Thrilled to see "New Girl" premiere!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by RMBittner, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    I thought she was ok but all of the male friends seem weakly written.
  2. sushikitten

    sushikitten TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    I finally watched the Tivo preview tonight. I'm not a huge Zoey fan (meaning, I couldn't even tell you anything else she's ever been in) so to me it was just a new show. It was decent, but I didn't love it....but I'll keep the SP to see where it goes.
  3. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    That's clear: it's "Zooey".

    She was great in Tin Man...
  4. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Almost Famous also is required viewing (although she has only a small role in it).
  5. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    So I watched the Pilot tonight.

    I LOVE Zooey Deschanel. She was OK in the show, but just OK. This Pilot was AWFUL though. It felt way longer than 30 minutes. (felt like it was a couple hours - and not in a good way)

    The sad thing is, I'll watch it, no matter how bad it is. Because I love Zooey.

    I guess the good thing is, it can't get any worse. At least I don't think it can.

    It was Awful.
  6. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    watched it tonight.

    Hopefully, the episodes after the pilot tone down the over the top zaniness of Zooey's character.. Because it was as I feared from the commercials, just too much. I have hopes because it's not uncommon for shows to make some adjustments after they get picked up. I think I'll miss Damon Wayans Jr's. character. I actually liked him. Dunno if he gets replaced with a different actor, they drop that third male roommate, or if they find a new third male roommate.
  7. Joey P

    Joey P New Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    What makes you think they'll drop him? Checking out IMDB, they've already filmed a half season of it and he's listed as being in 13 of 14 episodes.

    Okay, doing some digging I see that DW Jr is on another show and that he's getting replaced by Lamorne Morris who's also filmed 13 episodes as a character named Winston.

    Also, I see they're bringing in a love interest for her. I figured they were going to set her up with Nick (the guy who's girlfriend dumped him 6 months ago), it certainly appeared that way to me. I have to assume they're going to go for a Jim and Pam dynamic. He's going to be 'the friend' for the first few seasons and when the show needs a jump start in a few seasons (or if it's 'organically' heading in that direction) they'll put them together.
  8. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    Think again. Without Damon Jr it'll be even less funny. The ONLY thing this show has going for it (outside of Zooey and her cuteness) is the d-bag jar. That is the only chuckle it got from me and that joke can only be funny for so long.
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    A meh far, that's three for three on the bad sitcom pilots I've watched, and I'm giving them all a second chance as they have SOME chance to get better. But I'm not optimistic. This one at least I laughed a couple of times. I like the D-bag jar. Thought that was the funniest thing going.
  10. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I watched it and was far from loving it. Actually disliked it. The characters are all too cardboard except the Owen Wilson look-a-like. Zooey is just crazy and the guys are dumb. From the commercials, I figured the guys were all gay because why would none of them make a play for her. Why the heck would they be trying to find her a man because she is so loveable but none of them love her? And how did they bond with an annoying, manic person in like two seconds. All stupid even for sitcom-land.

    But, as with almost any pilot, I will give it an ep or two to see if it finds its footing. Somehow I doubt it will.
  11. GoodSpike

    GoodSpike Active Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I watched this last night and it was the second decent show I've seen this short season, including episodes of returning shows. For a first episode I thought it went off well.

    The other good one, IMHO, was Free Agents.
  12. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Nice to see someone else mention watching and enjoying Free agents besides me.

    As far as The New Girl. I enjoyed it but they really need to dial the goffiness of her character back a notch.
  13. dimented

    dimented Comfortably Numb TCF Club

    May 21, 2003
    I really liked Free Angents. I am not understanding the hatred for it.
  14. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I have not seen much hatred of it in the place I look (mostly here) mainly silence.
  15. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Liked the pilot; disliked free agents. Wayans plays the best guy character of the three; sad to hear he's leaving.
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I had heard all kinds of good things about it from various TV critics who saw it at press tour, but when I watched it, I just couldn't see what they enjoyed about it. Zooey's character's quirks felt forced, and none of the guy characters were remotely interesting. The only thing I found funny was the "D-bag Jar."
  17. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I really liked Free Agents. Did not like New Girl.

    Although, I'm gonna watch it again to see if maybe I like it better the second time around.
  18. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    Do they get to see more than just the pilot? If not, I don't get it either. But if they do see more than the pilot, maybe they toned it down a lot.
  19. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I see I haven't commented in this thread since watching the pilot. I was not super impressed by it. I'll watch at least one more episode to see if it gets any better.
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    As far as I know, none of the critics I follow have seen the second episode of the show. At least, if they have, they haven't mentioned it. They were all basing their opinions on the pilot, and on their irrational love for Zooey. If you had been following several critics on Twitter during Zooey's panel at the recent critics press tour, you'd know what I'm talking about.

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