New Girl: Season 7 — a review

  The heart of the series New Girl has always been the relationship between Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson). As we enter the last season of the program—after a three year time jump—it seems that the will-they-or-won’t-they plot that has threaded its way through the series has finally settled on will-they […]

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New Girl: Season 6 — a review

The word “sitcom” is short for “situation comedy.” Typically, a sitcom will center around a fixed group of characters in a particular situation, or setting. For instance, Cheers was a sitcom that centered around the employees and customers of a Boston bar. News Radio was about characters who worked at a news radio station. Wings: […]

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New Girl: Season 5 — a review

By the time a sitcom hits its fifth season, it knows what it’s all about. Or, it should. The creative forces behind New Girl certainly did, and Season 5 offers up generous portions of what we were already being served. Which is more funny stuff, of course. Zooey Deschanel was missing for a half-dozen episodes […]

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New Girl: Season 4 — a review

Season 3 of New Girl was my least favorite season of the series going into this one. But, it wasn’t awful. I graded it a B+, which is only disappointing after finding out that the first two seasons both got A‘s. The show made the Moonlighting mistake of letting Nick and Jess become romantically involved, […]

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New Girl: Season 2 — a review

Some writers, and some showrunners, get it. It’s about the characters. If you allow the characters you create to come to life, whether on the page or on the screen, the stories that develop from them will be more engaging, on one hand, and less important, on the other. Character-driven stories are the best kind, […]

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New Girl: Season 1 — a review

This is not the first time I’ve watched the first season of New Girl. In fact, I know I’ve watched at least two seasons, possibly three, years ago. Then, I stopped. I’m not certain why, because I remember liking the series. More than likely, life intervened or I got sidetracked by something new and shiny […]

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