Omg, no, Mindy. (Photo courtesy FOX)
THE MINDY PROJECT
FOX | Tuesday | 9:30 p.m.
First thing’s first — no one anywhere, at any time, is wearing that scarf, Schmidt-wannabe. NO ONE. WHAT WAS THAT SCARF?
Now that that’s outta the way… this episode of The Mindy Project was deeelightful! It made me want to rescue Max Greenfield from that already-so-over-it heap of whatever at New Girl (sorry, guys, I think I’ve given up?) and put him on a BRIGHT, SHARP, FUN COMEDY AGAIN! Max Greenfield is the best, guys! Leo D’Amato forever! (If only he could stick around… Sans scarf.)
Let’s talk about Peeeter Prentice, though. Each week he’s giving advice to his new BFF Mindy, helping her get over Danny, helping her land new dudes, sparrin’ with her ‘bout The Wolf of Wall Street (that was hysterical, btws)… But what is happening here, exactly? Now Mindy is changing him? He’s saying things like, “I should think like a Mindy”? Oh, iiiiinteresting. Thing is, that Mindy and Danny thing should never have happened. But because it did, it created this beautiful pathway for Mindy and her once-office adversary to bond in a pretty REAL way, man. How presh are they in these last couple of episodes? Methinks I see a lil’ spark…
(I know, I know — WHY when any female/male bond is created on a television show do we all decide it must be ROMANTIC? But don’t throw that on me because I was against the “Dandy” — omg I just said Dandy — from the beginning. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. NEED I GO ON? I seriously whined about this every week apparently.)
Just sayin’. I’m in.
And what a sweet, sweet victory it was to, on the flip side, see Danny trying desperately to pal around the office in his sadness over not having Mindy around to chit-chat with. THAT’S RIGHT! Try to befriend Morgan and then stab him in the back! Try to befriend everyoneee and then wind up sleeping with a rando (okay, okay, she didn’t seem like a rando, but I don’t remember her?). So long as he doesn’t end up with the receptionist who’s in love with him… That’d be sad…
Final thought: ALSO BIG THING HERE — Mindy + Peter banter > Mindy + Danny banter. It’s true. Danny is such a curmudgeon. Peter is just hilarious! Who’s with meee?