“New Girl”: There’s shells in these eggs

Here’s a real quick review of this week’s New Girl:

The whole gang’s trip to Portland for Jess’ dad’s wedding leaves a lot to be desired. There’s a whole city tour Jess has planned to take us through all of the hot spots growing up, but all we really get is the lackluster, depressing highlights because all that’s on Jess’ mind is Ryan, who has flaked out of coming to the wedding. “Oregon” feels like a wasted episode, although Coach has an excellent vacation and Jamie Lee Curtis, as Jess’ mom, has an awesome acid trip. We’re forced to sit through 30 minutes of waiting, until Jess and Ryan break up in an entirely too anti-climactic way — over the phone, when it feels like everything could’ve been resolved if they’d broken up a week ago.


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