Late September marks the start of a wonderful time for television: the summer reality shows wrap up (for the most part), and the good old-fashioned TV narratives return (except for Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones – we still have a long way to wait for those three to come back).
Since “premiere week” was officially two weeks ago, I thought this would be a good time to check in on my favorite shows, and discuss some of the new additions this season.
The Mindy Project – I am loving this new show created by Mindy Kaling, best known as Kelly Kapoor from The Office. She wrote some of the best episodes of that show, including “Diwali” and “Michael’s Last Dundies,” as well as a hilarious autobiography, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). The first few episodes of The Mindy Project show that Kaling’s unique blend of absurd humor, poignancy, and self-possession will make this one of the new shows to watch this season. I am already hooked on Mindy’s klutzy doctor alter ego, and witty banter with her office nemesis Danny Castellano.