Another instalment of our TV comedy picks, and this time it’s Zooey Deschanel’s hit comedy:
First aired in 2011, US sitcom New Girl has proved a huge success in the TV industry. Having been nominated for three Golden Globes, it is clear that Zooey Deschanel’s performance, and also that of Max Greenfield who plays Shmidt, are worth the praise.
Having just broken up with her boyfriend, Jess Day (Deschanel) becomes the fourth member of apartment 4D. Shmidt, Nick, and Winston (who replaces Coach’s character after the pilot episode) are her fellow room-mates, having to adjust to Jess’s weird, goofy and quirky character. Jess still has her schoolmate Cece though, a model (queue Shmidt’s ‘charm’), to keep her sane while she has to deal with living with three single men.
With the likes of the ‘Douchebag Jar’, the constant ‘will they/won’t they’ moments between Jess and Nick, and Winston’s alternate persona, Theodore K. Mullins – ‘Nick’s lover on the down-low – Meriwether’s scriptwriting never fails to amuse.
Season three of New Girl is due to be aired in the UK in 2014 on E4.