Thursday, May 10, 2012
1728 - New Girl: season one
New Girl was my favorite pilot of the year - it jumped out and announced what it was and I liked it from the get-go. A lot of people have said that it's the show that got strongest and better as it went, but I always always a fan - however I agree that the show continued to get better the more it embraced the amazing ensemble cast that it had. Zooey is lovely on her own, but throw the rest of this ensemble into the mix and you're kicking with gas. The jokes are fast, furious, and smart. I was impressed by how much ground they covered this season and never seemed to be lacking for material. It makes me excited for future seasons. It would be easy to label this show as being quirky, and perhaps it is, but the way it uses it's quirks are a helluva lot of fun. It's a show that will poke the hell out of it's characters, but it's also a show that's willing to show how much they care for and need one another. I'm a big fan of serial television, but New Girl could easily be my favorite episodic that's lightly serialized.
If you avoided this show please give it a shot. Jump in mid-season and you'll be just fine.