Sunday, May 13, 2018

What I’m Watching: New Girl (Penultimate Episodes)


New Girl: Season 7, Episodes 5 and 6 “Godparents” and “Mario” (C+)

There are a number of things on this show that have never been as funny as its writers and cast seemed to think, like Jess’ crazy overzealousness in certain situations and Schmidt’s inability to fit in at work despite how hard he tries. The former was on full display in the second of these two episodes, as she fell in love with the dog that Sarah Baker’s Judith came to show her for adoption and didn’t let up at all, making her think that she was full-on insane. I think I as a viewer was more annoyed than Jess’ dad with the time it was taking Nick to execute the perfect proposal, and I suppose it’s fitting that he finally pulled it off by surprising Jess in the middle of an entirely different situation with her putting the pieces together. Cece’s immediate failure to cover for Schmidt with Ruth duties when he went back to work was hardly believable, and Nick made it all a whole lot worse before Schmidt successfully incorporated his love for his family into the pitch. Cece wanting to get pregnant again brought out some issues of very overdramatized behavior from both of them, and it’s not even worth touching Winston and the glasses that helped him not be colorblind for the first time, which proved to be only slightly enjoyable as an experience. Casting J.B. Smoove as his not-dad was a far more believable exercise. I’d really like to believe that the final two episodes of this show will redeem it, but I’m not holding my breath at this point.