It’s not often that a television show becomes instant must-see viewing for me but New Girl is one of those shows, because from the very first episode, I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed, and I was totally hooked! I think it’s because I can relate to it. During my university days and pre-married life I lived in plenty of shared houses. It’s not easy to find people that can all get a long and in New Girl we get to see just how each of the characters are annoyed by the other, pushing each other’s buttons and how they deal with it, one of the best is the Douche Bag jar – I could have used one of those with a few of my past flatmates!
If you’ve been a following my blog, you no doubt are aware of my affection for Zooey Deschanel and Jess Day isn’t too different from her public persona. I especially adore her quirky, modern vintage style, which I wrote about in 2009. She is ladylike, the girl next door, someone you want to share all your secrets with over a glass (or a bottle) of wine, and she is so funny and sweet, and boy can she sing! I hope that they keep the clothes cute and sassy without becoming slaves to designers in the way that so many of these shows end up doing.
Jess can’t help but wear her heart on her sleeve and she isn’t afraid to push the boys into dealing with their feelings, even if that means seeing them at their most vulnerable. One of my favourite scenes in Season 1 is in episode 3 when Jess pretends to be Nick’s girlfriend at a wedding so that his ex-girlfriend will think that he’s moved on. Nick’s finally given up on getting back together with his ex and Nick dances a slow dance with Jess in manner of The Chicken Dance to Phil Collin’s Groovy Kind of Love. It’s cute and the only way the Chicken Dance should be danced from now on in my opinion.
New Girl Season 2 has just begun to air on tv, but if you want to relive the memories, or if you haven’t yet watched New Girl (why not?), then you can now because New Girl Season 1 on DVD is available to buy from October 10, and you can pre-order your copy now here.
Here’s a taste of Season 1 on DVD
Hope your week is going well! xx