Thursday, January 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: New Girl


New Girl: Season 6, Episode 13 “Cece’s Boys” (B-)

This show isn’t always sophisticated, though it does still manage to be entertaining. Both Donovan and Dean are so dumb that it seems like they almost couldn’t exist, yet they’re on full display here to frustrate Cece with their inane ability to comprehend even the most basic truth about life. There was never a point at which Jess, who thinks it’s “heads in” rather than “hands in,” was going to be able to find good candidates to be male models in Nick’s bar, though you’d think that the more socially astute Reagan might have had better luck. It was somewhat fun to see them compete and then come together to try to help Cece out, though it was more about the sweetness that these two schlubs were actually right for the job because of their genuine appreciation for food. That didn’t help them get the gig, of course, but it’s all about doing the right thing and helping friends out. You’d think that even Schmidt, a lover of luxury and extravagance, would have thought of a better bonding experience than a scrotum wax. I enjoyed Nick’s comment that it was easier when men went to war and his need to wear shirt during the message. Winston’s excitement about the free cucumbers that he could pickle was predictably odd, but when he gets into something, he really gets into it. I’m glad that Coach didn’t need to make a personal appearance to make his presence – or rather, absence – felt, and that just referencing him was enough for this episode.