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the mindy project recapping: halloween

For a show that’s only had four episodes, I’d say that The Mindy Project is starting out as a pretty solid comedy. Not hilarious, but good enough that I’d say it’s usually worth my time to watch.

This week Mindy was invited to an NBA Halloween party by blonde-glasses NBA lawyer Josh (played by Tommy Dewey). Unsure if she wants to go as Josh says she’s got to have an awesome costume to impress everyone, Mindy eventually agrees on going. However, she has no costume. Like most doctors, she has to work on Halloween. Unlike most doctors, her secretaries and nurse–the ex-convict with more than a few brain cells missing–are recruited to help Mindy find the perfect costume that manages to toe the fine line, being both nerdy and sexy.

Danny and Jeremy, the other two doctors, leave on a secret mission which we later find out is not something sketchy like I thought–instead, they are going to try and get their driver’s licenses! Jeremy uses his charms, luck and logical thinking to pass both the written and driving test; Danny isn’t so lucky. While he passes the written test–and all the DMV workers cheer for him–he freaks out during the driving test and crashes into Halloween decorations. Luckily for Danny, Jeremy convinces the proctor to give him another chance, and he passes this time.

Mindy finally decides that despite all the stellar costume ideas from her co-workers–urinal, Linus from Snoopy, or a butt–she will go as Diane from Cheers. To her delight and surprise, Josh dresses up as Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, which he–in a very creepy turn of events–finds out is her favorite movie.

Opinions, Thoughts, and Favorites 

  • Although the plot is sometimes somewhat–or entirely–lacking in this show, certain characters seem to have great chemistry–like the ex-convict nurse.
  • And if nothing else, this show has managed to get great guest stars. Bill Hader was back, and from the looks of it, more NBA stars will be guest starring as well.
  • Some of the characters aren’t that consistent–or even relevant, like the woman Mindy keeps calling on the phone–but I’m sure they’ll find their groove sometime soon. After all, they’re just starting out.

Quotes 

Mindy: [distractedly petting the cat on her lap] Ew, who the hell are you? … Ugh, get out of here, you gross cat!

[talking to her friend on the phone] Things are kinda not great, this random loser cat tried to be my pet.”

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Tom: Don’t say anything about ‘Breaking Bad!’ I haven’t seen Season 5 yet!

Mindy: If you’re obsessed with TV, why don’t you keep up with it in a timely way?!

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Jeremy: Perfect score Danny, break a leg.

Danny: Never wink at me again.

Emily enjoys lots of things: laughing and watching television being the top two. She loves smart comedies involving witty repartee, loud actions and gestures, over-the-top theatrics, and a solid plot.

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recapping: the mindy project

Mindy Kaling, former writer and star of The Office has recently debuted her own show. There have already been three episodes and FOX has ordered a full season.

The things I enjoy most about the show is the witty dialogue and the minor characters– I love my minor characters. So far my favorite is the male nurse… who is a unique character to say the least. An ex-convict who at times lacks common sense.

The ratings haven’t been the greatest, but it’ll take some time for the story to find its way. If nothing else, there have been great guest stars: Ed Helms, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, and the New York Knicks.  Here’s hoping it stays strong.

Emily enjoys lots of things: laughing and watching television being one of the top two. She loves smart comedies involving witty repartee, loud actions and gestures, over-the-top theatrics, and a solid plot. 

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does the mindy project intro sound familar?

The answer is yes. Yes, it does sound familiar.

I’m sure others have noticed that Mindy Kaling‘s new (and hilarious) show has an intro that is incredibly similar to the one for Clarissa Explains it All. However, it’s one thing to hear the Mindy Project’s intro and hop back a decade or two (more recently if you got into that The 90s Are All That hoopla) in your mind to recall what it sounded like when Melissa Joan Hart and those sweet graphics that danced around the screen for 50ish seconds, and quite another to have both in one convenient location. You’re welcome.

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