The Mindy Project Review: Excess Baggage

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The Mindy Project tends to deliver week in and week out, much like tonight's guest star Clay Matthews does for his Green Bay Packers. But with "Santa Fe," unfortunately, I think the show fumbled the ball big time. 

I know it's network television, but are we really supposed to believe Casey and Mindy just lay around in bed without the slightest bit of skin showing? Their chemistry was as hot as their pajamas. Mindy's pillow talk has never been the normal run of the mill chit chat, but asking Casey if he would avenge the murder of their fictional children was just bizarre. 

Mindy Flies to Santa Fe

I certainly can see Mindy as an excessive packer on trips, but there is no way she would have made it on the plane with that suitcase. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Morgan got chummy on the place while having a few laughs at Danny's expense. Then, once at the conference, Morgan was persona non grata? I'm surprised Jeremy was even sitting next to Morgan in the first place. Doesn't he seem like a guy who would fly first class while his coworkers rode back in coach? That scenario could have yielded some funny scenes, a la Bridesmaids.

The entire rehab scene was pretty soft, aside from Clay Matthews chiseled jaw. Although hearing him give Josh an update on Downton Abbey was sort of funny. 

Jeremy catching up with Morgan in the sweat lodge could have been epic. All kinds of Young Guns quotes and references from The Doors came to mind. All we got, though, was Jeremy poking some fat naked guy with a stick, which did not produce the same laughs as when Joey did something similar on Friends.

Once back at the conference, Jeremy blew the presentation, all while sporting lips like Tyrone Biggums. it was also an off night for Morgan, but watching him punch the picture of the giant uterus was one of the few parts of the episode I liked. 

Overall it was an off week, but as the episode came to a close we got our first glimpse of Danny's ex-wife Christina, played by Chloe Sevigny of American Horror Story fame (most recently). Hopefully our group of doctors can find a cure for what ailed them this week and regain their normal form next week.

Santa Fe Review

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The Mindy Project Season 1 Episode 21 Quotes

Are you talking to God behind my back?

Mindy

You sound pretty, like you lost weight.

Josh