Fantastic show for a comedy. It's sad to see how many people can't see past her skin color or their prejudice based on it (not racist, prejudiced). I couldn't get into it the first time I discovered this show, but I soon got hooked the second time around. People love other comedies with ridiculous jokes, offensive even. Why not The Mindy Project? Anonymity provided by Internet reveals people's thoughts and actions if there were no consequences.
Kaling is happy to make fun of herself to get a laugh, and her most painful scenes are some of the most amusing in The Mindy Project, which is far from perfect but still one of the top prospects among new fall comedies.
Ignored the show at first as my wife watched it on Hula. Halfway through season I found myself unavoidably laughing during the shows. I started watching the rest of the season and was loving it. Later I watched the early shows, I ignored initially, and found them dull. I would advise anyone to skip the first 7-10 episodes and jump into the show there. Love the show!!!
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I’m not sure I’ve ever watched such an uneven show all the way through to the end before. In the beginning, the genuinely laugh out loud funny kept me tuning in. But the more out of touch Mindy got, the more difficult this show was to watch. The last two seasons in particular were downright painful to watch some episodes. Then there would be others that were so smart and funny. Just zero consistency at all. Poignant and moving to cliche in 60 seconds or less.
I enjoyed Mindy as Kelly on The Office, so I looked forward to this show. There is some clever writing, I chuckled a few times watching the first 4 or 5 episodes. It's a bit unrealistic: she's a doctor? The killer for me is that she speaks faster than sound travels, so I can't understand much of what she says. Subtitles aren't much help--they go by too fast. Wish I could watch more of this, but I can't.
Before this show aired, the critics told us it will be the best show of the season. Not even close. It flops on many levels. It fails to give us a central sense of place or a rounded out ensamble. It was all about mindy and how sad and desperate she is. To be a success, a show has to have more than one central character that you want to come back and get to know more. This show did none of that. I disliked the men in her life and the girls around Mindy were all nodescript models. The two walk on celebrities are clearly not going to be around to keep this show afloat. Above all, it was hard to like the character of Mindy. I am going to have to force myself to watch more episodes in hopes they reboot it. But the worst sin this show committed was that it simply was not funny.