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Review: New Girl season two episode 5

On this week’s episode of “New Girl,” Jess went out with Cece and her model friends on Cece's birthday.

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 The models think Jess looks like a cartoon monkey from a Russian commercial, and tell her to dance until she yells at them, in the process upsetting Cece.

Cece gets drunk and Jess ends up taking her place at a modeling gig for Ford, with hilarious results.

Though she was typically awkward during the modeling gig, I don’t like how they’ve gradually made Jess act a little more sexy and less geeky than in season 1. While I love Miss Deschanel, the Jess character’s charm is being a girl who would wear funny teeth along with a sexy dress to a wedding. I do have to admit I liked Jess and Cece's “boob fight,” though; I’m shallow like that.

I liked the subplot of Schmidt buying Nick a cookie, and being upset Nick never thinks about him. This leads to a funny flashback of the two meeting in college, with Nick sporting a pornstache and Schmidt being chubby.

I think they are positioning Schmidt as the No. 2 or breakout character, but Nick constantly cracks me up, especially Jake Johnson’s facials.

I’m not sure where Jess is headed this season, but if I had to guess the eventual hookup with Nick is still a ways off.

Grade: A-


Details
Show:
- New Girl
Person:
- Zooey Deschanel
Network:
- FOX

Written by: KurtK26
Oct 23rd, 2012, 12:49 pm

KurtK26

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Message Posted On Oct 25th, 2012, 4:39 am

Oh, I agree. I had to go back a couple of times to hear what she said. And I think New Girl needs more Nadia!

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 9:44 am
And that says a lot, since I could not, for the life of me, understand many of mis-pronounced words that came out of her mouth.
Anonypuss

Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 9:41 am
Not sure it was intentional, but Nadia carried that episode!
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