New Girl - Finale Season! (Review)

With a short 8 episode finale season, I am sad but content with how New Girl finished. 

The comedy show popped onto our screens 8 years ago starring awkward and upbeat Jess, who after going through a rough breakup, moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who bar tends. Schmidt obsesses over his social profile and works a professional job. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realising he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.
The final season fast forwards years, as it opens with Cece and Schmidt's daughters birthday. It's not only a reunion for the viewers but also for the characters as Jess and Nick have been gallivanting around the world on a book tour. Schmidt is without a doubt the stand out in this episode with the comedy centralised around his moustache.
The final tour episodes aired this week and it's bittersweet. Jess and Nick finally got married, although as in New Girl style, nothing went right and it was anything but traditional was perfect. Plus, Aly and Winston had their baby! The final episode is an interesting episode. It's the end of the series for us as viewers, but for the characters, it's the end of a massive chapter in their lives. They move out of the loft and as Jess tried to bring everyone together to reminisce, while Nick's focus is on packing.
I loved the flashforward to all the characters having children and again playing the same game but this time with them. I also thought it was special how they chose to make the episode solely about the original five. No Aly and no Ruth. But I did find myself wishing that the show finished before the end; I liked the ending to the previous ending but I also liked the flashforward. I just felt it went on a little too long.  

I actually didn't realise it was the final season until I woke up to the news on twitter. I though it'd been odd how they'd been showing 2 episodes a night but I didn't think anything off it. In a way, I'm glad because I didn't have the big build up. It was nice to witness it for what it was. 
Nevertheless, New Girl has provided me with perfect 20 minute breaks and endless entertainment. In the end, the show remains true to it's heart as a romantic comedy show. After 7 years of friendship, it finishes with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a meaningful farewell to its always colourful cast. Thank you.