Why We Couldn’t Be Happier About Hulu Saving THE MINDY PROJECT

mindy-huluBy: Radhika Menon

I was out with friends when I got The Text. My worst fears, the swirling rumors — confirmed. FOX had officially canceled THE MINDY PROJECT. This one really hurt.

I’ll be the first to admit that THE MINDY PROJECT started out with much room for improvement: half-formed secondary characters, muddled writing, and a parade of guest-star-love-interests (great for eye candy, bad for plot) marred the first season. But it was still Mindy Kaling and there was still time to find its footing. [Read more...]

The TV Addict’s Top 10 Television Shows of 2014

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While they may not have been the year’s most critically acclaimed or the country’s most popular, each the following shows made this TV Addict’s Top 10 of 2014 for the simple reason that they left us jonesing another fix. You know those people who say “less is more?” Yeah, they’re totally wrong. As the following programs prove, too much is never enough.

MANHATTAN (WGNAmerica, CraveTV in Canada – Binge-watched)
WGN America’s second foray into scripted fare may have been about the development of a bomb, but the series itself was anything but [Thank you, thank you, we'll be here all night! Remember to tip your waiters!] Flawlessly crafted and beautifully acted, the show’s story, set against America’s race to beat Germany to the development of the world’s first atomic bomb was an absolute joy to watch. So much so that knowing the end thanks to, umm… well, history books, didn’t detract in the least from this immensely compelling series. [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things We’re Thankful For (and a Few Turkeys!)

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It’s the time of the year when we think about what we are thankful for, TV Addicts. Well, I’m very thankful for TV! Of course, I’m more thankful about some things than I am others so here is the top 5 things I’m thankful for this television season (so far): [Read more...]

PaleyFest 2014: Snappy Answers to Silly Questions with The Cast of THE MINDY PROJECT

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In the midst of its second season, THE MINDY PROJECT continues to follow the romantic misadventures of Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) and her co-workers at their medical practice in New York City. When the show last left off, Mindy and Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) had finally succumb to their burning sexual attraction and kissed while enroute to back to New York after a desert adventure in search of Danny’s estranged father. Sure to pick back up where that kiss left off, or after much speculation of where it ended, THE MINDY PROJECT returns this week with an all new episode entitled “French Me, You Idiot.”

While attending last week’s PaleyFest 2014, taking a moment to provide snappy answers to a few questions on the red carpet the cast of THE MINDY PROJECT revealed fun answers to the questions: what their characters’ idea of a perfect romantic getaway would be, the perfect love song for that romantic getaway, and the one quality they most appreciate and admire about their zany characters that populate Shulman & Associates. [Read more...]

Why Every Girl Thinks That Mindy Kaling Is Her Spirit Animal

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By: Victoria Nelli

Honestly who doesn’t love Mindy Kaling? Critics? Nope, they do. Audiences? They definitely love her. Young girls? Is that even a question? See where I’m going with this?

Kaling burst onto the TV scene as a writer for THE OFFICE back in 2005, she wrote some of THE OFFICES most memorable episodes, including “The Dundies” and “The Injury,” as well as directed and wrote the Subtle Sexuality webisodes, where she starred alongside THE OFFICE costar Ellie Kemper. After playing the self obsessed Kelly Kapoor on the NBC hit comedy she had a couple of small roles in films such as THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, and THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.

Her book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” was a New York Times best seller, and became a 21st century bible for adolescent girls everywhere. (If you and your best friends don’t have the “Best Friends Rules and Responsibilities” chapter memorized you’re not doing friendship correctly) Her book gave an in depth look into her child hood as a chubby, comedy / rom-com obsessed teen, a look into her post college years, as well as her first big break, playing Ben Affleck alongside her best friend, Brenda Withers in their original play Matt & Ben. (I highly recommend you read the play) [Read more...]

Dispatches From The Couch: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, HOMELAND, MASTERS OF SEX & More!

It’s official: With too many shows to watch and too little time on my hands, a few on-my-personal-bubble series’ are going to get the whole “I’m just not that into you” speech. My DVR is filling up faster than a sinking rowboat, and I’m bailing with a spoon. So what have I been watching over the past few days… and which shows will not be continuing on in the hopes of being named Richard’s Next Top Favorite Show? Read on! [Read more...]

Dispatches From the Couch: SURVIVOR, AGENTS OF SHIELD, THE BLACKLIST & More!

Ah, the fall season is finally underway… and that means all kinds of stuff for us to ruminate on! Ready to discuss some of the latest TV offerings? Then let’s dive right in, shall we?

Bad boys are always popular on reality shows. But I’ll tell you what: A little bit of SURVIVOR’s Colton goes a long, long way. He’s not the kind of guy you love to hate… there’s only room for one emotion on this street, and it ain’t love. Here’s hoping his whining and manipulating get him booted sooner rather than later, or I might just have to bail out of what has otherwise proven to be a fantastic season. The fact that players can swap out for loved ones has, in many ways, turned this into an entirely new game. And if you want proof that SURVIVOR is as close to real as you can get — and not manipulated by producers as heavily as other offerings — look no further than the outcome of last night’s battle on Redemption Island. You can be sure that the producers definitely did not want fan fave Rupert to be sent packing! [Read more...]