The word of this show - quirky. That’s the word everyone uses for it and I’m going to too, because, quite simply, it is. I’ve found it’s one of those shows where you get to know the characters, and once you have done, then the humour spreads from the obvious jokes to the individual character traits. It’s got this kind of uplifting feel to it, I’m always happy after I’ve watched an episode. My personal favourite - Tomatoes.
Characters: Jessica Day, teacher of children. Her character is.. a good kind of insane. She’s a little ray of sunshine. I can imagine some viewers will find her annoying, but some people just are optimistic, some people just are a little weird, some people just are eccentric and this character is this amazing fusion of these three traits. She is, in her own way, very strong. She knows what she wants and she works hard to get it - just because what she wants isn’t vengeance or to be a big CEO doesn’t mean she doesn’t work hard. She’s incredibly relate-able (well, I think that comes from the characters as a whole but still) as she has money issues, and a not perfect love life and not perfect friends. Onto her not-perfect friends…
Nick. I think, I mean I’m no expert on this subject, but I think he’s something the world of male television characters needs more of. He’s not an overachiever at anything, he’s not doing well at the moment and he admits that, he even admits he’s not happy, but he’s still likeable, loveable even, and he’s trying to get happy. He has some defining character moments, such as turtle face, and, well, all of Tomatoes, really. Oh, and his and Jess’s impending relationship is.. adorable. The pacing that the writer’s have set is something that I like.
Schmidt, my favourite. I found him annoying at first but then, I grew to love him and oh my god do I love him, he’s so hilarious, and yeah the douchebag jar is deserved, but shit it’s so funny. There’s a montage of things Schmidt has said that’s earned him a “JAR!” that had me in tears. He actually reminds me of one of my friends, which is why I can say without a doubt, again, we have a relate-able character. He’s incredibly annoying and douchey and materialistic but somewhere in there there’s a heart of gold.
Winston, it’s a shame they changed the character, the guy in the pilot who Winston replaced was one of the first funny things in the pilot, so when Winston walks in it kind of threw me. He’s similar but definitely not just a carbon copy of ..’pilot-guy’. I think Winston shows the most development.. but it’s very subtle, more subtle than the rest of them.
Cece, I don’t have much to say actually, I feel bad.. I love the character though, don’t get me wrong.
General New Girl: Aaaahasdhgahdasf cute and fun and hilarious and tackles some real issues in a light hearted way and, well it shows you don’t have to be doing amazingly to still be happy, and it shows you can cheer up and. Awh I just love this show. They start of dysfunctional not only within their own lives but as a group, and slowly they all bond and get to know each other and it’s all cute and fluffy and sunshine and rainbows. They carry on being dysfunctional with their personal lives, leaving the show lots of room for interesting plot lines and character development. I am very excited for season 2, to see where the writers take them, because if my judgement is correct, it’s not just gonna be another season 1. I think it’s going to go well.
Overall rating: 7/10 - every episode has made me laugh. More than once. It’s a comedy and that is what comedy’s aim to achieve. I think there is more room for plot arc’s. You know, bigger and better kind of things. I adore this show and it was painful when it ended knowing I wouldn’t have my weekly dose, but it has room for improvement, and I am aware that just because I love it doesn’t make it good, so factoring out personal love is, although hard, necessary.