November 15th, 2011 by thetvchick
Last week’s episode of New Girl was probably my favorite of the series. I have watched it about five times already and it’s still on my DVR. This week’s episode, “Thanksgiving” is also fantastic, even if it’s not in a laugh out loud way. But I still love it just as much. Jess invites a Paul, a teacher from her school, over for Thanksgiving. Paul is played by Justin Long, and him and Jess are pretty much the same exact person. They also have great chemistry. Jess invites him over to impress him, but of course, the guys didn’t want to make Thanksgiving dinner at all. They want to watch football and relax and not have to entertain anyone. Jess gets Schmidt (who is some sort of OCD cook) to agree to do all the cooking by promising that CeCe will come over. Love this!
During the Thanksgiving preparations, there are some hilarious and endearing scenes with CeCe and Schmidt. But back to Paul and Jess. Paul likes making up songs and plays the violin and seems like a standup guy. All the guys like him, except for Nick. Of course, because we all know Nick likes Jess but hasn’t admitted it to himself yet. So, all the Nick/Jess shippers (I might consider myself one of them) will have to wait a little longer for anything to happen, because Paul and Jess seem to get along like gangbusters. But honestly, this is why I love this show so much. They are letting all of the relationships build organically. You can’t have Nick and Jess sleep together right away because then the whole dynamic changes. So, I’m okay with waiting for now.
But back to the episode…expect a few hilarious scenes attempting to cook/warm the turkey, some fun cooking scenes and just an overall great episode. I tend to love holiday episodes of shows and this one was no exception. New Girl continues to be one of my favorite comedies on TV right now and I am excited to see more.
Be sure to tune in tonight for the Thanksgiving episode of New Girl!Tweet