I am a terribly inconsistent blogger. I brainstorm posts from time to time and it’s so harrrrrd to come up with anything worth reading. What I keep coming back to is kissing. I want to write about kissing. A lot.
I’m 28, and I’m a kissaholic. That’s probably why I love YA so much.
So I’m starting a new series that will simultaneously allow me to talk about kissing and blog more! Win/win.
This new development will henceforth be known as Friday Frenching. Each Friday, for as long as I can sustain it, I will highlight a favorite kiss in movies, literature, TV, etc. The first kiss is crucial to YA romance, so I am telling myself that this is research. Awesome, sexy, fun, awkward, hilarious, beautiful research!
This week’s kiss is a recent development on the show New Girl. If you have a bunch of episodes backed up on your DVR, do yourself a favor and STOP READING HERE. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Yeah, that happened.
THE KISSERS: Jess and Nick from the TV show New Girl
WHY IT ROCKED: Nick, who is uniformly awkward in everything he does, has a rare smooth moment. At the perfect time. It’s the lady’s trench coat he got in the mail. Trench Coat Nick is bold and confident–far superior to Regular Nick. But even Trench Coat Nick can’t kiss Jess when they’re propelled together during a drinking game. He wants it to mean more. For it to be real.
But when Jess is scared by a noise at the door later that night, it isn’t her boyfriend that she calls to check it out–it’s Nick. The noise ends up being a neighbor’s dog, and Nick is forced to give back the lady’s trench coat he’d been wearing as a suit of armor for the whole episode. But before Nick goes back to being Regular Nick, he decides to be Trench Coat Nick one last time and swings Jess back into his arms. They have their first awkward kiss, which leads into the better, more exciting second kiss–the one where Jess knows that it’s Nick she’s kissing. Nick, her roommate. Her best friend. And even with her boyfriend in the other room asleep, she can’t help but kiss him back.
Have you read/seen any great kisses lately? Give me your favorite kiss scenes in the comments!