Episode Review: Series Premiere of USA’s ‘Rush’

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This weekend, I finally got around to watching the new medical drama on USA called Rush.

I was really looking forward to watching it since seeing the previews all month. I was especially excited because Sarah Habel, the girl who played Daphne in MTV‘s Underemployed is Eve in this show, and if you’ve read my latest Buzzfeed post, you’ll know that I miss seeing her on MTV very terribly.

So the big deal about this show is the fact that Dr. Will Rush isn’t your typical doctor. Sure, he went to Harvard, graduated top of his class, and makes some serious dough as a private doctor, but he’s got his flaws.

We’re talking smoking weed in the bathroom at his about 8-year-old godson’s birthday party flaws. And snorting cocaine with a woman that he’d soon have to admit to the emergency room in the wee hours of the night flaws. “A club called ‘Emergency’,” to be more specific.

His romantic life’s a mess, and his patients? They’re not really the kind of people you’d want to run into at the grocery store.

My favorite scenes of the pilot episode are the parts where a patient calls with a broken cock and when Rush decides to give the girlfriend of one of his patients a taste of his own medicine.

And I don’t mean that in the doctoral way AT ALL.

I’ll admit that some of the scenes are a bit gory, like the spleen removal towards the end, but it’s bearable.

I loved the soundtrack for this episode, which included “Fifteen” by Goldroom ft. Chela and “All Eyes on You” by St. Lucia. I hope they keep it up with the good music!

I’m looking forward to next weeks episode.

Catch the pilot on USA‘s site, and watch this drool-worthy interview with the man that plays Dr. Rush, Welsh actor Tom Ellis. Love that accent, man! Gah!

Don’t forget to watch next week’s episode on Thursday night at 9/8c on USA!

Episode Review: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 2 Premiere (2×1) “All My Problems Solved Forever…”

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I don’t know how I survived for so long without my weekly dose of Dr. Mindy Lahiri.

The season 2 premiere of FOX’s The Mindy Project was full of awkward and hilarious moments. Just the way I like it!

The episode begins with a proposal by none other than our favorite New York City pastor, Casey.

Of course, right before the proposal, Mindy begins to realize there are ants in the tree they’re sitting in.

“Not exactly the segway I was looking for…,” Casey says as he digs for the ring and Mindy picks at the ants.

After he pulls out the ring Mindy gasps, saying, “Are you kidding?! I need to Vine this!”

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Mind you they’re sitting in a tree in the middle of nowhere in Haiti.

That’s Mindy for ya.

This episode’s pleasant surprise was special guest James Franco, or, as they would call him at the practice, Dr. Paul Leotard.

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James Franco as OBGYN Dr. Paul Leotard

Besides taking over Mindy’s position as OBGYN while she was away in Haiti, he also added something else to his job description:

Sex Therapist.

Need I say more?

I shall.

Dr. Castellano and his ex-wife seek sex therapy from Dr. Leotard in this episode.

Let’s just say it ended in a public announcement of Danny Castellano’s porn addiction and a laptop broken in half.

Yeah.

Other episode highlights include:

1. Dr. Jeremy Reed’s weight gain. The British bloke kept stealing the peanut butter bars from Mindy’s care packages. Needless to say, it all went to his stomach.

2. Mindy’s hair. It’s still short. I don’t like it. I’m glad they’re postponing the wedding so that it has time to grow in a bit.

3. When Casey accidentally pees on Mindy’s wedding dress. You’ll just have to see what happens after that yourself.

4. When Casey says to Mindy after she’s already halfway down the aisle, “I don’t want to marry you anymore.” Heart attacks. Heart attacks everywhere.

5. When Dr. Leotard (James Franco) sneaks up on Mindy. How does he tread so lightly? “I’m part Cherokee,” he says. Okay, then.

6. When Mindy decides not to go back to Haiti with Casey, and both Mindy and Dr. Leotard ask each other “Well, where you gonna work?”

I cannot wait to see what shenanigans Mindy will get herself into for next week’s episode!

Hulu Plus users, catch the episode here!