I got to catch a preview of the pilot episode of the TV show comedy called New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel.
From the previews that I’ve been seeing all summer long, it seemed like it was going to bust the mold of most comedies. I don’t usually do comedies, but again, the teaser clips looked funny.
But alas, the only funny parts of the pilot were the spots in the teaser clips of New Girl.
Zooey Deschanel stars as Jessica, who caught her live-in boyfriend cheating on her and she needs to find a new place on her own. She finds three guys who are looking for a fourth roomie and they’re convinced to let her stay.
The roomies are Nick (Jake M. Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Winston (who in the pilot was played by Damon Wayans Jr., but will be played by Lemorne Morris in upcoming episodes).
I wish that the show had more funny parts than what the preview clips had shown because those were pretty cute and I was looking for a funny episode. But rather, the lulls between the funny were just that, lulls.
It’s true that it’s a brand new series with new cast and like with many a new show, everyone is feeling out the script trying to find themselves and their characters. But in the process, nothing sparks in this first episode. At all.
I need a bit more of an engaging script for this show to stick with me.
That bums me out. I was looking forward to checking out Zooey’s new show.
Unless something changes with the lackluster energy of the script, I don’t see this show lasting the entirety of its own first season. But I do have to say, not being a comedic-series fan, maybe I’m missing something in New Girl that others will see.