Last edited by DirkDiggler; 09-25-2012 at 04:21 PM.
That's an unfortunate gif, and that's coming from someone who has found Zooey gorgeous for like 11 years.
Yes? I don't know what to elaborate one. She is Zooey Deschanel, I saw her in Almost Famous and went "PRETTY!," and have thought so ever since.
Anyway, this got fairly good last season! I missed big parts, but when I tuned in around the finale I thought it was very nicely done. I still think that everyone but Jess, Nick, and Schmidt could use a lot more filling out as characters, but I think they'll get there eventually.
I really, really love this show. I just started watching the first season a couple of weeks ago and I was shocked how great it was since it has seemed to incite very disparate reactions on the internet and some seem to hate it with a passion.
I have to say, in quite alot of ways this show is superior to say, Happy Endings, which is kind of like it's hipper, edgier older brother that everyone is happy to admit they love. But as much as I love Happy Endings, that show has a number of weakness in that none of it's characters really come across as, well, human beings, while New Girl is much more "character" based - much of the comedy comes from who these characters are and is very revealing. New Girl also does serious moments brilliantly, while Happy Endings is often heavy-handed and disastrous when it strains to get you to relate to it's characters. Happy Endings tries to have it's cake and eat it too in that it loves to showcase this nasty, dark streak where the characters do something really amoral and terrible and then somehow also be really serious and dramatic with a storyline like Penny mother living in a fantasy world and being rather mentally ill and the jumps in tone can be uncomfortable and jarring.
Don't get me wrong, I love both shows, I'm only comparing them because they both feature young casts, and can be considered Friends knock-offs and are both outrageous in their own ways. I feel New Girl has the better future though, even if Happy Endings has that cast to die for and is more crazyily unpredictable, it's also more inconsistant and messy. New Girl seems more focused and in control and like they have an idea of where they're going with the characters. At least through the episodes I've seen thus far. Zooey really knocked it out of the park in her Emmy nominated episode, Bad in Bed. That and Nudity are my two favorite episodes I've seen in Season 1 thus far.
"He's inside me, and he wants to take me again!"
I get where the comparison is coming from, but I feel like Happy Endings skews so hyperreal that it's easier to compare it to something like It's Always Sunny than a more grounded show like New Girl. Late last season it seemed like HE was trying to have its cake and eat it too, with the Penny-Alex-Dave triangle or Max's relationship with Grant, but I dunno that they are committed to that type of sentiment.
I love New Girl a tad more than Happy Endings. Both wonderful shows... but yeah like Blasty says. New Girl probably has the better future.
I like New Girl but don't really love it yet. It's better the more the show highlights the ensemble and the more Deschanel fits into that ensemble. So I'm thinking it could really gel in season two.
I am debating on whether I should start watching this or Happy Endings...
I don't know if something's wrong with me nowadays (it's possible), but last week I didn't like the new Parks & Rec episode and now I was disappointed with New Girl's first two... I didn't laugh once and was almost bored. (Except the old Nick from the future thing...)
I only saw the second of the two New Girls and thought meat bar and all the stuff with bearclaw was pretty funny. I liked the first discussion between young Nick and Old Nick but sometimes Nick can be too dumb. The actor is great though.
Too much product placement! Way too obvious. Ford $$$$
"Plan B was always Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike"
Anyone else watching this season?
It's actually been pretty good so far. "Models" is a really great episode. Jake Johnson needs to be nominated next year alongside Max but that supporting actor field is really tight. The cookie thing between Nick and Schmidt was really sweet and funny.
Zooey's killing it as well. She's already got two good tapes to use. Her car scene in "Models" and her interview in "Menzies" were absolutely hilarious.
COMING THIS AWARDS SEASON
GATSBY VS. GATSBY
I really love this show, although I don't see where this will go in the future. Yes, Johnson needs to be nominated, and Deschanel and Greenfield too, obviously.
The man who leaves and the man who comes back are not the same.