The Mindy Project: We Can Work it Out

Don’t mind me. I’m just over here totally blowing past the fact that it’s been about six weeks since I’ve posted. It’s not that I have a good excuse either – just a combination of laziness and other things taking hindu mindyprecedence. Oh well.

Back in January, I wrote a post about The
Mindy Project
– specifically about Mindy and Danny and their potential break-up. Now I’m back to write what I think is very much a follow up to that piece. And here’s the crux of what I have to say. I don’t think Mindy and Danny’s break-up (which was only a possibility during that last post, but has since very much come to pass) is the end of their story.

Watching this latest episode, “Bernardo & Anita,” and seeing the way Mindy and Danny handled wanting to expose Leo to different and possibly at times competing cultures really made me think that Mindy and Danny still have a chance. Yes, they decided to not only call off their engagement but to break up entirely, but I’m not counting them out yet. I’m not done rooting for them.

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Season Wrap Up: Mercy Street Season One

mercy-streetMy watch schedule is starting to get away from me again. I’d had things so under control and now it’s starting to spiral. If I buckled down I could probably get it together again pretty quick, but I’ve gotten very caught up in my Grey’s Anatomy re-watch/catch-up. I accidentally quit way back in Season Eight and I’m finally making my way through what I haven’t seen. And when I got to the new stuff (well, new to me) I just got hooked in a way I haven’t been with a binge watch in awhile. And so last weekend I pretty much stayed in my pjs the whole time and from Friday night to Monday morning made it through the back half of Season Eight, the entirety of Season Nine, and a good ways into Season Ten. And now a week later I just started Season Eleven. I’m actually going to catch up before Season Twelve ends!

Anyway, so…that’s why this wrap up of Mercy Street is just so late in getting posted.

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Season Wrap Up: Agent Carter Season Two

peggy and jarvis in the desertI’m going to be honest, after the ousting and takeover at ABC and the slew of renewals that were announced last week – not to mention the far from fantastic ratings – I’m pretty nervous for the fate of Agent Carter. Until I know if it’s been renewed or (gulp!) canceled, I’m going to be anxiously scanning the headlines every time I visit a site like TVLine or Entertainment Weekly. It’s never going to be a hit, but it’s an enjoyable little placeholder during the winter hiatuses of ABC’s bigger shows. I hope it sticks around.

so enjoyed the first season that I was a little worried they wouldn’t be able to recreate the excitement as well as tell a fresh story (isn’t that always the worry for a second season?), but I was not disappointed. There were some bumps along the way for sure, but ultimately I quite enjoyed the ride.

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The Flash: Eyes Like Twins

So before all the television talking, I’m just going to take a minute to say my grandmother turned 90 years old this weekend. It’s truly an incredible thing that she is not only still with us, but still going strong. We were able to fly all her children and grandchildren in to celebrate the milestone with her, and I think she had a wonderful time. So I just wanted to take the time to say I love you, Granny, and I hope we can all get together again for the Big earth2 iris100 when it rolls around.

So. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I don’t know about you, but I kind of love the idea of doppelgangers. Especially the Earth 2 kind of alternate-universe-started-with-the-same-beginnings-but-ended-up-somewhere-else doppelgangers. There’s something fascinating about seeing a character we know and love be made up of all the same pieces but come out a totally different product. What were the important people and moments and trials that made the character exactly who it is we know? And what changes when one or two little pieces are missing or warped?

This also explains my love of any and all It’s a Wonderful Life inspired episodes. It’s the same kind of thing.

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Jane the Virgin: Mama Tried

A little while ago, I wrote an entry extolling thejane and mateo feminine virtues of Jane the Virgin. How so much of the storytelling includes plotlines and details that are firmly rooted in what is considered (whether justly or unjustly) the feminine sphere, and how it continuously manages to treat each of those feminine aspects with validity and respect: things ranging from motherhood and pregnancy to romance novels, telenovelas, and plastic surgery. I talked about all this in a general way, but today I just want to pick out Jane the Virgin‘s depiction of pregnancy and new motherhood and talk about just how blown away I continue to be with every episode.

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Season Wrap Up: Jessica Jones Season One

alias investigationsUgh. The last several days have been extremely unpleasant. I was hit with a stomach bug and spent several days out of work – and a good portion of that hurling in the bathroom. And seriously, I’m talking vomit everywhere. Oh yeah, at one point I threw up so aggressively I seem to have sprained something in my neck. And now I know just how often one uses their neck muscles in normal, every day activities.

A lot.

On the bright side, this time spent out of work (and not ralphing in the bathroom) did let me finally watch the entirety of Jessica Jones. So there’s that. Let’s break it down.

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Teen Wolf: You Still Got Me

you still got meFor this half of the season, I am determined to do better about watching Teen Wolf in a timely manner. I fell down on that so hard during the first part of the year, but not this time. Since the first of the year, I have gotten myself so freaking together it’s mind boggling. For real. I am so on top of things right now. And it’s going to stay that way.

For a lot of people, when they want to talk about relationships on Teen Wolf (or, let’s be real, any show) the focus is pretty squarely on the romantic ones. But while I enjoy many of the romances (the tragedy of Scott and Allison, the antagonism of Lydia and Jackson, the dysfunction of Malia and Stiles, the fumbling of Scott and Kira, and the absolutely meant to be Derek and Stiles), more often I’ve found the other relationships to be much deeper, more nuanced, and vastly more interesting.

I’m especially enthralled by our teen protagonists and their parents. For today, let’s talk about Stiles and Sheriff Stilinski.

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