New Girl
New Girl
TV-14 | 20 September 2011 (USA)
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    Highly Overrated But Still Good

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    Verity Robins

    Great movie. Not sure what people expected but I found it highly entertaining.

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    There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.

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    The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.

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    Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) finds her boyfriend cheating on her and she is forced to find another place to live. She moves in with Nick Miller (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Coach. In the second episode, Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris) replaces Coach as their roommate. Cece Parikh (Hannah Simone) is Jessica's lifelong friend.This is a standard single gal sitcom from writer Elizabeth Meriwether after No Strings Attached. The main thing especially in the beginning is the doll-eyed adorably quirky stylings of Zooey Deschanel. Over the years, she has honed in on her good-natured cutesy personality. The cast around her quickly gels. The on-and-off Jess and Nick romance is great at first but sometimes a hinderance in the middle years. Schmidt is quirky hilarity and Cece is surprisingly humorous. The last piece of the puzzle is Winston. It's tough to replace a lead character that quickly especially one as good as Damon Wayans Jr. He left for another show which diminishes this show at its inception. Lamorne's amiability does build up good will over time. Eventually, he becomes not just a replacement but a real force behind the comedy. At its core, Deschanel is an adorable leading actress and the gang is a super fun bunch of friends. That's what this type of network sitcoms require.

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    Smoreni Zmaj

    At the urging of my dear, I agreed last night to watch the episode or two of the series that I have long been avoiding, just to get her off my back. And ... we watched the whole first season. Guys, this is so much fun and addictive that I could see all 150 episodes in a row. It's not some top-notch quality show, but in more than few occasions I laughed out loud, and it is quite rare for me. It's obvious that it's inspired by "Friends", but it's not a bad copy that steals old jokes and it really has a soul. Warm recommendation.7,5/10

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    If you like your sitcoms to be funny,original,thoughtful,clever with great writing and fantastic acting then watch anything but this cheesefest. i have seen zooey in other projects and can safely say she is one of the worst actors thats ever graced the screen absolutly no chemistry,allways seems bored and has the acting range of a melted icepop add 3 stereotype male charachters and voila you have this mess

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    I mean, the review title says it all, really. New Girl feels like someone has taken some not-particularly-great Friends fanfiction, rewrote the characters to get around copyrighting issues, and put together a TV series on a budget. I tried it because there was a rerun of the first few episodes whilst I was ill and I was too tired to change the channel. Why I continued watching it after that is beyond me, because for what is essentially a remake of a sitcom that I was not overly fond of in the first place, it is worse than you would expect, and I am fairly certain that at least half of the plot lines have been used before, if not all of them. I know what is going to happen before it does and it is not uncommon to watch an entire episode not cracking a smile. For a concept that was already overworked before the series had even started, the first season showed little to no promise, but was tolerable and even produced a laugh every so often, though having two of the main characters getting together already in the series did not raise my expectations at all. The second season played out much the same, with everyone in that loft hooking up with a slightly increased number of people. Season three is where it starts to get worse than it already was. Season four was where I began to lose interested, but was still paying attention enough to recall what happened in each episode. By season five it was more background noise, which then continued on through season six, too.I gave it three stars because it is better than some of the rubbish that is on the television, though perhaps not much. It is mindless entertainment that does not require any applied thought to watch it, which is why I go back to it.

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