New Girl S4E3: “Hit the Damn Road

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By Samantha Scharmett 

Last night’s “New Girl” episode was a perfect example of the old adage less is more. With this particular series, I’ve always thought that a less chaotic plot allows character development to thrive. And thrive it did! We were—albeit briefly—able to explore the dark side of miss Jessica Day (and of course I use “dark” relatively, since even at her most threatening, she probably still poops rainbows and frosted cupcakes). We delved deeper into the enigma that is Schmidt’s obsessive-compulsive mind, as well as into his professional persona. We even gained some extra insight into Coach’s bowel movements! Moving on…

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NEW GIRL RECAP: S4E2, Dicey choices

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BY SAMANTHA SCHARMETT

This week’s episode picks up precisely where we left off—a gathering in the unofficial center of household: the kitchen. Yet while last week’s closer was at the end of a night filled with unsuccessful attempts at snagging a partner for the late-night mattress dance, Tuesday’s opener begins with Schmidt’s latest conquest, a woman he met on a Tinder-like dating app called Dice. After digesting the fact that Schmidt’s successful string of lady-loves (or lusts) is a result of a few “dicey” swipes, Jess enlists Schmidt as her Dice instructor. The resulting process is a full day’s worth of incredibly cringe-worthy dates, scripted escape mechanisms and Jess’s rather somber realization that these dates are not going to bring her what she TRULY wants— love.

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New Girl, S4E1: Winter is Coming

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By Samantha Scharmett 

So, where did we leave off last season on “New Girl”? Ah, yes, the Royal Starfish cruise adventure. Nick and Jess were knee-deep in the murky waters of the classic post-breakup “we can’t be friends” stage, Winston assumed the role of peer mediator for the two ex-lovers, Schmidt made more fruitless attempts to win over Cece, and I was eagerly anticipating the ending credits.

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