New Girl rivals with some of the best sitcoms of our generation. The Office, Parks and Rec, Always Sunny: each of these shows carved out their own niche in 2000’s comedy well before New Girl debuted in 2009. The Office poked fun at the mundane 9-5, Parks and Rec made use of political satire with a small town backdrop, and Always Sunny follows four crazy narcissists where pretty much anything is fair game.
Fox’s New Girl is a bit different. At the surface, it’s a cliche Friends-type show about a few guys and a couple girls maturing through their early 30’s. They date, break-up, get back together, switch jobs, suffer loss, get pregnant, etc. And there are certainly no episodes where their crew almost dies from drug, mafia, sex trafficking-related antics.
New Girl has fewer antics, a less complicated make-up, but is still super funny. It’s as simple as that. The jokes and writing are amusing for sure, but like in all great sitcoms, the characters truly carry the show. They’re all hilarious and complement each other seamlessly. One of the pieces to this great comedic on-screen team is Hannah Simone, who plays Cece.
Cece shares duties as the best friend and wife of two other leads, who are a bit less-stable and more prone to crazy outbursts than she. As a result, Simone is often tasked with playing it straight, which can be tough on a sitcom where most of the writing and jokes go to the more obvious comedic characters.
Simone never disappoints though, and always has a presence on the show. She’s funny, entertaining, and has carved out an impressive role for herself on a show that’s filled with some of the funniest characters on television today.
New Girl will wrap with seven seasons in 2018, and it’ll be sad to see ’em go. If they’re not already, add them to your Netflix list of watch, repeat, watch, repeat, and so on.