In the wake of Almost Human getting cancelled by Fox today, I realized it may be time to re-evaluate what I’m watching. With the DVR always around 70-80% anymore, I just made my first cut, New Girl.
The first season of New Girl was awesome. I found myself stopping to laugh and then rewinding multiple times after jokes. It quickly became one of my favorite shows. I’m not sure when it jumped the shark but season 2 was just never able to recreate that magic. Season 3 has been a downright chore to watch. I liked when Schmidt and Cece were together but when he blew up that relationship, that was a downhill moment. They didn’t need to get Nick and Jess together; they needed to keep Schmidt and Cece together.
Probably the worst thing was bringing back Coach. I liked him on Happy Endings but he changed the dynamic on New Girl and I didn’t understand why he was necessary. I also felt when they brought him back, they started dumbing down Winston to a frustrating level.
In the end, everything was good at first but they meddled and it didn’t work for me. In a way, New Girl got old fast. I’m sure since they cancelled Almost Human and not New Girl, it’s doing well enough for them and that’s fine. I just can’t do it anymore.