Think back to 2011. William married Kate. Adele released 21. Rebecca Black helped the world truly appreciate Fridays, BBC reports.
But it was also the year one new TV show caught the imagination of twenty-something housemates everywhere.
Zooey Deschanel was still riding high from the success of 500 Days of Summer - the film that became a cult hit and cemented her as a star - when the first episode of New Girl premiered on Fox.
On Tuesday evening, the show came to an end in the US with a two-part finale to its seventh season.
"I'm very proud of having done such a huge volume of television," Deschanel told Deadline. "But it was definitely time to move on to other things.