Sunday, December 4, 2016

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 6, Episode 7 “Last Thanksgiving” (B-)

I don’t watch too many sitcoms these days, and therefore this is one of the few Thanksgiving episodes that I’m watching this year. We got a reminder about a few of the past Thanksgiving plotlines that this show has covered in the past, and this installment wasn’t too exciting mainly because it focused on two plotlines that are far from my favorites. I was looking forward to seeing Reagan again and finding out how she would react to being around the group, and her not showing up, while relatively predictable because Megan Fox is no longer a regular player, was disappointing. Instead, we got another guest who just won’t leave, Robby, whose injury is one of the most obnoxious things to happen to this show in a while. At least he and Jess got to a good place of beginning their relationship on relatively equal footing (pun very intended), and my only hope is that his leg will be miraculously healed as soon as possible. I like Peter Gallagher but I’ve never found his character on this show to be all that fantastic, and the idea that he doesn’t see anything wrong with pining over one woman when he’s dating five others is seriously absurd. Yet somehow Schmidt still found it worthwhile to have his father around, and being told that he was the man of the house and could carve the turkey was a great moment that made an otherwise lackluster and unmemorable episode end on a sweet note.

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