But Aaliyah—dead eleven years this past August—stands firmly in the center of her videos, practically demanding that you look at her, yes, but you’d better look her in the eye.
A thing I wrote for the Awl and its new music app.
What better time to move to television, where the only response you get to your work is message board posts where people write, “I really hope that guy stops making fun of Mindy’s weight!” and the sound of money flowing into your bank account.
The Mindy Project feels like a variety of jokes made on twitter dressed up as a theatrical production. The jokes themselves are funny; the attention to detail in the diegesis is I suppose also funny. Mindy at least is somewhat believable as a doctor, but the rest of the cast looks (1) exactly like a B.J. Novak lookalike audition call and (2) completely unbelievable as doctors, nurses or medical professionals. I am not attracted to B.J. Novak; it says as much on my driver’s license."
cc: Mattos, LinShelGro
I am absolutely and unfortunately not charmed by this Mindy Kaling pilot. At all.
I am unfortunately not surprised. Because I wanted so badly to hate New Girl, and ended up loving it, and cause Fox couldn’t have possibly bottled lightning twice. I’ll still watch though.
Yeah I really disliked The Mindy Project pilot, but I’ll give it a few more chances. (Also, good point Amanda. I fully expected to hate New Girl and it turned out to be really really great.)
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