Wednesday, May 07, 2014
2003 - New Girl: season three
I can think of few shows that have ever made me laugh out loud as much as New Girl. It's a show that has such a natural and spontaneous energy that's lacking in the majority of television and comedy in general. It's big, broad, and silly at times by my oh my does it work. And it's not without it's heart - the beauty of this show is just how fucked up and flawed each of it's characters are. Every single one of them is damaged and looking for something to make them whole, and that's the secret of great television.
This season dealt largely with Nick and Jess trying to have a relationship and (SPOILER ALERT) ultimately failing at it. I was a bit surprised that they short-changed that storyline, but at the same time any fan of the show knows that that's a door that isn't closed by any means, and this is the way extending it and keeping it fresh. I dig it, and I have absolute faith in the talent of the creative team. Sign me up, coach. AND SPEAKING OF COACH! Damon Wayans Jr makes a much welcomed return as Coach, who we haven't seen since the pilot. I was so happy to see them extend his stay past his initial four episode arc, and even to the point of making him a regular for next season: yes please!
If you've never seen this show and you're a fan of smart comedy, you deserve it to yourself to give it a shot. It's one of my favorites - and probably the best network comedy series going at the moment.