Last week's New Girl was not only funny but it lit my Nick and Jess heart a flutter. This week we take a break from our favorite couple and focus on our favorite douche, Schmidt. With new, young hipster neighbors in town, Schmidt tries to win their hearts. But they aren't exactly going for his douchebag ways. Elsewhere, Nick and Winston plot to prank poor Schmidt. With an episode focused on Schmidt how many hipsters do you guys wanna bet this episode will be awesome?
This review will be extra pompous because...hipster.
Okay so we have an episode all about hipsters and Jess is like the ultimate hipster? I'm glad we got this episode over with because it proved how grounded Jess actually is. She isn't a hipster; her head isn't in the clouds. She doesn't need her mom to do her laundry for her or ponder what the opposite of a dish washer is. She's an adult, not the cartoon she was in the pilot. Although sometimes you might see Jess as a kid, she's really not. She's got a child like soul, and I don't see that as a big deal at all. As long as she is grounded in her reality Jess is a relatable character.
Jess wasn't the only one hankering for youth; the guys were having their own moments. Although Nick was the "old man" on the stairs, coughing and yelling at the youngsters he was still pranking Schmidt and making fun of Winston. Nick seemed like the grounded one upon first glance, but he finds those little things in life and as much as Jess was criticized for being a kid, Nick is the real kid of the group. He still has these big dreams, no matter how old mannish he act; he's still got a light heart and that's why Jess holds him so dear, their souls are one in the same.
Schmidt is having his own existential crisis in this episode as he tries to fit in with the hipsters who are douchier than he is. He's always been the successful one amongst his friends, but his personality is a little in your face and rough. In the end Schmidt learns a lesson: he's the man and hipsters suck. It's funny that the hipsters thought he tried so hard when they're the ones that try hard.
Winston is the one that actually does the adult thing and gets a job doing what he loves. Of course he's another contradiction cause he also tries his hardest to prank Schmidt with Nick. Of course he's terrible at it, but he wins at the end of night.
- Did we really expect the hipsters not to know who Urkle was?! He is their style icon! Also these guys were supposed to be 23 right? I'm 24 and I grew up on TGIF. Sorry show. Should have made them late teens.
- Nice touch with Nick and Jess at the end with the money issue and the pranking. I love how Jess immediately jumped to get a job after Nicks "money issue" you aren't married Jess! I'm sure we'll get the prank sometime in the future. Lots of foreshadowing going on with these two lately. Am I the only one that thinks the bad thing Nick might do will be related to the prank? While we think it has to do with their relationship.
- I know there's a sector of fans that love Schmidt and Jess but I find their dynamic to be sibling like at best, tonight's episode really proved it. The fights she has with Schmidt aren't nearly as intense as the ones with Nick. They fight like brother and sister and I love them for it.
- Living in Brooklyn I see enough hipsters. If I never have to see another one again I'll be happy.
- "I'm like a Jewish Peter Pan!"
- Nick spending all of his money to prank Schmidt was amazing.
There you have it folks. Another great episode of New Girl. I know some people don't think it's as strong as last season but I'm still laughing. Also I hope you guys liked my extra pompous hipster review this week. Considering I mostly cover Supernatural and fantasy shows, I'm glad I can really play around when I do New Girl and coming next week Happy Endings! Any way I tip my hipster hat to you all and see you next week!