I watched the new Pilot preview of Fox’s New Girl a couple of nights ago. There’s been a lot of marketing to it and I was intrigued by the fact that Damon Wayans, Jr., original cast member of the show needed to be recast since ABC’s Happy Endings was renewed for another season. I love Happy Endings so I’m not so sad that his character on New Girl is no longer there.
Zooey Dechanel plays Jessica Day <— I already like her since she’s a namesake of mine! Her quirky, slightly awkward yet adorable character is extremely likeable and even funny at most times. Jess breaks up with her boyfriend and ends up moving in with three guys as their new roommate. Alas, New Girl.
In this pilot preview, Damon Wayans Jr.’s character, Coach, is co-starred as one of the three guys as Jess’ new roommates. He will make an exit in the next episode (which might be the actual premiere pilot next week). He will be replaced with Lamorne Morris’ character, Winston (whom he was subletting his room to Coach until he comes back). Rounding out the trio of guys are Max Greenfield as Schmidt (the “wannabe playah” of the bunch that has to contribute to the deuchebag jar when he acts as such) and Jake Johnson as Nick (the level-headed bartender who I think will end up having sparks fly with Jess by mid-season…if the show can make it to 13 eps).
The dialogue of the show may not be as sharp and witty like Happy Endings but the camaraderie of the gang and the lovable Jess made it enjoyable to watch. It’s staying on my TiVo season pass for now!
I was initially a bit worried about this NBC comedy because I loved Christina Applegate in Samantha Who? and I don’t really care for the type of humor that Will Arnett does. However, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed both their characters.
Mya Rudolph (as Ava) is kinda funny to start but I’m worried that her character will become over-the-top that will end up being more irritating that humorous. After the surprise success of Bridesmaids you can’t help but think about the movie when you watch Rudolph. But Ava is nothing like her character in Bridesmaids. I think one just expects that kind of humor from her when you watch.
Applegate and Arnett play Reagan and Chris as newly minted parents of a baby girl, Amy. What I liked about Up All Night is it shows the struggles and life-changing world is it when having to raise an extra person in the family. This immediately reminded me of my sister and brother-in-law whom are expecting their first child in six weeks.
The flashbacks of their late-night party style are so funny and are a great juxtaposition of how life was and how it is now for the couple. Things definitely aren’t what they used to be. Within the first five minutes of the show, the censored swearing of Reagan and Chris on how adorable their baby is, was hilarious! Completely unexpected from the show yet gives a realistic take on how new parents’ language is adjusting to children. “She’s so f-ing cute.” BRILLIANT!