Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Girl on the Block

It's about time that I write up about one of my new favourite shows, New Girl.  It's a sitcom about Jess A.K.A. Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) a very quirky, go-getting elementary school teacher who moves into an apartment shared with three single guys, who are best friends.  The guys are Nick (Jake M. Johnson), a bartender going through the motions of a hard breakup, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), a young professional who is a loveable douchebag with obsessive compulsive tendencies and Winston (Larmorne Morris), a former roommate who returns after playing professional basketball in Latvia for 2 years with no real idea what his next venture is.  There is also Cece (Hannah Simone) who is Jess's very supportive and loving best friend who works as a model.

It's pretty amazing how wonderful and supportive the guys are to Jess as she goes through a bad breakup.  I won't say what happens because I don't want to completely spoil it for you if you haven't watched it. Without further ado, let me describe how wonderful each main character is!

Winston is often the voice of reason in the male trio, although not when it comes to his own life.  When he left for Latvia he forgot about the things he left behind in the US.  Now that he's back he has to deal with his past, which includes old cars, old relationships and old ways.  We see his struggle of being unemployed and trying to figure out what he wants to do in his life.  Winston is a fast learner as we see in one episode called "Bells", but he often forgets how much potential he has.  With his friends' support and encouragement, we definitely can foresee him propel into a great future.

This is bad quality, but one of Winston's best scenes!  Here he is to save the day - he's a super star!

Schmidt is quite the character.  Deep down past all the douchebaggery is a major sweet heart.  To me he's the type of person who knows exactly what they're doing, but doesn't always know why they're doing it.  To explain it better, a lot of the things he does is to try to get the approval of others and he forgets what he wants in the end.  On the outside things look good; great fashion sense, good job, good health and etc. but he has some insecurities to work through and needs to be more honest with himself and less concerned about what others think.  All in all he's a very nice guy just looking for love :P.  

Also this!  Kind of a spoiler...but this is Schmidt way back in the day.

Cece is Jess's best gal pal who lives in another apartment with her fellow model friends.  From what I gather Jess and her go all the way back to high school, and perhaps even earlier.  We still haven't seen exactly how the two met, and I don't know if we ever will.  That would be cool to see some flash backs of them when they were younger, 'cause they've done that for a couple of different episodes already.  Cece is very protective of Jess and helps her through thick and thin.  In her own life she's still figuring out things when it comes to dating.  She doesn't have the best taste in men, but a large part of it may be due to the men that revolve around in her industry.  When the guys meet Cece, it's obvious that they're very attracted to her.  Guys will be guys? haha

Nick is a down on his luck bartender who recently got dumped by his girlfriend.  He's a mess when it comes with dating and women in general.  He's also the groups handy man...although he has a Mickey Mouse way of fixing things around the apartment.  I think he has a unique way of approaching different situations, but in the end he gets the job done.  He often speaks his mind and is very direct.  Out of the guys I think he wears his heart on his sleeve the most, not being afraid to show emotion and spill out his feelings.  His insecurities hold him back from going after what he truly wants, but he's working on it.  I'm rooting for Nick!

Jess has been dubbed as "Adorkable."  What a great word!  She generally has a positive outlook on life.  She sees the best in everything and everyone, although sometimes that gets her into trouble.  She works as an elementary school teacher. When it comes to her students she's very dedicated and does her best to get them to be as enthusiastic about things as she is...even if that means writing a song about it.  She adds a whole new dynamic to the apartment and brings a breath of fresh air that the guys needed.  Her quirky personality and ways are not something you come by everyday, but you can tell the guys taken a great liking to her.  Most of the time she's really nice, but she's not afraid to speak her mind to the people who need to hear it.  When it comes to dating she gets really insecure about what to do.  Usually it just takes the love and support of her friends to set Jess in the right direction and go full force!  She herself is a great friend and will pretty much do anything just to see her friends do well.

Overall I love everything about this show.  It's a half hour long show that I look forward to every Tuesday.  Plus I love saying "Oh a new New girl is on TV tonight!"  Saying "new" twice feels like untreaded speech territory.  Anyways the situations are hysterical, the characters are all loveable, the underlying story is just great!  If you haven't watched this show, I suggest you do and thank me later.  Now I leave you to this awesome music video.



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