TV characters are often designed to be hyperbolic versions of traits we see in our selves so it’s a little concerning that I always navigate towards the neurotic female lead. If someone were to make a movie of my life, I’d want to be played by Beyonce (because…Beyonce) but when it comes to TV, I’m pretty much Mindy Lahiri. Swap America for Australia and the continuous supply of bear claws and gummy lollies for large cold caffeinated beverages and we’re half there.
“Oh you’re indian? …I love BOLLYWOOD!” ; The stereotypic Indian looks evaded my physique and I have a hilarious adorable with my conservative australian /european amazing grouchy hubby. So, while my catch cries waver between ” I’m not magic!” and “Thanks for noticing!” everything else is eerily recognizable (even if only to me).
So throw a spangly saree on me, put a baked good in my hand and send me off to a career in health care cos I’m pretty sure I’ve got this thing. And whatever aspect of her life I haven’t yet lived, it’s nothing a read of Mindy Kaling’s new book “why not me” wont accidentally fix. Also (if you’re reading this), stop stealing my life, making it more scandal filled and crazy and then selling it to TV, that’s my retirement plan you’re dipping into.
What TV character stole your life?