Sunday, February 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: New Girl

New Girl: Season 6, Episode 16 “Operation: Bobcat” (B-)

There are certain things on this show that have been done to death and that I’m not sure need to be covered anymore. One example is Jess – or any character, for that matter – trying to pretend that she’s okay after a major life event, insisting over and over again that she’s not reacting as anyone would expect her to. I’m mostly surprised that she was able to redeem her celebrity chef prize on such late notice for what I would assume would be a very popular and requested date. Gordon Ramsay was a mildly entertaining guest star, obsessing about his own food, expressing shock that she wouldn’t want to share his world-famous cooking with anyone, and then ultimately giving her good advice about what she was really experiencing. That proved very helpful in terms of timing to show up and compel Winston to fast-forward his lengthy proposal plan after Aly casually suggested that they should get married, and even though it didn’t go exactly as planned, it was sweet, and it’s great that they’re finally engaged! In his needless effort to impress his monster boss, Kim, it appears that Schmidt, nearly derailed by a totally inappropriate visit from Cece which was racy beyond belief, caught her in a weak moment and then blew her away by standing up for himself for the first time. I can’t imagine he’ll be all that much happier with his slow-closing automatic door, but at least he made a smart decision that can make him feel like it’s worth putting up with all the misery.

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