New Girl: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (20 Sep. 2011)

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After breaking up with her two-timing boyfriend, schoolteacher Jess Day moves in with three single males: a bartender, a womanizer, and a personal trainer.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Wolterstorff ...
Groaning Boy
Hot Hostess
Cab Driver


Jess Day is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates - prickly bartender Nick, womanizer Schmidt and intense personal trainer Coach. The guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world. Written by Fox Publicity

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When Coach asks Jess on tips for talking to women, the curling iron that Jess has disappears for a brief moment when she tells him to lower his voice. See more »


[from trailer]
Schmidt: I'll be, like, your guide.
Jessica Day: Like Gandalf... through Middle Earth?
Schmidt: Probably not like... okay... first off let's take the Lord of the Rings references and put them in a deep, dark cave where no one's going to find them.
Jessica Day: Except Sméagol...
Jessica Day: He lives in a cave.
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The Time of My Life
Performed by Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Max Greenfield and Zooey Deschanel
Written by Franke Previte, Donald Markowitz, and John DeNicola
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The autopsy scenes from Bones have more laughs.
21 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The show as is should never have made it to air. Over the top performances all around just make you wince and wonder why you are still watching this... but it's Zooey Deschanel from 500 days of Summer so it must get better... it doesn't.

The show is flawed from the concept to casting.

Forget the bad writing, faulty premise, forced performances, caricature characters, juvenile humour, etc... This was a squandered opportunity given the talent of the star. The show would have worked better if they stuck to what's worked well for her in her past films. Quirky is good... but this is... forget it... it just doesn't work.

The sad thing is the supporting actors are all refugees from other failed shows and the writer's claim to fame is not exactly impressive either (No strings attached).

I guess the show could be retooled at this late stage but it would probably be better to just forget it ever happened. I know I am trying to.

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