Nick-Jess enthusiasts, get ready!
“Spiderhunt” finally helped me put into words the hypothesis that’s long been circling the center of these recaps: New Girl is a good show that could be great if it weren’t a network sitcom.
This week's episode commits the cardinal sin of television: It's boring.
This episode felt more like a going-away party than a bar crawl.
The story of “Swuit,” in many ways, is the story of the American Dream.
Red potatoes, old young men, and Brian Posehn in rare form.
Are we the only people in America who’ve never been to a City Council meeting?
This stretch of New Girl episodes has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Three weeks of consistently funny episodes? Christmas came early!
Having a successful episode with so many guest-stars is an impressive feat.
Wonderful episode — what an up-and-down ride we're having this season.
One step forward, a million steps back.
A new opening, and the best episode in a very long time.
Every roommate is doing great, but what's going on with Jess?
Of course that's the song Winston would play on a bar jukebox.
Mjölnir is a mouthful.
Jess tries a trendy new dating service. Predictable results ensue.
Is it safe to watch again?
They're on a boat.
Jess throws a middle-school dance that no one really wants to attend.
Somehow, Winston gets accepted into the police academy.
We were hoping that it wouldn't come to this.
This week's episode was impressive in how it dusted off the debris from the show's "Sister" arc.
Farewell, Abby Day. Farewell.
We all love Linda Cardellini, but Abby Day is just the most unpleasant character.
This week's episode, starring Linda Cardellini as Jess's sister, put an ambitious number of balls in the air but neglected to catch any of them.
Let's talk about exes.
Cameos are the New Year’s Eve of television. High expectations; enormous potential for failure.
It felt sadistic how relieved we were to see Jess break down in tears.
In “Basketsball,” Jess tries to crack the difficult walnut that is Coach.
The gang finally developed goals other than having sex with each other and fighting.
The gang goes camping and men try to be men.
The wounded, lonely men of New Girl have become the series’ driving force. And they’re driving in circles.
Winston is the new Jess. Or maybe he was Jess all along.
Man, Coach is the worst.
New Girl's Halloween episode is the best of the season so far.
What makes someone a good person? Schmidt really wants to know.
Schmidt is at his best when he's at his worst.
Move over, Walter White — Schmidt is the one who knocks.
Did you hear about Schmidt and the cat?
As season three opens, Paradise Nick and Paradise Jess are coasting blissfully through the Paradise Phase of their relationship.
It's a sitcom wedding, so obviously things went smoothly.
Jessica Day is large and in charge.
Last night's episode pushed the Nick-Jess plot forward by looking backwards at everyone’s embarrassing first sexual encounters.
A bachelorette party and Winston sends a roomful of women a very NSFW pic of Nick.
This show's been on a roll lately, so we're a bit forgiving of last night's subpar episode.
We got to meet the rest of Nick's relatives. At a funeral.
Everyone save Winston got facially bruised in last night's episode.
That kiss from two weeks ago didn’t douse the sexual tension — it only inflamed it.
After last week's big moment, the roomates deal with the fallout. Sort of.
So that happened.
Last night’s episode contained no moments of deep feeling. Instead, it was all goofy slapstick.
“Who eats elephant tacos? That’s not even a saying."
Don’t play chicken with Schmidt. That guy does not back down.
We gotta workshop that headline.
Roof tubs, strippers, and lightning-bolt suits.
Ladies be worried about their eggs and guys be worried about their virility.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner, Rob Riggle — what was not to like?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Nick Miller.
Would Cece and Jess be friends if they met today?
We all get old eventually. Schmidt has trouble dealing with this.
How do you pronounce thermos?
Last night’s episode managed to take two wildly different genres — sex farce and time travel — and blend them together wonderfully.
Season two of New Girl begins with multiple endings.
Jess tries to get back with that guy who looks like Justin Long and Nick reconnects with Caroline.
Schmidt dates a Russian model and gets a broken penis. We've all been there.
New Girl does Very Special Episodes so well.
Drinking games and Beyoncé-colored shakes.
Even by New Girl’s shouty standards, last night contained a lot of yelling.
"Look at them! They don’t know what Saved by the Bell is and they’ve never felt pain."
Against type, Jess now digs a rich dude.
“I got fat because I used to eat Concord grape jelly from the jar using a candy bar as a fork.”
"Nick Miller, Nick Miller, never does anything.”
"Your happiness seems like a mask.”
Jess attempts to find some "strange."
Sometimes humanity is just a guy who lives in the basement and wants to experiment with group sex.
New Girl gets meta.
Looks like there’s room for more than one hipster pinup on this show.
“I hope Paul’s packing some coral polyps."
“'Nick’s such a tinkle.' 'I think he’s more of a tunkle.'”
He stops by.
“My face is my job! My face is my job!”
“Country’s broke. Betty White’s back.”
"Suppress the Jess."
The sitcom has some growing pains in episode two.
"I’ll bring her on the Staten Island Ferry and leave her there. Then we’ll write a whole album about it."
Four simple rules for avoiding a sitcom depression.
"All of a sudden, I was able to get into rooms to read for projects."
The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star turns up to give Jess a tough time in tonight’s episode.
Plus: Fox’s Tuesday is in deep trouble.
We love Winston.
Nick-Jess enthusiasts, get ready!
In a good way: diapers, penis casts, and Larry Charles are involved.