Tuesday, November 15, 2011

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: New Girl

New Girl is the big hit comedy of the season, but I have a love/hate relationship with the show. Admittedly, I think I'm just painfully jealous of Liz Meriwether's career. I wish I could be one of those girls that was always like "yay, women! You go girl with your bad self" but sometimes I'm more like "why does she get to be all successful, I'm just as smart and funny as her. When will it be MY TURN?!?!?" Lucky for you, that's not what this post is about.

Overall, I'm into the show. Even if Zooey D can be a little over the top and even if it's hard to buy that a girl with such pretty hair would be a socially awkward nerd. (Okay, fine. Maybe I'm just jealous of her super successful website HelloGiggles) Those critiques aside, one of the best things about the show is that it nails the tragically funny side of break ups. Jess (Zooey D's character) moves in with three dudes after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her. She's kind of a mess after her break up, but it turns out Nick (one of her male roommates) is also going through the motions. The below clip is from the obligatory wedding episode. Nick learns his ex-girlfriend has a new boyfriend and has a total meltdown over it. I think we can all agree that attending a wedding while you're still raw from a break up is cruel and unusual punishment. Especially if there's a cash bar.


5 comments:

  1. Kia asked me the other day what my type is (looks wise). Well Kia, if you're reading this, check out Zoey Deschanel. I think she's ridiculously adorable. Seriously, I think I have a grade school crush on her.

    Sara, you're in the biz, any chance you can hook it up? I swear, I'll write a really long blow-off post about her laughing in my face after I ask her out.

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  2. She's getting divorced you might have a shot. BTW, I love that your type is basically drop dead pretty. But I actually approve, so much better than saying someone like brooklyn decker is your type.

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  3. Ya, I think pretty is the right word, whereas Kia and Payam are more into the sexy look. And I think Brooklyn Decker is spot on in terms of someone who is sexy vs pretty.

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  4. are any of you into "cute" girls. I came to terms with being in that category like five years ago. I think there's a post in this-- pretty, sexy, cute, gorgeous, butt sex ugly.

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  5. Pretty and cute are the same in my mind. Or at least in the same category. The look where the first thing you think about is making out with them versus getting freaky with them. I think that makes sense, right?

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