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Pilot is on iTunes now. Will hit Hulu on Sept 13th. Early reviews are not so good.
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I caught this show OnDemand on BHN....

And in the words of the Great Charles Barkley..

This Show is Teahraable.
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Finally got around to watching it. It's in fact, not TURRIBULL. They definitely need to tone down the cutesiness of Zoe though. I liked Wayans as Coach, so it'll be interesting to see how the guy that replaces him plays it.
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The previews looked horrible and very unfunny, but I'm such a sucker for Zoey that I'll have to give it a chance
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I watched the pilot and it had a couple of nice moments. The rest was overblown and I couldn't help but think of Accidentally on Purpose. Hopefully the guys can become less one-dimensional.
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Saw the pilot tonight. Not because of Damon Wayans Jr in the pilot, but I really did get the vibe that this show is the poor man's version of Happy Endings. I'd be surprised if anyone didn't see the similarities in style and attempts at "pop culture jokes," and using break-ups as a basis for show.
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I liked it. During this first episode, several jokes caught me off guard with laughter. Surprise laughter is my favorite kind of humor; and this show definitely has that kind of humor to it.

Plus, I love Zoey Deschanel. I loved her characters in "Tin Man" and "Weeds." And then I absolutely hated her character in the movie "500 Days of Summer." So it's kind of nice to have her play a character I can like again. She has a bubbly quality to her that I find charming. I also love the way her voice rises and falls in tone and pitch. It's very unique to Zoey. I've never heard anyone else talk like she does.

I laughed at the Lord of the Rings joke, despite the fact that I had already seen the joke in the ad for the show. There's a certain random quality to this show that I really like.

It's also really refreshing to not have a laugh track, I mean "live studio audience," laughing at every single joke during the show. The absence of audience laughter, makes the jokes feel more natural. It's nice that Fox doesn't pollute their comedies with unnecessary laugh tracks, the way that CBS does. I wish CBS would get rid of the studio audience on all of their sitcoms.

I'll be giving "New Girl" a season pass. It's definitely got potential.
post #9 of 449
Pretty bad and FOX you still blow.
post #10 of 449
It was better than I thought it would be... but then I had lowered my expectations.

I like Zooey... I don't know if that will be enough.
post #11 of 449
Our youth is in SERIOUS trouble if this is anywhere NEAR reality. AIR HEADS! All! It looks like the writers are dumbing down the jokes. In a comedy, you are supposed to laugh, not snicker under your breath. No out and out laughs.

As a whole it wasn't bad, but then I haven't seen too many pilots that are great. Will watch the next episode to see if it starts to solidify. If not, this thing is probably toast.
post #12 of 449
It wasn't terrible and had its good moments. Zooey's cutesy shtick is charming, but I see it quickly wearing off.

With the way the characters behave, their douchebag jar must fill up at least twice a day.
post #13 of 449
The show felt like a pilot, but there were still some promising moments. It certainly helps the show to be wedge between Glee and Raising Hope.
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I liked it. I thought the real humor was in a lot of the throwaway humor, the remarks that happened in the background. There was also a real eye for detail (the Dirty Dancing and Rings references, and the douchebag jar running gag was really funny. And the supporting players were all funny.

I think this could go somewhere.
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I liked it. I thought the real humor was in a lot of the throwaway humor, the remarks that happened in the background. There was also a real eye for detail (the Dirty Dancing and Rings references, and the douchebag jar running gag was really funny. And the supporting players were all funny.

I think this could go somewhere.

I thought so too. You can't tell much from a pilot. I thought this was funny. Whether it has legs depends on the writing and character development down the road. The gags that worked in the pilot will grow stale if overused, but I'm sure there will be more. I'll keep watching for now.
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I was really looking forward to this and, especially, to Zooey. But I really didn't like it (except the ending scenes about saving Zooey). I really don't see how her off-beat cuteness quotient can carry a show like this. And truly, I didn't find it to be nearly as funny as I hoped, except in very limited spots.
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Very impressive ratings, built almost a full point out of Glee. If you liked this in you're for a whole season, at least.

Because 2 Broke Girls followed 31 million viewers at the end of 2.5 Men on Monday, I'm inclined to throw out its 7.1 rating and call New Girl's 4.7 the best premiere of the season that probably won't be beaten... except by X-Factor.
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I was really looking forward to this and, especially, to Zooey. But I really didn't like it (except the ending scenes about saving Zooey). I really don't see how her off-beat cuteness quotient can carry a show like this. And truly, I didn't find it to be nearly as funny as I hoped, except in very limited spots.

I came away with about the same feelings as you about the show. I like Zooey a lot, but this show doesn't seem to do it for me, of course I've never really been a fan of network comedies. I'll probably give it another shot, but I'm doubting it will make a series recording.
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I am a huge Zoey fan but this was not good. I am rooting for it and will watch but 2 more shows like this and the 3rd will be the last that anyone ever watches IMO. Fox will yank it.
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I thought it was pretty good. For me, the weakest point wasn't the writing or the peformances, it was the editing. The comic timing was ruined in the edit. I could see all the material there, it just fell flat in some places because the timing was off. I can't blame the editor, though, given how pilots work. Too many cooks nit picking it to death. Subsequent episodes could be much better.
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I enjoyed it. Lots of pilots are "meh" (I remember thinking that even with the pilot for 'Friends' back in the 90's), but I enjoyed this pilot more than most.

I think it has good potential depending on the writers.
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I thought it was pretty good. For me, the weakest point wasn't the writing or the peformances, it was the editing. The comic timing was ruined in the edit. I could see all the material there, it just fell flat in some places because the timing was off. I can't blame the editor, though, given how pilots work. Too many cooks nit picking it to death. Subsequent episodes could be much better.

Bingo. I felt exactly the same way.
post #23 of 449
Wow, Zooey! Enjoyed the lack of studio laughing(unlike one of the other shows with a Zoey) and it was quite fast paced. Setup a season pass, we'll see how thing pan out, eye candy for sure
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Wow, Zooey! Enjoyed the lack of studio laughing(unlike one of the other shows with a Zoey) and it was quite fast paced. Setup a season pass, we'll see how thing pan out, eye candy for sure

What is it with the laugh tracks / no laugh tracks. It has absolutely zero effect on me in how much I enjoy the show. I don't think having no laugh track helped this at all.
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What is it with the laugh tracks / no laugh tracks.

It's one of those things .... like gluten ... either you're hyper-sensitive to it, or not.
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I liked it. I thought the real humor was in a lot of the throwaway humor, the remarks that happened in the background. There was also a real eye for detail (the Dirty Dancing and Rings references, and the douchebag jar running gag was really funny. And the supporting players were all funny.

I think this could go somewhere.

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I thought so too. You can't tell much from a pilot. I thought this was funny. Whether it has legs depends on the writing and character development down the road. The gags that worked in the pilot will grow stale if overused, but I'm sure there will be more. I'll keep watching for now.

You're both wrong...it sucks.
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I laughed a few times in the premiere, especially from Coach. Will stick with it for awhile.
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I laughed a few times in the premiere, especially from Coach. Will stick with it for awhile.

Me too, which is why it's a shame he's off the show now.
post #29 of 449
I mostly felt embarrassed for them with all the stupid comments they were making. I understand the running D-bag jar joke, but it was too over the top for me. I didn't feel the urge to laugh even once. I like the actors in most everything else I've seen them in so they'll get a few more chances, but I wasn't impressed so far. If they don't pick it up quick, room on the DVR may require a deletion.
post #30 of 449
You're mean GM2.

I'm going to give it another chance because I'm hoping Zoey can land on a comedy that isn't on premium channels that I don't get. I think she's a good comedian.
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