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Review: FOX's 'New Girl' showcases Zooey Deschanel

Midway through the premiere episode of the new FOX sitcom "New Girl," the show's heroine Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to counsel new roommate Nick (Jake Johnson) about a bad break-up. She tells Nick that living with regret isn't good for anyone, and Nick - who, like his other two roommates, has struggled to adjust to Jess's many quirks since she moved in - retorts, "Or I could pretend to be more like you, Jess, and live on a sparkly rainbow and drive a unicorn around and just sing all the time." 

With "New Girl," which debuts tonight at 9, there is no middle ground. You either want to live on a sparkly rainbow and drive a unicorn with Zooey Deschanel, or you find her insufferably twee and cringe every time she starts singing her own theme song or dropping "Lord of the Rings" references. 

Me, I've been a Deschanel fan going back to one of her first roles, as the hero's sister in "Almost Famous," and especially since she dueted with Will Ferrell on "Baby It's Cold Outside" in "Elf." (I discussed her film and music career with her in an interview back in the summer.) So I'm all in on "New Girl." It's the best new comedy of the fall season, and the only new show I genuinely enjoyed from start to finish, rather than having to squint real hard and try to picture what it might look like once the producers figure out what to do with their stars. Read More...


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