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Jenny Jaffe

  1. close reads
    6 Signs That Review Takes Place in PurgatoryThe evidence is there.
  2. trends
    The Rise of the SadcomThe raw, honest, surprisingly hopeful, long-gestating progeny of M*A*S*H.
  3. A Comprehensive Ranking of Every Rick and Morty Invention to DateRick’s invented some badass stuff.  
  4. Talking to Meaghan Rath, the Rising TV Star You Should Know Right Now“It was through New Girl that people started seeing me in a different light.”
  5. chat room
    Max Greenfield on the New Girl Finale, Being Too Schmidt-y, and Sia“A common note I’ll get on the show is, ‘Can you please say that like a normal human being?’”
  6. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Sex MugNew Girl has learned from its past mistakes, and it’s making a clean break for the future.
  7. new girl
    How New Girl Can Save Itself in Season 5Lesson No. 1: Learn from It’s Always Sunny.
  8. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Fomit and the Love DoctorConvenient and sudden breakups? Check. Obvious misunderstandings? Check.
  9. New Girl Recap: Municipal BurnWas there ever going to be a good time for New Girl to address police racism and brutality?
  10. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Popsicle PsychologyThe New Girl cast is uniquely suited to selling sitcom-y premises.
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    New Girl Recap: The BlowoutIt’s strange that a show four seasons in still feels so much like it’s trying to find its footing.
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    New Girl Recap: Spider Junk“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.
  13. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Crush PondThis week’s episode commits the cardinal sin of television: It’s boring.
  14. tv recaps
    New Girl Recap: Raccoon/Heart Att-ACK!This episode felt more like a going-away party than a bar crawl.
  15. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Bread BeardThe story of “Swuit,” in many ways, is the story of the American Dream. 
  16. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Black RobotRed potatoes, old young men, and Brian Posehn in rare form.
  17. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Dolphin ShowAre we the only people in America who’ve never been to a City Council meeting?
  18. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Reverse SantaThis stretch of New Girl episodes has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving.
  19. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Sex-Party MiracleThree weeks of consistently funny episodes? Christmas came early!
  20. overnights
    New Girl Recap: BangsgivingHaving a successful episode with so many guest-stars is an impressive feat.
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    New Girl Recap: Laundry and RulersWonderful episode — what an up-and-down ride we’re having this season.
  22. overnights
    New Girl Recap: DrowsersOne step forward, a million steps back.
  23. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Ones Who KnockA new opening, and the best episode in a very long time.
  24. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Shut It DownEvery roommate is doing great, but what’s going on with Jess?
  25. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Ghoulish RaisinOf course that’s the song Winston would play on a bar jukebox.
  26. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Spongey Make WipeyMjölnir is a mouthful.
  27. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Last Piece of PieJess tries a trendy new dating service. Predictable results ensue.
  28. overnights
    New Girl Season 4 Premiere Recap: Fridge PeopleIs it safe to watch again?
  29. overnights
    New Girl Season 3 Finale Recap: Singles BingoThey’re on a boat.
  30. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Sometimes TealJess throws a middle-school dance that no one really wants to attend.
  31. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Wind Mice and Shell BeaversSomehow, Winston gets accepted into the police academy.
  32. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Babes and ToylandWe were hoping that it wouldn’t come to this.
  33. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Courtroom BrownThis week’s episode was impressive in how it dusted off the debris from the show’s “Sister” arc.
  34. overnights
    New Girl Recap: End of an ErrorFarewell, Abby Day. Farewell.