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What’s Going On?

Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon are lunch buddies and would love to work together! 

Lisa Ling talks about her pregancy and her career and tells the truth 

Senator Inouye leaves a legacy 

Congrats to the NAACP Image Award Nominees!

Best Comedy Series 

Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series 

Best Actress in A Drama Series 

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 

Recap of “Two to One” – The Mindy Project

Who didn’t love the Mindy Project last week? Last week’s Mindy definitely took on the injustices of sexism and gender inequality in the workplace in a comedic lens. The episode first starts off with Mindy being overworked and delivering babies late at night. Later, Mindy and her two colleagues, Danny and Jeremy find out that their boss, Marc Shulman has decided to leave his practice and requested that these three MDs run the practice in partnership. Danny and Jeremy, however, take advantage of their 2 male majority over Mindy and decide to make all the executive decisions without her such as putting Jeremy’s face on the advertisements. Mindy keeps pointing out that she is a head doctor in this practice as well and she should put in her views how the practice should run but Danny and Jeremy keep putting her off. For example, she wanted Shulman’s office to become a research and service center focusing on pre-natal care for their pregnant women. Instead, Danny and Jeremy decide to turn that room into storage. Then they tell Mindy to go have her “best friend” day with her girlfriends. After many attempts of insisting she should stay in the office and help reorganized the leadership structure, Mindy decides to give in and go shopping with her girlfriends.

Danny and Jeremy, however, face a bigger challenge in the office as they start losing their patients to a midwifery service in the floor above them who uses natural/organic and non-medical methods to help women give birth. They unsuccessfully attempt to gain back their patients by not transferring the patients’ files to the midwives’ office and aggressively demanding their patients they stay with them (well Jeremy tries to seduce them). Danny and Jeremy even try to talk to the midwives and even insult them…however that didn’t work either. Jeremy then admits that maybe they should let Mindy handle this issue. Not wanting to lose his pride and ego, Danny keeps denying that they need Mindy. However, the receptionist, Betsy quietly contacts Mindy while she is shopping to beg her to avert the disaster in the office.

Mindy, however, ignores Betsy’s requests…until she finds out that her patient transferred to the midwifery service…that’s where Mindy realizes she needs to be the one to save the practice and get back their patients. She immediately returns to the office and gathers the staff and they march right up to the midwifery office and tell those midwives who is the boss by intelligently stating the facts and procedures of midwifery versus delivering a baby via OBGYN.  They came in with a bang (literally!). Mindy specifically points out with even the support of the midwife that if there are complications at birth, midwives still would tell their patients to go to an OBGYN. As a triumphant result, Mindy gets back the patients for their practice…and Danny finally gives in realizing the importance of Mindy’s contribution and even takes up her idea of turning  Shulman’s office into a pre-natal research and service center for their patients. Goes to show, when women are in charge, they get things done! Looking forward to tonight’s episode!

What’s Going On?

So…why do Asian Americans vote for Democrats? 

Political Animals and Mindy Project nominated for 2013 Writers Guild Awards! 

Golfer, John Huh is named PGA Rookie of the Year 

Crystal Cun give the secrets of how to build a restaurant empire

Thoughts on Teen Patient

This has to be my favorite Mindy Project episode so far. At first, when Mindy Kaling announced she is going back to high school in this episode…I thought she was going to have bad flashbacks about her time in high school. But this episode totally surprised me in a very good way. Mindy’s neighbor, Sophia (who just looks like an adorable, sweet and innocent school girl) asks Mindy for birth control which instantly shocks Mindy…probably not realizing how her neighbor went from playing with American girl dolls to dating boys. Immediately going to big sister mode, Mindy says she wants to meet her boyfriend. Upon meeting Sophia’s boyfriend, she was immediately not impressed with Henry who does not plan to go to college and instead decides to stay in his parents’ basement and try to create mobile app. She was also deeply offended that upon asking what happens if Sophia becomes pregnant and has a baby when Henry says Sophia will stay home with the baby while he gets a job.  Later, Mindy tries to persuade Sophia to wait for the right time or a better guy who is highly educated and adult according to Mindy’s standards.  Sophia is clearly disappointed with Mindy’s advice and wants to meet Mindy’s new boyfriend, Josh and ask him some questions.  To Mindy’s dismay, Josh displays his flaws by saying he usually goes for sexy white chicks at clubs until he met Mindy and how he did not expect to stay with Mindy forever. Eventually Mindy realizes she needs to let Sophia make her own decisions. She then unexpectedly interrupts Sophia’s volleyball practice session to give her a condom which clearly prompted the attention of Sophia’s teammates and Mindy ends up passing out condoms to the entire women’s volleyball team and ends up in the principal’s office with Danny needing to bail her out.

What I liked about this episode is that Mindy, who plays a OBGYN doctor, gives strong advice to teen girls about having sex and the reasonable options of waiting/using protections and how they have their whole lives ahead of them and  emphasizes the reality about relationships lasting forever and how the girls have been manipulated by pop culture like Vampire Diaries about ideas of sex.  Loved her last note pointing out that what lasts forever?! Herpes! Emphasizing the dangers of obtaining STDs!  At that moment, I felt like finally…in a long time, a show telling teen girls about making the right choices about taking their seeking sexual relationships and not glamorizing it like other shows (yes Vampire Diaries).Hopefully more teens start tuning into the Mindy Project after that episode. Finally, I love how Mindy acts as a strong mentor/big sister to Sophia who eventually decides to wait to have sex and kind of provided this vibe where Sophia can talk to her about anything since Sophia does not have a mother. Moreover, I love how Sophia is an Asian American teen who as I first mentioned looks like an innocent geek-like teen but she too has questions about sexuality and social relationships, thus emphasizing that having sex and making those choices is not just an issue specifically faced by one or two racial groups.

Mindy Kaling has some style!

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