'New Girl: The Complete Second Season'
(Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2013 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Relive all 25 outrageous 'New Girl: The Complete Second Season' 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.
DVD Verdict: For my money, 'New Girl's second season was just as strong as season one. Zooey Deschanel was born to play the quirky but loveable Jessica Day. At the start of season 2, Jess loses her job as a teacher and she also kind of loses who she is halfway through the season.
Indeed, she then begins a sexual relationship with a guy who thinks she's someone else at first, then she starts to have real feelings for him in the Halloween episode. But that storyline arc isn't what makes season 2 so special.
In episode 15, "Cooler" Nick (her insecure, unmotivated roommate) and Jess share a very passionate and intense kiss. I haven't seen chemistry this strong since Ross and Rachel on "Friends" in the mid-90s. After that episode, Nick and Jess dance around their feelings for each other. They are good friends, but Jess is afraid that Nick is not the right guy for her because he lacks direction and he's got commitment issues.
Eventually by the time the episode, "Virgins" airs - Nick and Jess realize they can't deny their attraction anymore and take the plunge. What I like about this show is the Nick and Jess storyline could've been put on hold until later seasons, but the writers decided it would add more drama and authenticity to put them together as a potential couple instead of dragging it out.
I really love this show. It's fresh, very funny, and full of surprising, heartfelt moments especially in the episode, "Chicago," when the gang is there for Nick after his father dies. My favorite episodes include: "Menzies", "Parents", "Pepperwood", "Quick Hardening Caulk", and "First Date". I can't wait for season 3 and see how the whole Nick and Jess relationship plays out. Of course something tells me they won't be a couple for long, because Nick has a tendency to sabotage himself.
Enjoy season 2 and I also recommend checking out season 1. These are all widescreen Presentations (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
•Commentary on "Cooler"
•Full of Schmidt
•Extended Version of "Virgins" episode