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Let’s talk about The Mindy Project- Caramel Princess Time

This was EXACTLY what I needed after weeks of baseball games I don’t care about. I needed Mindy, Danny, Peter, Morgan, BRENDAN. You know, I just needed my pals back and to throw BRENDAN back in the mix was a fun surprise. In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, I love Brendan and Mark Duplass. Almost as much as I love Peter and Adam Pally.

So, then, let’s talk about Peter. I’ve loved watching him find himself these past two seasons. When we met him, he was a douche. He still is, don’t get me wrong, but at least he seems to be working on it. I’m really excited to see how this thing with Abby goes. Allison Tolman is great and Adam Pally is so goddamn hilarious and talented. They’ll be fun to watch. They already are.

Mindy is always late. Danny is always angry. It only makes sense that Dr. Fishman tells him he needs to go to Brendan’s seminar and come to term with his demons. AND HE DID! At first, that whole situation was hilarious. It definitely helped to have Morgan there. I don’t know if you know this, but Morgan/Ike Barinholtz is amazing. And when you throw him and Danny together, it’s magic. So, yeah, it started off pretty funny. But then, Danny actually broke down and told Brendan why he gets so angry when Mindy’s late. And it ripped my heart out. Dammit, Alan Castellano. You broke him and he’s just now getting put back together!

Mindy and Danny are STILL killing it in the couple game. I don’t know what they’re doing to make it work so well, but it is. There’s no Moonlighting curse going on here. Seriously, they’re growing and learning and fighting and making up and being together. They’re cute, they’re funny, they’re annoying, they’re sometimes ridiculous, but IT ALL WORKS.

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Let’s talk about The Mindy Project- Danny and Mindy

Danny! Danny, Danny, DANNY! Be more perfect, I dare you. He catfished her. He actually catfished her. That happened and it was THE BEST. I’m, like, still in shock over here. I mean, COME ON. That was grade A television. No doubt, no questions asked, PERFECT.

In case you weren’t aware, last night’s episode was the perfect combinations of all of Mindy’s (MY) favorite movies. You had You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle. And all of that was Danny’s idea. He put the ad in the paper, prompting her to email him (You’ve Got Mail), he offered to watch When Harry Met Sally which sent them on a tour of New York City in a montage much like what is shown in the movie, and of course he chose to meet her on the Empire State Building, a la Sleepless in Seattle. PERFECT. 

And, yeah, of course Mindy got pissed when “Andy” stood her up and she confronted the guy she thought was Andy on the subway. And after having talked himself out of telling her the truth, it was finally time for Danny to come clean. And Mindy got way more pissed— all the way from the train up to the office. In the office, Danny got her alone in the bathroom, away from the prying eyes of their colleagues (Morgan and Tamra already knew because Morgan is a lot smarter than Danny “thoughten”). In the bathroom, she yells and he begs her to give him another chance because he LOVES HER. 

Mindy didn’t believe him, but he plans to prove it to her. He’ll be at the Empire State Building at 8 and wait all night if he has to. We see Mindy sitting in her office at 9:15, with no intentions of going anywhere anytime soon. But when Morgan, Peter, Jeremy, Tamra, and Betsy come in and yell at her that she needs to go. Of course Danny loves her! She’s still not 100% convinced, so Peter literally drags her into Danny’s office by the hair to show her something.

Remember, in Think Like a Peter, Mindy’s story about the Cinderella signs that she leaves in guys’ apartments so they have a reason to find her? And remember how we saw a pair of earrings in Danny’s apartment as the episode ended? Yeah, he keeps those in a box of his favorite things in his desk drawer. Peter has seen him staring at those very earrings and it just proves how much he loves her.

That’s all Mindy needs to kick her ass that won’t quit into high gear and book it to the Empire State Building where the elevator just happens to be down. She has to take the stairs up 104 flights. That’s not bad, though, because the rest of Shulman and Associates have just found Danny eating a slice of pizza NOT on top of the Empire State Building. He waited an hour and then left (not quite as romantic as waiting all night like he said he would, but hey). So, now Danny has to book it, but first he needs his friends to point out the correct direction of the Empire State Building… Oh, Danny.

So, now he’s running Billy Crystal style. And can I just point out the moment in the PILOT episode where Danny and Mindy were watching When Harry Met Sally and he laughed at a man running through the streets like an idiot. Now, two seasons later, here we were watching Danny running like an idiot, getting hit by car doors and then an actual car, until he made it through the lobby and up the now working elevator of the Empire State Building. 

But when he gets to the top, he can’t find Mindy. He’s screaming her name, running around the entire perimeter, and she’s no where to be found. He’s sure she’s shown up and left because he wasn’t there. But, after apologizing to the sky, he hears an awfully familiar wheeze. Turning slowly toward the sound, he sees a pair of legs lying on the ground. So, he walks to them, sure they belong to the one he loves, and there she is, half dead and still wheezing. And then he GETS ON THE GROUND NEXT TO HER. Ah, he’s so perfect. 

When Mindy tells him her heart is racing, he tells her his is, too. But she just gets annoyed and asks why he would bring her there. “Because you love it…. And I love you.” Again, I dare Danny Castellano to be any more perfect. He wouldn’t be able to do it. He’s reached the peak of perfection and he shall remain there for the rest of time.So, after bickering some more because that’s what they do and it worksDanny tells her he’s all in. And she loves that idea. And they start bickering again about how many and what gender their children will be. And while I was swooning, Danny cut her off mid-sentence with the most perfect, sexy, sweet, kiss atop the Empire State Building. PERFECT.

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Let’s talk about The Mindy Project- Think Like a Peter

The friendship between Mindy Lahiri and Peter Prentice is quickly becoming my favorite thing on television. They hit it off in Wedding Crushers and have been crushing it (not sorry for that pun) ever since.

This week, Peter plays Mindy’s wingman and she ends up going home with Max Greenfield (or Lee. His name was Lee). But, when she wakes up he’s gone and all that’s left of him is his scarf. She’s sure it’s some Cinderella sign and that he’s left it for her to find him. Peter thinks it was a mistake and he left her place for a reason. But, being the best BroBGYN ever, he accompanies her on her search.

They end up at the school where Lee teaches and he is more than a little bit creeped out. You see, the reason he liked her in the first place is because she’s a little crazy. His mom was crazy and it’s an Oedipal thing, I guess. But there’s a crazy line and Mindy crossed it. Leaving the scarf was a mistake. After Peter tells Mindy that she can do better, he still drags Lee out to the hallway where they demand an apology. During their conversation, though, Mindy notices Lee’s WEDDING RING. Ugh, this guy is worse than Schmidt and Peter rolled into one super douche. (I love both Peter and Schmidt, but come on. They suck with the ladies). Peter, as my new fictional best friend, does the best thing ever and PUNCHES him right in the face. Wammo.

Also, Morgan and Tamra have been secretly hooking up and Danny finds them. Since Mindy’s not sharing her drama, he practically begs Tamra to fill him in on hers. She’s still with Ray Ron, but thinks Morgan is the better choice. Danny, in yet another dick move, convinces her to stay with Ray Ron which, obviously, breaks Morgan’s heart.

Danny uses this broken heart as a way for more drama and becomes the shoulder for Morgan to lean on. That is, until Morgan finds out the truth about why Tamra decided to stay with Ray Ron. Poor Morgan.

We also find out that Danny has been dating Sally— Peter’s sister, remember?— and also avoiding her. He’s pretty much just waiting around for Mindy to talk about herself and her issues like she used to. What he doesn’t get, though, is they’re him. He’s her drama. He’s her issues. He broke her heart.

Back at his place, where he’s snuggled up (quite unhappily, might I add) with Sally, we see that Mindy has left her own little Cinderella sign in the form of diamond earrings. And as much as Danny has been annoying me the last two episodes, I can’t help but hope he finds them and uses them to get her back.

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Let’s talk about The Mindy Project- Christmas Party Sex Trap

I need to gather my thoughts. This is too much. Danny. Cliff. Danny. Cliff. DANNY!

Okay.

I’ll say it again; I love Cliff and I have been rooting for him since day one. But Danny broke my heart in this episode. He can try and be a thoughtless ass all he wants, but he CHOREOGRAPHED A DANCE for Mindy. And then he almost kissed her. And then Peter and Jeremy ruined it all in the most perfect way possible.

This episode revolved around a building wide Christmas party that Mindy organized just to get her and Cliff together. Apparently, their building is full of taxidermists, though, so the party had a weird vibe. Made even weirder by being both gluten and alcohol free. Tamra has Celiac Disease and Peter has a drinking problem that leads him to having sex with Christmas trees. Continuity hasn’t always been this show’s strong point, but they brought in this fact from Peter’s very first episode, so I appreciated that.

Since he has a drinking problem and Jeremy’s skinny again (thanks to something called The Center), they decide to be sober buddies. It all goes to hell, though, when Peter sets his sights on Maria Menounos (Brendan’s new girlfriend/ex-girlfriend?) and Jeremy gets a taste of some frosting. Peter thinks he needs the liquid courage and the only way to get alcohol is to drink it from Mindy’s bra (obviously) and Jeremy ends up eating Danny’s second annual gingerbread house. It was the Monticello and he was very proud of it. And he decorated it wearing those amazing/ridiculous red, wrap around glasses.

So, this is what ruined the Danny/Mindy moment that almost led us to a kiss. SO CLOSE. And he did it all despite the fact that Mindy had an elaborate plan to lure Cliff away from Heather. Oh, Danny. And he called her Min, which is just about my favorite thing ever.

Mindy’s plan was crazy, but, being The Mindy Project, it worked. Not the way she imagined, but she got a kiss with Cliff outside in the lightly falling snow. While Danny looked on from his office window. See? Heartbroken.

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