Deschanel off the show for a while to have her baby, which was born in July. Given FOX’s delay in airing this show, Jess didn’t need to depart at all. We’ll have to see if it’s worth it, since Jess tends to be one of the more reliable elements of this show. It was entertaining to see Nick and Cece fight, though this is hardly the best we’ve seen of both of them. Jess narrating all of it detracted from the excitement a bit, and Winston was busy trying to cover up the big hole he created in the wall. Ultimately, it’s nice to see Nick and Cece realize that they both just care about the crazy Schmidt, and that they’re willing to get along because they’re the two most important people in his life, a fact that doesn’t bother Winston since he wasn’t listening anyway.

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