TV Review: "NEW GIRL"
Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011 17:11
If you fell in love with Zooey Deschanel while watching her films like "500 DAYS OF SUMMER" or "ALMOST FAMOUS", you will naturally fall in love with her new television series, "NEW GIRL".
This soon-to-be hit show airs at 9pm on Tuesdays on the Fox Network. Deschanel plays a Jess, a 20-something who recently went through a rough break up and needs a new place to live. In an attempt to start over, she finds herself at the apartment of three guys, who, after much deliberation, decide she can stay.
Jess is a goofy, dorky, yet sweetly charming character that gets over her break up through the care of her roommates. She is so loveable that you find yourself smiling at everything she says. She is hilarious; laugh-out-loud-by-yourself kind of funny. Viewers will find themselves rooting for Jess, maybe because she reminds us of that friend who marches to the beat of their own drum (we all have one.)
Deschanel brings her charm and wit to this character, and she aces the performance. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I could see Deschanel in a comedic television series, but now I can't stop watching.
Her roommates are loveable, too. Max Greenfield play Schmidt – the kind of guy who tried way too hard to impress the ladies, but has a really big heart behind a semi-idiotic front. Then there is Nick, the most grounded of Jess's new roommates. He is a smart guy who has his sights set high. Warning: you will undoubtedly want Jess and Nick to end up together; they're just that perfect for each other.
Since they fail to see this inevitable romance, Jess goes on numerous failed dates, but she still keeps her head up high and has her boys who have her back (even if she does call someone ‘sailor' in an attempt to ask them out.) The first episode introduces us to Coach, a tough-love guy who soon gets replaced on the second episode by Winston. Winston's sarcasm will have you cracking up for certain.
The acting is really fantastic as well. Their mannerisms are just so spot on for the situations they're portraying that sometimes I find myself having déjà vu about my life. This show is one that will have you excited all week for its next episode. The storyline and characters are relatable, but never predictable.
Sometimes comedies don't do the best job keeping one's attention, but this show seems almost improvised it's so outwardly funny. Along with guaranteed laughter, you will get life lessons and relationship advice. Now, let's be honest here, who doesn't need that? The only negative comment I have on "NEW GIRL"? It's only thirty minutes.