“ Network: Fox / Genre: Comedy / Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson „
New sitcom 'New Girl' sees Zooey Deschanel as a geeky quirky girl Jess who moves in with three guys after a tragic break up. She's a sweet girl and her character is extremely strong- I love it when she just breaks into song about her life.
Her roomies- Schmidt (Max Greenfield, famed for being the douchebag), is a douchebag; Coach (Damon Wayans Jnr), a gym trainer who can't talk to women; and Nick (Jake M Johnson), who just got out of a long relationship.
Of all the roomates, I like Nick the most from the pilot given his humanity and he just seems most real, down to earth, relatable... Schmidt takes douche to the ultimate level.
In the pilot, the guys try to rescue Jess by setting her up with a rebound whilst Schmidt is desperate to go to a party Nick's ex could get him into. The ending is bittersweet and there is a great bonding between the characters. There is something really quite intriguing about the relationship between the four which plays out through episode two and three, building on Jess' character and her emotions.
The thing I look forward to each ep is the crazy antics that Jess pulls- her quirky and spontaneous song outbreaks as well as just her outrageousness really brings the show to life.
The plot for each episode isn't too solid but the characters and the human-ness of the characters is relatable. Overall, the first few episodes of 'New Girl' isn't groundbreaking; I'd still rather watch Friends on repeat, but the character of Jess as well as Zooey Deschanel is sure to make me stick it out for a few more eps at the very least.
Having watched it for well over 2 months now, the show, whilst has its sweet points, lacks a coherant plot line and each episode becomes a bit of a standalone plot, whilst good so people don't miss out on what happens, also can make the show suffer as people lose interest and there's nothing for them to hold onto.