TV Club: New Girl: “The Right Thing”

The strength of most hangout sitcoms can be measured by its ability to split its characters up into different combinations that have distinct dynamics but can all equally bring something good to the story table. New Girl‘s best episodes almost always confine all of the characters to a specific place. Even when multiple storylines happen within that space, the proximity allows the show to play to its strengths, giving every character an opportunity to interact with each other. That’s what made “Spiderhunt” and “The Crawl” two of the best episodes of the season.

But episodes like those are special partly because of their infrequency. As fun as it is whenever it happens, New Girl can’t confine all of its characters to the loft every week. They have to go out in the world and do their own things, which is where New Girl can play with mixing …

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