December 6th, 2011 by Lindsey Charles
Tonight’s episode of “New Girl” titled “Bad in Bed” is funny, quirky and epitomizes everything I love about this show. Even when it’s not the funniest episode of the series (sorry, nothing can top “Cece Crashes” in my head), it has a ton of heart and moments where you cringe and laugh along with the characters. The episode centers around Jess’ decision to have sex with Justin Long’s character, Paul. She asks the guys for advice which turns into a hilarious debate on who is better in bed. Winston and Nick both agree that Schmidt is out of the running and try to convince Jess which person they should listen to for advice. Of course, everything with Jess and Paul goes horribly awry. There’s a product called a starfish, weird voices and perhaps even a choking incident (don’t worry, it’s much more funny than gross or dirty).
The other big story line of the episode is Nick’s need for a haircut. Schmidt wants to send him to his fancy salon and Winston wants to send him to his barber shop. But Nick hates people touching his hair and unnatural human interaction. I can’t say I blame him. I won’t spoil where he actually ends up going, but his haircut turns out to be ridiculous. Meanwhile, Schmidt is vying for a new corner cubicle (in his all-female office) and has to kiss up to his boss (played by guest star Michaela Watkins) who kind of hates him. I won’t tell you what happens at the baby shower Schmidt gets himself invited to, but it’s pretty great. Throw into the mix a competitive coworker (played by guest star Eva Amurri) and another one who perhaps Schmidt sleeps with (played by guest star Katie Walder) and it makes for some great comedy.
Overall, it’s a great episode. I love Zooey Deschanel’s chemistry with Justin Long. It is awkward but lovely. I like Paul and he is quite patient with Jess, which is refreshing. But obviously I am not rooting for this relationship too hard because I want Jess and Nick to get together. I also am beginning to like Winston more. I think his character is developing quite nicely. This was a very sexy episode of New Girl, but handled in a nice way. I laughed, I felt for Jess and I continue to love this show more and more every week.
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