Why ‘New Girl’ Is The Best Thing On American Television

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‘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.

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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.

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The next episode of ‘New Girl’ airs on 30th April.

Make sure you watch it.

Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor

A Collection of Independent Films

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Film is a wonderful medium, it bridges gaps, it can combines music, movement, mise-en-scene, cinematography, actors and directors as one. Its rather brilliant.

Independent Film is the Theme for this weeks First Issue and here, on the Blog, you can get a whole host of information on Independent Film. With exclusive interviews from those in the business and includes all you could ever hope to know about film.

Check out the collection of American Independent Films below;

‘(500) Days of Summer’ (2009)

‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999)

‘Donnie Darko’ (2001) 

‘127 Hours’ (2010)