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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:41 pm 
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I like it. I think she was totally likeable and identified with her a lot. Wait, does that mean I'm unlikeable?

You're likeable-likeable.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:57 pm 
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I'm really not a big fan of the MUST HAVE BOYFRIEND idea, but I read her book and knew it would be a sitcom mostly about dating, so it didn't surprise or really bother me.

As for the body stuff, I don't know, that's kinda how I talk about my own body. Like, ok, not ideal, but at the same time I know it's also not a big deal, you know? I can jokingly refer to myself as chubby (I am; it's ok) without it meaning that I'm putting myself down or judging anyone else's shape.

Yeah, to me a little bit of jokey self deprecation doesn't automatically equal body shaming. It was clear to me that she doesn't actually hate her body or think there's anything wrong it.

I also read her book, so the show was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. And I found her totally likeable, so maybe that means I'm a crasshole too.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Liking awful people doesn't make you a crasshole!

It just makes you a poor judge of character!

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 pm 
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The worst thing about The Mindy Project is that people are already starting to use the word "tandoorable", which I think actually edges out "adorkable" as a punchable offense.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:11 pm 
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for someone who claims to think this show is dreck, you're awfully invested in this discussion of it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:12 pm 
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acr wrote:
for someone who claims to think this show is dreck, you're awfully invested in this discussion of it.

I love hating stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:13 pm 
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The worst thing about The Mindy Project is that people are already starting to use the word "tandoorable", which I think actually edges out "adorkable" as a punchable offense.


That's not Mindy's fault though!

I pretty much like every single thing about Mindy Kaling. Kelly was the best part of The Office. I read her book sitting in a room in a hospice while my great aunt was dying and I still laughed.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:15 pm 
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acr wrote:
for someone who claims to think this show is dreck, you're awfully invested in this discussion of it.

I love hating stuff.

it's almost like she's making it just for you, then.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:16 pm 
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strawberryrock wrote:
That's not Mindy's fault though!

Oh, definitely not. She's not morally responsible. Just causally responsible.

Also, I do think Jeffrey Tambor is kind of Tamborable.

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I pretty much like every single thing about Mindy Kaling. Kelly was the best part of The Office. I read her book sitting in a room in a hospice while my great aunt was dying and I still laughed.

I like her. I just hate every single thing about this show.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:44 pm 
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I have mixed feelings. I kind of thought this would have more feminist overtones. In a way it does, but I didnt think the show would be so focused on dating. I mean, ok, dating and relationships are part of life, but it seems like every single comedy/drama geared towards women centers around that. It's over done and boring. Also, I didnt think her Precious joke was self deprecating. It just seemed mean.

I guess I was hoping for a character more like Leslie Knope.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Mindy Kaling is pretty unapologetic about not being a size four.

I thought it was okay. Plus Le Tigre and M.I.A.! I'll keep watching, but there's some stiff competition with that other doctor sitcom because they have a monkey.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:34 pm 
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I liked it! Ive never watched the office and I have no idea who she is but I thought it entertaining. Def going to keep watching.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:04 am 
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My favorite part was the drunken bicycle riding.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:28 am 
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I was bored through out the first half but then it picked up for me. I feel that this will be one of those shows where the main character makes me cringey and I'll really like the side characters.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:41 pm 
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I thought it was okay. Plus Le Tigre and M.I.A.! I'll keep watching, but there's some stiff competition with that other doctor sitcom because they have a monkey.


I really liked it! Part of that was due to le tigre and mia. that ruled, but also i thought she was funny and at least somewhat likeable. i think i read that some people didn't like how she acted towards her patients - like arguing with the kid when his mother was in labor, but since it's a comedy doctor show and not a real doctor show, i didn't mind that stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Finally watched it. Hilarious and a nice counterpoint to the absolutely insipidly sweet shows like new girl. I like my neurotic ladies bitter and forked up rather than cutesy.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:03 pm 
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The article is here: http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/mindy-ka ... oject.html

I didn't know her mom died last year. Definitely teared up a little (um, at work) while reading that. Partly because she's my age and I can't stand to think about my parents aging.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I liked this episode, but I reeeaaaally hate Chris Messina's character and I'm already tired of their banter.

Also: I really loved her outfit in the bookstore, and that blue purse.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:03 am 
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I still love the show!

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:33 pm 
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yep, chris messina's character bugs me as well. liking the show overall, though. i kept wanting the new nurse to speak in his eastbound & down russian accent.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:44 pm 
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I thought the pilot was terrible but the second episode was much better. I'm going to stick it out for a while.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:47 pm 
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The highlight was Seth Meyers and the FroYo. If the whole episode had been like that, I'd be hooked on this show. But it wasn't. I did like her having to fight for her credibility while Castellano gets it automatically.

And as for the nurse, I am already tired of him. I wish that she'd hired someone good, subtle and funny, not physical comedy trainwreck guy, to show again how competent she is at work, for the contrast between personal and work life, which I thought was a basic plot point on the show.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:58 pm 
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I really like this show!

I'm not sure I understand how it can be taken as a woman needing a man type of thing. To me, it reads as poking fun of those types of shows and movies. Like the joke where she narrates that sappy shiitake on the subway or when she calls herself Reese Witherspoon.

Also, how great are her outfits?!

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