We shouldn’t still have to note this, but it was nice to see “Mindy” use its entire ensemble well again. Every member of the cast got a moment or two to shine, and the guest stars brought their A-games. There was one scene, though, that stood out from the rest:
This might have been the first episode all season to use the entire ensemble in compelling ways. The lack of Niecy Nash’s Dr. Fishman this episode was a little confusing for a character who still needs to be established, but other than that everyone was used well and the episode was made all the better for it.
“Mindy” has now become so risque that FOX has slapped it with a “Viewer Discretion Advised” warning before the episode. Not that this week’s episode veered into last week’s “I slipped” territory, but it certainly focused on some topics not usually discussed on network TV. And it even featured a Shonda Rhimes cameo!
Well that was…risque. And hilarious. Apparently we’ve progressed enough as a society that we can have entire episodes of television devoted to anal sex. Or, if this episode is based on reality at all, Mindy Kaling is a freak and B.J. Novak was a very lucky man. Anyway, let’s discuss:
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