I love nothing more than the humor of Zooey Deschanel, she is always the “supporting” fun friend and now she comes to TV to get her chance to shine and make TV fun. She is a real dork have no illusions about that. She plays Jess a total clueless dork who takes shower in her bathing suits, sings theme songs about herself and is about as sexy as a door knob.
She is a train wreck… we open with Jess telling her new potential room mates how she ended up with no apartment ending up with them rooming with her in hopes they’ll meet her model friends. We meet the three guys first the douche Schmidt played by Max Greenfield who like a less hip a lot whiter Aziz Ansari (Tommy on Parks and recreation). second we meet Couch played by Damon Wayans Jr. an intense gym trainer, and last Nick played by Jake M. Johnson who is a romantic mess but in comparison to Jess very put together.
The episode varies through scenarios they try to get Jess back in the game to rid themselves of the constant screening of Dirty Dancing and the pathetic crying, ending up with them saving her from being stood up and then singing her “i had the time of my life” taking on the role of her guardians and setting the show’s dynamics into motion.
It is a fun light hearted show, Zooey Deschanel delivers brilliantly and fearlessly. I will be tuning in next week and I hope more episodes showcase the other characters comedic talent, and those four actor’s comedic mix works.