New Girl Recap: End of an Error


Good morning. I am your new New Girl recapper. And just as the reign of Josh Gondelman has come to an end, so has the arc of Abby Day. Not with a bang (unless you count Schmidt), and not really with a whimper either. It just sort of helplessly ends, and though “Sister III” is marginally better than its predecessor, it does little to assuage fears that New Girl is merely spinning its wheels until it figures out where it can possibly go from here.


Part of the problem is that sitcoms force relationships to move big step to big step to big step, without a lot of time to see the Netflix-watching and couch-snuggling in between. But that comfort zone is where New Girl thrives, and if all Jess and Nick accomplished relationship-wise in season three was solidifying the titles of “boyfriend” and “girlfriend”, dayenu. We’re all in this for the perceived stability (what Josh Gondelman called “Friendship Porn”). Instead, due to the Mandates of Sitcom Law, “Sister III” finds Jess and Nick moving in together.  Read More...


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