If a 'Moonlighting Curse' Exists, It's the Viewers' Fault

In October, at the start of the third season of New Girl, Vulture's Amanda Dobbins wrote a piece titled with its basic premise: "New Girl's Nick and Jess Relationship Isn't Working." As you can likely tell, Dobbins' argued that New Girl was an example of yet another television relationship that had will-they-won't-they'd … » 1/24/14 3:40pm 1/24/14 3:40pm

The Mindy Project: Asymmetrical Boobs, Knee Fat and Sex Without Nudity

Tuesday night's Mindy Project included a brief mention of the show's long-awaited partnership with dating app Tinder, but the meat of the episode was devoted to Mindy Lahiri's admission that she'd never let a boyfriend truly see her naked before. » 1/08/14 10:40am 1/08/14 10:40am

Breaking Bad's Skyler White Finds an Admirer on The Mindy Project

It's only been on for a season and a half or so, but The Mindy Project has had a smattering of interesting, high-profile guest stars: Common; Ben Feldman (aka Ginsberg on Mad Men); Happy Endings' Adam Pally; Chloe Sevigny; James Franco. Tomorrow's episode features Timothy Olyphant. And coming soon: A character played… » 11/04/13 4:30pm 11/04/13 4:30pm

Nobody Liked Mindy Kaling's Short Hair Except Mindy Kaling

In the season premiere of The Mindy Project (on tonight), Dr. Mindy Lahiri can be found sporting a new short 'do, but don't expect it to stick around for too long. As showrunner and Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling told Jimmy Fallon last night, the pixie cut was actually a wig (dammit, this is just like Beyoncé all over… » 9/17/13 1:00pm 9/17/13 1:00pm

The Defamer TV Preview: What's Worth Watching This Fall

The fall is upon us: the leaves are turning brown, the children are turning smarter, and if you listen very, very closely you can hear the collective snap of a thousand child-proof caps of Xanax bottles being popped open by anxious TV executives all along Ventura Boulevard. So what's going to die? What's going to… » 9/16/13 1:57pm 9/16/13 1:57pm

"Watch It Before It Airs On TV" is one of the better parts of using Hulu, and this time, that "it" is the season two premiere of The Mindy Project. The episode stars none other than James Franco, who apparently plays a former model who is also a sex therapist. Life imitating art imitating life maybe. » 9/10/13 3:00pm 9/10/13 3:00pm

Sweet Baby Jesus, Don't Let The Cronut Become The New Cupcake

Nothing speaks for the zeitgeist more than pastries, and there’s always been a vaguely “This is what will make you a Lady at last!!!11” air about them: The Great Cupcake Craze of 2005, for instance, when you may as well have been an asexual cave-dweller until you paid $50 for a single treat at Magnolia. Then the Great… » 5/18/13 2:30pm 5/18/13 2:30pm

Mindy Kaling Only Makes Out With White Guys on The Mindy Project

As the season finale of The Mindy Project airs tonight, it's also been announced that show has been renewed for a second season, which is great: While sometimes uneven and unsure of its purpose — Is it a workplace comedy? A medical sitcom? A show about a single woman? An ensemble show? — the jokes are quick, sharp and… » 5/14/13 4:15pm 5/14/13 4:15pm

Let Utkarsh Ambudkar Rap His Way Into Your Heart

And with that one clip, the entire world came down with debilitating case of Utkarsh Ambudkar Fever. I was going to attempt to freestyle rap here* but I already embarrass myself enough around these parts, why add to the list of indignities when we can stare at Ambudkar instead? » 1/09/13 9:15pm 1/09/13 9:15pm

Utkarsh Ambudkar, Your Newest Crush, Will Play Kaling's Brother on The…

If you saw Pitch Perfect, then you know Utkarsh Ambudkar as the tall drink of water on the Treblemakers, moving and grooving his way into your heart with his beat boxing ways. Now, Mr. Ambudkar is set to star opposite Mindy Kaling as her visiting brother, and we're already hot and bothered. Honestly, I'd rather see… » 1/03/13 11:15pm 1/03/13 11:15pm

TV Doing A Great Job "Symbolically Annihilating" Women Over 40

A sharp, rather troubling essay by New York Times contributor Carina Chocano is running today about women, age and the media; it recalls, of course, all of the obvious anecdotes about the supposed "expiration dates" of models and actresses ("A friend knows an actress whose burglar alarm code - 2828 - serves as a reminder… » 11/17/12 5:15pm 11/17/12 5:15pm

The Ratings for Mindy Kaling's Show Are Good, Not Great — And Not the…

The numbers are in for Tuesday night TV, and The Mindy Project did okay. Not great. Entertainment Weekly calls the show's debut "a bit" of a disappointment, with 4.7 million viewers and a 2.4 ratings share. Still, that was enough to beat The New Normal on NBC. As the LA Times reports: "NBC pulled in more total viewers,… » 9/27/12 4:30pm 9/27/12 4:30pm