Someone pointed out in a YouTube promo for The Mindy Project that the show’s timing is kind of wonky, and lo and behold, Wikipedia informs me that FOX has been airing the episodes out of order. I mean, way out of order, going back all the way to the third episode. I’ve noticed people complaining that the writing is kind of all over the place, but I ignored it. Turns out, it’s not the writing, it’s that the network executives are stupid.
The effect of the switches is that Mindy’s been coming off a lot more flaky and indecisive that she really is. She’s not actually been jumping between Deslaurier and the male prostitute and Casey. And it’s a potentially harmful decision and even a death omen. It might even have caused Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23’s cancellation.
When a show starts tinkering with its episode order, it’s a sign of trouble—the network is almost certainly cherry-picking episodes in a bid to boost sinking ratings.
[Edit: It’s been brought to my attention that Hurricane Sandy is to blame. The issue still stands.]
My gift to the fandom is this: the correct episode order. I believe a season rewatch is warranted.
FOX strikes again: The Mindy Project has been airing out of order
Bless Lena and Chelsea for all the Avan Jogia-related posts on my dash tonight. I didn’t watch Twisted so this makes up for it. ;)
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