Posts tagged it's jess
Posts tagged it's jess
The third episode of New Girl didn’t start much better than its two predecessor, but by the end it started to find its way. The chemistry between the three guys and Jess that was lost between the Pilot and the second episode started to find its way back. While I still believe Fox should have re-shot the Pilot for the series without the character Coach and adding Lamorne Morris as Winston, things start falling into place with “Wedding.”
This week, as the title of the episode suggests, the characters attend a wedding. Nick takes Jess as his date to keep him away from his ex, Caroline. Things go well at first but when Caroline is jealous of Jess, Nick starts to think he and Caroline can reconnect. From that point it was all downhill for Nick and Jess.
When things were at their worst, Winston and Jess have a bonding moment. It’s the first time since his character was introduced that I felt he was part of the story. Even during the first half of the episode, it felt like he was in the way and not connected to the other characters. I hope from this point on his relationship with the other characters will grow and the chemistry between the four will be stronger.
Despite improving some with “Wedding,” New Girl has a long way to go. Aside from better chemistry, the depth of the characters needs to grow. Jess is quirky and fun, but there has to be more to her than that. Similarly, none of the guys have any depth or real personality. I don’t feel connected to the characters at all. As I said last week, Coach was the best, most interesting and most favorable character in the Pilot, and despite his absence these past two weeks, I still feel this is true. If the show is going to move forward and make it as a series, the characters need to show more depth and growth; they need to make viewers fall in love with them so that viewers keep tuning in each week.
With the way the show is heading right now, things could get old and redundant very quickly. The characters have shown little growth over the past three episodes, and the plot isn’t much better. All three episodes have basically ended the same, with the three guys giving into one of Jess’s quirks and joining her in an activity. First it was singing “Time of My Life.” Last week, it was standing up to her ex and wearing one of her ridiculous hats, and finally this week they joined her in the chicken dance during a slow song at the wedding. This was cute at first, but if that’s all thats going to happen every week, there is no reason to keep watching.
Although, I found “Wedding” to be a slight improvement, New Girl still can’t compete with other network comedy series on air now.
After last week’s episode letting me down due to Fox airing the best content in commercials all summer, I was really hoping this episode would pull the show back up for me. However, it didn’t. What I liked most about the Pilot episode was the chemistry between Jess and the three guys. That chemistry has changed without Coach. In my opinion he was the most likeable and enjoyable character on the show and I was very disappointed to find not only is he not in the second episode, but he won’t appear he in any future episodes.
The dynamic has shifted and although there has only been two episodes, the characters connection seems greatly lessened. Lamorne Morris as introduced as, Winston Bishop, an old roommate who is now moving back. While he was mostly in the background of this episode, I feel viewers weren’t properly introduced to him, and he mostly just was in the way.
"Kryptonite" seemed like a juggling act. On one side there is the connections and relationships created in the pilot episode. Then you have quirky Jess and her issue of the day. And finally you have this new character who just appears with no transitional time, forcing viewers to either accept him or dislike him. It felt like too much for a 22 minute episode. I understand why Damon Wayans Jr isn’t on the show anymore but then Fox needed to re-shoot the Pilot episode, or wait an episode or two before introducing another new roommate.
Unfortunately, I was left unimpressed again by New Girl. Hopefully next week’s episode will be better and the characters will find the chemistry they lost between the first and second episode.