Refreshing Portrayal of a 20-something woman in the tv show New Girl

September 26, 2011 by laurahen  
Published in Women

With supermodels being cast in tv shows left, right and centre; where can we look to for a realistic cast but the recently aired show New Girl!

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The newly aired premier of the show New Girl on Fox brought in 10.28 million viewers for it’s pilot episode. In my opinion, this is one of the better-looking television shows airing this season. I’m tired of looking attractive women cast in film in television just because they are attractive. Just touching on the debate about the role of women in the media and how women are just not getting their say. Most of the producers, writers, and casting directors are male. I understand that attractive bodies sell but nowadays, superficial looks seem to be all over even more then ever. By getting rid of brains and intellect television companies are replacing it with highly manicured and surgically enhanced robots.

However, New Girl so far seems to be bringing a refreshing perspective to our world of idealize unattainable beauty. Staring Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer,) New Girl has a comedic approach showing the differences between adult men and women living in the 21st century. What I love about this show is that Zooey Deschanel is not scared to make a fool of herself and has fun doing it. Her character Jessica, is a dorky, 20 something, recent breakup mess and moves in with a bunch of single men she met from a craigslist posting. The potential for comedy is there and through it we see a much deeper and human side of Deschanels character that is not based on her looks (despite being a gorgeous woman.)

The show is a fast 30 minutes and is delightfully paced and executed by the full cast. Here’s my fall television suggestion if you want to watch a show that not only gives a relatable female lead but also mocks the system that reduces so many women to mere objects.

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