After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.
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 Jess Day / ... (116 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Nick Miller (116 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Schmidt (116 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Cece Parekh / ... (116 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Winston Bishop (115 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Coach (42 episodes, 2011-2016)
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Jess - a bubbly offbeat teacher who is known to burst into spontaneous song - catches her boyfriend with another woman, and needs a new place to live. She moves into a loft with three single guys she's never met before. Nick is a jaded law-school dropout, who usually just wants to be left alone. Schmidt is a flashy businessman, who believes he is a gift to women. Winston is a former athlete who doesn't know what to do, but really needs to win whatever it is. Can this dysfunctional group handle the "adorkable" new girl? Written by L. Hamre

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Boys will be boys. Jess will be Jess. See more »

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Justin Long plays a character with the last name of Genzlinger which is the same last name as one of the directors on the show Bones which stars Zooey Deschanels' sister, Emily Deschanel. See more »

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Jess: Schmidt! Hey! My best friend? You Long Island street trash!
Schmidt: Dammit, Nick! You told her?
Jess: No he didn't tell me! I-I happened upon it!
Schmidt: Oh, you happened upon it? Where, in the town square?
Nick Miller: Jess, I swear I never wanted to be involved in this. You're so pretty.
Jess: Put your freaking visor down.
[turns to Schmidt]
Jess: Now you will tell Cece or I will, you... you crumb bum!
Schmidt: Jess...
Jess: You crumb bum!
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Jurassic World (2015) See more »

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Hey Girl
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Music by Michael Andrews and Zooey Deschanel
Lyrics by Elizabeth Meriwether, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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Light, refreshing comedy
26 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

From the first episode, I found New Girl to be my favourite new series. The premise of the show, a girl living with 3 guys and hilarity ensues, is not the most original, nor the most realistic. But I find the characters to be intriguing, so that I keep wanting to return to see what happens next.

After a few episodes, the characters become more relatable than in the pilot. Jess is totally awkward, and it seems half the time her head is in the clouds, and half the time she's the most down to earth character. Her extroverted nature becomes more manageable as the series develops, so don't let it put you off initially.

Nick is a 30-something drop out that still lives with a student mindset. He comes up with some creative ways to not spend money. He's portrayed as not living up to his potential, yet his manner draws you in, kind of like a helpless puppy that you find adorable and pitiful at the same time.

Other reviews are fairly down on Schmidt. Yes, initially, he reeks of douche bag. But he's an ex-fat-kid that now overcompensates for his lack of self esteem with douchey mannerisms. Given that, he's a fairly realistic character with a well developed history. His arrogance is always portrayed in a humorous way, and has become my favourite part of the show.

Winston had his 15 minutes of fame and now is dealing with just being a nobody in a big city again. Fair enough, token black guy.

There is a lot of awkward humour in this show - the kind of moments that make you cringe, yet you can't look away, and feel guilty about wanting to laugh. But every episode does make me laugh out loud. There's a touch of light drama, for those that just want a light hearted show that won't make you think too much.

Overall, I think this is a show about nothing. Every episode seems to be a bunch of intertwining events that happen, like in most sitcoms, but this reminds me most of Seinfeld (the ultimate show about nothing), in that there is no ultimate destination that the storyline needs to arrive at - no huge expectations or conclusions being hung on the season finale. It's just humorous interactions, some fairly plain and everyday events, and some totally wacky events. Just a bright, light hearted show, to be enjoyed for what it is.


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