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Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Girl: Thanksgiving

"Brooklyn in general is not a fun experience for me, because I look and act nothing like Zooey Deschanel." - Meghan McCain

When I saw this quote I could only think, Yeesh. A woman who has been experiencing backlash since roughly 2008 has just contributed to the ongoing Zooey Deschanel Backlash. Had we entered some sort of Backlash Twilight Zone?

Then I watched "New Girl's" obligatory Thanksgiving episode and realized, improbably, things were about to get taken up even another notch. The story centered the mercurial Zooey Deschanel's Jess bringing her fellow teacher Paul (Justin Long) over to share Thanksgiving with she, her three roommates and her pal Cece. Paul, as it happens, wears bow ties and plays the violin and sings songs to himself detailing what he's doing at any given moment and fancies Pumpkin Ale as his adult beverage of choice and flips to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in lieu of football. In other words, Justin Long is just as mercurial as Zooey Deschanel. Thus, if the show is on the verge of turning these two into an ongoing couple will the world, the Twitter-sphere, the what-have-you, simply explode from over-usage of the words "quirky" and "adorkable" and "twee"?

Stay tuned.

God help us all.
In other TV news, NBC's "Community" was put on hiatus, most likely for not creating a Thanksgiving episode involving a turkey in the dryer and a girl yelling about wanting to have sex with a guy she really likes thinking the guy she really likes can't hear her when (surprise!!!!!) he, in fact, can.


Sam Turner said...

If that couple exists/continues to exist, the only possible conclusion to this series is that the World comes to an end due to a severe bought of kookiness.

Nick Prigge said...

I didn't really work it into the review - I wasn't in a mood to be long winded, which is rare - but the Nick roommate is very untaken with Paul and it almost felt like he was the surrogate for most of the world watching along, hoping dearly that this relationship wouldn't happen and then sadly resigning himself to the fact that it would.

Anonymous said...

I loved Justin Long in this. But I think the Nick situation is going to happen.. I see more jealousy in the future.

I really like this show! Glad that there's a new comedy that I like, I'm very picky with them.

Nick Prigge said...

Oh yeah. The Nick situation is inevitable. They're just drawing it out.