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TV is back!

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Leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are dropping, and TV is coming back! OK, so technically TV didn’t go anywhere, but after the mid-season finale to Breaking Bad there’s been a little lull in the TV that keeps us up all night. But a whole slew of great TV is getting ready to gear up soon and we’re going to cover our own little slice of it. Below you can see two new bloggers to the site, John and Erinn, have started a conversation around The Mindy Project. Next week, Natalie, Kathryn, and Bryan will pick up Dexter (we’ll always post on Tuesdays, so catch us then). And in mid-October, Kathryn and Natalie will dive back into The Vampire Diaries (I mean, after the conclusion last season we just can’t turn away) and we’ll revive our roundtable conversation on The Walking Dead. Martin may also post occasionally on the third season of Treme. So check back in the coming days and weeks and join in the conversations.

thanks for reading!
Kathryn and Natalie

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September 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

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Ok, it’s kind of a…roller coaster ride.

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The Mindy Project introduces us to Dr. Mindy Lahiri, an OBGYN who loves romantic comedies and is searching for love in her own life. She’s emotionally torn between the sort of relationship she wants—the kind that produces tons of cute kids—and the kind that’s readily available—hooking up with a handsome coworker named Jeremy.

Mindy knows that sleeping with Jeremy isn’t getting her closer to the kind of relationship she really wants, despite protesting to her disapproving friend Gwen that she thinks Jeremy is Hugh Grant in About a Boy. Gwen retorts that she thinks he’s Hugh Grant in real life, and Mindy seems to agree; she’s no more interested in a serious relationship with Jeremy than he is with her. Read the rest of this entry »

Better than chasing monsters.

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Dear Kathryn,

Before I get into the details of the story, I want to talk briefly about how amazing the cinematography of this episode was. Michelle MacLaren directed this episode wonderfully. She has directed 9 episodes so far (and is directing a couple Game of Thrones episodes in season 3!), including “Madrigal,” which was also fantastic. Even if you ignore all the other beautiful moments in the show, she should win a directing Emmy for the two montages alone. I haven’t seen a more well done murder montage since The Godfather. Read the rest of this entry »