Weve all been there, when faced with the insurmountable and almighty task of churning out words for our editorial-overlords under a vast approaching deadline, wed much prefer to stay planted on the settee all day watching TV. In fact, there are times when wed rather just panic moonwalk away from our journalistic responsibilities altogether. Thats because theres a little bit (or in some cases, a lot) of Nick Miller in all of us. One of TVs most identifiable characters, Nick - basking wondrously in surly realism - is the true breakout character of New Girl. So much more likeable than the flashy, Patrick Bateman-in-waiting that is Schmidt and a mite more nuanced than the undernourished Winston, Nicks world-weary cynicism makes him the perfect foil for the wide-eyed innocence of Zooey Deschanel's downright adorkable Jessica Day. The Ancient Greeks derived their idols from mythology. Aspiring musicians will cite Lennon, Dylan and other such luminaries as their biggest influences, and first-year University-posers will proclaim that Che Guevara is the ultimate pin-up, but our hero is someone whose humility and believability resonates with every fibre of our lazy beings. Heres to you, Nick Miller. No one gets angry at one-way doors with quite as much grace and commitment as you do. Read on for more reasons why this turtle-faced, law school-flunking barman should be treasured and adored.
A 22 year old English Literature graduate from Birmingham. I am passionate about music, literature and football, in particular, my beloved Aston Villa. Lover of words and consumer of art, music is the very air that I breathe.