New Girl Season 2 Review “Cooler” – OMG! OMG! OMG!


Can I get a hallelujah?!?! The thing I’ve been waiting for since episode one of New Girl happened this week!! “Cooler” will go down in history as the episode in which Nick finally kissed Jess…and she totally kissed him back!!

Sorry. Had to get that out of my system.

But honestly, if you’ve been following these reviews at all, you should know that I am a total Nick/Jess shipper. (What is that called, by the way? Jick? Ness?) Regardless, I’m a fan, so the last ten minutes of the show had me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see if they would do it or if they’d just tease us. She was in her bra! He was in his stolen women’s coat! They were locked in a room with everyone demanding that they kiss as part of the esoteric rules of a totally fun-sounding game Jess made up!

But…alas…it seemed like Nick was going to take the high road, although I got goosebumps when he told Jess he didn’t want to kiss her like that. It was perfect. And then, later, when they were alone in the hallway between their bedrooms, him alone for another night, her with Sam, he grabbed her arm, hauled her up against him, and gave her one of the hottest TV kisses I’ve seen in a very long while.

It was crazy sexy and I’m a romance novelist, so, really…take my word on this. It was exactly how I wanted the first Ness (I made a command decision) kiss to be, even though I didn’t realize I wanted it that way until I was watching it happen. Then all I could think was “Nailed it!”

I guess I should talk about the rest of the episode, how Winston managed to land a really cute new girlfriend and CeCe gave up a potentially interesting relationship in order to help Schmidt get laid by a woman who got turned on by other people’s misery, but really…c’mon. This was all about the kiss.

What does it mean though? Jess is still dating someone else, Nick is still Nick, they live together…this has the potential to get very awkward super fast. But you know what? I’ll worry about that next week. For right now, I’m just going to be happy that one of my TV wishes came true.

Oh, I couldn’t feature this image with the article because I didn’t want to spoil anyone, but just because I love it so much, here’s a picture of what will hereto after be known as “TBK” or “The Big Kiss.”

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