New Girl - A Classic Screwball Comedy

I have spent the last couple of months catching up on some TV series I have not had time to get into.  One of the shows recommended to me was New Girl.  There were a couple of things making me resistant.  It had been running for two seasons already, it is a sitcom, and it had very irritating marketing that tried to coin the phrase 'adorkable' to classify Zooey Deshanel's New Girl, Jess. It was way down on the list.  Then I started to get some recommendations, both from friends and from TV critics I like to read, so I gave it a go.

I zoomed through both seasons, laughing myself silly and even shedding a tear in the more poignant moments. Created by Liz Meriwether, this show is basically throwback to the screwball comedies of the 1930s for 30 minutes each week.  It has a very talented cast with great chemistry and some really insane story lines.  The mixture of great lines and some of the funniest slapstick is a testament to wonderful writing and some excellent execution.  This sitcom has invented its own drinking game, the concept of the douche-bag jar, had Elvis impersonators at a funeral, set up a great bathroom for a flat shared by three men and a woman and brought romance back to prime time sitcoms.

Here are some of the funniest moments: 

The Douche-Bag Jar


 True American Drinking Game