New Girl Recap: Manic Pixie Dream Guy


Well, I’ve solved it, guys. I’ve cracked the New Girl Code (not to be confused with the MTV show Girl Code). For more than two seasons, we, the viewers, have been the victims of a long con perpetrated by the show’s writers, actors, and producers. When New Girl premiered, we were promised a sitcom about a well-meaning but socially inept character. We expected to see a charming, attractive lead who nevertheless stumbled and gaffed their way through the world. Basically, the show advertised the adventures of a living, breathing polka dot. And New Girl delivered, but not in the way we expected. The greatest trick New Girl ever pulled was taking the characteristics of Zooey Deschanel’s public persona … and grafting them onto the character of Winston.




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