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Mindy Is About To Get D.E.N.N.I.S.'d: Cute Ranking Last Night's 'Mindy Project' And 'New Girl'

By Joanna Robinson | TV Reviews | October 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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Though New Girl was the more solid and enjoyable half hour of television last night, I have to give the cute advantage to Mindy for handling the pain and absurdity of a break-up so well. Mindy still has a lot of problems this season and I don’t know if Adam Pally is making them better, or worse. My money’s on worse. Mindy also had our first look at It’s Always Sunny’s Glenn Howerton. He’s no Deslaurier, but he’ll do for a sexy nemesis. He’ll do just fine.

Best Line Of The Night: Came from Winston! For once! That never happens!
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I love Ferguson and Winston. I ship them so hard.
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If Anything Ever Begged For A Montage: We’re getting some glimpses into Nick and Jess’s adorable/dorky sex life and while I loved all the weird half-details we got about The Captain, I would appreciate a montage of their more successful sexcapades.
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Evil Schmidt Isn’t Bad In Small Doses: Knowing that this is probably the end of the Evil Schmidt plot line made me appreciate it a little bit. How do we know it’s the end? I think Jess’s “you did something bad, deal with it” hit home. So now that he’s gone, let’s appreciate Evil Schmidt’s demented smile, fueled by strawbana.
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Best Physical Comedy Moment: I’m not overly fond of Ike Barinholtz’s Morgan, but I may never get over the sight of him corralling Mindy in a box of pizza and holding her down in a straightjacket of cardboard, cheese grease and despair.
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Sometimes This Show Gets It So Right: Because, um, yes, I have thought that about myself when I go out in public looking a mess. I may be the only one here who does, but at least Mindy gets it.
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The One Grudging Laugh I Gave Adam Pally: Seriously! How do you waste Adam Pally?! HOW?! I still have hope they’ll figure out his character, but his current schtick appears to be “Sh*t My Sexist Jackhole Co-worker Says” and it doesn’t work. Uh. Except for here.
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…and, finally folks, a sexy sitcom two-fer. One from each show. Enjoy.

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  • Hallsy

    I think adam pally is a great addition. And i love how he not only used the gstring to wipe mindys tears but then kept the gstring without anyone noticing. I am hoping he will stick around and just get creepier without anyone picking up on it.

  • Uriah_Creep

    According to the subtitles, Winston's new cat is named "Furguson". It's a joke, see?

  • Dita Svelte

    I don't know why Mindy keeps on introducing terrible new characters in an already over-stuffed cast. Sure, keep the hot boys on rotation, Mindles, I understand, but I would rather watch a 2 hour episode of Beverly talking to herself drunk on a park bench than sit through another second of Adam Pally's one-note 'Chucky' impersonation, aka smizing on meth.

  • Guest

    Mindy felt a bit weird. It seemed like last season Morgan and the gang (I know, gross) were all pretty friendly, and this episode treated him like more of an outlier. I did like how they're taking things more seriously, in some respects. Mindy's breakup is actually really painful. Dennis was like a breath of fresh air.

    As for New Girl, I loved Winston this episode. That is usually not the case. And thank god the evil Schmidt thing is dead. It was getting on my nerves. I kept waiting for Nick to tell Jess he loves her, though, with his newfound ability to express his emotions.

  • emilya

    i completely agree about the gang dynamic. When i was watching the date scene, i just didn't buy it. mindy and morgan genuinely like each other, they would have had fun and eaten junk food. i can see morgan being dumb enough he would go to the lawyer, but all the protesting about the date by mindy just didn't seem like the mindy we've been watching for the last season plus.

  • Guest

    Yes, exactly.

  • trixiestreats

    I never really cared for Winston until this season. But since the first episode this season, he's the one getting me really tickled.

  • Guest

    The writers are stepping up. The cat was a genius move.

  • anikitty

    So when does the Adam Pally character come out? Because that's the only explanation for his excessive doucheness, right?

  • Julie Chase

    And my night vision is very good because my eyes are so buggy and big. And I saw everything and I can't erase it from my memory!

  • Conor

    I wonder if Dennis (Howerton IS Dennis) will need to get his TOOLS.

    HE MUST HAVE HIS TOOLS!

  • BAM

    The Jess dance had me cracking up, mostly because it reminded me of an SNL 'Baby Hands' sketch.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I wonder if the It's Always Sunny twofer last night was intentional - The Waitress was on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the necrophiliac ME as well.

  • esmme

    Joanna. You are not the only one here who thinks that. (And isn't the entire purpose of hats to make otherwise grungy outfits feel chic?) Anyway, to quote Tobias Funke, THERE ARE DOZENS OF US.

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