Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Quick Look: "New Girl"

New Girl's pilot stunk.

Yeah, I said it.  Everyone was thinking it, I just came out and said it.  While the pilot for this quirky comedy certainly left a lot to be desired the subsequent episodes have managed to craft a fun and lighthearted approach to comedy.  Zoey Deschanel's cute and funny "new girl" Jess gets out of a bad relationship, only to find herself shacked up with three oddball "new guys".

That premise is all that we see set up in the first episode so it's hard to see where the show it headed but ultimately it has proven to be about how very quirky the men in Jess' life turn out to be.  What really works about this one is that the comedy comes from the interaction between all four characters and their day to day experiences. In this way it feels organically funny and serves to develop the characters at the same time.  As a result I've also found that even Schmidt (the least likeable of the bunch) is growing on me.

This isn't going to change your life, but it just might brighten your day.  New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.

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