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But find its feet it does. The ensemble cast gels, and as they do so, the comedy starts to work better too. There’s good writing underpinning it, too, and while it’s derivative, New Girl is also very funny. Deschanel is arguably one of her generation’s most underrated comedy actresses, and she’s clearly enjoyed her role here. Granted, each of the characters conveniently has different, well-trodden defining traits, but it does give them each plenty to play off.
The season one box set brings you the episodes themselves and there are a fair few extras to get your teeth into. The featurettes are breezy, and the gag reel is always welcome. You’ll get the most out of the commentary tracks that accompany a couple of the episodes, though. What’s more, there’s real and definite rewatch potential here. It’s certainly intriguing to see, now the foundations are in place, where New Girl can go from here. As it stands, as this box set proves, it’s off to a fine and confident start. --Jon Foster
Love New Girl! This just makes me feel so happy whenever i watch it.Published 5 months ago by Sarah