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Emerging as adults

My husband and I laugh at ourselves for laughing so much at the Fox television show New Girl, now in its second season. Our laughs are partially rooted in the fact that we fit loosely into the age cohort of the characters (well, close enough). The show stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess, the new roommate in an apartment with three guys. Fox’s website describes the show as “a modern look at friendship and romance” that focuses on the “exploits of a smart, spirited and single young woman, her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend.” The humorous dynamics of a gender-imbalanced living situation are not a new premise for a sitcom, but the show does feel of the moment.

 

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