November 7th, 2011 by thetvchick
I have a love/love relationship with my television. I watch a ridiculous amount of television — some guilty pleasures, some shows that I just can’t wait week after week for (read: The Vampire Diaries, The Good Wife and Revenge), and some that make me laugh and cry (read: Parenthood). There are new shows that come and go every fall (some quicker than others) and some that upon first viewing, I can tell it will be a huge hit. New Girl was one of those shows. Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, a quirky girl getting over a big breakup, who moves in with three guys (Schmidt, Nick and Winston). This unlikely mix of people become each other’s friends (and family) as they all try to deal with different issues in their lives. Sounds like a fairly standard sitcom, right? Except it’s so much more heartwarming and hilarious.
Jess might be quirky (she makes up songs/sings all the time) but she is loving and sweet and strong. It’s about time we had a female sitcom character that isn’t the wife who is whining all the time or the girl who is constantly trying to get guys or the braniac. Jess knows who she is and isn’t afraid to do the slow chicken dance in front of a crowd of wedding guests. She might not be able to say “penis” without turning it into a different word, but she’s pretty great. And the guys are fantastic, too. Nick is the genuine one who constantly has to tell the others they are a little bit insane. But he’s caring and sweet even if he is a little insecure. Schmidt is the one who the “douchebag jar” was made for (hey, I’d love to see that make a re-appearance!). He is well-meaning but has a pretty high view of himself. And Winston is trying to figure out the world because he was overseas playing basketball for years.
Now, onto tomorrow night’s episode. “Cece Crashes” is probably my favorite of the entire season and that’s saying a lot. The episode centers around Jess’ model best friend crashing at the apartment after a break-up with a super lame DJ. Of course, the guys are all over her and she makes them do some very funny things to try and win her over. Cece also thinks that Nick likes Jess. I think their chemistry is very clear, but if I had to guess, this will be a slow revelation that they both like each other. But Cece gets all in Jess’ head and she of course gets awkward around him and the way he points his feet (you’ll understand more after tomorrow night). Expect amazing jokes about toilet paper, Grumpy Old Men and a couple of awkward bathroom scenes.
If you haven’t watched New Girl yet, now is the perfect time to start. If you are in love with the show like I am, you are guaranteed to love “Cece Crashes.” I am pretty sure I laughed out loud for a solid two minutes.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9 PM to FOX for an all-new episode of New Girl.Tweet