Welcome to the Girl Crush Screening Room, where we watch BFFs we wish we had.

This week’s episodes:
2 Broke Girls – “And the Strokes of Goodwill”
New Girl – “Wedding”

We’re going to save the best for last. So let’s start with 2 Broke Girls:

Max and Caroline seem to be making progress in the friendship department. So much so that after a long shift of serving in Louboutins, Max offers to help Caroline out by taking her to the local Goodwill for new duds. Over the course of the show Caroline makes repeated attempts at bonding with Max only to be sluffed. After getting stung with a $70 pair of hooker nails, she reaches her breaking point and yells at Max at the restaurant for being a sucky friend only to find out that Max has been walking her horse every day. Yay – they both realize they’ve been bad friends (and horse-owners) so all is well. 

While scouring through the store Max comes across a Strokes tee that she couldn’t afford at the time of the concert only to have it whisked away by another thrift store aficionado. The tee sparks a hint of emotion in Max, but alas, the audience never finds out what happened at The Strokes concert.

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At the Goodwill Caroline not only scored a gorgeous pair of David Atwoods (that actually used to be hers) but a cute pair of shorts and some horrid ghetto-fabulous attitude. She danced around Goodwill singing her $5 dollar song and then followed it up at the apartment with her own incredibly awkward rendition of “Hot in Herre”. 

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Then to top it all off she runs into the girl from the Goodwill who scored the Strokes tee at the bar and gets into a fight with her all the while acting like she’s from the hood.

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I really can’t seem to figure out what Max’s style is. She goes from band tees to belted plaid shirts with skinny jeans and boots? I’d like her to take some time to think about who she wants to be. This can’t be a money issue because as we found out – you can look hot on a budget.

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Overall I think 2 Broke Girls is still lacking something – namely hot male interest and diversity in the wardrobes. Watching these two banter about who has it worse while wearing over-accessorized waitress outfits and talking in bizzaro accents and slang is getting to be a tad annoying.


Now onto New Girl!

Weddings – they can be so emotional for so many reasons. In this week’s episode the guys have a mutual friend getting married, so Nick invites Jess to come along as his pretend girlfriend to make Caroline jealous (which allllways works….). Nick claims he needs Jess to put her weirdness in her back pocket and be a shining star that will make Caroline swoon. She succeeds and kills it in a super cute purple one sleeved dress. Jess = 1 Caroline = 0.

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Cut to the wedding and Schmidt encounters a haggered version of Natasha Lyonne in a PANT SUIT and confesses that despite hating each other, at weddings they get hammered and hook up. Can I remind you she was wearing a PANT SUIT to a wedding? Bleck.

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Schmidt is determined not to let this happen again so when he encounters Brooke (aka Juliette, Queen of Taupe from Gossip Girl) he pulls out the stops to make sure he can seal the deal.

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Winston is trying to slide back into society after his failed overseas basketball career and all seems to be going well until he a) realizes he is wearing the same outfit as the groom and an 8 year old usher and b) takes his anger regarding his miserable life out on said 8 year old in a dance off. I’m going to let this slide because Winston is really growing on me and I think his suit is pretty deadly.

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As you can imagine the fake girlfriend plan backfires, and next thing you know Nick and Caroline are flirting away. Jess intervenes in a dramatic eruption of awesomeness claiming they have a baby…AND another baby! I’m sure Caroline is smart enough to know the mathematics on that don’t add up but regardless she owns up to having a boyfriend of her own. Cue Nick locking himself in a photobooth crying his eyes out. Jess decides to bring back her kooky personality and convince Nick that it’s time to move on. Lucky for Jess that works, and the boys realize that cooky Jess is the new found glue in their group.
So while this episode didn’t have a ton of wardrobe options, there was a strange collection of people wearing faux afros, giant glasses, and even a beard. Oh yes, and Schmidt joined in on the fun donning clip on earrings compliments of Miss Pants-a-lot. Wedding theme gone wrong? I think so.

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New Girl is putting 2 Broke Girls to shame in the comedy and fashion department. The final score for this week, IMO? New Girl = 1, 2 Broke Girls = 0.

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