Katherine Newbury (Dame Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late night talk show circuit. When she's accused of being a "woman who hates women", she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and - presto! - Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine's all-male writers' room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Wanting to prove she's not merely a diversity hire who's disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, Molly is determined to help Katherine revitalize her show and career - and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
A poster for Director Nisha Ganatra's first movie, Chutney Popcorn (1999), can be seen on a wall in Molly's room. See more »
Katherine has won at least eight Emmys over nearly 30 years, and presumably none in the past decade. Yet someone mentions she lost the first time to John Oliver, whose own show didn't begin until 2014. See more »
Written by Issa Hassan
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Enjoyable and Worth Watching
Yes, yes, yes...it's not Academy Award material...so what. If you want a charming comedy to escape some evening, this one will work. It is similar to "Morning Glory" but not a copy. Good characters and acting. It has its slow moments, but generally a good watch.
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