New Girl Recap: White Fang Problems

When New Girl started, all anybody knew about it was that it starred Zooey Deschanel and had inspired a team of Fox marketing professionals to coin the term adorkable. These ingredients suggested that we were in for a half-hour show about banjos and knitting, and that embedded within would be some sort of message about How We Live Now, Especially If We Are Girls With Bangs.

Luckily, that was a fake-out. New Girl is a lot of things, but it isn’t new. It’s a classic, old-fashioned sitcom, a time-honored formula that lives or dies by the quality of the writing behind it — and in this case, the writing is totally solid. If Cougar Town is Drunk Friends, then New Girl is Friends2K, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ensemble comedy as a form has stuck around so long because it works. Read More...


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