ūüĆė Screen Rant ūüĆí 15 Beloved TV Characters That Everyone Used To Hate

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My Dream Emmy Ballot 2016: “Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”

Here is what the ‚ÄúLead Actor in a¬†Comedy Series‚ÄĚ category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only¬†nominate six people).

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

- Fred Savage (Stewart Sanderson, The Grinder)

–¬†Rob Delaney¬†(Rob, Catastrophe)

–¬†Chris Geere¬†(Jimmy Shive-Overly, You’re the Worst)

–¬†Chris Messina¬†(Danny Castellano, The Mindy Project)

–¬†Rob Lowe (Dean Sanderson, The Grinder)

–¬†Jake Johnson¬†(Nick Miller, New Girl)

 

Runner-Up:  Jeffrey Tambor (Maura Pfefferman, Transparent)

Fred Savage is a great director but, as he proved once again with The Grinder, a pretty brilliant actor, too. His¬†panicked line delivery whenever¬†Stewart¬†tried to defend logic,¬†and got shut down as illogical, could’ve been Debbie Downer but instead was endearing. In the more reactive role to Rob Lowe’s dramatic brother, Dean, Savage always had the right¬†expression for Lowe’s antics.¬†It’s a shame the show got canceled but¬†I’m excited to see what career move Savage makes next.

 

And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? Voice your thoughts in the comments below and organize your own nominee list using the  official Emmy ballot.

Also be sure to check back July 14th when the official nominees get announced.

(P.S. No worries if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are).  but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)

My Dream Emmy Ballot 2016: “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series”

Here is what the ‚ÄúSupporting Actor in a¬†Comedy Series‚ÄĚ category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only¬†nominate six people).

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

- Lamorne Morris (Winston Bishop, New Girl)

–¬†Ike Barinholtz¬†(Morgan Tookers, The Mindy Project)

–¬†Pete Gardner¬†(Darryl Whitefeather, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

–¬†Tony Hale¬†(Gary Walsh, Veep)

–¬†Jeremy Allen White (Lip Gallagher, Shameless)

–¬†Titus Burgess¬†(Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

 

Runner-Up: Jaime Camil (Rogelio De La Vega, Jane the Virgin)

Winston, the character,¬†has gone through a lot of changes. Lamorne Morris’ ability to make the sweet, cat-loving prankster hilarious‚ÄĒconstant. This year, actor and character¬†were gifted with more ongoing storylines and the results‚ÄĒWinston’s¬†rising career as a cop (no, I don’t know how that happened either but it’s more fun¬†when you accept it)¬†and new¬†status¬†as romantic lead‚ÄĒmade season five the season of Winston. And when it’s the season of Winston, what else can you do but grab your nearest bird shirt and celebrate?

 

And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? Voice your thoughts in the comments below and organize your own nominee list using the  official Emmy ballot.

Also be sure to check back July 14th when the official nominees get announced.

(P.S. No worries if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are).  but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)

The Odyssey Online: Fifteenth Issue

For Everyone Who Doesn’t Want to Watch Football This Thanksgiving

Holiday-themed TV alternatives to watching the¬†‘Big Game’

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Without fail, there’s always at least one room in the house on Thanksgiving Day that’s taken over by the ‘Big Game.’ I am not a football fan. I do not know the rules, I do not root for a team, and these convictions extend through the Super Bowl as well–no commercial break or half time show exceptions. Despite what popular opinion may say to the contrary, however, with a little preplanning there are many other, more holiday-themed alternatives for what to watch this year. Here’s my list of TV’s top Thanksgiving specials.

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The Odyssey Online- Tenth Issue

13 Nights of Halloween TV

An episode-a-day guide to TV’s best Halloween specials.

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Boo! Like a ghost ninja, Halloween is almost upon us and for TV fans everywhere that can only mean one thing: the Halloween episode. Every year I look forward to seeing what twists my favorite running shows will play in tribute to this scariest of all holidays. It’s also a time to wax nostalgic on Halloween specials past. While Christmas specials get all the glory, Halloween specials are often among the most memorable episodes in many series’ runs. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Whether you’re a Halloween scrooge (yours truly), a Trick-or-Treater for life, or just around for the costumes, there is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit early than a marathon. After much careful deliberation here is my ultimate Halloween TV playlist, for all your spooky, haunted pleasure in the 13 nights ahead.
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A Resurgence of Happy, Fictional Couples Means Babies Close Behind

[Warning: Spoilers]

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Once upon a time, in an era known as the 80s, a fresh-faced actor named Bruce Willis played a private detective alongside Cybill Shepherd on the TV show, Moonlighting. Lasting for five seasons, it would go on to create one of the most cited and worst followed excuses on television: the Moonlighting curse. Two decades have passed since its cancellation, yet the show¬†has managed to find a second life in the interviews of actors and showrunners alike, who continually namedrop it as a viable reason for ignoring the chemistry between their leading men and ladies. The argument stands that making your stars a couple is a show killer, because that‚Äôs why Moonlighting got the ax. Never mind all of the backstage drama that was taking place on that set‚ÄĒclearly it got canceled because they bowed down to fans‚Äô desire to see the crime-fighting partners together.

Moral of the Story: if you want your show to last, avoid declarations of love. Include lots of break-ups. Stall, stall, and more stall (see The Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, etc.)

Unfortunately, some shows seem to have taken this advice to heart. In an attempt to circumvent Moonlighting‚Äôs fate, happy, stable relationships have become the bane to TV‚Äôs existence. Their replacement‚ÄĒunresolved romantic tension‚ÄĒhas transformed into a crutch for maintaining viewer interest. Courtships intended to captivate get dragged on past reason, actually hurting their shows by preventing them from moving past ‚Äúwill they or won‚Äôt they‚ÄĚ tropes. If you‚Äôve watched an episode of Castle lately, you know what I mean. The once delightful mystery drama about a dashing novelist and his NYPD cop muse waited until season seven to have them tie the knot. Considering it was clear from the pilot they were soul mates, that‚Äôs too much time, and after the canceled wedding day fiasco that was the show‚Äôs season six finale, season seven was really¬†too late. The show‚Äôs final shreds of realism were already gone.

Unrequited love stories aren‚Äôt the problem. Neither are bumpy road sagas (look at how Ben and Leslie learned to balance feelings and career ambitions on Parks and Recreation, or how Axel struggled with destiny dictating his love life on the New Zealand import, Almighty Johnsons). It‚Äôs the stories that don‚Äôt recognize the need for characters to take the next step in their relationships, or ignore the need out of fear of change, that cause a show to fall apart. And while these complaints aren‚Äôt new and have been voiced before, television is finally responding with a slowly increasing willingness to experiment with their love timetables. Superstitions over the Moonlighting curse have far from disappeared but‚ÄĒthanks to a few pregnancy twist compromises‚ÄĒare beginning to lose their potency.

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My Dream Emmy Ballot 2013: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy

UPDATE:

So I didn’t get much right in these categories.
 
New Girl somehow found themselves without any nominations after magically trumping their first hilarious season (which brightened many a dreary Tuesday for me).
 
Despite being a cult hit I was surprised Arrested Development got some love with a nomination for Jason Bateman. Jim Parsons, on the other hand, was no surprise for The Big Bang Theory.
 
I fared slightly better with the comedy leading ladies, since powerhouses Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler both received nominations. I’d be thrilled if either won the Emmy (though since Louis-Dreyfus got it last year, delivering Poehler’s acceptance speech no less, I think it’s Leslie Knope’s turn for the win). Martha Plimpton should have really been recognized, too, though.
 
Here is the official nominations list.

PS Please, not Alec Baldwin again for best actor. Enough.

 

***

 
The real Emmy nominations are announced this morning, and before I go and look them up here is what the ‚ÄúLead Actor” and “Lead¬†Actress in a¬†Comedy Series‚ÄĚ category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only pick six people).
 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

–¬†Garret Dillahunt¬†(Burt Chance, Raising Hope)

– Neil Flynn (Mike Heck, The Middle)

–¬†JAKE JOHNSON¬†(Nick Miller, New Girl)

Jake Johnson as "Nick Miller"

–¬†Jim Parsons¬†(Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)

–¬†Adam Scott¬†(Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreations)

–¬†Elijah Wood¬†(Ryan Newman, Wilfred)

 

Runner Ups:
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth, Arrested Development)
Josh Gad (Skip Gilchrist, 1600 Penn)
Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc, Episodes)
Joel McHale (Jeff Winger, Community)
Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother)

 
 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

–¬†Zooey Deschanel¬†(Jessica Day, New Girl)

–¬†Sutton Foster¬†(Michelle Simms, Bunheads)

–¬†MARTHA PLIMPTON¬†(Virginia Chance, Raising Hope)

Martha Plimpton as "Virginia Chance"

–¬†Amy Poehler¬†(Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation)

–¬†Krysten Ritter¬†(Chloe, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23)

–¬†Dakota Johnson¬†(Kate Fox, Ben and Kate)

 

Runner Ups:
Mindy Kaling (Dr. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina Meyer, Veep)
Portia de Rossi¬†(Lindsey Bluth F√ľnke, Arrested Development)
Courtney Cox (Jules Cobb, Cougar Town)

 
 
And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Voice your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to organize your own nominee list using the official Emmy ballot.

(P.S. It doesn’t matter if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are) but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)
 

-Jake Johnson picture from here, Martha Plimpton picture from here

 

My Dream Emmy Ballot 2013: “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”

UPDATE:

Again, picking comedy nominees has not been my strong suit.
 
The Emmys seem unperturbed by the fact that The Office had its final season and will never have a chance to be given any awards again.
 
Congratulations Anna Chlumsky for your first Emmy nomination! You are my favorite character on Veep and that show is packed with funny characters.
 
Maybe next year Amy Poehler won’t have to be the only representative for Parks and Recreations. True, Poehler is a genius, even providing the best moments during actual award shows, but so are many of her colleagues (Aubrey Plaza!).
 
Alas, far less surprised that Cougar Town has no Emmy representatives, but that doesn’t make it right.
 
Here is the official nominations list.
 

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Here is what the ‚ÄúSupporting Actress in a Comedy Series‚ÄĚ category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only¬†nominate six people,¬†and even my honorable mentions section is missing worthy individuals).
 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

– Anna Chlumsky (Amy Brookheimer, Veep)

– Jenna Fischer (Pam Halpert, The Office)

– Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)

AUBREY PLAZA (April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation)

Was I excited when I realized I owned the same sweater as April? Yes. Yes, I was.

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– Busy Philipps (Laurie Keller, Cougar Town)

– Merritt Wever (Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie)

 
 

Runner Ups:
Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry, Community)
Hannah Simone (Cece, New Girl)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rosenkowski, The Big Bang Theory)
Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin, How I Met Your Mother)
Angela Kinsey (Angela Lipton, The Office)
Christa Miller (Ellie Torres, Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (Sue Heck, The Middle)
Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother)

 

Honorable Mentions: Kristen Bell (Jeannie van der Hooven, House of Lies), Mayim Balik (Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory), Eliza Coupe (Jane Kerkovich-Williams, Happy Endings), Retta (Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation), Alia Shawkat (Maeby F√ľnke, Arrested Development), Catherine Tate (Nellie Bertrum, The Office)

 
And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Voice your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to organize your own nominee list using the official Emmy ballot.
(P.S. It doesn’t matter if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are) but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)
 

My Dream Emmy Ballot 2013: “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series”

UPDATE:

This category was a wash, so go Tony Hale (Gary Walsh on Veep)! You are the best assistant a VP could have.
 
Here is the official nominations list.
 

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Here is what the ‚ÄúSupporting Actor in a Comedy Series‚ÄĚ category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only¬†nominate six people,¬†and even my honorable mentions section is missing worthy individuals).

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

IKE BARINHOLTZ (Morgan Tookers, The Mindy Project)

Ike Barinholtz as "Morgan Tookers"

– Max Greenfield (Schmidt, New Girl)

– Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation)

– Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir, Community)

– Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer, Parks and Recreation)

– Brian Van Holt (Bobby Cobb, Cougar Town)

 
 

Runner Ups:
John Krasinski (Jim Halpert, The Office)
Neal Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother)
Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz, The Big Bang Theory)
Chris Messina (The Mindy Project)
James Van Der Beek (James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23)
Jason Segal (Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother)

 

Honorable Mentions: Josh Hopkins (Grayson Ellis, Cougar Town), Will Arnett (Gob Bluth, Arrested Development), Echo Kellum (Tommy, Ben and Kate), Atticus Shaffer (Brick Heck, The Middle), Lamorne Morris (Winston, New Girl)

 
And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Voice your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to organize your own nominee list using the official Emmy ballot.

(P.S. It doesn’t matter if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are) but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)
 

-picture from here

 

Review FOX’s New Girl: “Elaine’s Big Day” (Season 2 Finale)

[Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for this episode and any episodes preceding it]

In regards to last Tuesday’s New Girl, one need only ask two questions straight from the lyrics of a song made for fist pumping to:

  1. Where did you come from?
  2. Where did you go?

“Where did you go?” is an easy one. Television’s summer break has arrived (even though it’s technically¬†still spring),¬†and current seasons of programs across television networks are being capped off, not to return¬†for a few months.

“Where did you come from?” is a tougher question because¬†where does a consistently funny comedy like New Girl originate? Pre-FOX’s Adorkable commercial campaign¬†to entice¬†viewers to tune in last year, pre-all of the complimentary receptions the show received from critics early in the game, I was sold on New Girl because of its leading lady, Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer, the¬†“she” of musical duo She and Him).¬†Zooey did not make New Girl a hit wonder¬†on her own, however.¬†It is an ensemble piece, one that’s laugh-out-loud funny every week* and¬†has a¬†brag-worthy rate of successful¬†jokes, in wording and¬†delivery, because of everyone who takes part in its creation. I came in only knowing a few names attached to the project, but have come out¬†learning them all. With that in mind, the show’s season two¬†finale is no exception to¬†its¬†track record of genius.
 

Nick & Jess are back

Note the pink purse Credited FOX

Note the pink purse
Credited FOX


 
Moments¬†post-calling their relationship, Nick and Jess¬†became an uncalled couple once more, and considering the disappointment that would have persisted during the summer if¬†the “called” status had¬†stayed in place, I feel this was a great¬†move. I also think it wouldn’t have been half as great a finale¬†if Jess¬†hadn’t been the one to make the¬†first apologies and genuine pleas for them to¬†get back¬†together. After all, Nick deserved the confidence booster, considering the tearing down he’d been¬†receiving¬†from others who made¬† their opinions of him quite clear in that they¬†considered him not¬†good enough for Jess,¬†an eventual¬†saboteur of¬†his relationship with her, etc. [see SIDENOTE].

This¬†backlash occurs¬†while he is trying so hard¬†to step up for this¬†relationship, from suit wearing to purse carrying¬†(and granted, I’m biased because, besides allowing Winston to be in a situation where a badger could be released in the air ducts of his girlfriend’s best friend’s wedding, I have basically thought¬†Nick¬†could do no¬†wrong¬†since season 1’s “Fancyman Part 1,” but I think anyone¬†would¬†agree that¬†the barrage of verbal attacks against Nick’s person¬†are too¬†strong for their intended target). Yet, despite this, Jess, after phase one of ¬†Schmidt and Winston’s scheme to sabotage Cece’s wedding goes off,¬†¬†refuses to believe Nick¬†wasn’t a¬†participant in the prank. Nick Miller may be said to have made some mistakes, but he’s never been known to lie**. She should have believed him and not jumped the gun by immediately viewing¬†her (false) accusation¬†as a sign that they wouldn’t work as a long term¬†couple. Indeed, what both have to recognize (and Nick is at fault here too, with his low self-confidence and¬†knack for destroying¬†his own happiness) is the basic adage that all relationships can fall apart. All relationships stand on the constant brink of implosion.

Nevertheless,¬†in their case they¬†care about each other, enjoy each other’s company, have lived together (as roommates), played the friends card first so they already know a lot about each other (including¬†factoids that¬†mark a person as close¬†buddy versus casual acquaintance), have come to each other’s aid multiple times, proven to have each other’s backs,¬†share great chemistry, and make each other laugh. They also, it has to be acknowledged, in a¬†creative medium¬†packed with first¬†kiss scenes, stand out for having one of the best, in the game changing episode, “Cooler.”¬†That’s a lot of positive groundwork from which¬†to grow a solid, meaningful¬†relationship off of, and while¬†they will¬†fight, they’ve always bickered. They’ve also always made a habit of apologizing to each other. If they don’t get scared away first, and if they drop the unrealistic belief that if they come across an obstacle, their love¬†is doomed to¬†fail,*** they can¬†pull off¬†this couple thing and¬†pull it off¬†well.

 

* Because there are hilarious comedies, and then there are the ones that force you to verbalize your hysterics. This is one where you verbalize.

** Nick is always considered the half of¬†the couple¬†that stands¬†to be a¬†potential problem. Similar situations have occurred on other shows I’ve loved, with other male halves of couples I’ve loved. Jess Mariano was¬†forever seen as¬†the bad boy to Rory Gilmore’s good girl on Gilmore Girls. Logan Echolls was viewed¬†as the¬†spoiled rich mess for Veronica Mars to clean up after on Veronica Mars. Nick Miller is a money-stretched, well-meaning guy and he still gets¬†branded as the immature bar tender Jessica Day should¬†keep as a friend only.¬†Now, none of these¬†guys are without¬†flaws,¬†yet neither are their leading ladies. The flack¬†simply doesn’t fly at the females¬†equally. The men¬†can do so many kind, thoughtful things, but at the smallest error they are¬†jumped upon (and errors, as human beings, are inevitable). I trust New Girl¬†will correct this¬†present gender disproportion.

*** Exact l- word hasn’t been said yet, but it will happen.

 

~ SIDENOTE ~

Group photo attempt mid-falling apart
Credited FOX

Uncool Jess’ father, played by guest star Rob Reiner, for treating Nick so poorly this episode. Manipulating him out of a group picture when he was being completely cooperative (admittedly, Jess left smiling solo at the end for the photo, daddy’s precious little girl, was hilarious). Disparaging his daughter’s¬†choice of boyfriend¬†in front of¬†Jess, Nick,¬†and¬†their friends. It’s not classy, and while Nick, to his own detriment, was a little too forefront¬†with¬†Mr. Day¬†about how¬†he and Jess¬†hadn’t defined their new relationship yet since sleeping together, he also included in that honesty the importance and¬†care he placed¬†on his real feelings¬†towards Jess. This is a guy who really¬†likes¬†the girl, wants it to work out between them , and, by willingly sharing details one should never share with one’s boyfriend/girlfriend’s father, he , if nothing else, proves his¬†sincerity. Any father has the right to be (over)protective of his daughter and there will always be reasons for parental concern (potentially more so in an only child situation as it is with the Days) but before he passes judgment on Nick he should take into account and recognize for a moment how happy his daughter is, how not¬†terrible a choice Nick is, before¬†planting the seeds of doubt in them that almost derail the relationship before it fully starts. Nick¬†may not offer financial¬†security, he may still be figuring out his life, but he isn’t a jerk, and I would place more worth on the latter, even if money¬†does make the world go round.

 

It’s Schmidt’s Move

Team Elizabeth Credited FOX

Team Elizabeth
Credited FOX


 
I was behind Schmidt¬†reuniting with CeCe back when he “White Fanged” (broke up with)¬†her in the season one finale. I¬†enjoyed when he and¬†Cece’s other ex-boyfriend, Robbie,¬†stalked her on dates. I was deflated by Schmidt’s expression in season two’s, “TinFinity,” when Shivrang proposed to CeCe and she accepted.¬†Meeting his (former) ex-girlfriend Elizabeth while¬†he scrambled¬†to find¬†a plus one¬†for Cece’s wedding has made me reevaluate the situation.

It is not that I¬†no longer¬†enjoy the pairing of Schmidt and CeCe (and I imagine that eventually, despite my change in opinion, she will come out the winner in this affair of the heart) but Elizabeth, who had dated Schmidt in college while he was obese, could care less about what people think of her. She doesn’t change herself for the sake of others, has no inhibitions about society’s opinions of her, and can dance. She is her wonderful self 24/7, and¬†is therefore a wonderful influence on Schmidt who, since his weight loss, cares to the extreme about appearances and¬†giving off¬†a society-defined air of¬†coolness.

This episode¬†leaves Schmidt with a choice. He messes Cece’s wedding up enough for her to have an out to say she doesn’t want to marry Shivrang, but now has to decide between continuing his¬†re-developing relationship with Elizabeth or breaking it off to restart his old one with Cece. His response to this choice is to make a break for it, but he will have to face the women¬†eventually, and I for one hope Elizabeth gets to stick around and¬†am glad the answer was kept up in the air for now. Even as an Elizabeth fan, either choice will produce some disappointment. It would be a shame after all¬†Schmidt’s attempts to win Cece back that¬†she would finally admit he’s the guy for her just to get shot down.¬†It would seem too cruel to drop Elizabeth, who has done nothing wrong and was hesitant about rekindling their romance in the first place, probably because she knew there was a great risk that she’d get hurt (and that thin Schmidt can be a douche,¬†with the¬†running gag of¬†his¬†cash-filled¬†“Douche Jar”). Schmidt recognizes he has tough decision in front of him and that realization was enough for the finale, and allowed Jess and Nick’s triumphant¬†reunion¬†to not get overshadowed by the difficult choice’s outcome.

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It’s personal anecdote time: One crappy day this year, I could¬†not cheer myself up.¬†There had been a gradually¬†increasing¬†panic over some since¬†forgotten issue and nothing could distract me from it.¬†Then, while in a Chick-Fil-A takeout line, I started talking about the latest¬†New Girl,¬† and suddenly I realized I¬†was¬†calming¬†down. It sounds ridiculous, exaggerated,¬†but this happened, and¬†every Tuesday night I couldn’t wait¬†to see and hear¬†the latest misadventures of these marvelously drawn out characters because no matter what had¬†past in my¬†day, everything would¬†appear a little bit brighter after 9:30. With a season finale that included one cliffhanger and one pleasant drive¬†off to the destination of “wherever we came from” by Nick and Jess,¬†I eagerly await the season three premiere, and if I could communicate with my eyes (a skill that, according to Schmidt, he and CeCe possess) mine would be saying, “Thanks, New Girl. Thanks.”
 
 

Did you enjoy Cece’s wedding (before it was permanently called)? What one-liner made you laugh the most? Team CeCe or Team Elizabeth?¬†Pick sides (or run away so you don’t have to answer) in the comments below.