New Girl

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Okay, I know everyone here watches Glee, but what about afterwards? New Girl is one of Fox’s new shows, airing right after the hit Glee every Tuesday night and containing significantly fewer slushies. The show packs a punch with its comedy, adorkable leading lady, and all around laughability. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after a depressing hour of Rachel being . . . well, Rachel.

New Girl stars Miss Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, the bubbly “new girl” in an otherwise all-male apartment. After a bad breakup with her cheating boyfriend, Jess needs somewhere to live, so she launches a Craigslist search. She finds three guys: Nick Miller (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris). They all become her brothers as she finds her footing in their home and her new life. But each guy also presents his own share of drama and brings new, crazy antics to Jess’s life

Originally, I thought the show to be plotless and kind of “eh.” As I tuned into later episodes, though, it became increasingly interesting to see what awkward situation the bunch would end up in next–and how they’d get out of it. Warming up to Jess’s odd, often clueless, personality is key to appreciating the show’s jokes and the cast’s sense of humor. While New Girl lacks the riveting drama and plot threads of most TV shows aimed towards adult and young adult viewers, there are certainly plenty of side-bursting innuendos and fun times. Even my middle-school aged brothers watch it most Tuesdays, though some of the dialogue goes right over their heads.

I rate the show four out of five stars. If you’re into comedy or just in need of a laugh, definitely flip your channel to Fox every week for a decent-sized dose. While some may find the show pointless and downright annoying, if you give it a chance, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll want to keep watching.

R.J. Hathaway has lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin all her life, though she’s traveled to or through nearly all of the states in America. She is an avid reader and writer, along with a freshman in high school who hopes to graduate early. Besides watching TV, R.J. enjoys swimming, participating in her local theatre, and pretending she’s a photographer. Maybe one day she’ll have her mind set on just one hobby or talent, but, for now, she’s muddling through the sea of them she’s faced with.   

2 thoughts on “New Girl

  1. I’m a big fan of Zooey Deschanel but I wasn’t so sure about this show at first. But after the cast seemed to shake off the pilot-jitters, it grew on me fast. I just wish I was home when the show aired, but that’s okay, my employer, DISH, has this free streaming site called dishonline where I can keep up with the latest episodes whenever I can fit it into my schedule. It’s really convenient so I’ve been telling a lot of people to check it out. And it’s not just for DISH customers either; a lot of the programming is available even if you don’t have an account.

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