27 October 2011 | bowlin_babe269
Zooey Deschanel plays Jess in the new fun sitcom New Girl.
I mean Jess. Zooey Deschanel plays Jess in the new fun sitcom New Girl.
"Adorkable" has become the new catchphrase to describe this show and the character of Jess. And oddly enough it fits. New
Girl is the story of Jess (Deschanel) a girl who just dumped her boyfriend and is trying to find a new place to live. She finds an apartment on Craig's list and the tenants are 3 guys. They vote on her living with them because her best friend is a model and they don't want to hurt Jess's feelings.
Over the course of the first show you see a sort of feeling of regret in the guy's eyes when she begins living with them. Because of Jess's break up she constantly watches Dirty Dancing and cries and the guys can't take it anymore. They have a talk with her, get her back on her feet and after, you begin to see a real friendship grow between Jess and her men.
Jess is a very spunky, fun, shy and outgoing girl who feels the need to sing almost everything. She is a girl who is so adorably cute that you can't help but like her despite her annoying flaws. And who better to play that role but Zooey Deschanel. We've seen Deschanel play different parts of Zooey and many of her films including, Our Idiot Brother, 500 Days of Summer and Yes, Man. Her coy but sarcastic way of speaking keeps the script interesting but Deschanels bug eyes are always fun to watch because you know exactly what she will say next and laugh before she even says anything. Jess will be Jess and there is no stopping it.
To like the show you have to love the character of Jess and if you don't you will have issue watching it. The problem with her character is no matter how "adorkable" she may be, she's annoying. She's lovable but she's annoying. If you can't see past the annoying you won't enjoy the sitcom.
The men playing her accepting tenants are hilarious and perfectly casted. Max Greenfield plays Schmidt, a want to be ladies' man that can't help but sound like a douchebag. He tries so hard to be somebody who's not him that it comes off very arrogant but the outrageous things he says will make you laugh out loud. At some point in the show I expect his character to evolve because of Jess's presence. Jake Johnson is Nick, the sweet trying to get over his relationship that ended 6 months ago. He's a mellow kind of a guy who would be perfect for Jess. He's the most likable guy living in that apartment and the type of guy you hope would have your back. I'm sure that a relationship will form between him and Jess because what would be a show without a little drama. Lastly, we have Damon Wayans Jr. following in his family's comedic footsteps playing Coach, a personal trainer who has no idea how to talk to women as his response to a woman crying is "Stop it". This group of men is so different from one another; it makes it fun just to watch how the all interact.
The show has a great cast and a great writing team. I was skeptical at first about watching this show because I thought it was going to be Zooey Deschanel trying hard to be funny and it's not. It's an ensemble cast working together to bring us a great show about friendship and its hilarious while being cute. It's a fun show to watch and I'm glad I finally did.
New Girl, you have found yourself a new follower.