Tuesday night is huge for television comedy. In order to make sense of all of the options, we've decided to rank the best shows each week to suss out who is coming out on top.
1. New Girl
Do you need a sharpie hand note, like Nick, to remember where we left off three weeks ago? Here, let us remind you: Nick and Jess’s relationship ended in a hilarious crumble of ashes (quite literally, as they set part of their bedroom on fire). Last night’s episode was the aftermath of that break-up, because as Jess put it, “boob season” is officially over.
“Big News” should’ve been all about the demise of Nick & Jess, but one thing got in the way: Winston was accepted into the police academy (if this ends up being somehow related to the Key and Peele reboot …). So instead of setting the loft into disarray, Nick and Jess pretended to still be a couple for Winston’s sake, as he (not unreasonably) requested the day be all about him. But of course that didn't work out, and even though they pretended to be okay with the break-up (Nick took some of Schmidt's anxiety pills and Jess ran to a studying-for-the-GED CeCe), it was obvious that they weren't. The episode concluded with a "honey roast" of Winston (it's like a roast, but you say sweet things instead) until Jess commandeered and turned it into a roast-roast. What does a wine-drunk, cat-costumed Jess really think of her friends? Coach has too many sweatpants and needs to buy real pants, CeCe's hair is so long, and Schmidt has a big head. Oh, and Nick (among other things) yells Yahtzee! when he climaxes. Good to know.