Written By: Niecee
Will the months of “adorkable” marketing be enough for viewers to watch New Girl this Tuesday?
Thanks to Klout and FOX I was able to watch an early screening of “New Girl.” I actually decided to wait a few weeks to watch the episode so I could compare any perceptions I had based off the marketing that was done months and weeks prior.
Here are my list of reasons why you may or may not want to tune in to watch:
You Can’t Help Not Wanting to Relate to Jess. If you’ve gone through a break-up & have been cheated on, naturally you’re going to want to feel sympathetic towards Jess (Zooey Deschanel) as she goes through a painful breakup once she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her and tries to move on with the help of her new guy roommates.
More Confidence, Less Adorkable. Sure we all love Zooey and the characters she’s played in shows and movies, but it seems like the fiesty, quirky, and confident characters she plays, is slightly missing.
She has confidence when she talks to her roommate Nick (Jake M Johnson) as has her left boob is in a plate of chicken wings. She also has confidence when she gives advice to her other roommate Schmidt (Max Greenfield) in a halter top and towel after having just come out of the shower. You even see it when she’s giving advice to Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) about how to communicate better to girls. However, these scenes start to get killed by a wowzer/eyeglasses move or I just trip and fell in heels scene. These scenes make it seem like she’s trying too hard to be “adorkable.”
Hoping the confidence & adorkableness balances out through out the season.
Guy Roommates Are The Best. Sometimes living with a bunch of guys can be tricky. They can be either super cool or a bunch of assholes. These group of guys are good fit for her. Each of them brings a different personality and personal issue which somehow makes this the collective thread that weaves all these characters together. Plus, I like that the guys created a “douchebag jar” that tends to collect a lot of money.
Trailer Killed the 30 Minute Season Premiere. As I watched the episode, I kept hoping, ok there’s going to be something that they’re going to show that hasn’t been dictated by the trailers. Sad to say, I finished watching 30 minutes later and felt like I had already seen it all in the 2:41 trailer.
So should you watch it or not? I say yes, only for the purpose of character building and hearing Zooey’s random singing if you’re a fan.