Episodes Available: Season 1
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone
Honestly, you should watch the first season of New Girl just for the sake of getting to season two, one of the best shows of 2013 so far. To be fair, the sitcom was still finding its footing and establishing character relationships. Here's the rundown: Quirky teacher Jess (Deschanel), fresh off a break-up moves into a new apartment, where she meets her new roommates: Schmidt, the quintessential former fatty turned rich douche (Greenfield), former pro baller Winston (Morris), and law school dropout and potential love interest Nick (Jake Johnson). Hilarity ensues.
While the jokes were hit or miss, the season showed us the potential for greatness (which is proven in season two). Plus, you can watch them all consecutively, which could only increase your viewing pleasure and appreciation for the show, considering how sporadic it aired while it was on during the season. —TA