Monday, October 7, 2013




The romantic tension between Jess (Emmyr Nominee Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) escalates in the hilarious, quirky second season of New Girl – but will they ever hook up? Meanwhile, Schmidt fails to be hip, Winston isn’t “prepared” for a hot date, and Nick faces a death in his dysfunctional family. While Jess does her best to replace Cece on a modeling job and a drunk Elvis impersonator at a funeral, Schmidt and Winston hope to rearrange Cece’s arranged marriage. Relive all 25 outrageous episodes featuring guest stars like Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner and Dennis Farina, and enjoy fun bonus material – including the extended version of the hugely popular Virgins episode – only available on the DVD.


Coming across a converted factory loft, you find Jess at the heart of three guy roommates, snot nosed, bleary eyed and watching re-runs of the pinnacle of romance films, Dirty Dancing. The Bachelors: Schmidt, a camp, Jewish Ladies man, with a severe case of ODC, Nick, a bartender with no proper life ambitions, also recovering from a messy break-up and Coach, a personal trainer, who is then replaced later on by Winston, who returns from playing basketball in Latvia for two years. He’s the type of guy who always misunderstands women and their feelings, loves ducks and hilariously sings songs from the musical wicked.

The guys eventually decide to take Jess in, on finding out that she knows Cece, a model who happens to be Jess’s best friend . What the gents are soon to discover is that, unlike the stereotypical model, she is smart, understanding, quick-tongued and very protective of Jess; she will do anything to stop Jess from falling into the mishaps of the lads and also Jess’s own naive plans of trying to find a new man in her life. The second season is more of the same, but you get a funny Elvis impersonator and some creepy celeb cameos. Plus, you get that really weird Woody Allen costume and I think JGL showed up. Maybe, I hallucinated that from last season. Who am I kidding? I’m just watching for Zooey Deschanel.

The DVD comes with deleted scenes, featurettes, extended episode, commentary and a gag reel are the special features. The A/V Quality is strong with a supportive transfer and a Dolby 5.1 audio track. The Dolby track doesn’t get much back channel action outside of the few major comedic slapstick. Hell, I didn’t realize until now that this was one of Dennis Farina’s last role. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans of the show.



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