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The Mindy Project Recap: Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight

Gobs of romance with a dose of wacky antics — I love it when The Mindy Project gives me what I want for Christmas, even (especially!) when it’s the same thing it always gives me. Well, that plus a life-changing dance sequence. That’s all I ask from a reliable television show/gift-giving loved one.


The cold open, which in the tradition of The Office is a mere mood setter that stands on its own, provides the first big shot of wacky holiday antics, with our hapless heroine dragging a Christmas tree through the streets of New York by herself (When Harry Met Sally allusion No. 97) only to find her office mates had installed a beautiful tree already. She asks what that is, rhetorically, only for Peter to provide a typically insensitive answer: “How Hindu are you? It’s a Christmas tree.” And then she chucks it out the back door. Perfect.  Read More...

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