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Guest Blogging About New Girl

My friend asked if she could write something about New Girl on my blog. I told her, “yes” very quickly. She is such a good writer. So Talia, your wish is my command…..:)


Hello readers of stephinthescreentime. Thank you for having me today. I imagine myself on a big stage in front of all of you preparing to read off a speech I had planned….and totally freaking out. I guess it’s good that all I have to do is type on this here marvel of modern technology. And it’s a good thing too, because I have something very important to say.


You know of the hit TV show New Girl? Okay, I need to correct that….in a whispered tone, “I love Nick Miller.”

There, now maybe my husband won’t be so upset.

Okay, so I was checking my Facebook today when I came across a post from the New Girl Facebook site that asked “Would you use Nick’s ‘nicely vintage’ porta potty?” I must say my instant reaction was one that I had to pray forgiveness for and I found myself realizing what a great character Nick is.

More than anything, the world roots for an underdog. Don’t get me wrong, us women and -gay men- want a hot guy. I was lucky enough to find one so I won’t be trading in. But that doesn’t keep me from preferring the television and movie stars I watch to be steamy. Nick Miller, played by Jake Johnson, isn’t a guy that would stand out from a crowded bar scene. As a matter of fact, if you didn’t know who he was and you saw him on the street, you may even speed up a bit wondering if he’s a sordid character. His disheveled appearance mixed with his slightly gruff personality, resembles the guy asking for money on the street at times. Luckily, we get to have more insight into his character.

Take the pilot episode for example. Thinking back to when I first started watching this show, I don’t remember thinking that Nick and Jess were bound to be an item instantaneously. I remember the idea sneaking up on me. But now that I go back and rewatch some of the episodes (especially the Pilot), I worry I may be clueless. From the very first episode, Nick Miller was a man of impeachable, but still weird, character. He stood up for Jess against her ex-boyfriend, left the girl he was hung up on to rescue Jess from being stood up on her first date after being dumped, and then to top things off, he started the “Time of my Life” serenade in the middle of the fancy restaurant. Even in the pilot episode he was protective and made grand gestures that no real man would ever do. I guess it’s a good thing he’s a television character then, huh?

So, to answer the question asked by New Girl, yes, I probably would use Nick’s porta potty; because like Jess, I’ve fallen under Nick Miller’s spell.

What do you think of Nick and Jess as a couple? Do you think the smooch ruined their relationship for good?


Could Seth Rogen Be The One That Got Away?

I am still racking my brain on how I missed watching The Mindy Project. I mean, it is on after New Girl and I have been watching a lot of New Girl lately. Especially since I heard about that little something something between Nick and Jess. (The kiss of course!)

However, I did watch my first episode last Tuesday and needless to say, it did not disappoint. The writing is funny and playful and the show is so much fun to watch! I fell in love with all the characters and the way the stories just flow.

The name of the episode I got to watch says it all. It is entitled: The One That Got Away.

Sadly, we’ve all been there I think. Me included.

In this episode, Mindy, played by none other than Mindy Kaling, has a long lost friend, Sam, suddenly appear in her life again. Sam, played by Seth Rogen, is only in town for a very short time. He is in the army and has to go back to Afghanistan the following day. They go out to dinner, have a fabulous time, and go their separate ways.

Out of nowhere, Mindy realizes she is head over heels for him and goes to find him at the nearest tattoo parlor. After the third one, she finally finds him.
(Hmmm, perhaps I should go to the nearest tattoo parlor to find a man?). One thing leads to another and they end up seeing a Nora Ephron double feature together. (Definitely, my type of date.)

They eventually end up at Mindy’s apartment and Sam some how manages to fall out the window. I mean, don’t you hate it when that happens? Especially on a first date?
Mindy rushes him to the hospital where she is employed at, and gets him checked out.

Later on, she is called into surgery. When it is finally over with, there is no Sam to be found. But she does find a sweet little note from him telling her if he were to say goodbye, they would both be crying, which would not be good for anyone.

Sweet Sam also stated, “All these nothings have met more to me than so many somethings,” playfully quoting the Nora Ephron movie they saw together called You’ve Got Mail.

Sam seems like a good guy. Definitely would be the one that got away from Mindy….,

I will definitely be watching The Mindy Project again and I encourage anyone who is reading this blog to watch it as well.

Has anyone else seen this show? What do you think about it?