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A little bit of Phoebe, a whole lotta Jess and a shoe addiction to rival Carrie Bradshaw


Annie Kolatsis

10 Times Mindy Lahiri Got Me

If you haven’t watched The Mindy Project, then what have you been doing with your life? Seriously. If you have a spare 20 minutes in your day then this time would be well spent getting to know Dr Mindy Lahiri and the rest of the gang from Shulman and Associates.

I’ve watched the 3 seasons of this show multiple times so I was heartbroken when I read the news that it had been cancelled. Thankfully, Hulu came to the rescue and has promised another 26 episodes!

If you need further convincing as to why you should add this series to your watch list, it’s because Mindy is actually pretty relatable (if you’re a woman that is). I know these thoughts have crossed my mind from time to time.

  1. Things usually start off well and for the most part they end well. mindy lahiri role model
  2. But then you get those days and slowly but surely the cracks start to appear. the mindy project hot mess
  3. And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, they do. When Mindy hit rock bottom
  4. And it takes a good amount of will power to not stay curled up in bed in the fetal position. mindy lahiri's safe place
  5. There are small victories to celebrate every now and then. mindy project look hot while eating a cupcake
  6. But even those come with a price. Mindy lahiri defends her weight
  7. Not to mention that contemplating a night out isn’t as simple as it used to be. Mindy project night out clubbing
  8. And when you do meet someone on said night out, you find something wrong with them.Mindy's honesty to men
  9. And if you don’t meet someone… well, we know how that ends. The mindy project donut
  10. But don’t worry because you’re awesome and tomorrow is a new day. mindy lahiri's motivation

Mindy gets me and I guarantee she’ll get you too. If you want to keep up to date with the happenings of the real Mindy, check out her Instagram feed for behind the scenes action and general awesomeness.

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Who’s excited to see Robin Williams in a TV show? I am! With classics like Dead Poet’s Society, Jumanji and Patch Adams under his belt, I could not be more delighted to see his infectious smile in the new hit show The Crazy Ones.

Williams plays Simon Roberts, a reformed alcoholic/drug addict who now owns a successful advertising company, which he runs with an eccentric and outlandish candor that often drives his daughter Sydney (a.k.a. the beautiful Sarah Michelle Gellar) well, crazy! Supplementing this dynamic duo is pretty boy copywriter Zack – who is Simon’s blindingly obvious favourite employee – the nerdier, all round nice-guy art director Andrew and the sexy assistant Lauren who has more brains than you would first expect.

Each episode follows the unorthodox creative process of pitches and campaigns that often go horribly wrong before going very right. It’s entertaining to watch Simon’s harebrained antics clash with Sydney’s almost neurotic practicality as they deal with clients, as well as get too involved in each others personal lives on a daily basis.

I’m a couple of episodes in and I must say, this show’s charm and humor has definitely won me over and the blooper reels at the end of each episode is a nice touch. Believe me when I tell you, this show should be on your watch list. If it’s not, then there’s only one word to describe you.



It is almost impossible to write about this show without having a whopping goofy smile on my face. I feel that no piece of writing will be able to capture the essence of this hilariously endearing British comedy, but I am going to try my best to persuade you to let a little Miranda into your life.

Picture a rather large woman (six foot one to be exact!), shrouded in awkward tendencies, who is unaware how to act in social situations (especially when these involve men), who gets mistakenly called ‘Sir’ at least once a day, trips even more often and has unfortunate attacks of flatulence that leave you laughing to the point of gasping for air. As if this isn’t enough, she has to deal with her mother – to whom she is an endless disappointment – trying to find her a husband through not so subtle techniques that include parading Miranda on the street with a loudspeaker.

Two people keeping Miranda sane are her childhood friend Stevie, with whom she runs a joke-shop, and her ultimate crush Gary. The pint-sized Stevie is the brains behind the joke-shop as Miranda’s sense for business is non-existent, while the presence of Gary (or any male for that matter) often results in some sort of trip or fall from a chair. This is usually exacerbated by another friend Tilly, who refers to Miranda as “Queen Kong” or “Kongers” on a daily basis.

If you have never watched this show, there are quirks that I can guarantee you will fall in love with. Whether it be Miranda’s terrible singing voice, her “fruit friends” and “vegeta-pals”, the way she normally ends up losing one item of clothing some way or another, or even just how she acknowledges the audience every so often, making us feel like we are truly experiencing each awkward moment with her.

For those Miranda fans out there, we have quite a long wait until season 4, which is only scheduled to come out in 2015. I wonder what new mishaps will be store for Miranda? Will Stevie’s “allure” finally land her a man? How else will Tilly butcher the English language? (Do the words marvilisimous, fabulasmic and tremendulant ring a bell?).

In the mean time, I may try get my local gym to approve maraca class (SUCH FUN!).

Or at least play some Heather Small over the speakers.

It’s a Beautiful Day to Save Lives

Season 10 of Grey’s Anatomy has just started and in true Shonda Rhimes style, we were made to say goodbye to yet another character. I found myself in the same position that I do every week – crying my eyes out. Even though this character (don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil it for those of you who haven’t watched) wasn’t one of my favourites, it was still sad to watch him/her go.

A lot of my doctor friends have criticised this show for its medical inaccuracy but let’s be serious… when the people are this pretty and there’s drama at every turn, who cares if they don’t know their scalpel from their scapula?! It makes for excellent television and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Over the years, these doctors have dealt with one disaster after another sometimes losing one of their own in the process. There has been a train crash. A ferry crash. A roof collapsing. The unforgettable (and for me, the most tragic) mass shooting. A plane crash. A sink hole. And most recently a mud slide. And let’s not forget how this was all peppered with love affairs, jilted brides, cheating, law suits and other personal life dramas too.

To cut a long story short – I think this show is brilliant. I think Shonda is brilliant. And I have no doubt that there will be plenty more disasters to keep us on the edge of our seats in the future. Although I’m devastated that Sandra Oh has decided to leave the show (how can Meredith lose her person?!), I’m excited for the prospect of Kate Walsh coming back as the “leggy and fabulous” Addison Montgomery.

With that, I’m off to go see what else is happening at Sloan Grey Memorial Hospital.

Cue the tears.

Be Careful What You ‘Witch’ For

As our favourite shows return to our screens during this deliciously delightful premiere month, we can also prepare ourselves for a multitude of new ones to sink our teeth into.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things supernatural. I grew up in a house where Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch were religiously recorded, and to this day these shows still hold a special place in my heart. Nothing beats settling down to watch as some kind of magical mayhem takes over and leaves you wishing for some kind of magic power of your own… even if it’s just to make the laundry wash itself!

Once again, while perusing TV premiere dates, Lifetime’s new show Witches of East End caught my eye. The story follows the Beauchamp (how witchy is that?!) family who live in the peaceful town of East Haven. Mother Joanna has raised her two daughters Freya (played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum of Step Up fame) and Ingrid without telling them that they are witches. As always, the truth will out and when Joanna’s estranged sister Wendy appears in East Haven with a warning, all of their lives will change forever.

While it seems to have an air of predictability (ancient enemy hell-bent on destroying the family line – taking a leaf from Vampire Diaries?) I am always up for watching a band of witchy women kick butt!

Diarise the date kids!

The witching hour is coming.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Series fans, premiere season is upon us! And I for one, could not be more excited.

While I was looking through a list of premiere dates and jotting down those of my most loved shows, one particular name caught my eye – a spin-off for Once Upon a Time that takes us to one of my most favourite and fantastical places. Wonderland.

Now this is no ordinary recount of Alice’s adventures down a rabbit hole and I suggest that you put aside the ideas of tea parties and painting the roses red. This is a story about life after Wonderland.

The series begins in a place that I’m sure none of us would expect – a mental institution. After years of sharing stories of a talking cat and hookah smoking caterpillar, it’s no wonder Alice’s father had her institutionalised to straighten her out. This is where the plot thickens. Not only does Alice have memories of Wonderland as a child, she also has memories of travelling back to Wonderland as a teenager to bring back proof of its existence. This is when she meets and falls in love with Cyrus, but things quickly turn from happiness to despair…

I don’t want to ruin the rest of the series, but if you’re interested in finding out more, you can watch the trailer here: (I’ve already hit repeat quite a few times).

The writer’s of this show are probably completely bonkers (then again, all the best people are) for trying to take on a childhood classic like Alice in Wonderland. Being one of my all-time favourite stories, my imagination is already tingling and I can’t wait to see how this pans out.

“But i don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you can’t help that,”

said the Cheshire Cat:

“We’re all mad here.”

Where there’s a Will… there’s a Grace, a Jack and a Karen

I happened to catch a couple reruns of this show the other day and I was flooded with memories of some of my happier times. This show was a special addiction that I shared with a dear friend of mine and many weekends (okay, and weekdays) were spent laying on his couch watching the crazy antics of these four friends unfold in front of us.

While this show often left me in stitches, there’s one thing I have to be honest about. More often than not, Grace irritated the heck out of me! But do you know what the beauty of the show was? That I still love her to bits anyway. I have a feeling that many people didn’t enjoy this show because they couldn’t look past Grace’s selfishness, Jack’s freeloading and Karen’s gold digging and severe alcohol dependence – Will was the most normal so he gets a free pass.

Well, those people are missing out!

They haven’t laughed for hours over Jack’s attempts at becoming famous. They have no idea how hilarious Rosario and Karen’s relationship was. They have never witnessed Will and Grace’s prowess at charades. Jack and Grace’s rendition of “Oops I Did it Again”. They have no clue about Just Jack! Or Jack 2.0. If I had to mention the name Anastasia Beaverhausen (Anastasia as in royalty, Beaverhausen as in… where the beaver lives) it would be met with blank looks. Let’s not even mention her rival Beverley Leslie! There are just way too many good things to mention.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and once again I found myself teary eyed in the season finale. I have yet to get my friend to watch it – he refuses because he doesn’t want to acknowledge that our happy, feel-good show is over. And that kind of makes me wish I hadn’t seen the end either and just carried on watching reruns, blissfully oblivious to its conclusion.

But it’s okay. I’m going to get my hands on a box set of all the seasons and let the good times start all the way from the beginning again. And when the final credits roll, I’m going to give them a standing ovation from my living room.

And smile through the tears as they bow out.


This Is Not a Story About Forgiveness

I really should have listened when my friends told me to save Revenge for when I didn’t have a lot of work on my plate. I thought I knew better. How addictive could a show really be? I mean come on, I can watch every now and then when I have a break. It’s not going to be that hard to control myself.

Boy was I wrong.

This is what I got told about the show before I watched it (and to be honest, the description didn’t make it sound worth the hype): A girl’s father gets convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and the daughter makes it her mission to seek revenge on those who framed him. What people didn’t tell me is just how twisted and intense the story is and that the main character is orchestrating a full-blown vendetta from her cushy beach house, while new characters are constantly popping up and throwing a spanner in the works!

In short – I love it! I am a HUGE fan of Emily VanCamp from her Everwood days and I cannot picture anyone else pulling off the role of Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke quite like she does. And of course, where would an ABC TV show be without a love triangle, rebellious teenagers and hidden agendas so deep that you don’t know what could possibly happen next. There are so many devious characters in the show that before you can even blink, someone has removed the knife from their back and wiped it off before swiftly plunging it into the back of another.

I am currently halfway through season one – did I mention that I started watching it yesterday – and I cannot wait to see how the story pans out. I always get nervous with these kinds of shows where there’s someone wrecking havoc from behind the scenes (think Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl). It can quickly go from captivating, to drawn out and tiresome, as you wonder how many more of the same things can happen to the same people. I only hope that this show doesn’t suffer the same fate.

It’s true what they say – Revenge is sweet.

And I’m off to go get myself another taste.

Hart of Dixie

Hi. My name is Little Miss Square Eyes and I am in love with a fictional town in Alabama and all of its inhabitants. There! I said it! And those of you who have watched the delightful show Hart of Dixie, undoubtedly feel the same way.

Now, while I am going to be criticised by various male acquaintances for blogging about yet ANOTHER girly TV show, I just couldn’t help myself. This show has been my comfort for the past few weeks and I am trying to dull my Hart-ache by counting down the days until the third season premieres in October.

Being a huge fan of The OC, I was ecstatic to see that Rachel Bilson was finally going to be in a series all of her own (Guys, this could be a reason for you to get into it?). She plays aspiring surgeon Zoe Hart, who ends up in the quaint town of Bluebell Alabama in order to work on her bedside manner and compassion for patients. Of course it involves a classic love triangle, an arch-enemy hell-bent on chasing Zoe out of town and some of the cutest pairs of shorts I have ever seen!!

I’m sure that many will say that the show is predictable and often follows the same pattern – Zoe messes up, Zoe has to fix it, Zoe learns a lesson – I feel that the unique sparkle of each character, and the charisma of that made up little town, outweigh any holes that people try to poke in the plot. I find myself laughing through entire episodes and even identifying on some level with the crazy antics that befall Zoe each week. I will even admit that I now have a certain fondness for country music!

While I’ve probably bored male readers to death (will mentioning Rachel Bilson is short shorts help?), I encourage all you romantics out there to pursue this show. It is, quite simply, exquisite and will leave you with a smile on your face, a hop in your step and most likely a catchy country tune on your lips.

Welcome to Bluebell. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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