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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Poor purse management, Mindy!

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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the season finale of The Mindy Project, stop reading now.

The half-hour climaxed with Danny (Chris Messina) running to the Empire State Building to meet Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and profess his love. He found Mindy collapsed on the cigarette-littered observation deck floor, recovering from climbing the stairs because she had been told the elevator was out-of-order. It was the perfect not-perfect moment for the show… except I couldn’t stop worrying that Mindy’s purse was going to get stolen. “It’s right beside her arm,” you say. “She could grab it if someone approached.” That’s if she saw the person coming, but she’s at first exhausted and then completely distracted. Had there been a security guard standing above the woman, fine. But somehow, no one cared that Mindy sounded like she needed medical attention and she was unattended. She should have just wrapped her arm through the purse strap at her elbow. But then, of course, it would have been awkward when she and Danny got grabby. I get it. I’m only mad at myself for letting it take me out of the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Did it get to anyone else? Or have I just been living in New York City for too many years?  READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' finale recap: When Danny loved Mindy

Sorry, Meg Ryan. Mindy Kaling — via Mindy Lahiri — just gave viewers an updated gold standard for romantic comedies. By paying homage to many of the greats — including all-stars of decades past such as Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and, of course, an emotional reunion atop the Empire State Building à la Sleepless in Seattle — Kaling gave fans of her rom-com sitcom the wish-fulfiilling ending viewers were hoping for — but with a weird Kaling twist.

As he displayed last week, Danny has recently discovered he’s very much in love with Mindy. And hanging out with her over the past months has made him realize that when it comes to love — especially if you’re in love with someone who worships at the altar of Bridget Jones — those kinds of declarations need to be of the grand-gesture variety. Cue some channeling of Tom Hanks circa 1998. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Mindy Project,' 'Revenge' finales, 'Neighbors,' 'Chef' in theaters, and more

April showers bring May finales! OK, so that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it is true. May is a month full of memorable goodbyes, and for this week, that includes The Tomorrow People, The Mindy Project, and Revenge. However, with Neighbors and Chef in theaters, there will be very little time for mourning.

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'Mindy Project' react: The girl next door

Mindy Lahiri — a woman who clearly’s watched a lot of Sex and the City — apparently hasn’t watched enough of Carrie Bradshaw, because it took her nearly till the end of last night’s episode to realize Danny is totally in love with her. Yes, that’s after the two of them went apartment shopping together, and after Danny had a totally-crazy-stick-with-me-here-what-if-you-just-moved-into-my-building-into-the-apartment-next-door-to-mine-idea. This basically happened with Carrie and Aiden! He bought the apartment next door and it did not work out.

I know the two situations aren’t totally parallel, but I’m a little rom-com crazy right now. Danny loves Mindy! Danny tried to kiss Mindy! Mindy stood up for herself! Three cheers for Mindy, but, you know, maybe kiss him back by next week. Tim Daly is cute and all, but Danny is willing to eat hundreds of pistachios in order to prevent her from having a chance at hooking up with another guy. That’s true love. READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' recap: An officer and a gynecologist

“When I need to take the Pill/ I look upon the windowsill…”

Mindy Lahiri and her cohorts dove headfirst last night into what is (somehow?) one of the big political debates of 2014: Birth control access! Dr. Lahiri was counseling an 18-year-old who wanted a prescription for the Pill without telling her overprotective detective father (Tim Daly), who proceeded to find out anyway, and then storm into Mindy’s office to demand answers. “You just watch yourself, you sex-crazed quack. I could get you on the no-fly list like that,” Detective Lang threatened.

Mindy, already on a no-fly list and never one for letting other people win an argument, chased him out of the building and proceeded to give him a piece of her mind. “Where do you get off on coming into my office and yelling about your outdated views on birth control? Who do you think you are, Rick Santorum? Obviously not, because you’re not hot.” (Real talk: Tim Daly is totally hotter than Santorum.) Get it, girl. On second thought, maybe we shouldn’t be cheering in the streets just yet. Detective Lang wrote her a ticket for Public Female Hysteria. Turns out it’s still on the books. READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project': Should Mindy and Danny become a couple again? -- POLL

Should Mindy and Danny get back together on The Mindy Project, or are they a Taylor Swift song waiting to happen?

Chris Messina broke hearts a few weeks back on The Mindy Project when his character, sexy doctor Danny Castellano, ended his just-beginning relationship with Mindy because he “didn’t want to ruin the friendship” or whatever, a.k.a.: He’s a big baby and fans were/are not amused.

But! The darkness may be coming to an end soon. Messina told Vulture on Sunday, “There is a payoff that I think is worth sticking around for. We just shot the finale and I think it’s our best episode. It’s very romantic.” That lines up with what Ike Barinholtz told EW earlier this month: “I think the dynamic between them is special and different and they are unlike any other couple on TV because they are such distinct characters and they fight so much. To put them back together just makes so much sense…eventually.” The finale episode is called “Danny and Mindy,” so it sounds like that “eventually” may come pretty soon. READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' recap: The case of the missing scarf

Mindy and Schmidt, sitting in a tree…Well, not exactly.

But Schmidt, err, Max Greenfield did drop by The Mindy Project Tuesday night and boy was he a welcome surprise. Let’s back up. Mindy was still pretty devastated Danny broke up with her last week (Aren’t we all?). But, as a regular Glamour/Cosmo reader, she knew she needed to get back out there and go on some dates, including one with Betsy’s friend, the nice but unbelievably dull Phil (Adam Shapiro). (Phil = The reason the Lemon Law should be a real thing). Despite having a less-than-stellar time, Mindy was unable to end the relationship and feared she might wind up marrying Phil, because really, what else is out there?

Cue an emotional crisis as observed by lying down on the floor of her office (BEEN THERE). She’s feeling particularly blue because Danny — complete with a very sexy post-breakup haircut — offered to listen to her problems and give her advice, but she smartly declined and instead called in Peter. Peter told her she’s got to start “thinking like a Peter” and being a little selfish when it come to dating. Seriously, has she learned nothing from Wolf of Wall Street? At some point, she’s going to have to try and help herself. (She wasn’t so good at breaking up with Cliff, either. This is what happens when people always dump you first!) READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' recap: 'I don't know why, but I still want to hit it'

Say it ain’t so, Mindy Project!

Last week’s double header of Mindy was all about secretly kissing one Danny Castellano – complete with a Bridget Jones-worthy ending that made everybody swoon. And last night, things seemed to be moving along right on schedule with our 2014 Mr. Darcy. A happy Mindy announced via voiceover that Danny was sleeping at her place and that dating a co-worker? It kind of ruled.

The opening moments/montage – that featured both Mindy and, once he caught on, Danny coming up with work excuses to bring the other into their office so they could make out — were some of the sweetest and romantic the show has tried. Mindy blissed out with a new guy really is so stinkin’ adorable. Of course, things can go south fast – especially when one person (ahem, Danny) wants to keep a relationship a secret. Have teen dramas (not to mention real life) taught us anything? As Seth Cohen once said to Summer Roberts: “Acknowledge me now or lose me forever.” You know Mindy watched that.  READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' react: The ballad of Mindy and Danny

The Mindy Project doubled up on the episodes last night, and it also doubled down on Mindy and Danny.

When we left off all the way back in January (!), Mindy and Danny were sitting in a tree kissing on a plane. Tonight, we returned to the scene of the big kiss, with sexy Danny sexily breathing while he sexily told Mindy she had three seconds to sexily kiss him back. Sexy. #Sexiness. So much sexiness on this show tonight!

I would have returned the kiss on the count of one, but Mindy took a moment, but when Danny said “four” — giving her an extra beat to go for it — she couldn’t resist. They made their way to the airplane restroom, where they attempted to hook up… but getting your hair stuck in the toilet tends to put a damper on things. If Reese Witherspoon rom-com characters had a nickel, am I right?

And just like that, Mindy Project was back. For those who missed the show’s trademark romantic hijinks, the program had you covered. But last night’s pair of episodes also advanced the plot forward, showing that Mindy seemed to be confidentally going all-in on exploring newly “will they” co-worker doctors Mindy and Danny. (Do they have a couple name yet? Mindy would love a couple name. So celeb-like!) READ FULL STORY

You need to start reading this figure-skater-turned-comedy-writer's Olympic tweets

27-year-old Chris Schleicher is a writer for The Mindy Project. Before launching his comedy career, though, Schleicher spent 16 years as a competitive figure skater — he and his pairs partner (a.k.a. his sister) were ranked 13th in the nation before Schleicher retired in his early 20s. (He actually got the Mindy job by writing a pilot about his skating days, which, naturally, was called On Thin Ice.)

In short, Schleicher knows more about figure skating than you do — and he’s also a lot funnier when riffing on the sport’s inherent ridiculosity. So please, before NBC airs the men’s long program finals tonight, add this guy to your Twitter feed; you won’t regret it. (What, like you had Valentine’s Day plans?) See why by reading some of his greatest recent hits:

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