New Girl Recap: The Backslide Brings You Down

Now that Fox has started following its new episodes of New Girl with reruns from earlier in the season, it’s easy to see how the show has grown and changed since it started in October. New Girl started out good, but it got better once it stopped working so hard to establish Jess’s manic pixie dream girl bona fides and just settled into telling the story.

Some time around the landlord threesome, things really hit a groove, and the past few Tuesdays have flown past, powered largely by the forward motion of the Schmidt-Cece romance. But now that those two are officially a couple, the show might need to locate a new source of momentum. Last night’s proceedings dragged a bit, even though the episode was full of great lines. (Winston’s earring alone provided six or eight of them.) Read More...


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