Let’s talk about The Mindy Project- We’re a Couple Now, Haters!

It felt SO good to have Shulman and Associates back in my life, even if Peter desperately needs a haircut. Mindy and Danny as a couple is my new favorite thing on television. They’re such a mess and still, kind of, perfect for each other? I’m not sure how that works, but it’s happening and I’m loving every minute of it.

Mindy, as we all know very well, cannot keep a secret or keep anything to herself. Danny is nothing like that. He’s a guy who values his privacy. So, to have Mindy going around the office telling everyone how good he is with his mouth kind of sends Danny off on a little tailspin. Mindy agrees, though, to keep their relationship between the two of them.

It works for, oh, about a day. She goes home to Danny’s and he tells her how proud he is of her and, as a reward, has some gossip for her. Well, not gossip because Danny doesn’t gossip. Anyway, he saw Jeremy giving Lauren– PETER’S GIRLFRIEND– a back rub. Mindy takes the news well and it seems like it’s something she can keep to herself. Then, she finds a pink stripper thong with the word Diamond written in rhinestones. Danny kind of freaks out and that’s that.

Until Mindy goes to Peter for some advice. She stops herself, though (good for her!) but Peter doesn’t let her leave until she gives him advice on really expensive earrings he wants to buy for Lauren. Cue the trouble.

Mindy finds out the stripper thong is a MEN’S thong and then, along with Morgan, finds out that Danny was Diamond Dan once upon a time. She also tells Morgan about Lauren and Jeremy. So, by the time she gets to a charity event at Lauren’s, the whole practice knows about the possible cheating scandal. This includes the new IT guy, Lou, who is Morgan’s murderer cousin, played by the hilarious Rob McElhenney, who is the one to break the news to Peter.

Mindy and Danny fight about keeping secrets- her not being able to and him having too many to hide.Then he storms away when he finds out everyone knows about the back rub. Peter confronts Lauren while Tamra videotapes it and finds out that, no, they aren’t sleeping together, but that, yes, they did kiss. Peter punches Jeremy and Jeremy tells him that he likes Lauren and that he’s going to try and win her heart. Poor, poor Peter.

That’s that outside of the Mindy-Danny relationship. Back at her place, on the balcony, Danny comes to tell her a list of secrets (after Morgan and Lou convince him that she’s, like, really into him). These secrets include his middle name (Alan, after his dad), the fact that he carried a purse to school through fourth and fifth grade because his mother couldn’t afford a backpack, and Mindy shares her own– she’s telling everybody everything because it makes things more real and the more real they are, the less likely it is for it to get taken from her. Then, Danny convinces her it’s real and they go inside to go to bed.

Casual, no big deal. Right? WRONG! Danny breaks out some of his stripper moves for Mindy and it is the SEXIEST thing that’s ever happened in the history of the world. Holy crap! It was AMAZING. I’m still not over it. I never will be.

I’m so excited to see how these two figure out their relationship. It sure as hell won’t be easy, but it’s going to be so worth it! I’m so happy this show is back in my life. I’ve missed it dearly.

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Let’s talk about New Girl- The Last Wedding

Um, I didn’t realize how much I missed these fools until they were back on my screen causing a ruckus. I laughed SO much during this episode and it just made me so happy. Season 3 was rough. I think everyone can agree to that. Nick and Jess may be meant to be, but not now. Man, they both have a lot to do before they can even think about settling down with anyone, let alone each other. That’s okay. I want to watch that ride.

I was pleasantly surprised by Jessica Biel, guys. She was hilarious and a perfect person to go head to head with Jess. Reid Scott could have been utilized a little more. I feel like he was just there. And he is SO good in Veep and My Boys. He could have fit right in. But, I get it, last night’s episode wasn’t about Jess and Ted. It was about Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston, Cece, and Coach.

FINALLY! I love when the group is an actual group. I loved early season one when every episode would end with them all together. We got that last night and I feel like we have a lot more of that to look forward to. I hope so. That is what made me fall in love with the show in the first place.

We got some good group action for sure, but we also got some AMAZING Nick and Schmidt scenes. Those are my favorites, right behind the group ones. Nick and Schmidt, Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield, are so funny together. They have some real comedic chemistry and it radiates on screen every single time. Last night, they were on fire and even though Schmidt didn’t get that four way, it’s probably for the best. Nick’s hoof hands and all.

Yeah, so last night was the twelfth and last wedding of the summer. Schmidt and Coach had a great summer, hooking up with girls, wedding after wedding. Winston, Nick, and Jess, though, had a bit of a dry summer and this wedding was the last chance for ALL of them to go home with someone. No one actually did, but they got to go home together with their newly returned and single friend, Cece.

I’m excited for season four. I can’t wait to see more of the group, more Cece and Schmidt(?), and how the Nick/Jess relationship is navigated.

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Let’s talk about romantic reunions, shall we?

I lead a very… single life. So, I love when I can watch TV and see relationships fall apart and come back together. Yes, they break up and it hurts like a bitch… But, sometimes, they get back together and everything is beautiful and right in the world (even if just for an episode). There are more couples on this list than I realized before I started writing them out, but I’m only going to name the first ten that came to mind. 

Leslie and Ben- Parks and Recreation

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I mean, come on. After nearly an entire season of watching these two fall in love, they only got to be together and happy for, like, two episodes. And then they were both miserable for far too long. Neither of them deserve to be unhappy for even a second and as I mentioned before, they were miserable. But, then Leslie spoke up and Ben took action and the kiss that followed was swoon worthy. 

Casey and Cappie- Greek

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I was rooting for these two since their ill fated hook up in the pilot. Cappie was clearly still in love with her and Casey was dating that douche, Evan (note: I loved Evan by the end of season 2, if not before). Watching Cappie pine for her while she and Evan continued their descent into Greek Row royalty was hard. After seasons of the two of them denying their feelings and dating other people and not going after one another when they should have, one Thanksgiving night, Cappie walked Casey back to ZBZ and the most excellent exchange occurred. 

Carol and Doug- ER

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I can’t say much about this without going into a tailspin. I mean, it was CAROL AND DOUG. They always belonged together. They were meant to raise their girls together. And, so, when Carol finally went to Seattle, my little heart didn’t stand a chance. 

Hannah and Adam- Girls

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I don’t know what it is that makes me love Adam so damn much, but I do. And I love to hate to love Hannah. After Adam told her he loved her and they broke up, I was actually okay with that. I don’t think I had been completely won over by either of them. Then, season two happened and things got really dark, but we also really got to see and understand more of Adam and Hannah. He was the only one able to pull her out of her breakdown and the way he did it was so romantic and crazy and… Adam. It was exactly what you’d expect of him at that point in the story.

Lorelai and Luke- Gilmore Girls

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These two make up one of my all time favorite couples on television. When they broke up after Emily and Richard’s vow renewal, I was gutted. Neither of them took their breakup well at all. How could they? They’re meant to be. They broke up a second time, but I’m focusing on the first one because season 7 is still a little difficult for me to stomach. Plus, their whole relationship in season 5 was just… better, which made that initial breakup much harder for me. But, that kiss when Luke showed up at her house? Whoa, baby. 

Snow and Charming- Once Upon a Time

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Broken up by a curse only to end up on the other side as a single school teacher and a married coma patient. Mary Margaret and David knew they were in love, but didn’t understand why it was so consuming, so intense. They didn’t understand who they truly were. Snow White and Prince Charming are the truest of true love and they were torn apart. It took 28 years and their long lost daughter to bring them back to reality and reunite in the street of Storybrooke, ME.

Peyton and Lucas- One Tree Hill

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I didn’t finish this show for the sole reason that these two left it. Seriously, I got two episodes into season seven before throwing in the towel. That says a lot. For a long time, I thought I wanted Lucas and Brooke to end up together, but then they didn’t and Lucas and Peyton finally got together. The two of them really started to make an impression in season five, years after they had broken up. Therefore, their reunion in the very beginning of season six was perfectly timed and a long time coming. 

Veronica and Logan- Veronica Mars

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Do I want to focus on their reunion in season 2 or their ultimate reunion in the movie? How about the movie? The two of them had been through three seasons of ups and downs plus nine years of “radio silence,” so it was a great relief to see them reconnect as adults. Yes, the emotional roller coaster that brought them together in season 2 made that reunion very meaningful and sweet, but they had so much growing up to do. 

Rachel and Ross- Friends

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She got off the plane. SHE GOT OFF THE PLANE. After ten years of will-they-won’t-they, breakups, and one night stands, Rachel decided not to move to Paris. She decided to be with the man she loved, the man she always loved, so they could be together and raise their daughter together. Who didn’t squee with delight when they slept together the night before she was supposed to leave? Who didn’t fall into a puddle of tears when she got back on the plane? Rachel getting off the plane was the best thing that could have happened and, of course, they had to end up together. It was Ross and Rachel, after all. 

Andy and Sam- Rookie Blue

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Obviously, I had to include this one. It’s so good, so important to me, that I had to end the list with it. The crap these two have been through in five seasons is enough to make even the sanest person weep. I’m far from sane, so you best believe I wept every time these two even looked at each other. It took seven episodes for them to kiss, one phone call to send her running, two seasons to be on the same page, two suspensions to tear them apart, one episode for them to work on starting, one death to rip them and their already broken hearts to pieces, one undercover assignment for them to “move on,” two ill-fated relationships to make them realize what they were missing, and one gunshot wound to the abdomen to bring them crashing together. Even then, it wasn’t smooth sailing. It took half of season five to get them to open up and really show each other how they felt. And, oh my god, it’s all been worth it. SO WORTH IT.

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Let’s talk about new fall shows

I’ve watched A to Z and Selfie so far and, I have to say, I liked them both.

A to Z won me over from the very beginning. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies and this show falls rights into that category. Plus, Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman make the cutest couple ever. This show has a really cool set up and I’m excited to see how the relationship plays out through the season.

Let’s be real, I was a little skeptical about Selfie at first. It is called Selfie, after all. But Karen Gillan and John Cho are great and I wanted to see what it really was about. Eliza (Gillan) and Henry (Cho) are helping the other become better versions of themselves. Eliza needs to grow up a little, be nicer to people in the real world, and keep off her phone for more than two minutes. Henry needs to lighten up a little and socialize more. I’m definitely more into this show than I was anticipating, so I have added it to my Fall TV calendar.

Let’s talk about love triangles

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do my favorite or least favorite love triangles, mainly because I hate the whole trope. But, there are some triangles that work out for the best and others that are just used for drama (lookin’ at you, Rookie Blue). So, since I don’t know which list to do, I’ve decided to do a list of the love triangles that made me FEEL the most– good or bad.

Sam/Andy/Nick- Rookie Blue

You knew I was going to do this one, didn’t you? This is definitely one I hate. Without question, Nick was made a romantic prospect just to make waves in the McSwarek story. Well, joke’s on you, Nick Collins. Sam and Andy came out WAY on top and slayed it throughout season 5.

Pacey/Joey/Dawson- Dawson’s Creek

I don’t like Dawson as a character, so I especially don’t like him as a love interest. However, I see why this triangle was so difficult for the characters involved. And, even though I know in my heart that Pacey is the right man for Joey, I understand the arguments in Dawson’s favor. I don’t agree with them, but I get them.

Ross/Rachel/Joey- Friends

This whole storyline was a joke, right? A sick, sick joke?

Summer/Seth/Anna- The OC

Oh, Anna, I really liked you. And you made a lot of sense at one point. But you and Seth were just way too similar. And Summer and Seth had that whole opposites-attract-thing going on. Plus, the chemistry was just there for them where it wasn’t for Anna and Seth.

Baze/Cate/Ryan- Life Unexpected

Who remembers this show? I loved it so hard. And, from day 1, I was rooting for Baze and Cate to get their stuff together and figure it out. I mean, sure, they hooked up once in high school and it resulted in a baby that Baze didn’t even find out about until 16 years later when said baby showed up on his doorstep, but Baze and Cate were meant to be. It was especially obvious when you threw Lux into the mix. They were a family and, sorry Ryan, this story ended just as I wanted it to (albeit, a little too soon for my liking).

Jess/Rory/Dean- Gilmore Girls

Dean was perfect, right? Wrong. I hate Dean. Jess was perfect? Not at all. He was terribly flawed. But that’s why I loved him. He and Rory just made sense. They had so much in common, but were also so different. Yeah, he bailed. And, yeah, it was wrong. But, if this show were to ever get a follow-up, they need to happen. The last we saw of him, he was exactly the man that Rory Gilmore deserved. And the last we saw of Dean… I don’t even remember because his character was so insignificant to me.

Danny/Mindy/Cliff- The Mindy Project

I thoroughly enjoyed Mindy lusting after Cliff. Really, I did. And I also liked that it made it so much clearer to Danny how he felt about her. This is a love triangle that I was happy to get behind. And even happier because it ended in my favor! Can’t wait to see how Mindy and Danny fare in season 3!

Aidan/Carrie/Big- Sex and the City

I love Aidan Shaw so much it hurts. Therefore, this love triangle kills me. Carrie had, in my opinion, the best man when she cheated on him with Big. And then, she got a second chance with him. But, Big was always an issue. But he’s not even, really, the reason they broke up the second time. I mean, probably he was on some level, but she just couldn’t marry Aidan. Fine, I get it, whatever. She loved Big. He was the love of her life. Blah blah blah. #TeamAidan

Logan/Veronica/Duncan- Veronica Mars

Notice, I didn’t do Piz? Veronica’s relationship with Duncan was more troublesome and, had he stuck around, would have continued to be. Logan and Veronica belong together. I truly believe that. Duncan, though, was a serious contender up until that whole baby-with-Meg-thing. Who knows what would have happened if Duncan didn’t kidnap Lily? Would that what-if sequence in the graduation episode be accurate? I don’t know. I hope so…

Ted/Robin/Barney- How I Met Your Mother

Don’t even get me started on the huge disappointment that was the series finale. Ted and Robin never belonged together. I stand by that now more than ever. And I actually really liked Robin and Barney together. They deserved a chance and they got it. And it was ruined so Ted could end up with a woman who never really seemed to want to be with him…

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Let’s talk about the rest of the summer

I’ve been away on vacation, so sorry if this blog was a little quiet the last week or so! 

Now that Rookie Blue is over (sad face), I don’t have much to talk about anyway. I started a rewatch of The OC, but didn’t get very far. I need to finish Arrow and Scandal. I’ll write posts on each of those when (IF) I finish them. 

According to my trusty calendar, my first wave of Fall shows begins the week of September 15, so I’ll be blogging up a storm come then! 

Up until that point, though, I do want to do a couple of list posts (like my First Kisses and Favorite Friendship posts). It’s just a matter or figuring out what it is I want to list. If you’ve got ideas, please let me know!

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Let’s talk about Rookie Blue- Everlasting

Is it weird that I’m not really worried about that very last scene? Like, I know Rookie Blue‘s timeline has always been iffy at best, but… Yeah, I’m not too concerned. Maybe I’m just in denial, but I really don’t think that’s the case.

  • That scene with Sam, Andy, and Marlo was pretty awkward, though, huh? I kind of loved seeing Sam squirm like that. But, I think, the most important part of the whole scene was the fact that Andy told Sam why she was uncomfortable with Marlo being around and her bringing Sam coffees. And I LOVED that Sam insisted that her sudden reappearance would not ruin his honeymoon phase with Andy. I mean, these two are growing up right before our very eyes and I love it so much.
  • Ted McDonald is still on the loose when the episode starts out. And he’s running amok all over the place, putting bombs on judges cars while they’re off getting married. So insensitive. He’s after the judge because she was in charge of the case against the bomber that killed Ted’s son and and Ted’s sure the whole thing was the police’s doing. Well, Andy and Oliver get to the wedding in time to make sure no one gets hurt while ETF Bailey and his men disarm the bomb that was planted on the judge’s personal car.
  • Oliver and Andy find Ted at his son’s grave and bring him in. You know, if there’s one thing I love more than a McSwarek partnership, it’s a McShaw partnership. They kick ass and take names every single time. I love that Oliver hit the streets even though John Jarvis didn’t want him to. That’s the thing about Oliver, though, he’s a blue shirt at heart. And he’s damn proud of it. I love Oliver so much!
  • Back at the station, while Sam is questioning Ted, he finds out there are more bombs. So, Marlo and Dov are geeking out over the Intelligence software while Andy and Traci figure out that the tip Duncan got was actually from Ted McDonald himself. That leads them to figure out that Ted’s not targeting the people responsible for his son’s death and the dropped case, but he is targeting their children. Sick, right? An eye for an eye. Sam somehow gets him to give up the location of the next bomb and Oliver and Chloe go and take care of the teenage boy and his friends. 
  • Andy’s back at the station at this point, filling out the paperwork necessary for her and Oliver’s bust. At one point, Sam goes to ask Marlo a question about McDonald’s computer and hard drive and Marlo sends Andy off to pick it up in evidence. At this point, she and Sam have another frank discussion about what is going on with Marlo and how Andy feels she’s trying to undermine her. As much as Sam doesn’t understand the ways of women, he does want to. Instead, he just goes back to work while Andy goes up to evidence.
  • He’s back with McDonald when an alarm starts sounding, though, and no one on the first floor seems to know what’s going on. All of a sudden, officers run down the stairs and Sam runs up them to see what’s going on and where Andy is. When he gets there, the whole floor is black and covered in soot. A bomb went off in evidence and Sam fights his way through the mess to get to Andy. She was in the room, but is totally fine. She just can’t hear very well, so it take Sam a bit to find her. When he does, she asks if he’s crying and he claims it’s only the smoke. He was sure she was dead. He was terrified. 
  • When he gets back to Ted, he’s slit his wrists and is dead in the interrogation room. Chris (oh yeah, Chris is back and he seems to be back to normal. He and Sam talked about it and he’s… dry)is sure that he searched McDonald in booking, but he’ll take the blame if he has to. Because if he messed up, he knows enough that he needs to man up. 
  • Some other goings on at 15–
  • Gail told Holly about adopting Sophie just as Holly was about to ask her to move to San Francisco. Things clearly aren’t looking good for these two. But, I’m okay with it honestly. Gail deserves to be happy and I think Sophie will do that way more than Holly.
  • Nick ran into that lady that bought his toothbrushes a few weeks back. And then he stalks her to a coffee shop. Then, they make out on the street. And he’s looks like he’s about to get some good lovin’ until she finds out he’s a cop and bails. What the hell? If I was making out with someone like Nick Collins and found out he was a cop, I’d be way more inclined to keep making out with him. 
  • Dov and Chloe are dunzo. She tries to get him back with a little red dress she was planning on wearing to the commissioner’s gala, but he’s not having it. Marlo asked him if he loved her and he does, but he can’t trust her. Marlo seems to think that’s okay, that they can work through that. I don’t think I agree with her, but I do hope the two of them work it out.
  • And this is when Dov finds a sonogram on a desk that Marlo was working on. We don’t know who it belongs to, but I think we’re supposed to believe it’s Marlo’s and that we’re supposed to believe it’s of a baby that belongs to Sam. This is what I’m not worried about. I don’t think Marlo is pregnant with Sam’s kid. She’d either already have given birth or be about to pop. She sure as hell didn’t look like she was about to pop. And if she did have a kid and it is Sam’s, how could she not tell him months ago? I mean, yes, it’s possible, but I just don’t think it’s the case. Why the hell would she just leave it on a desk? Like, really? 
  • Oh, and are they setting up a relationship with Traci and ETF Bailey? They spent the whole episode talking about fairytales and he seemed like he wanted to be the reality he told her to start living in…

The only thing I’m worried about is surviving another Rookie Blue hiatus. Oh, and the fact that 5b might be the last season. I need more than 11 episodes. I just really, really do.

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