New Girl Review: To Bed or Not to Bed

I think I cracked a rib laughing so hard at "Bad in Bed". I am gonna go out on a limb and say this is one of the funniest episode I've seen from any comedy all year. High praise, huh?

The Good. The comedy was at its best tonight. I saw stronger shadings in characterizations than in the past, and a well-balanced Jess in terms of quirky versus adorable. All these lead me to believe they're finally finding their footing in handling these personalities, and figuring out how they want these characters to behave.

The funny was non-stop. I watched this twice, and it holds up on second-viewing. I think it bodes well that this is the first episode I've wanted to re-watch. Jess finding the porn, her convo with the guys, the bizarre turn of her second attempt at sexytime with Paul. Schmidt's behavior at his VP's party. They were all pitch-perfect and the jokes landed as they were meant to. What's even better was that I liked ALL the characters, not just one or two (or just Schmidt, as is usually the case).  Read More...


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