At Broadmoor Court, we strive to provide an assisted living community that’s full of enriching activities. Located in gorgeous Colorado Springs, CO, Broadmoor Court assisted living community offers everything from beautifully landscaped grounds to social programs to keep you active. But, despite all that, some days you just want to cuddle up with a cup of tea and your favorite show. We get it. So, if you’re looking for something new to add to your watch list, this post is for you.
With a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a crew of lovable characters with wacky storylines that will have you laughing out loud, there’s practically no reason not to watch New Girl. If you enjoy sitcom classics like Friends, New Girl is sure to impress. Here are four reasons to watch this comedic sitcom gem.
New Girl has an appealing premise. The show focuses on main character Jessica Day (played by Zooey Deschanel). When Jessica catches her boyfriend cheating on her in a rather embarrassing way, she’s left with no choice but to find new roommates. An ad on the internet leads her to Schmidt, Nick and Coach — three male roommates with wildly different personalities and lifestyles. With a setup like that, you know you’re in for a wild ride. It comes as no surprise that after the first season aired in 2011, the show was nominated for a slew of awards and won the Critics Choice Television Award for “Most Exciting New Series”
New Girl does an exceptional job at exploring love and relationships in a humorous light. But don’t let that fool you; the show can still pack a hard gut punch when it comes to breakups and heartbreak. Although the main focus tends to remain on Jessica Day’s love life, all the characters go through great romances that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Although New Girl follows many of the same patterns and tropes as other single-camera sitcoms, there’s something about the writing that sets this show apart from the competition. The show was nominated for multiple Writers Guild of America awards in its time, including “Best New Series” and “Best Episodic Comedy.” According to an interview posted online, Elizabeth Meriweather actually based the idea of New Girl on her own experience as a 20-something finding roommate after roommate on Craigslist in LA.
New Girl features a cast of lovable characters that you can’t help but see yourself in. This is largely due to how realistic each character is. For example, Nick works in a bar but has aspirations as a writer (and all the confidence issues to go with that) while Jessica struggles with the realities of a teaching career. The relatability of each character makes watching them grow over seven seasons even more impactful.
After you’ve binged all seven seasons of New Girl, you’ll likely be starved for a new comfort show to watch on your favorite streaming service. With that in mind, here are four sitcoms like New Girl that you’re sure to enjoy.
If you’ve finished New Girl, you know that Coach leaves for a few seasons. That’s because actor Damon Wayans Jr. left to film Happy Endings. Like New Girl, Happy Endings features a lovable group of friends and hilarious storylines that suck you in.
If you’re craving another slow-burning, will-they-won’t-they type of love, Superstore is for you. The show takes a hilarious look at what it’s like to work in the retail industry and explores the tight bonds that can be formed with coworkers.
An updated take on the early 2000s hit show, How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father is a joy to watch for new and old fans alike. Like New Girl, HIMYF focuses on a group of friends tackling love and life in the big city. It features notable stars like Hilary Duff and Kim Cattrall.
Brooklyn 99 may not be exactly the same as New Girl, but it’s worth watching for the crossover episodes. In season four of Brooklyn 99 and season six of New Girl, the two shows team up for a two-part crossover. The wild antics of both shows come together for a hilarious watch.
If everyone in New Girl was actually a doctor, you’d basically have The Mindy Project. This hilarious show starring Mindy Kaling takes place mostly in an OBGYN office, where the antics are never in short supply.
There’s nothing like a good sitcom to bring you comfort and laughs on a cozy day. Between New Girl and all the sitcoms like it, you’ll be set up with shows to watch for months. And once you’ve had your fill of TV, be sure to check out these excellent book recommendations as well.