Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Girl: Nick and Jess

Umm... so I'm about to spoil New Girl. Which isn't something I often have cause to spoil here in blog-land. Spoilerphobes beware.

New Girl is officially the only half hour comedy I've ever felt compelled to Angst Report on. Congratulations, New Girl! I'm sure you're very proud. But in the land of sit-coms, Nick is actually one of the angstier characters around.

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They must mention the fact that Nick is screwed up at least once every episode. It's kind of his thing. In fact, it's his pogo. Often it's funny, but sometimes it gets dangerously close to heartbreaking. In season one, when Nick thought he might have cancer, that was when I decided I loved this show. Coincidentally - that was episode fifteen. This week's episode was also lucky number 15.

New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
Things are all lovely lovely Nick/Jess tension most of the episode. He accuses her of being a cooler when it comes to his hook-up attempts so she's left behind when the guys go out. Jess makes a sad melon version of Nick to hang out with instead. Okay. But after he's home - blah blah blah True Americans blah - they end up locked in a room and they won't be let out until they kiss.

New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
They give it the old college try a few times, but things are too awkward. And finally, Nick says, "Not like this." And  then, with the sweetest non-speech ever, he says, " That, that, no i didn't, nothing, I just, I didn't mean it like, I just, we can't like that because that's not, do you know, like, it's very, like you don't, that's not what I..." Yeah.

After all the hijinks of the episode have ended (and Nick's returned his delightfully ridiculous women's trench coat) Nick and Jess are headed off to bed. When this happens:

New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
It's brilliant. You should see it in motion. Screen-caps can't do it justice. He grabs her arm, there's nothing but diegetic lip-smacking sounds, there's a looooong kiss followed by a short kiss, and then he walks away and slams his door. It was smokin.

New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
And then Jess looks like this. ^^ And then melon Nick ends up looking like this vv

New Girl S02E15 Cooler Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel Nick and Jess Kiss New Girl Nick and Jess Nick/Jess Kiss New Girl Jake Johnson Zooey Deschanel
Sigh. Not a good sign. Where-o-where will they go from here? 

3 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I was practically hyperventilating during that final scene. I thought Nick/Jake delivered an incredibly sexy (and worth the semi-long wait) kiss that is now burned in my mind. :) He's my favorite character and has been from the beginning. I too wonder where they will go from here...we shall see. Thank you for posting a report about New Girl! You rock!

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    1. Thanks!! I know - that kiss was definitely one of the sexiest I've seen in a long time. I just can't get over the awesomeness of when he grabbed her arm. Swoon.

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  2. Exactly! And you are so welcome. You seriously are awesome. Yes, I totally gasped the second he grabbed her arm. Major swoon & UNF! :) It's nice to see the sexy side of Nick. Hope they don't make us wait too long until we see it again. ;)

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