Viewed this Week (31)

Inspired by Ticket to Anywhere’s What I Watched, I post on Sundays about what movies and/or TV shows I watched the week before.  Some weeks will be epic, and some weeks…won’t be.  Let’s get to it!

TV:
The Mindy Project 1×5 – “Danny Castellano is my Gynecologist”
New Girl 2×7 – “Menzies”
Happy Endings 3×3 – “Boys II Menorah”
Parenthood 4×7 – “Together”

Movies:
Office Space

Thoughts on what I watched:

This week’s episode of The Mindy Project was a study in uncomfortableness.  While there were certainly parts that were really funny, I get really, really tired of the constant jokes about Kaling’s weight.  I don’t think it’s funny, and I think it’s a cheap shot. Every. Single. Time.  I want this show to be so much better than it is, and there are moments where it almost accomplishes that.

New Girl this week was pretty funny, but I didn’t seem to love it as much as other people have.  I agree that Nick is the show’s standout this season, and that Jake Johnson consistently brings it every week.  I loved watching him have a meltdown, but I don’t know–I want the show to be moving forward more than it is.  I’m not sure what’s missing for me. I just know that something is.

This week’s episode of Happy Endings was pretty funny, too.  I love that Boys II Menorah has made a comeback, and I loved watching Max and Brad dance at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.  The show has some of the best one-liners every week, and hands down the best pop culture references a girl could ask for.  I just wish it wasn’t going head-to-head with New Girl.

My sister texted me this week to see if I’d watched Parenthood yet, because she was crying so hard.  This is a weekly occurrence for me.  Parenthood is my catharsis, y’all.  This was another tear-jerker, and I’m happy to see them handling Cristina’s cancer so well.  I’m also totally into Amber’s burgeoning relationship with Ryan, but I worry for her.  These are my people, you guys.

J. and I watched Office Space after a particularly crappy day, and I have to say, I forgot how depressing it really is.  I mean, it’s a very funny movie, too, but there’s something inherently depressing about cubicle life and what that means for a person. I don’t know–it made me want to watch Clockwatchers again, so that’s probably coming soon.

What did you watch this week?

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One thought on “Viewed this Week (31)

  1. Sadly couldn’t agree more about The Mindy Project. I keep hoping it will find it’s groove (lame term, I know) and be able to move forward with the greatness I had hoped for.

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