The Mindy Project “Pilot” Review

I was one of those people that loved Kelly Kapoor on The Office, so when I heard that Mindy Kaling was going to write, star, and produce a new series for FOX, I was immediately on board. The Mindy Projecttakes some of that Kelly Kapoor pop-culture obsession and sprinkles it on Mindy Lahiry, an OBGYN struggling to find romance in a professional world.

The pilot started off pretty strong, and seeing Mindy transition from a studious, rom-com addicted young girl and into a rom-com addicted successful professional was a great way to introduce us to her character.

Her encounter in the elevator with her first serious love, an oral surgeon named Tom, was hysterical. To be honest, I don’t watch many romantic comedies, so there were a handful of rom-com movie related lines that went over my head. Still, you only needed to be remotely familiar with romantic comedies to realize how cliche the elevator bit was. Her commentary as it was happening enforced how much she wanted to have the romantic comedy romance, but also revealed that she realized how crazy it was that something like this was happening to her. Mindy might love romantic comedies, but she’s not out of touch with reality, and she’s not exactly holding out for a romantic comedy romance. Read More... 


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