New Girl Review: Hanksgiving vs. Dudesgiving

Justin Long on New Girl

Justin Long guest stars in tonight's "Thanksgiving", and if I may say so, he was a welcome addition. If the show is setting up an eventual tug-o-war of feelings for Jess between the similar Paul, or the cynical Nick, Long is the right guy for it.

The Good. Where to start? I knew tonight would be a winner as soon as we saw a sample of Paul's dark Halloween musical. It's a bit of the absurd balanced with realistic, relatable elements in which New Girl seem especially adept. Even Jess' characterization is a perfect example of this balance. She's got her quirks, but her issues and worries are mostly the same as ours. In this case, her concern is how to impress the guy she likes.  Read More...


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