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New Girl, the new smash hit situation comedy on Fox, has already been recognized with two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series and Best Television Actress. The plot of this screwball comedy revolves around three male roommates who are searching for a fourth. The applicant who gets the vacant room is a flighty and unique girl played by Zooey Deschanel.
Zooey Deschanel has gained notoriety in the film and television community for her expert portrayal of the classic Manic Pixie Dream Girl. This character type refers to a girl who lives in her own world and captivates the men in her life with her innocent, dreamy detachment. Jess, the character played by Deschanel, is definitely living in a dream world. Her social awkwardness and confusion about different social expectations make for several humorous moments of exasperation with her male roommates.
Her three roommates, Nick, Schmidt and Winston, are played by three great actors. Each of these male characters as a distinctive personality which, when combined, create endless funny moments. Nick is a ne'er-do-well who struggles constantly with his own poor self-esteem. The romantic tension between he and Jess is probably what is moving the series forward and attracting so many viewers. However, the comedic antics of Schmidt may also be accomplishing this feat. Schmidt is a cocky, self-absorbed, woman-crazy man who is trying desperately to hide his sensitive interior. His obsession with Jess's best friend, the gorgeous CeCe, is fuel enough for hundreds of laughs throughout the series.
The real appeal of New Girl is in the balance between tenderhearted, caring moments and outlandish comical situations. Jess's innocence and propensity for trouble create three heroic saviors out of her formerly selfish roommates. The male characters in New Girl are constantly creating that "aww" moment from viewers as they continue to comfort and care for the easily manipulated Jess.
The series began with an 11-episode run on FOX. After the first two episodes had aired to a surprisingly large audience, FOX ordered another 13 episodes for the show. The 24-episode first season was acclaimed by a wide variety of audience members. On April 9, 2012, FOX renewed New Girl for a second season.
Deschanel, the lead actress in this series, has said that she had no hesitation in accepting the role. She believes the role was created for her, and it seems that her fans and fans of the show agree.
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New Girl Full Episode Guide
- First Aired: November 26, 2013
Nick and Jess plan Thanksgiving in the great outdoors.
- First Aired: November 19, 2013
Jess tries to keep Schmidt preoccupied while Coach and Cece go out on a first date. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston encounter a frisky bus driver during their search for a missing Furguson.
- First Aired: November 12, 2013
When a stack of Chinese food take-out menus are left at the loft's front door, the friends embark on a series of adventures.
- First Aired: November 05, 2013
Recently single Coach moves back into the loft. Cece and Jess go out and encounter a good looking stranger.
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When Coach insults Nick's masculinity, Nick decides they need to spend their Thanksgiving camping, and hunting their own meal down.
When CeCe and Coach decide to go on a date, Jess and Nick have to watch Schmidt to keep him from doing anything stupid to ruin it.
When Jess' principal won't let her bring students to the beach for ocean conservation learning, Jess takes her frustration out on a restaurant that delivers surplus menus; Coach tries to train Nick.
Coach returns, newly single, and drags the boys out for a night of drinking and strippers. This doesn't sit well with Jess, especially when Nick won't admit he is her boyfriend.
Worried Schmidt will ruin her Halloween party, Jess uses Nick and Winston to revive "Michael Keaton," the pen pal that Schmidt has relied on for the major problems in his life.
When Nick gets a sum of money from his father's "estate," Jess discovers his private box... the place where he keeps all his old unpaid bills.
As Schmidt plots to break up Jess and Nick, Winston wants to get his cat laid before he is neutered...
In an effort to save himself from telling the truth, Schmidt convinces CeCe that Nick is cheating on Jess.
Winston agrees to watch Daisy's cat for her; Schmidt juggles both of his women at an office party; Nick gives Jess bad advice about fitting in at her new school.
In the season finale, Schmidt takes it upon himself to sabotage CeCe's wedding; Nick and Jess question their new relationship.