Posts by Courteney Merritt

Courteney Merritt

About The Author

Native Southern Californian Courteney Merritt escaped the sunny, sandy confines of L.A. for the gloomy yet hallowed halls of Oxford where she proudly earned an English degree. Safely ensconced back in SoCal, she was a tad disheartened to find out that while it impressed her friends and family, it wasn’t a particularly useful degree. Stumbling upon a book entitled “Read All Day and Get Paid for It” seemed like a dream come true for this literature major, and she parlayed her avid interest in films and television into a satisfying career as a freelance script reader for production companies, agents and the Motion Picture Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship. A stint at Netflix cemented her abiding devotion to the entertainment industry, and she is pleased to be able to contribute her insight to Picktainment. Her film interests range from This is Spinal Tap to Braveheart, and her couch potato proclivities include both meaty dramatic series and high quality comedies, although she has been known to TiVo the odd episode of So You Think You Can Dance.
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The Mindy Project: Harry & Mindy

Courteney Merritt ponders whether Mindy will finally get her happy rom-com ending in this week's Valentine-themed episode.

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The Mindy Project: Harry & Sally

The Office alum B.J. Novak cameos on this week's Mindy Project but fails to inject much life into the listless episode.

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The Mindy Project: Hooking Up is Hard

Courteney Merritt is thrilled that The Mindy Project makes a much needed course correction and gets back to its roots, as Mindy awkwardly tries to hook-up with her midwife nemesis.

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The Mindy Project: Bunk Bed

Mindy builds a bunk bed for her spoiled goddaughter, while Morgan commits an offense that could have serious ramifications on Danny's love life.

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The Mindy Project: Mindy’s Brother

Will Mindy forsake her promising medical career to become a rap star? Not likely, says Courteney Merritt in her recap of the series' first episode of the New Year.

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Review: ‘Save the Date’

Save the Date needs a stronger vision, lighter tone and wittier dialogue to be worthy of salvation, according to Courteney Merritt.

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The Mindy Project: Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party

Mindy decides to throw an office holiday party with boyfriend Josh. Perfect Christmas or recipe for disaster? Courteney Merritt contemplates...

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The Mindy Project: Two to One

Courteney Merritt recaps the latest episode where the three docs jockey for position when their mentor retires, but they risk losing the pratice to some hunky male midwives intent on poaching their patients.

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The Mindy Project: Teen Patient

Courteney Merritt recaps one of the season's stronger episodes as Mindy heads back to interrogate a teen patient's boyfriend to see if he is worthy of her blessing (in the form of a birth control prescription.)

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The Mindy Project: Thanksgiving

Courteney Merritt recaps the latest Mindy offering where angst is the order of the day, as the gang scatters to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with plenty of stereotypical sit-com dysfunction.

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The Mindy Project: Danny Castellano is My Gynecologist

Coming off a brief hiatus and a decent Halloween episode, Courteney Merritt ponders whether The Mindy Project has finally hit its stride.

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The Mindy Project: Halloween

What do Lil Wayne, the Great Pumpkin and Inigo Montoya have in common? Courteney Merritt will tell you in her recap of The Mindy Project's Halloween themed episode.

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The Mindy Project: In the Club

Courteney Merritt debates the merits of Fox's decision to pick up The Mindy Project, as Mindy and her co-workers head out for a night of bonding and self-discovery (not to mention Pashmina stealing NBA stars) at a trendy club.

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The Mindy Project: Hiring and Firing

In episode 2, Mindy has to hire a new nurse, while Jeremy is forced to fire the old one. (Spoiler alert: one subplot is highly amusing, the other not so much.) Courteney Merritt's recap reveals the spoiler.

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The Mindy Project: Pilot

Courteney Merritt recaps the pilot of The Mindy Project, which finds Mindy Kaling looking for love in all the wrong places as she tries to sort out her messy personal life.

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