Reasons Why the Characters in New Girl are Perfect

Reasons Why the Characters in New Girl are Perfect

You should definitely give this show a try to see what you have been missing!

There are few shows out there that have a cast full of amazing and well rounded characters. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that "New Girl" is definitely one of those shows. This show has an amazing cast of six people with completely different backgrounds all thrown into an apartment together on one fateful day. I mean, I don't know about you, but I didn't think that a show about four (sometimes five) roommates would be great; and I was pleasantly surprised. I started watching and I completely caught up within a few weeks, it's that good. If you need more reasons why you should start watching this show, here are the amazing characters you are missing out on! And if you are someone who loves this show as much as me, here are some reasons why your favorites are perfect.

Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel)

Jess is probably one of the cutest (and admittedly kind of annoying) character on TV right now. She is just a little cupcake of optimism and kindheartedness. She cares so much about her roommates and her kids that she works with at her school. She is also someone who likes glitter and desserts, which is a great quality to have. She has an extremely strong personality and she is not someone to be messed with. However, her heart is full of so much love that it is easy to look past her flaws.

Nick Miller (Jake Johnson)

Nick Miller is someone that you would be disgusted by one minute and then fall in love with the next. He is another cutie pie that is disguised as a bitter old man. He is the definition of someone who has an old soul. Not only does he love sitting around all day but he also loves his zombie apocalypse romance novel that he has been working on for years. He may be a lazy guy but his heart is definitely in the right place. He is probably my favorite character on the show because of his attitude and personality alone.

Schmidt (Max Greenfield)

Oh, Schmidt. He is probably the character with the most interesting personality. He thinks extremely highly of himself, in the most adorable way possible. He cares so much for the way that he looks that he often forgets that other people have feelings and thoughts (which may cost him a dollar or two in the Douchebag Jar). But he's so cute about it it's easy to look past. I mean, look at that face in that GIF! You can almost ignore the fact that he is being smug. The character development for him, however, really shows that even the most self-absorbed can change and learn to love other people. And as good ol' Schmidt often exclaims, "Schmidt happens".

Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris)

Winston is basically a puppy. He is adorable, loving and extremely caring when it comes to the people that he lives with and the girls that he has crushes on. He may be really, really bad at pranks but he makes up for it in other ways. He is brave and trustworthy. He also has a huge heart that wants to make people happy. He may not like exercising and he may have an excuse for any type of physical labor but give him a tub on the roof of their apartment building and he is a happy camper.

Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.)

Coach left sort of early in the show but he makes his return in later seasons and it was a wonderful return. Coach is such a great character because he is such a sweetheart even though he may not have the best control over his temper. He may get annoyed at Nick and Schmidt and their antics but you know he still has a special place in his heart for those two dweebs. And look at that award winning smile! He definitely has a soft spot for his friends and it's really reassuring to see such an old friend of some of these characters sticking around with them for all these years.

Cece Parekh (Hannah Simone)

Cece is the best friend I think everyone wishes they had. She will drop everything and come to Jess's rescue any time Jess needs it. Cece is absolutely adorable, has a sass level that is through the roof and she will not take shit from anyone. Basically, I want to be her when I grow up. She may not know what she wants to do with her life but she knows that she will have a group of friends that will do anything for her. She is an adorable cutie pie and her character development was so great to witness. She is definitely one of the best female characters on TV right now.

This show is definitely a great one to watch when you need something short and something that will make you laugh. These characters work together so nicely it's great to see. Not only are the characters perfect, but they also teach you an amazing new drinking game to try with friends! It's called True American, and if you can survive the night, you deserve bragging rights for the rest of your life.

If you have ever wanted to give this show a try, now you know all the reasons why it's the best! Give it a try and then you can see what you have been missing all these years!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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