New Girl" charmed us, and then it was followed by some very uneven episodes. But by the middle of its first season, this series really found its footing and became one of the funniest programs on TV. And while the "New Girl" ensemble is the key to its success, the show does have several individual parts that really make it stand out.
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The Theme Song
"Hey girl… whatcha doing?" It may seem simple, but it's insanely catchy. While most TV shows now tend to skip theme songs or just use a quick instrumental, this one has given us a vibrant little tune that we find ourselves humming at the oddest times. "Who's that girl? It's Jess!"
The place is an old abandoned school of some sort and has an odd locker room-style bathroom, a huge living space, a roof deck that may or may not crumble underneath its occupants, a broken just-about-everything, and an absolutely terrifying landlord. If we were realtors, we'd spin it as unique. But it makes for plenty of fodder about Nick's lack of handyman skills.
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We don't entirely understand the rules for this drinking game, but any
party fun that involves chanting out president's names, turning the
floor into lava, throwing beer cans around, and responsibly consuming
copious amounts of alcohol is a good time by us.
Schmidt & Cece
We were as horrified as anyone at the thought of Schmidt and Cece actually hooking up, but instead of being as awful as we'd feared, their relationship was a surprisingly wonderful turn of events, particularly thanks to her pregnancy scare, which revealed their true feelings (and that Schmidt can be a romantic when it comes to baby names) and also exposed Winston's secret love of showtunes.