Last night saw the premiere of two of our favorite, most adorable shows. But the burning question, the one I will be attempting to settle right here every week, was this: which one was more adorabler? Was it the New Girl premiere which saw Nick and Jess galivanting off to Mexico leaving Winston and Schmidt with a sub-par B-plot about puzzles, color blindness and Zack Morris-level shenanigans? Or was it The Mindy Project which packed a proposal, a wedding, James Franco, a break-up and a surgery into one episode? It’s a tough call, really. I adored Winston wearing a hoodie for pants just as much as I adored Mindy wearing scrubs at her wedding. Nick’s free drink bracelet scam was almost as endearing Mindy and Dr. C’s fire escape conversation. The fitted bedsheet was a nice touch, Dr. L. And while I enjoyed the physical comedy of Chloë Sevigny ripping a laptop in two, I may never get over the sight of Nick Miller threatening to go Point Break.
Mindy may have deployed the perfect amount of James Franco and gauze medical diapers and New Girl may have given you Nick and Jess shippers the cornrow holiday of your dreams, but which was cuter?
New Girl gets a lot of points for this scene which blended two of the shows stronger elements: physical comedy and urban family loyalty heart things…
…but it was out-cuted by the look on Dr. C’s face when I found out about Mindy and Casey. Look at it crumple.
So sorry Mindy haters, this week Dr. L. had the edge.