The Mindy Project: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)



Critic Consensus: The Mindy Project is such a charming comedy, led by Mindy Kaling's impressive talent, that its faults are easy to forgive.


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Air date: Sep 25, 2012
Air date: Oct 2, 2012
Air date: Oct 9, 2012
Air date: Oct 30, 2012
Air date: Oct 13, 2012
Air date: Nov 20, 2012
Air date: Nov 27, 2012
Air date: Dec 4, 2012
Air date: Dec 11, 2012
Air date: Jan 8, 2013
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Mindy Kaling, a veteran of NBC's "The Office" and one of the series' Emmy-nominated writers, is the creator and star of this comedy, which follows ob-gyn Mindy Lahiri, whose professional success does not match the mess that is her personal life--the first series kicks off with a drunken toast at her ex-boyfriend's wedding that leads to an embarrassing brush with the law, and it's all downhill from there. Obsessed with romantic comedies, Mindy dates several men, among them a high-powered lawyer (Tommy Dewey) and a pious minister (Anders Holm), but somehow the relationships never end up like they do in the movies. But if her love life is a circus, it's a carnival at work with her colleagues, including fellow doctors Danny (Chris Messina) and Jeremy (Ed Weeks), nurse Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) and receptionist Betsy (Zoe Jarman). Guest stars include Bill Hader and Chloë Sevigny, and brothers Mark and Jay Duplass as a pair of holistic midwives who try to steal patients from Mindy's practice.

Critic Reviews for The Mindy Project Season 1

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (28)

And that's how it's done. After a weak beginning, The Mindy Project showed us how off-beat, smart comedies can deliver.

Mar 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Kaling and her co-writers may figure all of this out in time - provided they get enough time.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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There are laughs in The Mindy Project, something that can't be said for every new fall comedy.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

That concept is dated, and this series will feel more dated (if it makes it past its first season) with all its pop culture references.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…

Like The Office, The Mindy Project trades deftly on the humor of excruciating awkwardness.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…

The Mindy Project premiere grabs the attention.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…

Kaling's strength of delivering human characters and dialog is pretty good, but due to the lightness of the show I didn't feel like anything in the show had real stakes or consequences.

Aug 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

However, it does so with enough charm and such plentiful laughs - not to mention Le Tigre on the soundtrack - that I think I might just have found my new favourite US import.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its flaws, The Mindy Project has an infectious energy and unique comic voice that make a winning combination.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Though it was far from the worst new series that premiered last fall), The Mindy Project was probably the most disappointing mostly due to the disconnect between the talent involved behind-the-scenes and finished product.

Aug 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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