"I’ve never really been in a good relationship," Meriwether said with a laugh about the challenges of writing Nick and Jess as a couple. "It’s been easier for me to just write them as single people, single idiots [who are] kind of out in the world trying to get laid and looking for love. It’s just been more fun. I had trouble kind of figuring out where the conflict and the comedy was coming from in their relationship last season. I think I’m really proud of last season and I think they did an amazing job, but it’s definitely fun to kind of keep them apart for awhile, and we’re having a lot of fun writing Jess out dating and getting into jams."
I have nothing left to say. I really don’t.
I think it’s just sad. We had a unique relationship, a very strong one because it was built on a good and true friendship between two great characters: flawed and honest and real. The writers ruined everything and it just doesn’t feel real anymore. They are not teenagers in high school, they’re in their 30s and this change of writing is so painful and annoying (and slightly “insulting”, because it feels like they’re kidding their loyal viewers). I think I’ll watch again but without expectations of any sort. It’s like a candle that burnt down too soon.
It’s nice to know that this is not the end of Nick and Jess, but the rest of what Liz said doesn’t make me happy. In fact, it just makes me even less excited for season 4, which can be a good thing, whatever happens won’t disappoint me if I have 0 expectations), but it’s also kind of sad.
Too much focus on Nick and Jess as a couple being the root of the problems last season, when actually nothing could be further from the truth. Encouraging to hear it’s not over for Ness though…
Thanks for that, I appreciate it!