New Girl: Season 1 Reviews

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September 20, 2011
Deschanel has the same instant appeal America Ferrera had in ABC's Ugly Betty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2011
A series like New Girl has that It factor - Zooey Deschanel - which makes it something to let grow.
September 20, 2011
The most encouraging thing about New Girl is that the opening episode doesn't let its characters settle in as the stereotypes they could easily become.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2011
The most promising comedy, and one of the most promising shows, of the season.
September 20, 2011
New Girl is charming and quite funny.
September 20, 2011
It's the dialogue that takes this series over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2018
New Girl might just be the best comedy that the network has made as of yet. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 20, 2018
If you can deal with Jess's kookiness and the stereotypes are toned down, New Girl may turn out to be a very knowing and truthful comedy of modern manners.
July 2, 2018
New Girl has a lot of great qualities but, like Jess, it needs to learn when to hold back and stop trying so hard to make a good first impression.
September 15, 2017
Deschanel proves she's truly an ensemble player, balancing Jess' flights of fancy with a relatable empathy for her TV buddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2011
I enjoyed this so much that every time a promo appears, I want to watch it all over again.
September 20, 2011
It's a wonderful comic performance in a role that's constructed equally out of Deschanel's screen persona and Meriwether's [creator] personal history.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2011
The cast's comedic timing is spot on, with the actors playing off one another in a natural, relaxed way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2011
It's funny and cute.
September 20, 2011
Her [Zooey Deschanel] patented off-beat stylings are a driving force behind the show. [Zooey Deschanel]
September 20, 2011
The No. 1 reason to watch New Girl is for star Zooey Deschanel, whose Jess is the textbook definition of oddball adorable.
September 20, 2011
New Girl possesses ample energy.
Top Critic
September 20, 2011
If you love Zooey Deschanel, this one's for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 20, 2011
If this show's going to succeed, it's going to have to figure out how to build a slightly more complex inner-life for its protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2011
I'm a Zooey-holic. I love this show, because I love the wide-eyed star, who is fully engaged in her role here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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