In a perfect world, my life would be so ridiculously amazing that epics would be written about my adventures. Sure, The Odyssey is a great work, but the tales of my journeys would be so grand that even Homer would shed silent tears in their honor. People would speak my name and recall stories they’ve heard from some wise old man. Either that or I’d be Zooey Deschanel (Jess) in New Girl. Not to discredit the many wonderful authors of this generation, but I don’t know if there’s enough source material in my ho-hum life to craft the next Iliad.
For those who’ve somehow missed the opportunity to watch this gem of a series, I must ask: What could be more entertaining than Zooey Deschanel on a Tuesday night? (Just so we’re clear, I know what you actually do on Tuesday nights, no need to think a sarcastic remark. Rhetorical question, k?) Sure, she’s quirky and she walks the tightrope that divides funny and annoying, but she does it extremely well. Her series centers around the adventures of a grade school teacher, her best friend (who happens to be a model) and the three male roommates she acquired when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her.
This season starts with her losing her job. For any other character on television, this would lead to some type of mental and emotional anguish, for Jess, this means she becomes a shot girl and ends up in a bizarre, yet perfect relationship. This doesn’t happen on fictional television shows, let alone real life. I can honestly say that I’d give anything to be unemployed, living in some gorgeous loft apartment and hanging out with three guys who just so happen to put up with any ridiculous scheme or activity on my part. It also wouldn’t hurt if I could do all of this instead of going to class next week, but oh well. A girl can hope, right?
If you’re looking for a bit of escape next Tuesday, tune in to Fox at 8pm and join the group of fans that are just envious dreamers at heart. The series is both funny and refreshing, and we all know how rare that is in today’s television market.