Well that just sucks, she is the reason I watch...ugh! I understand, just sucks.
Tonight's episode was mostly funny and I enjoyed it. But I think the show has become a bit too crowded. Why don't a few of the characters move next door, "Friend's Style." I mean they've already brought in the next door apartment as an option. It just seems a bit hard to believe that many 30-somethings are all living together sharing a space. Also, on the topic of "Friend's," I think a major difference in the shows is that on Friend's, even rewatching all these years later, you see so much growth in the characters throughout the seasons. They start as in their late 20's pretty lost, and then they sort of really get into their professions and start to be solid in their directions, and their failures seem somehow real and relatable. The failures of the characters in New Girl seem a little bit ridiculous... for example: Schmidt losing all his money because he brought a shopfront for his like 3 week girlfriend. All of them trying to get laid at a wedding and totally failing - who cares... Also I really don't like how they've treated the Nick and Jess break up. There is no way you are in love with someone and then you break up and just go on living together as if everything is back to Season 1 and you never got together. Haha maybe coming from the point of view of a 30 y/o who just came out of a serious relationship with someone in her friend group I can say for certain there is no way everything is all good a few weeks later.. But I think that it's really letting the show down. One of them should have moved out even if it was next door... Even when Jess broke up with the super hot doctor (who they should bring back and I think they were awesome together) you saw her really sad and express pain and emotion. Even Cece and Schmidt couldn't be around each other for ages after their break up. It's just frustrating to watch them go on as if nothing happened.... Anyway that's my 2-bobs!! :)
I agree on your take of N&J. It's completely ridiculous what they've done to them on the show. And I think that it doesn't matter what else they do on the show or how many funny jokes they manage to write. The destruction of N&J will be the show's demise.
I enjoyed this episode. I was glad to see Meredith Eaton back in what hopefully will become a recurring role. I still want to see more of Agent Dorneget (Matt Jones) and give Tony or Tim a visit to Delores Bromstead (Kate Fuglei) for some HR issue.
Matt Jones is currently on the sitcom Mom with Anna Faris and Allison Janey, who worked with Mark Harmon once. Since Mom is on CBS Dorneget may pop up every now and then.
oops...you've got your shows mixed up. Meredith Eaton was on this week's ep of NCIS: NO.
What is the saying? Third time's the charm? Ummm, no. HELL NO. There was no charm in last night's episode. Sure, I think I may have laughed once or twice at Schmidt's lines; who btw, is getting ALL THE BEST JOKES this season. I would say he's even been the central character this season! His performances have been great, energetic and simply hilarious. But that's where my compliments to the show STOP. Take away all of Schmidt's jokes, and you're left with a heck of a depressing mess on your hands. Did Nick really put his hands under his arms and behave like a complete buffoon in front of the woman he was trying to impress at the sponge focus group? I mean, I know Nick is supposed to be not so smart and all that, but I was truly embarrassed for Jake Johnson last night. His character has been completely stripped of it's dignity and of all the sexy charm he gained after Season 2's "Cooler". What happened to the Nick who ravaged Jess in front of that fish tank in their loft????? I wonder if Jake has protested this at all to LM. Ugh, my poor Nick has been reduced to wiping his nose of blood/sauce on a book!!!! He's not just simple-minded anymore. Nope. He's mentally impaired. And Jess? It honestly felt like Zooey was just phoning in her performance last night. She seemed bored with her lines, maybe only becoming a little animated with Rob Reiner. But I thought that storyline fell flat and was just not really funny. But I will say her hair still looks great with the bangs parted in the middle. At least there was that plus. Oh, and the flashbacks were pretty funny I guess, too. Schmidt's sponge storyline was ok, I suppose. Can't remember anything specifically that stood out as a great moment. Wait......nope, sorry. Not a one. But I do know that I felt myself smile here and there with Schmidt's jokes. And I even thought that his and Nick's final idea for the campaign in the end was pretty clever. Coach? Winston? I know they had a few lines here and there, but they felt lost in this ep. AND WHERE THE HELL IS POOR FERGUSON? Lol And so I'm going to mention AGAIN what I think is the show's biggest FAIL this season.....not addressing N&J's breakup in ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. It's like it never even happened. How is that possible, people? Nick said that he fell in love with Jess THE MOMENT she walked thru their door. He loved her thru countless relationships and arguments. And now nothing. Now, it's like even the original sexual tension between them from Season 1 is completely non-existent. By not addressing their relationship at all in this season, I feel that the show has cheapened N&J's love story and reduced it to practically nothing. And THAT is a full-blown slap in the face to the MANY, MANY fans of the show who fell in love with the show all the more after Season 2's "Cooler". For in the end, no matter how many jokes they write I might chuckle at (I haven't laughed out loud once yet this season), no matter how ridiculous or how mentally impaired they make our Nick and Jess for the sake of taking them back to their Season 1 selves, they will never regain the trust of those fans who fell in love with watching N&J fall in love. AND THAT IS THE SHOW'S BIGGEST PROBLEM. If they keep ignoring the elephant in the room and pissing off the show's fans (those who went nuts for the show after "Cooler"), then I'm afraid we will never get the resolution to N&J as this season will be the last for NG. But hey, they still have eps to write and shoot. So there's still the hope that MAYBE the plummeting ratings will slap them into action. For the love of Ferguson, let's pray it so.
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It's like you read my mind. After last nights episode I almost wanted to stop watching because it seemed clear the N&J were never getting back together. I feel like this season I am watching a whole different show. All the characters apart from Schmidt changed and that's why Schmidt is the only likable character this season.
And here's the proof that we're right, the ratings are in and they're worse than last week's: LAST NIGHT'S RATINGS: Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Net: FOXShow: NEW GIRL18-49 Rating/Sh: 1.2/4 Vewers (Millions): 2.35
Pretty okay episode all in all. Tony Gonzalez playing agent Francis was fun, CBS really likes paying homage to Football. The thing with Vance was really sweet and a reminder that despite surviving explosions gunfire and multiple attempts on his life he's not invincible and life is short. Something like this can cause him to reevaluate certain aspects of his life and have impact on his choices we already knew two years ago he showed interest in the baby sitter so maybe he's ready to move on.
So good!!! been waiting for this conversation!!!
God, I hate that kid.
Gary Glasburg, who wrote the ep, should have done his research. Tony had pneumonic plague, not bubonic, and any google search would tell you that having had the plague would not necessarily make you resistant from being infected again. That said, I liked DiNozzo's brief but entertaining appearance, and couldn't help notice how Michael Weatherly managed to infuse the character with his usual sardonic wit, while at the same time keeping him serious, competent and strong. This how the character used to be on NCIS. Perhaps the mothership should take note. This portrayal makes so much more sense for the character in S12, who is so much more than the comic relief.As far as NOLA and this episode, it was a little better than last week, and I like the characters and actors, but still don't feel engaged with them. And as much I enjoy the NCIS characters, I honestly couldn't see a good reason for Tony's appearance, and using Abby instead of just the CDC seemed odd. Plus, Pride telling Vance he needed a list of symptoms and precautions made me wonder if the NOLA team was incapable of researching or even googling for info. IDK, just not feeling the love for NOLA, despite liking the actors and characters.
I just hope someone explains the whole number 38 key sooner or later.
I quite enjoyed this week's episode - which since I hated most of season 11 is saying something. The dialogue flowed better and it was nice to see some real emotion between Vance and Gibbs, though I had little interest in the crime of the week. Rather wished that Vance's story had been drawn out across more than one episode and as the most enormous Tony fan it would have been even more moving for me if it had been Tony that had the health scare rather than Vance, who does seem to have been put through rather a lot of late. Tony already has (though I think the writers have probably forgotten) scarred lungs following his bout with pneumonic plague which I guess might make him potentially more susceptible to other lung related issues, and it would have given the writers an excuse to show something of the old friendship that Gibbs and Tony used to share. Odd that Gary Glasberg seems to think Tony had "bubonic" rather than "pneumonic" plague according to this week's NCIS-NOLA. Not actually watched "SWAK"?!
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