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The 1 star review that shows up when I looked this up on IMDb is
ridiculous! I watch quite a few shows (way too many) and this one
genuinely gets a smile on my face without cheap tricks, fake laughter,
annoying punchline tunes trying to convince me what just happened was
The main characters in this show are already memorable in the pilot, they just have chemistry straight away. A lot of shows that I really love now didn't start off as well as 'New Girl' has for me.
The 'formula' feels fresh to me, I haven't seen this show before in another form and I absolutely love Zoey in this. Her personality in this show is exactly why I fall in love in real life. Just watched the third episode and I'll be sure to tune in next week!
I think it is a very good show. It's been a while since I laughed that
hard. I'd like to address a lot of the other reviews saying that it is
not funny and unrealistic.
I feel that people rating this show badly have just been formatted by all the other series and movies. They are expecting a deep story and realism... I think they may have been mislead by Zooey Deschanel thinking it was going to be a lot more mature. It doesn't differ much from the big bang theory or How I Met your Mother in term of style. If anything it is better. But I don't see how you can not appreciate these characters. Saying they are unrealistic is like saying the ocean is full of water... It's a comedy TV show, not real life. So it's not a valid point in my opinion.
You should take it for what it is. They are very caricatured characters but it doesn't stop you from getting attached to their unique personality. I hope people don't get discouraged from giving it a chance because of the low reviews.
I really enjoy this show so far, only 3 episodes in, I can't believe the bad reviews people are giving it. Jess(Zooey) is so endearing and funny, some people are saying it's same show different actors, but really what show is this like? It's similar to three's company from 30 years ago. I really hope this show makes it, Zooey Deschanel is perfect for this character. This is the first review I've written, I check out a lot of shows but I really only enjoy a few and this is one. I was just appalled at what people were saying about this show. Sure I could take or leave the other guys in the show but maybe with time they will grow on you. Nick isn't so bad.
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.
Contrary to my expectations, this is not the Zooey Deschanel show.
Because that is what I thought it would be when my friend told me about
it. I mean, the premise of this show is that she - Zooey Deschanel -
plays a bubbly, quirky-but-cute girl who moves into an all-guys
apartment. Now, that's the same character she plays in every film and
every series she's ever been in. It's also the same persona she uses
when she sings in her band, or gives interviews, or (I imagine) blogs
about baking Dr. Seuss-themed cupcakes for a company of lumberjacks.
Don't get me wrong - it works. For me. On so many levels. But the problem is that she is just so aware of it. She's a dazzling indie girl with a brain and a body, and my god does she know it. So a show completely focusing on that would be unbearable.
But surprisingly, this show isn't about that at all. It isn't even really about her character that much. Most of the comedy comes from the male characters, who are played by non-famous and extremely talented actors, and who find themselves in situations which as funny as they are fresh and relatable.
So, to reiterate, this is not a show about Zooey Deschanel. This is a show about life as a twenty-something in the twenty-first century. It's Friends except not set or made in the nineties. It's great and it makes me laugh a lot. And I highly recommend it.
what is going on in the heads of the people writing such bad reviews of
this lovely little show?
I have to say as many of the others, this show is like a breath of fresh air, there are some great comedies out there these days like Modern family and HIMYM, but this one is a bit different.. it's sweet and endearing, a bit like Friends. And I'm laughing my ass of over every episode. Zooey does a great job here like usually, and I like the rest of the cast as well. The first couple of episodes were a little slow to start but the show has really found it's footing now. I really recommend it!
I am writing this in hopes that someone who matters may listen. New
Girl used to be hilarious and enjoyable. Over the past season, I have
noticed that many changes have happened and each one sucks: New writer
or new writers because the content has changed; Damon Wayans Jr is not
funny and this seemed to coincide with his appearance; The show has
essentially become an advertisement for sponsors - last week it was
Target and this week it was Tommy Hilfiger. Oh yes, and they just
started doing the corny ending to most episodes where everyone sings
This show now sucks and I hope I am not alone in this thought.
Hopefully some changes happen and if not, hopefully the axe falls sooner than later.
New Girl is the type of series that you won't want to stop watching. IT
will certainly put you in a good mood and you'll find yourself laughing
while watching it.
The characters are incredibly well-written, each one of them having a back story that is easy to keep up with and very believable. It doesn't take long for us to feel like we're also living in this apartment where Jess moves in after being cheated on by her boyfriend. Soon enough, you'll be feeling like these characters are your friends too and you know them well. Each one of them has their particularities; they all have different personalities and obsessions that make them unique and set them apart from each other.
The fact that there's some plot development throughout the series makes it an interesting show to actually follow and not just watch once in a while. We also see some character development, changes in the characters' personalities that make us either proud or disappointed.
Truth is, there's no chance this show won't leave a mark on you. It's funny, but still intelligent. It's not some dumb show that simply aims at making the viewer laugh. The jokes are not corny and the events are not random. This is one comedy show like no other: The characters are not stereotyped, and the storyline is not typical and easily foreseeable.
Give this show a chance. You won't regret it.
Now most of todays TV-shows are sitcoms, where the jokes 99 of a 100
times are cheap, cheap as ****.
The show is about 3 guys who let a girl move in and live them, which probably warns a lot of people that i think would like this show to not see this show.
But what it is about and what they do is far from anything important in a Comedy TV-Series.
The bottom line is, that this show has intelligent humor and another important ingredient is that the creators are spot on which characters that should have the most airtime.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Always liked Zooey. Just didn't realize it was in small doses. No doubt about it now however because she got really annoying really quickly.
And if ever a pair of legs were made for jeans not skirts, they're hers.
The guys are bland and trying so hard not to be. Schmidt is suitably cringeworthy but he does have his moments.
The writing too is repetitive. Awkward sex, conversation, singing and on and on and on...
Just how much awkwardness can you stand.
Broke girls is unfailingly obnoxious but still manages some real chemistry. New girl has none of that. No really watchable characters to speak of.
Will stick to watching her movies.
Wish them well.
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