9:00 pm: Happy Endings (ABC; 10/23)
I think Happy Endings has taken over Modern Family‘s spot as ABC’s funniest show. The way I feel about this show now is how I used to feel about How I Met Your Mother in the good days (seasons 1-4)
9:00 pm New Girl (FOX; 10/25)
Zooey Deschanel is still the weakest link in this cast but she improved as the season went on. Well, she didn’t necessarily improve. She just meshed better with her castmates. She’s about to lose this show to Schmidt (Max Greenfield). I haven’t seen a secondary character hijack a show from it’s star like this since Urkel.
Everything about this movie was great. Both hilarious and touching. I find it funny that this is the movie Sam Mendes made after Revolutionary Road. RR made me never want to get married again while Away We Go makes you jealous of loving relationships.
The script was also great but I expected no less from Dave Eggers (who co-wrote with Vendela Vida). This bodes well for Where The Wild Things Are.
I was worried I would get tired of John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph but I never did and everyone made great use of their screen time (particularly Allison Janney and Chris Messina)