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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.