…was not show us Winston and Aly’s wedding. We got TWO CeCe weddings and zero of what would probably be the biggest mess-around of all time? It’s honestly criminal.
I was actually a big fan of Dr. Sam and Jess their first go-round, but hate that the toxicity of that relationship was allowed to continue. The fact that he took back Jess is both ridiculous and disappointing, and I wish there was more of an acknowledgment of her mistreatment of him in the end. I'm glad it ended amicably between them — and that Sam found the person he belonged with — but I feel like Jess never really had to reckon with how she manipulated him and strung him along. It's like him finding love automatically excused her of all her poor behavior.
I know New Girl struggled with that final season — as most masterpiece shows tend to… but let’s just say we followed one of the happily ever afters…who do you think would be the most deserving of it?
Ralph Ahn, the actor who played Tran, passed away:
This makes me so sad, but, at the same time happy that he lives such a full, long life. I had no idea he was in his 80s when he started his arc on New Girl.
I hope he’s somewhere better, getting weird and covered in scales.
I know that Cece and Schmidt have some great moments together throughout the series, but I'm a bit frustrated that they ended up being a OTP. First of all, the basis of Schmidt's crush on Cece comes from his early douchebaggery — quite simply, she was a model that he wanted to sleep with. Then, once they actually get together, Schmidt cheats on Cece (and Elizabeth). That mistake seems to have few consequences in the future relationship — not only do they get back together, but there never seems to be any trust conversation between them. It's almost as if we all pretended Schmidt never cheated on her.
I know we're supposed to think that each helped the other grow — Cece became a business owner, and Schmidt put aside his own career for family — but I feel like Schmidt ending up with Elizabeth would have shown REAL growth. Fat Schmidt had a lot of heart; he didn't become an asshole until he got skinny and felt he deserved a model. (Holy incel!) Schmidt ending up with Elizabeth, and thus embracing his past self, seems to me a better growth storyline.
I think ultimately, Cece and Schmidt was a union of convenience. Meaning, they were both there, and both needing storylines, so might as well put them together. I'm not denying there was chemistry there, but it just doesn't seem like the RIGHT end to me.
I've never really been Team Jess-Nick, so I was predisposed to be disappointed with the show's ending. But I did find it odd that the ex the show brought back before Nick and Jess' eventual union was Dr. Sam. Because, to me, the one that MOST got away from Jess was Genzlinger.
They had a ton in common, were both goofballs, and had an optimistic outlook on life that I think she lost (and not for the better) when she was with Nick (even if that outlook can often be unrealistic). He most allowed Jess to be herself.
I've always been bummed about how they ended and how Genzlinger turned out to be a party clown. They both deserved better — at least the season 1 versions of themselves did.
I’m trying to get my mom into New Girl so I showed her the Prince episode. She thought it was very cool. But just like me it takes her a few episodes to get into a show. What are some other really funny episodes to show her? (Mom friendly and you don’t have to know much about the characters to enjoy)
I love the guy (though Winnie will always be my favorite), but on subsequent rewatches, it always surprises me how bad his behavior was — and how much we let him get away with it.
1. First and foremost, THE CHEATING. Since when do we cheer on a relationship with a foundation based on infidelity? It's crazy that we all forget that whole Cece-Elizabeth-Schmidt stuff.
2. The fact that he actively tried to break up Jess and Nick after people found out he was cheating. Legit, dude turned into a villain for 2-3 episodes.
3. The 2016 election episode is always ROUGH to watch.
Yet, we love him. What's the deal? Is it that the writing (seasons 5-7 aside) was that good? Or are there just so many episodes that we just forgot?