mindycastellameo

Anonymous asked:

why do you hate Casey i thought the loved each other even though he was a bit weird

evmlove answered:

I do not like him for many reasons. First of all, as a Catholic, I just felt a little bit offended by how he ran his mass service, as well as how he treated Mindy and their relationship in general. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a very liberal Catholic, but I just thought that as a minister he should set a better example.

Another thing about him was that he was always giving Mindy backhanded compliments. Calling her a “fling” because of her body type while proposing? Eugh. Skeev much! He made Mindy feel like she wasn’t good enough for him and made her change who she was for him, but he never once made any effort to do the same for her.

He just rubbed me the wrong way.

mindycastellameo:

imadandylioness:

scarlettblythe:

evmlove:

erinmarlow:

Thank you! I thought I was alone in the dislike of Casey. Other than the things you mentioned, the thing that bothered me the most about him was how much of a ‘man child’ he was. It was so irritating. 

Yes! He was such a man-child! Especially with the whole career changing thing.

erinmarlow you are so far from alone! Please, come to me and rant anytime!

I was irritated by the “babe” talk between Casey and Mindy. That word got so annoying! 

I don’t care for “babe” as an affectionate term. Casey definitely overused it too. I loved when Danny used “sweetheart” but then he later used babe. It looks like babe might be what Danny and Mindy might call each other :/ I liked Casey to a point. I am forever fascinated by how Mindy referred to their sexual chemistry a lot and how she was shown as more grief stricken after that break up than with Danny. Kinda proves that Mindy would have delayed “Dandy” if she knew they’d have more seasons. Or she really did have a deeper connection to Casey which seems crazy.

I don’t agree with her being more grief stricken over Casey. Are you referring to the season 2 break up? Was it scarlettblythe who answered this talking about the different acting choices for both scenes? No she wasn’t “sobbing” like after Casey but I believed her devastated reaction in Be Cool so much more because of how more true it was. Or are you referring to the episodes following the break ups? I agree that they wrote more dramatic conflict for Mindy in the episodes following he break up with Casey than with Danny but I also think time was a factor since they didn’t know they were renewed at that point.

mindycastellameo asked:

I agree 1000% about Mindy's characterization in season one. I actually really love and miss season one. It was consistently funny with small romantic undertones. It's easier to watch sitcoms for strictly humor when they present it that way. Season two became hugely focused on romance which really endeared me to the idea of a romantic sitcom. Season three is arguably making me laugh more than season two but it's not fun to let go of my other expectations :)

I miss season 1 too and her female friends. I know they had a big cast but it would be nice to see her interact with Tamra more or even Jean in upcoming episodes. She needs a sounding board that ISN’T Peter. I liked season 1 for all of the aspects of Mindy’s life - professional, personal, friendships. I know the show got a lot of criticism for not being a workplace show and not being a hangout show and just “pick one.” But I said then that it was refreshing to see a show that didn’t limit a woman’s experience to one part of her life and male leads didn’t get that criticism.

I also loved the romantic element in season 2 and appreciated how the back end of the season was structured (if a little fast paced with the break up) for emotional build and payoff. I hope they do the same this season but I’m sad that some episodes were wasted on want I felt were gimmicks.


I actually find season 2 funnier than season 3. I hear some of the jokes this season and they are funny but don’t make me laugh the same way because I don’t believe them.

Like Chris Messina, I find the truth funny. Some of the jokes this season are funny but SOUND like punchlines and not what those characters would actually say. There are exceptions of course, but I like funny scenarios and character driven comedy more than rapid fire hard jokes. That’s just personal opinion.

scarlettblythe

Anonymous asked:

why do you hate Casey i thought the loved each other even though he was a bit weird

evmlove answered:

I do not like him for many reasons. First of all, as a Catholic, I just felt a little bit offended by how he ran his mass service, as well as how he treated Mindy and their relationship in general. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a very liberal Catholic, but I just thought that as a minister he should set a better example.

Another thing about him was that he was always giving Mindy backhanded compliments. Calling her a “fling” because of her body type while proposing? Eugh. Skeev much! He made Mindy feel like she wasn’t good enough for him and made her change who she was for him, but he never once made any effort to do the same for her.

He just rubbed me the wrong way.

scarlettblythe:

evmlove:

erinmarlow:

Thank you! I thought I was alone in the dislike of Casey. Other than the things you mentioned, the thing that bothered me the most about him was how much of a ‘man child’ he was. It was so irritating. 

Yes! He was such a man-child! Especially with the whole career changing thing.

erinmarlow you are so far from alone! Please, come to me and rant anytime!

I was irritated by the “babe” talk between Casey and Mindy. That word got so annoying! 

Anonymous asked:

I've been pondering how the show has a tendency of setting up a situation in the finale that they don't really follow through on in the next series. They did that with the Series 1 finale. It was a pretty epic milestone for Danny and Mindy but it devolved almost completely in Series 2. It's very jarring for someone that enjoys storytelling like I do. Series 2 was a romantic crescendo! It's rubbish to see that also devolve so quickly into mostly just quirky hijinks.

I think time jumps hurt both seasons in this regard. I did like how in All My Problems Solved Forever we learned that Mindy and Danny wrote letters to each other. I did miss picking up where they left off at the ESB though. Jumping three months (I think it was 3, right?) in season 3 I felt we missed out on some things: Mindy’s first I love you and Danny’s reaction, her finding out about the cab, etc. 

I felt with this season and season 2, after a great premiere, the show is adrift for the next couple of episodes. In season 2 it wasn’t until Wiener Night that I felt the show hit a stride, the other episodes felt like filler or just getting to the end of the Casey plot. And I will always dislike Bro Club for Dudes. The way they wrote Mindy seemed particularly lost and “let’s see what sticks” probably in response to the “unlikable criticisms” of season 1. For the record, I think the character was most balanced in season 1 in terms of outrageousness, likability and intelligence, though some might disagree. I prefer that grounded characterization than the more flighty elements of season 3 and even some parts of season 2.

In season 3, I generally liked Annette Castellano is my Nemesis but episodes 3 and 4 were floundering, this time with how to write Mindy and Danny. Mindy not paying taxes wasn’t funny to me. I prefer the Mindy who pays her brother’s tuition. I still don’t understand how Danny wasn’t divorced, it doesn’t make sense with previous episodes where he talked about proposing or his trust issues with Christina, or his pragmatism. That really wasn’t necessary with the other conflict in the episode. And I won’t go into 3.4 because I’ve described at length my issues with it.

I do think the show picked up in episode 5 because it was Mindy and Danny with an external conflict whether than putting them at odds with their own relationship. I liked the focus at work too with Jean. I still think episodes 3 and 4 were wasted and could have been better used to build and explore the firsts of their relationship especially with a shortened season.

Mindy and Danny have been written as their quirks and I miss their nuance a little bit. Every episode seems to have a Catholic joke or butt joke for Danny, and a gym joke for Mindy. They would probably be more funny if they weren’t used every episode as if marking off a check list. So I miss the quieter moments like the fire escape scene, I liked the balance with the zany stuff which makes the show emotional. I’m hoping they bring some of that back.

And Michael Spiller is always a lovely choice to direct…

Josh Charles performing “Rock Law” as part of the 100 Monologues Series.  A lot of other great actors like Michael Shannon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sebastian Stan, Marin Ireland, Yul Vasquez, Patrick Breen, Jessica Hecht, Dallas Roberts, Dylan Baker (the list goes on) also filmed monologues. I’m holding out hope for a Chris Messina one!

100 Monologues is a project and website from Eric Bogosian. Every week a new monologue will be presented at onehundredmonologues.com from Bogosian’s new compilation “100 Monologues”. Please, watch and enjoy!

city-bright

hiphopsoulqueen:

So I’m terrible at Tumblr. Like, Castellano-level ineptitude. That’s why it’s taken me over 24 hours to describe one of the greatest interactions with a celeb I’ve ever had.

A little background: I found out about the screening through Twitter. I follow the Alex of Venice…

Yay another Messina post!

Also really happy to hear about how cool Matthew Del Negro is too and that they’ve been friends for 20 years. Very cool.

Anonymous asked:

I love that someone asked Mindy about 3x4! I'm sad that people think it's wrong to ask a show-related question in an INTERVIEW! All shows get negative & positive reactions. It's absurd to hold a panel & block questions about the actual show. Most interview questions are trite & don't enlighten anyone. Bravo for having balls! If Mindy is invested in what real fans think, she would hopefully listen to good & bad feedback. It's useful info that her "relatable story" didn't translate for some.

I agree with this. I applaud the fan for bringing up a legitimate concern she had with the episode. It might not be everyone’s concern but it meant something to her.

andthestarsthatshine

whispers-softly:

This fandom upsets me to no end. You petition for a show for months and then give up on it because you didn’t like ONE episode? What a weak character trait. Giving up too easily.

So don’t watch the show. We need viewers but I think we really need viewers that care. And no,…

This! What andthestarsthatshine said!

erinmarlow

erinmarlow:

andthestarsthatshine:

nursetookers:

To the “fan” that confronted Mindy in a public forum and led the press to attacking The Mindy Project…

You are what Steve Bartman was to the Chicago Cubs in the 2003 playoffs…

If the show gets cancelled, we’re not gonna blame the ratings. We’re gonna blame you.

Just had to say it out loud.

Give it a fucking rest.

There was criticism before then. You know that, I know that, everyone fucking knows that.

I know who the fan was that ‘confronted’ Mindy and I can say with absolute certainty that, yes, she is a fan. She has been nothing short of respectful and lovely. And she wasn’t at all rude to Mindy. She had every right to ask about the fucking episode! If Mindy doesn’t want to address the comment properly that’s her prerogative. Don’t go around blaming other fans just because you prefer to blindly defend Mindy all the time. She’s not perfect - stop acting like she is. Stop turning on one fan who dared to ask an important question. 

Your passive-aggressive attitude has been more draining than people engaging in respectful debate. Cut it out. You’re tired of this debate? Then simply don’t engage. 

I did not have the same issues with the episode that some did, but I respect anyone’s opinion on it as long as they don’t attack others or speak for everyone. Blaming a fan if the show gets cancelled is ludicrous! Especially when you are comparing it to the way that Cubs fan was treated. I am a HUGE Cubs fan and my heart breaks for that guy and the backlash that he had to suffer. And I don’t see it as comparable to someone thoughtfully voicing an opinion. It wasn’t like she was standing up and throwing things at Mindy Kaling or threatening her. As an artist you have to be prepared for ALL reactions to what you put out there. I am sure Mindy Kaling can handle it. Let’s stop attacking each other because we don’t agree. We can have a healthy debate on the issue. It is possible to do. We are adults. 

I agree, any artist should be ready to expect feedback.

Mindy put herself in that position by approving that episode. She has said it herself, she has final say. Having final say comes with this territory: hearing both praise AND criticism.

Commenting or asking about what airs in an episode on her television show is fair game. The fan wasn’t disrespectful and asked a thoughtful question. I think it shows far more respect for an artist than gushing and saying “be my best friend.”

It’s challenging the thought process and execution of her writing and attempting to have a mature discussion about it.

I may disagree with Beth Grant about this episode but she understands the value in the discussions and doesn’t condescend about reactions. I will always respect Beth Grant for that.

andthestarsthatshine

andthestarsthatshine:

nursetookers:

To the “fan” that confronted Mindy in a public forum and led the press to attacking The Mindy Project…

You are what Steve Bartman was to the Chicago Cubs in the 2003 playoffs…

If the show gets cancelled, we’re not gonna blame the ratings. We’re gonna blame you.

Just had to say it out loud.

Give it a fucking rest.

There was criticism before then. You know that, I know that, everyone fucking knows that.

I know who the fan was that ‘confronted’ Mindy and I can say with absolute certainty that, yes, she is a fan. She has been nothing short of respectful and lovely. And she wasn’t at all rude to Mindy. She had every right to ask about the fucking episode! If Mindy doesn’t want to address the comment properly that’s her prerogative. Don’t go around blaming other fans just because you prefer to blindly defend Mindy all the time. She’s not perfect - stop acting like she is. Stop turning on one fan who dared to ask an important question. 

Your passive-aggressive attitude has been more draining than people engaging in respectful debate. Cut it out. You’re tired of this debate? Then simply don’t engage. 

Amen.