Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

New Girl: Season 6, Episode 1 “House Hunt” (B+)

My affection for this show has decreased considerably since it started, and therefore I’m pleased to report that this premiere had me laughing quite a bit. I love the idea that Schmidt and Cece are looking to buy a house since it means that the show is graduating and getting ready to abandon the idea of the group being roommates and living together in a loft forever. The house does seem like something that Lillian would describe on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” so it’s not as if luxury immediately awaits. I enjoyed Tim Bagley’s loan officer whose dilated eyes led to plenty of misunderstandings and who had absolutely no sense of humor or generosity. Aly’s sister truly is a terrible real estate agent, walking Schmidt and Cece through a house three times that wasn’t even for sale. What cracked me up the most was that she saw a dentist on a boat, which is why she found the perfect new home for Winston, which, shockingly, made for the third time that he had nearly bought a boat. Jess realizing that she’s still in love with Nick has already proven to be totally overwhelming for her, and finding out that he dedicated his book to his good friend Jess is sure to only augment her feelings. Now that all our characters are coupled off or close to it, I think this show really could work well again, and I’m going into this season with renewed optimism and a strong sense that it can return to comedic greatness. The best moment of the episode was inarguably Schmidt’s pronunciation of “coupons” and Cece’s horrified reaction.

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