Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl premieres tomorrow night on Fox but the pilot is already on iTunes for free. I watched it. Worst part -
Schmidt: You’re totally ready [to go to a bar to meet men]. I’ll be your guide. Zooey: Like Gandalf through Middle Earth? Schmidt: Okay first thing let’s take the Lord of the Rings references and put them in a deep dark cave where nobody’s going to find them ever.
In New Girl’s defense, Schmidt’s supposed to be a shithead. Still, Zooey and the way her nerdy interests will forever repel potential suitors is the butt of the joke here.
Unsolicited advice to women - don’t listen to Schmidt. You’re allowed to talk about the things you’re into when trying to meet men, especially if that thing is Lord of the Rings.