The grumpiest loftmate (Jake Johnson) has been at the heart of the Fox hitcom's dynamic four since season 1, but his developing romance with Jess (Zooey Deschanel) has turned up the heat this year. Nick has moved from a
one-dimensional curmudgeon to a fully fleshed-out leading man. Witness:
His moving eulogy in ''Chicago'' and his silent smoldering over ''roomfriend''
Jess. Show us the New Girl
fan who didn't rewind the
final scene of ''Cooler'' over and over again
, and we'll show
you a liar. Lanford Beard