i’ll have to think about which season i like most but my favorite episode will always be the pilot. it was so perfect and had this really sweet romcom movie feel to it and seemed to perfectly encapsulate the whole feel that mindy said she wanted for the show. and i did at first think it was better as just a workplace comedy without her friends, but i have started to miss her interacting with other women who aren’t weird employees.
but then again i love the addition of peter! man this is hard. i think season two is technically better because they haven’t messed with the episode order too much so it makes more sense, but season one had all that amazing mindy/danny tension and non-work friendships. i’m gonna say season one. and thank you.
mindy should just marry morgan so he can take care of his queen forever
I … agree.
Here’s the thing. If you were to look at it from a realistic standpoint, then hell yeah, it sort of makes no sense. (FYI, I don’t understand why they didn’t just make her hair a bob from the onset — would she have really gotten her hair cut in Haiti?) There’s a lot of voodoo magic and explaining that could be done, but I agree with you that it’s hard to say.
But I guess … if you look at The Mindy Project as a story with chapters, and each “episode” is just a piece in — holy shit this is gonna sound pretentious — a thematic arch, then I don’t think it moves too fast. So, for example, if M/D get engaged at the end of this season, I’m sure some people would think they had moved way too fast, because they would be focusing on the calendar rather than where Mindy and Danny were in terms of their development. If you were to look at it in terms of their development, which is kind of my MO, way to feed the fam, etc, the process is so incremental and genius.
So I agree with you, but I’m so OK with what TMP presents to me as a series of chapters in a story (where timeline isn’t necessarily important — like in my MOST favorite movie, Shrek, where the timeline is at most two weeks between Shrek being cranky and stopping the wedding). I think it gets annoying when they throw in little details that make you question the timeline—like when Danny mailed the letter, how long Mindy was with Tom, Jeremy not being fat anymore just ‘cause, and Mindy’s hair.
Oh, and the only other thing I can say is that Mindy Kaling called her hair the “fastest growing hair on primetime,” so I assume that the time lapse is a lot smaller than what it may realistically appear to be (or that’s the stance taken by the showrunner)