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pipetalkisboring:

I have not even watched Shonda’s new show and I am already hooked.

I curse that woman!!! She is sucking me into one of her shows once again. 

I love that the one article I read just flat out calls it “Shonda Thursday night” now.  LMAO!!!

I swear, she owns Thursday. They should just re-name Thursday…Shonday

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I know that you don't watch New Girl as a fan, but, as a tv critic, do you think breaking up Nick and Jess was a good idea to try to fix the weak writing of season 3 or do you think they should've stayed together and that would be better if the writers tried to figured out the other characters around them to try to go back to a writing as good as seasons 1-2? Honestly, I'm torn. I want them together so badly, but I'm not sure if is the best for the show right now, maybe latter... What do uthink?
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ihearttvsnark:

I do watch as a fan. I loved seasons one and two - I marathon watched them over the course of three days and fell completely in love. But season three was very hit and miss and sadly, mostly miss.

(And this got long so I’m putting it under a cut).

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"Nick and Jess in a relationship worked because the actors have great chemistry and we spent two seasons rooting for them to get together because their quirkiness sort of balances each other out even though they’re both messed up and trying to find themselves. But the writers didn’t really focus on that. They just made them quirkier and silly and Nick Miller went from being my favorite character to someone I was ashamed to admit that I’d ever related to."


pipetalkisboring:

I have not even watched Shonda’s new show and I am already hooked.

I curse that woman!!! She is sucking me into one of her shows once again. 

I love that the one article I read just flat out calls it “Shonda Thursday night” now.  LMAO!!!


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I miss this time last year ): I remember going nuts with just one promo, and I was so so so so excited whenever some new footage came out, it was crazy how I looked like a child who just found some candy land every time I saw some sneak peek, and now... I am a little excited, but nothing as close as last year. More like 1/1000 of what I felt last year, if not less. I want so badly to be excited again! So... I'll just await patiently until an episode comes and make me feel that way again.
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I feel ya!  I’m glad the show is coming back, but I don’t feel the pull to watch like I used to.  I’m not going to be home for the premiere, and there was a time where I would be really upset to miss watching it “live”.  I wish I could feel excited again too.  :-(  It’s not just what happened on NG either.  I felt burned by several shows last season, that it’s made me really appreciate the ability to binge watch shows now (I’m looking at you, HIMYM).  I even wonder if I’ll end up doing that with NG this season.  Story lines that you aren’t crazy about as a viewer are just SO much easier to swallow when you can power through 10 episodes at a time.  :-/

I just want to be able to turn on my comedies again with the expectation that they’ll make me LAUGH.  I get plenty of heartache/drama IRL and the few tv dramas that I watch.  I’m not not interested in more of that from the comedies too.


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itsajapanesegarden:

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itsajapanesegarden:

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mrnickmiller:

Urgh it’s such a cheap shot blaming the Nick and Jess relationship. So irritating.

And now it’s just going to get worse in S4. Nick/Jess fans were the ones willing to stick around.

I hate to even think it, because I love them together, but if the writing for the characters was off, and the actors were bored, maybe the Nick/Jess relationship WAS the problem? How can we say what was the cause and what was the effect?

I think the biggest problem in S3, for me anyway, was the fact that there were way too many times when I wondered if the characters even legitimately liked being around each other.  They seemed to ALWAYS be at odds, and actually downright nasty sometimes.  The characters have always been awkward and not always the most self-aware individuals, but I never felt like they were actually TOXIC to each other like I did at times in S3.  In the first 2 seasons, they at least called each other out on their BS and there were heartfelt moments where if they did something wrong, they at least could admit it.

Schmidt was an awful friend the entire season.  They completely wrecked his character with all the revenge stuff, never had him apologize at all, and then made him have the audacity to expect NICK to apologize at the Bar Mitzvah for not being at his beck and call.  There’s a huge difference in some of the silly banter/teasing that had been done with the characters in S1 and S2, and the way they treated each other in S3.  It was a rarity that I felt like they actually CARED about each other last season.  So much of the season saw the characters acting pretty selfish.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some really amazing, “classic” NG episodes in there too.  Nerd, Longest Night Ever, Clavado, Birthday, and Big News were definitely some of their highest caliber work.  But then you had some really horrible, character assassination episodes like The Box, Schmidt whole cheating arc, etc.

I just want to know what caused this change between S2 and S3 for the writers, and the actors. Because most of us would agree that there was a change (although fwiw, I really enjoyed most of S3). Was it the Nick/Jess relationship, like all these critics seem to think, or was it something else. (Not that I ever expect to get answers to this stuff, LOL.)

Despite some things feeling off (as I stated above), I really liked S3 too.  BUT, I loved Nick and Jess.  I can definitely see where, if you didn’t care if they were a couple or not, there wasn’t a whole lot left to be excited about last season.  The rest of the storylines outside of N/J WERE pretty weak last season.  That’s why I’m still baffled as to why the writers/Liz talk about how hard it was to write for them as a couple.  No, I think you need to figure out all the OTHER characters.  LOL!!!


itsajapanesegarden:

tuxedos-are-not-suits:

mrnickmiller:

Urgh it’s such a cheap shot blaming the Nick and Jess relationship. So irritating.

And now it’s just going to get worse in S4. Nick/Jess fans were the ones willing to stick around.

I hate to even think it, because I love them together, but if the writing for the characters was off, and the actors were bored, maybe the Nick/Jess relationship WAS the problem? How can we say what was the cause and what was the effect?

I think the biggest problem in S3, for me anyway, was the fact that there were way too many times when I wondered if the characters even legitimately liked being around each other.  They seemed to ALWAYS be at odds, and actually downright nasty sometimes.  The characters have always been awkward and not always the most self-aware individuals, but I never felt like they were actually TOXIC to each other like I did at times in S3.  In the first 2 seasons, they at least called each other out on their BS and there were heartfelt moments where if they did something wrong, they at least could admit it.

Schmidt was an awful friend the entire season.  They completely wrecked his character with all the revenge stuff, never had him apologize at all, and then made him have the audacity to expect NICK to apologize at the Bar Mitzvah for not being at his beck and call.  There’s a huge difference in some of the silly banter/teasing that had been done with the characters in S1 and S2, and the way they treated each other in S3.  It was a rarity that I felt like they actually CARED about each other last season.  So much of the season saw the characters acting pretty selfish.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some really amazing, “classic” NG episodes in there too.  Nerd, Longest Night Ever, Clavado, Birthday, and Big News were definitely some of their highest caliber work.  But then you had some really horrible, character assassination episodes like The Box, Schmidt whole cheating arc, etc.


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I gotta agree w what you said ant the actors last season. Something was just off. Season 3 didnt have the same magic as season 1 and def not season 2. They all seemed bored and disconnected at one time during season 3. For me, it was Jake who didnt seem as into it anymore. To me he didnt play Nick as the rootable loveable guy like in season 2. I do think the writing didnt do any favors for him either.
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I agree.  There were definitely times that Jake seemed to struggle with Nick last season, but I honestly think it had a lot to do with the writing.  I mean, how DO you take a character that had such amazing growth in the first 2 seasons and then do an episode like The Box?  Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact that Jake has such an amazing ability to act through facial expressions and body language, it could have turned out a LOT worse with the lines/writing he was given in some of the episodes.  And Max?  Definitely a lot of moments where he was over acting and dragging out a gag just 5 seconds too long.

I can’t imagine how difficult it is to have this idea in your head about who your character is, and then have writing that makes it nearly impossible for you to even be that character.


More of this, please!  Poop on Nick and Jess.  :-P

More of this, please!  Poop on Nick and Jess.  :-P

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