Stick a fork in New Girl! It is officially done!
Last week on New Girl Season 4 Episode 3, I gave them benefit of the doubt. I thought maybe -- just maybe they were turning a corner. Nope!
Tonight on New Girl Season 4 Episode 4 the writers proved that they have run out of stories and they are just going to dumb down the characters.
Oh Jess! What have they done to you? Making Jess out to be shallow is just ridiculous! Jess has never shown even a ounce of shallowness -- so why is this even a story? Yes, they redeemed her at the end, having her embrace being a dork, but it was far too late.
It is a shame they have taken a once unique character, Jess, and turned her into a stumbling moron.
Don't even get me started on the 'micro-penis' story. Are you telling me, that out of all the stories pitched, this is the best? Definitely does not bode well for the rest of the season.
Oh! By the way, can we give Jess a guy who is not a complete tool? Constantly throwing in unlikable characters is one of the reason the ratings are going down.
Can we please cool it with Cece the bartender? This woman was a moderately successful model and we are supposed to believe she is working to save money to go back to school? I have two words for you Cece, financial aide.
The only shining moment was the Nick and Jess interaction. Yes, it would have been nice to see them have some kind of awkwardness -- but it was still a nice scene. Still wish they wouldn't ignore the fact that these two were actually in love at one time.
I cannot believe that I am saying this -- even the guys could not save this sinking ship. The modeling story was BORING! Never laughed once (I didn't laugh at all, actually). At least they gave Coach and Winston something to do.
This may be the beginning of the end for New Girl. The stories are contrived, characters are stilted and ratings are plummeting. My optimism is officially waning and it may be time to finally break up.
And New Girl, I want my pink shirt back!
What did you think of tonight's episode of New Girl? Why do you think the ratings are falling? Are you tired of the constant introduction of unlikable characters?
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