Friday, August 28, 2015

Quote of the Day (Mindy Kaling, on a Type of Show the Networks Want Now)

“He leaves sonnets pinned to the corpses. The murdered prostitutes all have the first names of Jane Austen heroines. The kindly police commissioner’s name is Chuck Dickens. The whole thing takes place in a tough housing project in Newark, called Stratford-up-by-Avon. A melancholy English actor plays the lead in this mystery-drama, and he uses his accent no matter what country it takes place in. This is everyone’s mom’s favorite show.”—Mindy Kaling, on one of “the kinds of shows the networks seem to be clamoring for lately” (in this case, the “hot serial killer who’s kind of literary”), “Shouts and Murmurs: Coming This Fall,” The New Yorker, Aug. 10, 2015

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