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Watch The Mindy Project ASAP

Friends, have you subscribed to Hulu so you can watch The Mindy Project?

If not? WHY?

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Because I canceled my account about two years ago, in a cable-login-required fury (nevermind that I have cable, it was the principle of the thing!) and only got it back when Mindy made the switch to Hulu-only. That annoyed me at first, but watching this one show is worth it, to be honest. (And I even pay for the no commercials upgrade. ILY, Mindy Kaling.)

What I’m saying is: The Mindy Project is worth the monthly price of Hulu all on its own. And then you can also watch other stuff if you feel like it.

But really just watch Mindy:

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Key & Peele Does Game of Thrones

Somehow I managed to be a fan of both Key & Peele and Game of Thrones and not see this video until right now (only a year late). It’s got me excited for the upcoming season next month. Also, K&P are a delight.

“KILT!” haha

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Tina Belcher Learns to Drive

If you aren’t a Bob’s Burgers fan yet, please watch this video and rectify that immediately.

If you’ve already done that, here’s what I wrote about this week in case you want to catch up:

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Stephen Colbert is Fantastic

I’m generally not very into network TV late night shows… celebrities plugging stuff, random musical guests, only white dudes hosting. But Stephen Colbert hosting The Late Show is changing that. He’s brilliant and the show is basically a less political version of The Colbert Report where he gets to be himself instead of the right wing character he played for years.

Also, he loves Harry Potter & his Caesar Flickerman is amazing (but I wish he’d add more women to his writing staff).

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Hungry for Power

Skip to 1:45 when Colbert goes into Caesar from The Hunger Games mode and reports on the race for the Republican nomination. The “ha ha!” and the wig alone are worth it.

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Mindy Kaling & Fall TV

I love television and checking out new shows every fall is my fave.

“Each fall, the trade papers publish loglines of the upcoming TV pilots… Here are some of the kinds of shows the networks seem to be clamoring for lately…”

THE ABANDONED-SPINSTER CLUB
A confident workaholic named Marcia or Alex comes home to find her husband cheating on her with his secretary. The discovery always occurs in the middle of the afternoon, and the adultery is always happening in her own bed, in view of photographs of her kids. The rest of the series explores her journey to a new life as a sex-positive fortysomething. She gets a really fun assistant who’s an expert on all the new, slutty dating protocols. Also, everyone on this show spends a lot of time drinking wine while sprawled on couches. And they’re always wearing jeans and are barefoot, sitting with one foot tucked under them.

See Kaling’s piece in The New Yorker, Coming This Fall, for the rest:

  • Boy-Man Must Face the Adult World
  • The Staunch Oval Office Dame
  • Dad! Mom!
  • Hot Serial Killer Who’s Kind of Literary
  • Neurotic Sensitive Guy is Also Super-Unhappy
  • Remake of Gritty Israeli Show About Terrorism/Infidelity/Mental Illness
  • Talkative Chubster Seeks Husband

Book Cover of Mindy Kaling's Why Not MeSpeaking of Mindy Kaling, did you know she has a new book out next month?

Why Not Me? releases September 15 and oops, I’ve pre-ordered it three ways (hardcover, audio, ebook). Listen, y’all, I like to support what I love AND I like options.

The pre-orders were inspired by my multiple beloved copies of Mindy’s first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). (I highly recommend the audiobook!) We’re close enough in age that her pop culture references from growing up and life stages match up with mine so closely that the stories are a delight to laugh along with… sort of like watching Dawson’s Creek when it aired and the kids were my exact same age at the time. Perfection.

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PSA: Don’t Smother Your Kids

Sometimes I remember Scrubs & this is one of the moments that instantly pops in my head:

NBC aired their The More You Know PSAs so frequently when I was a kid and this is perfect.