New Girl: Season 5 (2016)


Season 5
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Season 5 of the quirky comedy features a lot of changes for the whole gang. Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) deal with their engagement and planning the wedding, wondering what married life will be like; Jess (Zooey Deschanel) meets someone from her past and starts a relationship with him; Winston (Lamorne Morris) becomes a hero when he saves a boy's life; Nick (Jake Johnson) takes his job at the restaurant more seriously and becomes a tougher boss. When Jess is called away for jury duty, the others rent out her room to Reagan (guest star Megan Fox), whose lifestyle and past make everyone else question their relationship with each other.

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Critic Reviews for New Girl Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Seeing Fox's fivesome back together after a long break is a refreshing experience for sitcom savants, but it may also be time for the band to break up.

Jan 26, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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While New Girl continues to churn out solid jokes, its new season suffers from repetitive plotlines.

Jan 5, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Season 5 makes its debut in a way that feels both like a reunion among long separated friends and their realization that times are a-changing.

Jan 13, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

After all, people can change, but certain parts of one's personality usually don't. And fortunately, New Girl's writers are smart enough to have realized that the time had come to push their characters forward without changing who they truly are.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…

In the end, I was reminded why I have always stuck with this show - the friendship.

Jan 6, 2016 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

It's the sort of New Girl that didn't have me laughing every minute, but did have me smiling for most of its running length.

Jan 6, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for New Girl: Season 5

  • Jun 14, 2017
    Starting to slide a bit, still good.
  • Jun 03, 2017
    By season 5, New Girl has started to lose its fresh feel. While still remaining entertaining (especially the antics of Lamorne Morris), the romantic tensions that served as the raison d'etre in the past have grown trite.
  • Jan 09, 2017
    i forgot to pay attention to see if this season continues the 4.0 level of the previous season so i left it at my original rating (2 viewings)
  • Sep 26, 2016
    It's just gotten boring now, and lost it's humor. I haven't seen Season 4 in a year, but if I remember correctly, it was still there then.
  • Sep 24, 2016
    Very disappointed.. Why would they take out Jess for most of the season? I love the other characters, but Jess is a huge part of it. Megan fox was not funny at all. She didn't fit the show at all and we found it very boring. It's like taking Joey out of friends and putting some hot guy in that's not funny. Would have ruined the show.
  • Sep 23, 2016
    This show can be so hard to watch. I absolutely love every character except Nick and Jess. I feel like they purposely make Nick so lazy and annoying. If this is a bit, it's old and worn out. Just stop. Zooey Deschanel has proven her versatility as an actress but this show makes her stay the ditzy and overzealous friend who just doesn't stop talking or singing everything. It's hard to grasp that she actually has relationships in this show because her character is always acting like a child even in her workplace. The show has more than enough seasons but her character seems to never really grasp growing up. This show lacks realistic character development for Nick and Jess.
  • Mar 24, 2016
    Everything that used to be funny and clever and interesting about this show has evaporated this season. New writers or something? Bad jokes and zero character development.
  • Mar 02, 2016
    New Girl has gone to sh** this season. Megan Fox is a crummy replacement for Zooey Deschanel. No longer interested in the show. The plot line is unbearable.
  • Feb 09, 2016
    This show is my life.
  • Feb 09, 2016
    It has lost its charm. Jokes feel forced, waiting for that feel..

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