The Mindy Project: Season 2 (2013)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 3
Mindy Kaling earns consistent laughs with wit, charm and physical comedy, as she and her cast grow into well-rounded and familiar, albeit peculiar, characters.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 77
A sitcom about an ob-gynwho wishes her personal life were as successful as her professional one and matched the fairy-tale endings of her favorite romantic comedies.
Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2013
Dr. Mindy Lahiri
Dr. Danny Castellano
Dr. Jeremy Reed
Beverly, Gwen Grandy
Dr. Paul Leotard
Cliff, Cliff Gilbert
JoAnna Garcia Swishe...
Michael St. Clair
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Mindy spent a lot of time last season trying to find its voice - and given the tone, rhythm, and finesse of the premiere's best lines, it seems like that journey yielded good results.
Liking characters isn't essential to successful comedy - see the works of Larry David and Ricky Gervais, for instance - but you're setting the laugh bar much higher in that case, and Mindy isn't clearing it for me.
The Mindy Project isn't the first sitcom to fearlessly pursue serialized story lines, but the show weaves them together well, and with total confidence.
One of the show's best qualities is how aggressively it resists the stifling obligations of the ethnic groundbreaker: Lahiri isn't ever a role model or an underdog.
It's disappointing that the show's second season starts off with more of the same.
I'm constantly wondering why more people aren't willing to take their relationship with both characters and this consistently hilarious show to the next... level.
Franco's smile is infectious and should prove a great addition to the cast for as long as he remains.
These couple of episodes give hope that Kaling the writer means to continue to skewer her character's fantasies with the same combination of intelligence and acid wit as before.
The laughs are usually consistent and the characters are enjoyable, but without a ton of depth or much of a clear outlook on where the plot or characters are going, the strings holding The Mindy Project together might not hold.
The series is more rewarding when Mindy interacts with her friends and co-workers, all of whom are as idiosyncratic as she is, albeit in different ways.
Franco's irony-laced charisma makes [his character,] Leotard a sharp foil [for Mindy].
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