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New Girl 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2011– )
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After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.
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Jess - a bubbly offbeat teacher who is known to burst into spontaneous song - catches her boyfriend with another woman, and needs a new place to live. She moves into a loft with three single guys she's never met before. Nick is a jaded law-school dropout, who usually just wants to be left alone. Schmidt is a flashy businessman, who believes he is a gift to women. Winston is a former athlete who doesn't know what to do, but really needs to win whatever it is. Can this dysfunctional group handle the "adorkable" new girl? Written by L. Hamre

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A few episodes of season 5 were filmed along with the 22 episodes of the fourth season because Zooey Deschanel was pregnant. See more »

Quotes

Jess: [to Nick] I brought something from school that reminds me of you.
[pulls out a stick]
Jess: It's a feeling stick. Whoever is holding the feeling stick has permission to say whatever he or she is feeling without being judged. I'll go first. Um, I feel like I want to know what you're feeling.
Nick Miller: [walks over and breaks the stick]
Jess: Believe it or not, that is not the first time someone has broken my feeling stick.
[pulls out another stick]
Jess: I have a travel size.
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Referenced in Conan: Bye-Bye, Albino's Alibi (2011) See more »

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Hey Girl
(Theme Song)
Music by Michael Andrews and Zooey Deschanel
Lyrics by Elizabeth Meriwether, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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Surprisingly Great
23 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Contrary to my expectations, this is not the Zooey Deschanel show. Because that is what I thought it would be when my friend told me about it. I mean, the premise of this show is that she - Zooey Deschanel - plays a bubbly, quirky-but-cute girl who moves into an all-guys apartment. Now, that's the same character she plays in every film and every series she's ever been in. It's also the same persona she uses when she sings in her band, or gives interviews, or (I imagine) blogs about baking Dr. Seuss-themed cupcakes for a company of lumberjacks.

Don't get me wrong - it works. For me. On so many levels. But the problem is that she is just so aware of it. She's a dazzling indie girl with a brain and a body, and my god does she know it. So a show completely focusing on that would be unbearable.

But surprisingly, this show isn't about that at all. It isn't even really about her character that much. Most of the comedy comes from the male characters, who are played by non-famous and extremely talented actors, and who find themselves in situations which as funny as they are fresh and relatable.

So, to reiterate, this is not a show about Zooey Deschanel. This is a show about life as a twenty-something in the twenty-first century. It's Friends except not set or made in the nineties. It's great and it makes me laugh a lot. And I highly recommend it.


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