Tuesday night's episode of New Girl is either deemed "hilarious" or "the worst ever!" by the show's fans. It's like Jess is going through a quarter life crisis these days. One minute she's having one night stands, the next she's watching TGIF marathons and perfecting '80s catchphrases.
A group of four hipster millennial neighbors, who share sex partners, move into the building and take an instant liking to Jess. Schmidt, a former fat kid, yearns to be accepted by the group of
trendy 20-something losers and he tries so hard to get them to like him, it naturally makes them hate him more. While some people thought that Jess was really annoying this week, I thought she was hilarious! You either love annoying dorky Jess or you hate her, I'm in the former category.
Meanwhile, it was pretty sad to watch Schmidt become the target of Nick, aka Prank Sinatra, in the same episode that he's rejected by the cool kids. It wasn't funny; it was borderline cruel.
Back at his sports job, Winston gets promoted, scoring his own sports radio show that airs during the "primetime for truckers," aka middle of the night.
Fans are left wondering why Jess didn't stand up for Schmidt while I'm left wondering where Cece, played by Hannah Simone, went and why Winston's life keeps improving while everyone else's sucks.
Schmidt only feels better about himself when the new hipster neighbors confess that they don't like him because he's an "asshead," not because he's old.
Underneath all the flamboyance, Schnmidt is insecure and it's obvious that until Jess gets another teaching job, she'll continue to find more random, occasionally interesting ways to pass time now that she's "off the grid."