|IMDB Rating:||7.8/10||Released Date:||20 Sep 2011|
It's a shame, really. Because if you could somehow expunge all the sexual situations, jokes and discussions, New Girl feels—like its star—charming and goofy. There's a certain disarming innocence here—not sexual innocence, obviously, but rather a sense that it's OK to make up your own goofy "funky chicken" dance at a wedding or enjoy, without irony, old Saturday morning cartoons. It suggests that while friendship might not make bad days better, reliable relationships can at least make them survivable. It tells us that the best things in life—companionship, humor, love—really are free. That makes me wish I could welcome this New Girl, and makes its braid of childlike innocence, juvenile humor and immature hedonism all the more frustrating.