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Sakina Jaffrey

TV Picks: 'Doll & Em,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Nichols'

TV Picks: 'Doll & Em,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Nichols'

Doll & Em (HBO, Sundays). A welcome return for this intimate friendship comedy, written by and starring real-life old friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells as semi-fictional versions of themselves. (Series director Azazel Jacobs is also a co-writer.) Both seasons are, among other things, about how people in unequal circumstances create, or fail to create, a space in which to efficiently co-exist; the first, set in Hollywood, found the less successful Doll, after a bad breakup, working as an assistant to the more successful Em; it was a comedy about power plays so subtle and polite as to be invisible even to the people making them. ("You look very pretty, by...

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