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From the thread: [b]zooey deschanel - damn, damn, damn does this woman look good [b]

I wish there was a separate New Girl thread, this thread title is a little awkward.

― Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:37 AM

Aimless, Sunday, 8 April 2012 02:52 (six years ago) Permalink

dylan thomas/bob dylan bit was gold.

s.clover, Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:19 (six years ago) Permalink

you already borked the search on this by putting New Girl in quotes. board flawwwww

Nhex, Sunday, 8 April 2012 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

excuse moi

Aimless, Sunday, 8 April 2012 21:17 (six years ago) Permalink

this just isn't the same when it doesn't tail-end the zooey deschanel thread and thereby underscore how she is the worst part of her own show

j., Monday, 9 April 2012 21:50 (six years ago) Permalink

She's not bad she's just settled into an effective straight-woman role.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 9 April 2012 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

true, she's not nearly as annoying as when the show started. but i guess it's still embarrassing to admit i enjoy this show?

Nhex, Monday, 9 April 2012 23:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Is "True American" a real game people play?

LaMonte, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 02:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Dermot Mulroney looks like a piece of leather whose hair changes color every scene.

svend, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Is "True American" a real game people play?

― LaMonte, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:17 PM (46 minutes ago) Bookmark

of course not, that's why it was so funny! when it started i was a little ehhh because How I Met Your Mother already had a good made-up game bit but once it got going it was pretty incredible

New Girl just got renewed for a 2nd season btw

some dude, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 03:08 (six years ago) Permalink

i watched this show tonight because it's constantly been on top of ILX, like week in week out for months. it was horrible. generic buddy sitcom non-laffs with no charisma or distinct personality. and zooey is the worst, just staggering around the set looking poleaxed and winsome. i have a feeling that it would be equally successful with no soundtrack as the "pictures of zooey deschanel" show.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 07:31 (six years ago) Permalink

the 2 episodes before tonight were significantly better
the guys are worth getting to know. there's more to them

fart bucket (toandos), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 07:45 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, maybe it was just an off night. tbf, the raising hope show that came on afterwards was so much worse that it make new girl seem pretty ok in retrospect.

Q: is it always so it's always sunny meets friends?

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 07:51 (six years ago) Permalink

can we blame zooey for this show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7MZlFYzD9E

scott seward, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

I think we can only blame the vengeful gods.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:36 (six years ago) Permalink

zooey reminds me of a baby. i'd watch her stare at things for a half hour.

Xerox of Fate, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Scott, there is actually a thread for that show!
James Van Der Beek as Himself - Apartment 23 on ABC

And the show itself is not bad!

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

zooey reminds me of a baby. i'd watch her stare at things for a half hour.

This is pretty close to something Lizzie Caplan actually said on the show. ("It's a great 'thing': big beautiful eyes like a frightened baby. Probably gets you out of all kinds of stuff" iirc.)

EveningStar (Sund4r), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 02:15 (six years ago) Permalink

that episode was so great

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 06:34 (six years ago) Permalink

The kid saying "You pregnant! You pregnant" with the pillow on her stomach was hilarious.

LaMonte, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Ol' Poop-Eyes

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:50 (six years ago) Permalink

wow last night had everything. so fast

mr. jane goodall (toandos), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Mick Maus! Mick Maus!

s.clover, Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought she was talking about Motley Crue's guitarist at first.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:36 (six years ago) Permalink

bump

koogs, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

There it is. Thought the finale was disappointingly terrible.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

i think they pushed nick's schtick a little too hard over the course of the season.

funny how jess never, ever walks around singing now.

j., Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

I was really relieved when they stopped doing that.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Anyway, like I said on the other thread, I was actually sad about Schmidt and Cece but it could just be me.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:51 (six years ago) Permalink

i like this show but it's awfully hard for me to hear or understand what the hell anyone is saying half the time. maybe my hearing is going.

akm, Friday, 11 May 2012 06:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't think the sound or speaking is any more or less intelligible than any other show. Maybe your TV? Or that particular channel?

LaMonte, Friday, 11 May 2012 20:30 (six years ago) Permalink

they do a fair bit of talking over each other when things get agitated?

j., Friday, 11 May 2012 21:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Anyway, like I said on the other thread, I was actually sad about Schmidt and Cece but it could just be me.

i'm hoping they'll reconcile.

i really came around to this show over the season. i think this last episode was one of the weaker ones, though, but i was glad to see thomas lennon.

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Schmidt has overtaken Ron Swanson as the best sitcom character on American television right now.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Woah, let's not lose our heads here.

trishyb, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Well, to be fair, its only because the writing for Ron Swanson has been really lazy for the second half of the most recent P&R season.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:23 (six years ago) Permalink

schmidt is great though. i thought he was awful in the pilot, but he really grew over the season.

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:35 (six years ago) Permalink

jon otm

they have an ad for the show now that's basically a highlight reel of schmidt-isms, i'm glad fox realizes who the breakout character of the show is

some dude, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:49 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Premiere was funny.

LaMonte, Thursday, 27 September 2012 23:42 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new season killing it. has a real Friends-in-its-prime vibe. the ep with the younger hipsters across the hall killed. and they're handling the inevitable Nick'n'Jess romance subplot well - though I reckon the minute they really Ross'n'Rachel it, this show's dead in the water. But right now, it's my favourite thing on TV.

Ryan's taint is definitely unavoidable. (stevie), Monday, 12 November 2012 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink

... corn...

j., Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Rob Riggle always plays the same guy, doesn't he?

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Friday, 23 November 2012 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

pretty much, but it's not like there's a ton of other comedic actors out there filling that niche

some dude, Friday, 23 November 2012 02:34 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe there aren't a lot who are actually marine reservists

j., Friday, 23 November 2012 02:44 (five years ago) Permalink

disappointed by this ep. situations seemed forced, parents didn't seem 'real', cast not given space to do what they usually do well.

"Hahahaha, nice one, Punchy," I said. (stevie), Friday, 23 November 2012 07:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Nothing in this show seems "real", but I still thought this ep was fun. I think that's why I like this show -- it works when it's emo, and it works when it's just a shallow punchline dispenser

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 23 November 2012 11:57 (five years ago) Permalink

^ this. I was pretty lukewarm towards it at first, but it's been consistently good this season. Also, they really need to involve Winston more. Every scene he's in is reliably hilarious.

and I scream Fieri Eiffel Tower High (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 November 2012 16:19 (five years ago) Permalink

the episode where he had a sympathy period was funny

some dude, Friday, 23 November 2012 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, i was thinking about that episode today and laughing

"Hahahaha, nice one, Punchy," I said. (stevie), Friday, 23 November 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

schmidt-goes-to-the-gynecologist bit this week is next-next-level

j., Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:15 (five years ago) Permalink

It's still OK if you think of it as "The Coach and Winston show plus ZoDesh does some slapstick."

PS must credit me for "ZoDesh."

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 16 January 2015 16:22 (three years ago) Permalink

season 3 really sucked for a while (imo "birthday" through the end of the linda cardellini stretch, and i say that as linda cardellini) but got funny again in its last few eps, S4's been on and off laffs-wise. wayans jr is great. i wish they'd quit it with the endless "every character meets the perfect person who is perfect for them in every way and then they suddenly have to break up" cycle. just marry nick/jess schmidt/cece coach/winston and move on.

qualx, Friday, 16 January 2015 16:24 (three years ago) Permalink

oh shit, hi Linda! loved you on ER

Let me help you out Charlie XCX fan (DJP), Friday, 16 January 2015 16:50 (three years ago) Permalink

i dont mind the schmidt/cece thing but i thought them killing off nick and jess so quickly was weird. nick and schmidt are "self" "parodies" at this point but get some laughs, i find wayans irritating, not even winston has been doing it for me lately, but honestly i still laugh 3-4 times an episode which is enough for 22 minutes

max, Friday, 16 January 2015 17:04 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks for confirming this show hasn't recovered past a "frustrating, but better than staring at a wall" level of tolerability, guys

da croupier, Friday, 16 January 2015 17:12 (three years ago) Permalink

when it's funny it's funny.

nick/jess in S3 was horrible, both together and not. it sucks when they lean on their great will-they-won't-they run-up for a season and then have no idea what to do when the actual relationship starts. so they just run through all the sitcom tropes. nick came out of it with all his edges sanded off and he's been mostly tough to watch since.

i'm apparently the only one who hates what they've done to winston?? he started off as an actual human being, they didn't really know what to do with him, so they turned him into a cartoon vegetable who needs to be reminded how to walk and which hole food is supposed to go into. the "winston loves puzzles and winston has literally no idea how a puzzle works" story made me want to punch a wall. S4's been better but that was all he was in S3.

qualx, Friday, 16 January 2015 17:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I quit after that awful bottle episode with Winston's police examiner. Seems like it hasn't really improved?

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 16 January 2015 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i wish they'd quit it with the endless "every character meets the perfect person who is perfect for them in every way and then they suddenly have to break up" cycle. just marry nick/jess schmidt/cece coach/winston and move on.

see this is pretty much how i felt about s3, tbh. but if you promise there's lots of Winston in it now I just might check it out.

#Research (stevie), Sunday, 18 January 2015 14:57 (three years ago) Permalink

good news: more winston than before
bad news: it's all really unsatisfying police hijinks

Nhex, Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:18 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

jess' disappearing/reappearing nail polish is really cluing me in on many scenes take multiple days to shoot apparently

qualx, Friday, 6 February 2015 07:26 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i lold a lot @ this spider ep, lotsa good winston

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:50 (three years ago) Permalink

The Nick/Jess vaudeville routine ("They all smell terrible!" "I'm a good friend, but I'm not that good a friend!") had me breathless & in tears.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 27 February 2015 00:45 (three years ago) Permalink

that was some Three's Company stuff and i admit i loved it

Nhex, Thursday, 5 March 2015 04:04 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Wow no posts in this thread for a year. It's show malaise of the cursed ILX quotation mark topic search syndrome.
Show has definitely had a bit of decline for the last season or so, but I'm still enjoying it. Some thoughts about the recent half season:

1) a little ashamed to admit this but Megan Fox is still crazy mean/hot and i found her run watchable on that basis alone
2) glad they seem to actually be giving Winston and CeCe more time and jokes, especially CeCe who gets a lot more room to go wacky
3) Nasim Pedrad is adorable and great but I hope she actually gets a full role on this show eventually rather than what seems inevitable - that she gets weakly written off when her and Winston don't pan out
4) Nick has kinda become the defacto leader of the show this season, weird since Jess was out for so long and Schmidt got so much focus last year

Nhex, Thursday, 24 March 2016 04:24 (two years ago) Permalink

it's turned a lot into HIMYM for me - it's still enjoyable often enough and i'm invested enough in the characters that i still watch every week. but it's never remarkable. i agree w/ everything else you just wrote.

Mordy, Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:28 (two years ago) Permalink

it's the perfect show to not expect anything from. sometimes it lands, sometimes it doesn't. i fear that they are occasionally joey'ifying nick (i.e. making him more stupid than any human could be for cheap jokes) but so far they've kept that weakness in check. im perfectly content for it to persist or really to wrap at any pt

Peter Gallagher was a nice twist this week, i am not sure when i last saw him in anything

art, Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:34 (two years ago) Permalink

hes in togetherness also

yea I still love this show

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Man, the writing in this still crackles in a way HIMYM's never did. Even in the dud episodes, there are a least a dozen brilliant, undersold little lines tucked into the dialogue

Evan R, Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:01 (two years ago) Permalink

otm i watched the entirety of himym and the more i look back on it the more that feels like wasted time on a subpar show

art, Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Agree w/ Evan, though it hasn't been as great as I'd like. Also agree about making Nick too unbelievably stupid.

dan selzer, Thursday, 24 March 2016 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

man if you guys think nick is being unbelievably stupid you should go back and watch season 3 for the "suddenly 100% incapable of understanding basic human functions and customs" version of winston

i'm fine with this nick (and this winston, i guess)

qualx, Friday, 25 March 2016 04:44 (two years ago) Permalink

it's not as funny as it once was but they've banked a lot of goodwill for "badbye, reagan. badbye."

qualx, Friday, 25 March 2016 04:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Winston is carrying this show, and the Schmidt/CeCe wedding arc is weighing it down like a giant anchor

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 25 March 2016 05:14 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"you know for a guy that eats his raisins hot, your opinion means a lot to me"

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 April 2016 21:42 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

you can tell they had megan fox for like one day to shoot all her scenes or else something went screwy w editing

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:30 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...
eight months pass...

❤️ pic.twitter.com/1hOEsD0jQd

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) February 9, 2018

they're putting it down

j., Friday, 9 February 2018 02:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Had a good run. Jake needs to make more post-mumblecore movies.

dan selzer, Friday, 9 February 2018 02:45 (six months ago) Permalink

6-8 more episodes will be fine, it's time for it to end.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 9 February 2018 04:01 (six months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

finale tonite

j., Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Already!? Granted, it's pretty bad this season.

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:34 (three months ago) Permalink

They've been burning two episodes a week for the past few weeks, including tonight.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

oh I think I am missing a few episodes then. thx.

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:40 (three months ago) Permalink

I just checked IMDB, it was just two episodes last week and two tonight for the final four.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I've loved this season. I stand by this show.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/new-girl-legacy.html

dan selzer, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I am in the camp that thinks it should've ended last season. It's fine now but feels like a different show.

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I am trying to remember if there have been outright laughs so far.

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying this season, but mostly because the writers have clearly just decided to let it be completely silly and cut the last remaining tethers to believability, which is fine by me.

Nick and Schmidt's interaction over the mustache was great, also liked the Winston masturbation flashback.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I had to google what this masturbation flashback was because I may have fallen asleep during that episode.

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The rest of the episode wasn't great, so that's fair, it might just be that college Nick always makes me laugh.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I have absolutely no recollection of this. This was the elementary school episode?

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

I think so? The B-plot was Nick hiring someone offa craigslist to punch him in the face if he didn't write x number of words and Winston prepping to testify at a trial.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:09 (three months ago) Permalink

the show is really stupid and really funny. Winston going on the stand and introducing himself as Winston Pants or whatever, that was great.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I have to go back and find this. I had thought they weren't giving Winston enough weird comedy to do this season. I could only recall the thing about his "not dad."

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

man, those last few episodes were delightful
i hated the cat funeral ep but evetything after was 👌🏻

i want to play True American so bad, it’s my life’s dream u guys

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2018 05:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Bim Adewunmi on Buzzfeed wrote a nice piece abt Winston that I enjoyed

I wrote about Winston Bishop, a man I love very, very much: https://t.co/qraKuz7vR7

— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) May 17, 2018

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2018 05:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Rob Reiner's "Oh, NOW you can read the room?" was an A+ laugh line for me.

Gonna miss this show. Winston 4-eva.

THERE IS NO PHIL D. THERE IS ONLY LIZ (Phil D.), Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Winston was the absolute best character. I would watch a spin off with him.

Yerac, Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I am reading the summaries of the episodes from this season. I missed a couple (I really didn't like the first 2 epis) but the wedding episode was great and I am excited about the True American last epi. When I think of New Girl I think of True American and Winston.

Yerac, Thursday, 17 May 2018 13:05 (two months ago) Permalink


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