The Mindy Project: Season 1, Episode 14 “Harry and Mindy” (B)
This episode aired just one week before Valentine’s Day, probably because this show will be preempted this coming week due to the State of the Union address, but somehow, it still felt odd to me, before I realized that the romantic holiday is in fact just around the corner. Like any other episode of this show, there were some very funny parts, but something about the construction just didn’t do it for me. Though the plotline was too over-the-top to be believed, it was fun to see Common, who is so terrific on AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” as an Empire State Building security officer who thought Mindy was a terrorist. After I cracked up when Mindy tore up what she thought was Danny’s suicide note and instead ended up being the jaywalking ticket he was fighting, I’m glad that Mindy brought Danny along on her date to try to distract Lucy from taking all of the attention from her date. They actually were a great pair, and while I suppose it’s endearing that Mindy got to play matchmaker in a way other than she had expected, it’s a shame that we couldn’t have seen Danny and Lucy together a bit more first. I’m gradually becoming more and more annoyed with Morgan, something that should have happened the moment he first appeared, but I suppose it’s at least giving Jeremy something to do, which is probably a good thing since he’s actually among the show’s most easily entertaining characters, provided he’s given the appropriate plotline.