This was a great week for me as a television viewer (even without a new Parks and Rec). One of my favorite reality shows, Dancing with the Stars, was back with some promising contenders for this season (I’m looking at you, Jacoby Jones). Castle gave us a fun take on the horror genre as well as some genuinely sweet moments between Castle and Beckett (“Be with Kate” was a close second for this week’s favorite TV moment). And Once Upon a Time continued its journey into the murkier waters of morality and featured one of the most powerfully acted scenes it’s ever had in a dramatic showdown between Snow White and Regina.
Although these were all great episodes, there was no real debate for what would be my pick for the best of this week in the world of television. For some time now, New Girl has been delivering must-see moments on a near-weekly basis. This week’s “Quick Hardening Caulk” ended with a kissing scene that was equal parts hilarious (“You’re so annoying with your little shorts!”) and HOT (because when Nick Miller kisses like a man, he really kisses like a man). New Girl has become the new standard for mixing comedy with sincere moments of emotion and character development, and this moment between Nick and Jess was showcased that balance perfectly.
And on a purely shallow note, it’s impossible to look at Jake Johnson in this scene and imagine that anything else on TV could possibly be better than his face (and ridiculously beautiful jawline).
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?