Season two of “New Girl” is three episodes in, and is running full steam.
I liked the subplot of Schmidt’s obsession with Kanye West. Winston saying to Schmidt, “Hey Tagg Romney, is your dad going to win the election?” cracked me up, and then Schmidt actually pretended to be him with a bevy of ladies. I’ve never actually seen Mitt’s son (though one of my Facebook friends apparently did recently at an airport). One thing I found funny was Winston being Mitt’s secret service, which I think he kind of did on a Las Vegas commercial a couple of years ago. I love Schmidt saying “I wish I had more solo Tugg time was also great.”
The major plot of the episode involved Jess and Nick ending up on a fancy friend date, and Nick being her fluffer. The whole fluffer thing actually hit close to home for me; I’ve been there multiple times. Would gladly do that for Miss Zooey too, but that’s neither here no there.
I’d say they’re treading water too long, but I’d hate to see an “Office” situation where the show has no ideas left once the two characters get together. By the way, from what I saw of “The Mindy Project,” I am not a fan. I think it’s going for the same kind of comedy as “New Girl,” but it falls short.