New Girl Review: Hashtag VaGenius

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I'll be honest: I haven't been loving New Girl Season 2 as much as I loved New Girl season 1. Until tonight's "Eggs," I mostly watched the show for Schmidt, simply tolerating Jess and the rest of the gang.

But I can easily admit I was thrilled with this episode. it could be because it spoke to me personally since I am a 27-year old single female.

Or, what I really think happened, is that everyone had a storyline I was invested in. Nick is likable when he is trying to do something productive with his life, even if it is writing a zombie novel, where the black guy dies first because it's a staple of the drama. Yes, New Girl. It's these smart lines that keep me coming back. And the fact that Nick can't spell "rhythm." And a Downton Abbey reference! Could I be any more smitten with the lines tonight?

Minimal Winston, unless he has an individual story that is absolutely worth screen time? Check. And while I'm on Winston, how about bringing back Shelby, who gave him some interesting screen time? Do something with Winston that makes me like him, please! One of the only times he really made me laugh was in Season 1 when he was singing Wicked while unknowingly driving Schmidt and Cece to the Mexican border.

CeCe & Jess Worry

Perhaps I liked this one because Jess and Cece were paired off and it was less about Nick and Jess transparently careening toward one another. I've never been a big Nick and Jess supporter, mostly because I still have trouble understanding Nick and where he's coming from. Plus, their screaming fights - that are supposed to speak to their passion for one another - just seem like easily avoidable and annoyingly loud arguments over nothing. 

But tonight was about our biological clocks ticking. And while I resent that women sometimes feel forced into worrying about their fertility, it is real to me. This is a time where women are getting married later and later, which is great. It's socially acceptable to get hitched at a later age, date well into your 20's and maybe into your 30's.

So concern about having kids at a time when we're fertile? Valid. Especially when your friend gynecologist comes over and tells you that at age 30, your egg count drops 90 percent. Which by the way, better be true. It's not cool to throw statistics like that into the universe. Especially on FOX.

But the real heroes of tonight's episode? Definitely Cece and Schmidt. It takes another woman to educate Schmidt about enjoying sex more with someone you love. Ding, ding, ding! It finally dawns on him that he was, in fact, in love with Cece. And by the way, Schmidt's metaphorical diatribe on sex was perfection. A few things he mentioned along the way: sharing circle, spiking the volleyball, going under a bridge, meeting a troll and dancing til he can't dance anymore.  

It seems the stars are aligning since it doesn't look like things are going to last much longer for Cece and her boyfriend Rob. When she asks him about having kids, he says he wants them maybe in 10 years are so. Poor Cece! She's basically living out one of my nightmares.

What happens when you're on a clock to have children, but you're either A) single, B) with someone who doesn't want kids, or C) with someone great, but does not want kids immediately. These options could go on for awhile.

I'll be curious to see what Cece decides to do because it does appear that she wants children. We just need to find out what Schmidt wants. Maybe we should ask a VaGenius. 

Well done this week, New Girl


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Im a little curuios about Schmidt he seems to be very sucessful. He was able to rent a plane and fiance his own bacholer party so why does he need roomates.


This episode was great. They are realistic on this show. This is how 30 year Olds act nowadays.


I loved how the guys tried to cheer her up by offering to help ferilize Jess's eggs, and her freaking out.. best part is that they are a tight group of friends. I loved it when they were all in on Nick's bed at the end with Winston reading out loud Nicks book. I think CeCe is charming on the show.. Her charactor and Schmidt really make a great couple, even if they don't know it yet...
Some of the metaphors were over the top, but the writers and actors were having fun with it.
---And how many of us havn't had fun in a group conversation cracking up talking trash like that?


This continues my previous comment: Sadie: Why would you?
Schmidt: I’m asking more so out of curiosity than fear. Hashtag-excitement!
Cece: Are you done?


@Matt Richtenthal There are a number of TV shows it seems you no longer do reviews for. Surivor, Amazing Race and 2 Broke Girls are ones that I've noticed. Do you not have anyone to review these shows? (I know this isn't about New Girl, but its a response to his earlier comment) I thought the episode was hilarious. Case in point: Schmidt: Sadie, before you leave, can I ask you a few questions?
Sadie: I know where this is going…
Schmidt: You are a gynecologist and a lesbian, which makes you… well, a vagenius.
Jess: Jar!
Sadie: I know my way around a Grizzly Adams.
Jess: You, too? Jar.
Schmidt: As an adult male, I would like to ask you a few questions about… the downstairs girl-cookie.
Jess: Jars! Jars! All around jars!
Sadie: This is my personal time right now, but you can make an appointment at my office, pay your $40 copay, and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Schmidt: Yes! I’m in! Please. Would I have to put my legs up in the stirrups?
Sadie: Why would you?
Schmidt: I’m asking more so out of curiosity than fear. Hashtag-excitement!
Cece: Are you done?


Schmidt is actually one of my least favorite characters in the show. He is more ridiculous to me than Jess or even Nick. Who says at 30 you're supposed to have your life together? I'm 25 and highly doubt I will have it all together by 30. Jess acts a lot like I do and a lot like friends I have who are in their late 20's/early 30's. I'd rather have a show where the characters are a little different but real than another prodecural (even though I do watch a lot of them). How did you not enjoy Winston reading Nick's book? That part was great!


I love New Girl because it's real. I think the folks commenting about the maturity of the characters either haven't hit 30 yet and are in for a reality check when they get there, or were awesomely super-solid super-normal high-functioning thirty-somethings. Because as a 30-year-old, I can tell you that this is the most accurate portrayal of what we're like in our thirties. Most of the other folks my age I know don't have their s&!* together or totally figured out. And we're all doing pretty well. This episode was fantastic. Everyone was solid, including Winston, who really balanced out the episode at the zoo and at the end reading the story. Loved Nick facing his fear. Loved Schmidt's everything LOL. Having been through what the girls went through, it couldn't have been more real than that.


How about Winston in the desert? Pretty funny. And I love when he's the amused voice of reason.


I think jess is very immutre for her age its like she's a 16 year old in a 32 year old's body.


Schmidt, seeking sex tips/technique so he can satisfy his female boss,asks a lesbian gynecologist (friend of Jess)if she can help him. She responds: "I know my way around a grizzly adams." Jess, after receiving info that she is very fertile, is "talking" to a rhinoceros at the zoo: "I have a lot of eggs. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of sausage."

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New Girl Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

What are you going to do for 20 minutes of foreplay? Boring! Yawn! Am I right, ladies?


Jess: What's the secret?
Sadie: It's about love, understanding and two sets of boobs!