UK TV viewers celebrate, one of my favourite new shows is coming to our shores.
This loveable comedy sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel has been an instant hit with the US audience. The show achieved the highest-rated Fall debut for a Fox scripted show since The Bernie Mac Show in 2001. and has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards (‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy‘ and Deschanel being nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy‘).
After a bad break-up, JESS DAY (Zooey Deschanel) needs a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft…and three single guys she’s never met before. But Jess moves in, and through her unique sense of self and the support of her new roommates, she learns to move on.
Of her three new male roommates, NICK (Jake Johnson) is the most grounded…and also the most jaded. A law school dropout, he spends most of his time hiding under his hoodie and tending bar. SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who’s pretty proud of his own abs. WINSTON (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who doesn’t know what to do next-but whatever he does, he wants to win it.
Rounding out the group is Jess’ childhood best friend, CECE (Hannah Simone), a model with a killer deadpan. As their relationships progress, these five realize they need each other more than they thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional – or strangely functional – family
Jess ia quirky, adorable and loveable, Deschanel branded the term ‘adorkable’ to describe both her and Jess’ personality. It’s all about Jess for the first episode but as the season unfolds the supporting characters really come into their and you will grow fond of them and care about their wellbeing.
First episode airs on Channel 4 on 6th January 2012. Don’t miss it, then tell me what you think