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New Girl Season 3 Premiere: New Relationship Status, Same Shenanigans

DISCLAIMER: I don’t have a real TV (only Hulu), so I have to wait for most Network premieres until the next day. Meaning that, in my reality, New Girl Season 3 premiered last night! Cool. I love New Girl. Most of the time.

YAY NEW GIRL YAY NICK AND JESS.

YAY NEW GIRL YAY NICK AND JESS.

Unfortunately, last night’s episode was an exception. While I’m totally on Team Nick-Jess (from a writing perspective, it would be reeeeeeal obnoxious of the writers to drag their budding relationship out for another season. Instead, Nick and Jess are now ready for multiple humorous breakups and get-back-togethers, which are way more fun to write (and watch) than their same-old Season 2 “But we’re in love! But we’re roommates!” dilemma. Also, the FOX is giving me it’s fair share of sex-tensh on The Mindy Project, which is my personal fave show on FOX’s Tuesday Comedy Block.), their dynamic began to feel old/recycled as soon as Nick had his first freakout… about 2 minutes into the episode.

Romance. New and exciting. We get it.

Romance. New and exciting. We get it.

I digress. Here’s where we left off last season: Jess and Nick are together but scared about it being a problem because they are roommates, Schmidt can’t decide between Cece and Elizabeth, and Winston is being Winston/having inconsequential/silly C-plots to fill the 22 minute episodes.

Mexico struggles.

Mexico struggles.

After Season 3 episode 1: After the most predictable A-story ever, Jess and Nick are still together and still scared about it but going to be brave now because they went to Mexico and ran away but realized that couldn’t last forever. Schmidt still can’t decide between Cece and Elizabeth, and Winston is being Winston. This episode we learned he gets weird when he does puzzles.

w puzzle 1 w puzzle 2

Okay, so, nothing happened. Maybe this is the nature of comedy? Or maybe the AMAHZING Season 2 finale left my hopes too high? Perhaps I expect too much from premieres and finales (after all, 99% of my favorite TV episodes EVER are mid-season stunners… like, when shows already have my undivided attention, and aren’t trying to earn back my undecided attention.)

Maybe I think Mexico is super lame and overrated.

Maybe I just don’t like Elizabeth and need more Cece and more of Cece’s big beautiful boobies in my life.

Not maybe. I don't like Elizabeth.

Not maybe. I don’t like Elizabeth.

Maybe I still wish Winston were Damon Wayans Jr?

Maybe I still wish Winston were Damon Wayans Jr?

Maybe next week I’ll play True American before I settle into Season 3 Episode 2. Because obvi I’m not giving up on Nick and Jess yet, they’re finally HOME and things can go back to normal, and hopefully back to normal, less underwhelming levels of funny and dramatic.

In other (slightly unrelated) FOX Comedy news: check out Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It’s a welcome breath o’ fresh air.

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One thought on “New Girl Season 3 Premiere: New Relationship Status, Same Shenanigans

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