‘New Girl’ creator, Elizabeth Meriwether has tapped in to something unique in her quirky and funny ‘New Girl’ which aired on Fox in September of 2011.
Since then, its stars, Zooey Deschanel ((‘500) Days of Summer’), Jake Johnson (‘Paper Heart’) and Max Greenfield (‘Veronica Mars’) have reached new heights of fame, and a legion of followers in America and across the Globe.
The best thing about this comedy programme? Jessica ‘Jess’ Day, the titular character, who is portrayed by Deschanel. Nowadays, if you’re quirky, or have an odd sense of humour, society asks you to quieten down, to be ‘normal’.
Jess is a genuinely nice person, who only wants to give, who isn’t slimy or sneaky. And who, most importantly likes to be herself, quirks and all. She often sings, has her own theme tune, has comedic teeth, dances the chicken dance in her own unique way, and is open and honest. It is refreshing to watch a normal person on television.
Deschanel has already been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2011. Since then, the show has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Award Nominations.
The Episodes, are standalone, but are brilliant little gems. Each with a moral to them. With a mix of romance, friendship and weirdness, this is definitely the best comedy on American television today.
The next episode of ‘New Girl’ airs on 30th April.
Make sure you watch it.
Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor