I started watching this show for Zooey, stayed for Schmidt. He is so deserving of his Emmy nomination and livens up every scene he's in. I love Zooey in this too; it's right up her alley. My friends always draw comparisons between me and her character since I sing a lot and am probably just as awkward. But in a subtler way, probably.
I wish Schmidt and Cece would get together and be that adorable couple that doesn't really break up a lot. Jess and Nick could be the Ross and Rachel of the show, while Schmidt and Cece could be the Monica and Chandler, if that makes sense.
Haha. I enjoy your comparisons to Friends. I just don't know if I can see Cece and Schmidt staying together the way that Monica and Chandler did. Not with their long lists of issues. I do, however, hope that they end up together. I was really upset when he cheated on her with Elizabeth and ruined their relationship.
I love "New Girl," and I've been re-watching the first season on Netflix. I may be in the minority, but Nick is my absolute favorite character. He's somewhat pathetic, but I think it's hilarious. I love how self-deprecating he is sometimes, and other times how goofy he can be. I recently watched the episode where he danced naked in front of the mirror in his bedroom, and I was laughing about it for the rest of the night. Schmidt is pretty great, too, but Nick has my heart.
I absolutely agree with you! Nick's character is hilarious! He is just so sad and desperate, and I am really enjoying the relationship between him and Jess. I totally saw the chemistry from the beginning and really hoped that they would be together. I think he is really great!