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The Mindy Project: Season 1 (2012-2013)

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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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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.

Cast

Mindy Kaling
as Dr. Mindy Lahiri
Chris Messina
as Dr. Danny Castellano
Zoe Jarman
as Betsy Putch
Ed Weeks
as Dr. Jeremy Reed
Anna Camp
as Gwen Grandy
Ike Barinholtz
as Morgan Tookers
Amanda Setton
as Shauna Dicanio
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Dr. Marc Shulman
Beth Grant
as Beverly
Mark Duplass
as Brendan, Brendan Deslaurier
Jay Duplass
as Duncan, Duncan Deslaurier
Mary Grill
as Maggie
Allison Williams
as Eye Patch Girl
Mort Burke
as Parker
Chloë Sevigny
as Christina, Christine
Ed Helms
as Danny
Ellie Kemper
as Heather
Moby
as Himself
Baron Davis
as Himself
Common
as Policeman
Michael Durrell
as Dr. Walters
Alyssa Preston
as Overweight Woman
Amber Luallen
as Female Patient
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Critic Reviews for The Mindy Project: Season 1

All Critics (49) | 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.

March 15, 2013 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

September 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.

September 25, 2012 | Full Review…

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

September 25, 2012 | Full Review…

The Mindy Project premiere grabs the attention.

September 25, 2012 | Full Review…

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