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If at first you don’t succeed at Secret Santa-ing, do like Danny: Dust yourself off and try again!*
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What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? The first week of December means holiday programming is in full cheery swing with an SNL special, a CMA caroling fest, and a Sound of Music live reboot. But it’s still early, so don’t let the Christmas fever get out of hand. Casey Affleck fights to the bone in Out of the Furnace, in theaters this Friday. And you’ve got zombies to deal with in the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead tonight.
All times listed are Eastern.
The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC mid-season finale
Will slow and steady win the zombie race for TWD‘s mid-season finale? Will a Governor/Rick prison face-off give fans a thrilling (albeit familiar) end? Be sure to catch up on all of this season’s slow-growing action with Maricela Gonzalez’ recaps.
CMA Country Christmas, 9 p.m., ABC
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts this holiday special featuring country stars performing treasured Christmas tunes. The lineup includes Sheryl Crow, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, and more.
Mindy has been meeting-cute with a lot of guys lately. It was only a matter of time before we saw a morning-after with one of them; I just didn’t think the lucky suitor would be Danny.
PSYCH! They didn’t hook up — but last night Mindy and Danny did come closer to discussing the Taylor Swift song in the room than they ever previously had. Mindy lost her purse, including her apartment keys and wallet, so she needed to crash with Danny for the night. He did not seem enthused, but he later relents. When they got back to his apartment, they run into Danny’s crazy-neighbor-turned-hookup-buddy, and Mindy pretended to be his girlfriend (Chloe Silverado) to get her to leave — but naturally Mindy took things too far, embellishing she was pregnant as the duo awkwardly touched each other in a way that was very reminiscent of two aliens discovering the human body for the first time.
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They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.
So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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The Mindy Project is slowly becoming all about the boys. A random episode or two excluded, the show has been less a workplace comedy and more about finding Mindy a boyfriend. Which is fine — many viewers prefer the witty banter between Dr. Lahiri and her paramour of the week (farewell, Pastor Casey!) over watching Morgan doing something dumb and/or silly at the office. But fellow doctor Danny is an enigma. I can’t work out my own feelings about whether the paramour waiting in the wings to sweep Mindy off her feet should be recently divorced Danny Castellano.
The show doesn’t seem like it knows what it’s pushing either. For most of the first season, Mindy and Danny were set up like a classic sitcom will they/won’t they couple. They bantered during work hours, kind of hated each other (Oh, Mindy! As someone who watches as many romantic comedies as you do should know, that’s a clear sign of attraction!), became friends/kind-of confidants of sorts and then — right when it looked like a smoldering Danny was going to make a move — Mindy decided to up and move to Haiti with Pastor Casey.
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Maybe it was when Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) split up on New Girl, and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) didn’t spend any time comforting her with smiley-face cupcakes or tearful screenings of Bambi.
Or maybe it was when Mindy (Mindy Kaling) broke off her engagement to Pastor Casey (Anders Holm), and no one was there to help her fill that sad-single-girl-shaped hole in her heart with extra helpings of glass noodle salad.
At some point, I started to wonder: Do any women on TV have female friends anymore? READ FULL STORY
In this weekly series, EW — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.
Clearly, Ike Barinholtz is a funny guy. He’s an alumnus of Chicago’s famed improv comedy scene; he’s had successful stints on MADtv and Eastbound & Down; he’s a writer as well as a performer, making him extra sensitive to what makes a good punchline. Last year, his talent even earned special notice from his boss: Mindy Kaling created nutty ex-con nurse Morgan Tookers especially for Barinholtz.
But who is Morgan, exactly? Well… he’s a nurse. And an ex-con; we know that for sure. (Though how this guy ever successfully committed a crime is anybody’s guess; then again, maybe that’s why he went to prison.) More than anything, though, Morgan’s a sort of all-purpose weirdo, a shaggy collection of random quirks (He’s keeping a stray dog in the office! He’s carrying an egg beater to a nightclub! He’s bringing a Spanish karaoke machine to a Christmas party!) and arbitrary one-liners (“They used to call me the Loch Ness Morgan, mostly because I would show up blurry in photographs”).
Mindy‘s first season was so inconsistent that Morgan’s general oddness felt sort of like an anchor; no matter what else was going on, you knew Barinholtz would show up at some point to liven and/or mess things up. But if Mindy really does want to improve in season 2 — as its solid premiere episode indicates — Morgan’s character could use some serious fine-tuning. Here are a couple of ideas to start:
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Will Mindy and Pastor Casey stick it out long distance? Will Jeremy please go back to being buff? Mindy Kaling, star and creator of The Mindy Project, will take your questions about the new season live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET in a Google+ hangout with EW’s Laura Hertzfeld and a few lucky fans. We’ll talk about boys and James Franco and writing and the Emmys and all things Mindy.
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The Mindy Project and The New Girl — starring two of the most quirky-cool ladies on TV, Mindy Kaling (as Mindy Lahiri) and Zooey Deschanel (as Jess Day) — return tonight on Fox. The female-anchored shows air back-to-back and have successfully maneuvered past their freshman seasons (The Mindy Project is entering its second season, while The New Girl will start its third), garnering fans and award nominations along the way.
While the myth of the manic pixie dream girl is alive and well in film, TV only recently seemed to embrace shows that orbited around a less-than-perfect, idiosyncratic female lead. It’s refreshing to finally see women who are beautiful and flawed and beautiful because they’re flawed: Girls who are Anthropologie sale-section connoisseurs and major klutzes. Girls who have wonderful gal-pal personalities and are at times wildly undateable. Girls who have ambitious careers and want families (someday).
So it’s high time we celebrate the evolution of the quirky girl on TV. Before Mindy and Zooey, there were ball- (and genre-) busting femmes who paved the way for quirky female characters everywhere. Here are 10 of the best quirky female characters ever on TV:
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