This week’s “Mindy” wasn’t quite as laugh-out-loud hilarious as the last two, but it was still a solid half-hour of TV. Hopefully this isn’t a sign the show is headed toward a stale patch because, as “New Girl” is demonstrating, sometimes shows never recover from mediocrity. But that’s a discussion for another day. For now, let’s focus on the here and now.
Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), “The Mindy Project,” photo courtesy http://www.vulture.com
The season premiere certainly set the bar high for “Mindy’s” third season. How did they follow Diamond Dan? By introducing his mother, naturally. Rhea Perlman (aka the mom from “Matilda,” aka Ms. Danny DeVito) stepped in to play Annette Castellano, a racist, religious, loud-mouthed Staten Island mom. Anyone who talks as much (if not more) than Mindy is a worthy adversary for Ms. Lahiri.