New Girl Recap: Sistermeanors


When tonight’s New Girl ended, my roommate Jason (a screenwriter) and I found ourselves rewinding and reviewing the footage like it was the Zapruder film or the black-box recording from a crashed plane. What had we just seen? How could we make sense of it all? What kind of world do we live in now?


“Sister” puts an ambitious number of balls in the air but neglects to catch any of them. That’s not juggling. It’s just throwing things at the sky, which is not impressive. The show sets four separate, occasionally overlapping story lines into motion and then allows them to fizzle and evaporate like the missing Olympic ring at the Sochi Opening Ceremonies. For the sake of my own sanity, I will break the plots down in order from least nonsensical to most nonsensical.  Read More...


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