New Girl Recap: The Drawbacks of Being a Wallflower


“We accept the love we think we deserve” is a sentence that I’ve heard adults say to each other. Until tonight (when I Googled the phrase and learned it comes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower), I’d assumed it was some kind of popular self-help maxim like “live your best life” or “don’t go chasing waterfalls.” Nope. It’s a line from a young-adult novel. Well, regardless of where the quotation originated, it certainly applies to the men of New Girl. Nick, Winston, Coach, and Schmidt only accept affection in doses they feel they should receive. The wounded, lonely men of New Girl have become the series’ driving force. And they’re driving in circles.  Read More...


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