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Oh, to Be the New Girl

Posted: October 5, 2012 by jerkmagblog in WATCH -- TV
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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.

-Tenaysia Fox

In less than two weeks, it will officially be fall, and with that comes a fresh crop of television series. With summer bringing us such gems as The Glass House and The Choice, there has never been a more crucial need for those tried and true fall programs.

Between all of those reruns of last year’s breakout comedies and the never-ending saga that is The Secret Life of the American Teenager, is it too much to ask for something new? You know, some original show with an interesting plot and enough good acting to spare. Luckily for me (and we the general population), with fall comes the promise of something worth watching.

With all of the dreary Syracuse weather to come, let’s hope that all of the television networks are feeling generous and there are enough entertaining series to give us something to look forward to when we’re running back to our rooms.

Top Picks for fall:

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX/ Wednesday, October 17th at 10pm)

Say what you will about Ryan Murphy and the slow decline of Glee, but no one can deny how great American Horror Story was. This season, the series takes place in a mental institution run by a sadistic nun. Pretty sure this won’t be your grandparents’ horror story about nuns using rulers in Catholic school.

Revolution (NBC/ Monday, September 17th at 10pm)

With all the talk of the world ending in December, the perfect show for fall has to be the one that deals with how humans survive after the world loses all technology. Sure, it might not be the most cheery series on television, but at least we can learn some fun facts about what to expect in the off chance that those initial interpretations of the Mayan calendars were right.

New Girl  (Fox/Tuesday, September 25th at 8pm)

While she’s not technically the “new girl” anymore, Zooey Deschanel’s breakout hit will be back for another season. I can’t deny that I dream of having a spacious loft apartment with three male roommates turned best friends, but alas, I know that that life only exists on a studio lot. Nevertheless, I can’t wait for Tuesdays, so I can live vicariously through the quirkiest teacher to ever exist.

– Tenaysia Fox