'New Girl' - 'Wedding': Say yes to the Jess

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I have acrobatic, mean-spirited, highly-educational sex...

I hadn't planned on writing about "New Girl" for a while. Last week's "Kryptonite" was a step down from the pilot (mainly because of the awkward transition from Damon Wayans Jr. to Lamorne Morris) but still promising enough, while the other episode I'd seen (Oct. 18's "Naked") pushes Jess' eccentricity over the line into annoying. So I was just going to wait and see a month or two from now how the show was managing to maintain its inner Zooey-ness. 

But "Wedding" was easily the best of the post-pilot episodes I've seen, and in some ways I enjoyed it more than the pilot. It made pretty good use of Winston, gave Schmidt a very funny foil in Natasha Lyonne's gross but confident Gretchen (whom I hope comes back) and with the slow-mo Chicken Dance(*) did a much better job of recreating the fun of the pilot's climax than last week's bit with the guys all donning silly hats. Read More...



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