Okay, so...I'm going to be honest: I'm not a TV person. I'm a movie lady. So the simple fact that I absolutely love New Girl is pretty weird.
The show's rewatchability is absolutely incredible and, upon my recent (12,000th) rewatch, I couldn't help but marvel at how great the slow burn between Jess and Nick was...so here's a bunch of examples of how they had the best relationship in TV history:
1.Their simple kinship began with truly A+ banter.
2.And, long before anything romantic happened, they were always there for each other.
3.But when Jess started to crush on Nick, it was literally all of us.
4.THE! TENSION! THE! SLOWEST! OF! BURNS!
5.Try and tell me they weren't the absolute cutest. BECAUSE YOU CAN'T.
6.Nick always tried to cheer Jess up (even though, most of the time, whatever made her sad was his fault).
7.They were truly friendship goals before they were ever relationship goals.
8.And when Nick FINALLY made a move? Swooning. Swooning everywhere.
9.No, seriously, stop whatever you're doing and watch this kiss right now. I'll wait. It'll ruin your life.
10.Then they somehow topped that perfect kiss with the perfect ~first time~, in which Nick literally picked up Jess and carried her to his room like a damn fairy tale.
11.They loved the worst parts of each other and it was PRECIOUS. I still haven't recovered. It's been YEARS.
12.The open and unembarrassed support they had for each other? Unmatched.
13.And, because they're pure opposites, there was never a dull moment.
14.Hell, they were so perfect, even other couples on the show wanted to be them.
15.And, even when they weren't together, they were delightful exes.
16.But when Jess realized she DID love Nick back, despite everything? BREAK. MY. HEART. WHY. DON'T. YOU.
17.AND. THIS. PROPOSAL?!
18.In conclusion, Jess and Nick were the best TV relationship show burn of all time and that's that on that.