Sunday, May 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: New Girl (Season Finale)

New Girl: Season 5, Episode 21 and 22 “Wedding Eve” and “Landing Gear” (B)

These were generally fun episodes, though I don’t know that this show really has a better case for coming back for another round than its two Tuesday night companions that were just cancelled. I’m still going to watch of course, since I don’t think there’s anything that this show could do to really make me stop watching again. I’m glad that, after Jess distracted herself and everyone for an entire episode with a game of True American to avoid getting proposed to by Sam, it finally came out that he needed to break up with her because he was in love with Diane after all. Good riddance to him – he didn’t contribute much, and now Jess has the chance to realize that she’s still in love with Nick. The best part of these two hours was when she yelled at Nick for not realizing how great he was, which was of course closely followed by the news that he was going to give it a try with Reagan. I’m glad that Megan Fox did decide to show back up for the finale, though she definitely seemed much nicer and sweeter than the ice queen who first moved into the loft while Jess was on jury duty. I like how Winston’s relationship with Aly is progressing, and that they got to tell each other “I love you” after Aly was throwing up like crazy. And then there’s Schmidt, who thought it was a good idea to make the ultimate gesture and fly to convince Cece’s mom to come to the wedding when she ended up flying there on her own anyway. Some silly shenanigans followed, and I’m hopeful that their life as a married couple will prove slightly more entertaining than their time as an engaged one. This season wasn’t terrible but it also wasn’t great – this show can do better in season six.

Season grade: C+
Season MVP: Nasim Pedrad as Aly

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