Strong female characters are rarely allowed to be nuanced on TV. They don't get to be brilliant, vain or funny. They get to be strong (and maybe sexy, if they're lucky). They kick a--, overcome obstacles and rarely display any signs of feminine vulnerability. Often times, their strength is framed as the result of some "issue," (SVU's Olivia Benson troubled childhood, Sonya Cross' Asperger's on The Bridge), as though the women are only strong because a catalyst forced them to be this way.
But Mindy Lahiri doesn't have issues (well, she has issues, but not in that sense). She's a strong, well-developed comedic antihero on par with Michael Scott. But many Mindy Project viewers didn't warm to Mindy as quickly as they took to the equally offensive Office boss. "I think that [Mindy] is very resilient and very confident and until you see her display kindness or show rapport with other people, it's hard for an audience just to decide they love her," Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com, recalling the initial reaction to the character.
The 65th Annual Emmys will pay special tribute to five famous TV talents who died this past year in addition to the traditional "In Memoriam" segment, CBS announced Monday.
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As Breaking Bad prepares to say farewell, the AMC series has topped the winners of this year's Television Critics Association Awards, taking home Program of the Year.
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Meanwhile, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany was the belle of the ball, winning for Individual Achievement in Drama for her impressive portrayal of multiple clones on the BBC America drama. Emmy nominee Louis C.K. won for Individual Achievement in comedy for Louie.
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