The Mindy Project: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (25 Sep. 2012)

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Mindy is a 30 something Ob/Gyn whose love life hits a snag after a messy break up with her long term boyfriend. After getting drunk and making a scene at his wedding, Mindy vows to put the ... See full summary »



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Mindy is a 30 something Ob/Gyn whose love life hits a snag after a messy break up with her long term boyfriend. After getting drunk and making a scene at his wedding, Mindy vows to put the past behind her, find the perfect man and get her life on track. Written by ab1995

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While the character of Dr. Mindy Lahiri has the same job as Mindy Kaling's real life mother Swati (who sadly passed away on the same day her daughter was told by FOX that TMP was ordered for their schedule), Kaling has said that the character's personality and other details have nothing to do with what her mom was really like. See more »


Mindy Lahiri: God forbid you give away the ending to Downton Abbey!
Danny Castellano: What the hell is this show and why does everybody keep talking about it?
Doctor: Shh!
Danny Castellano: Why can't I talk?
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References Downton Abbey (2010) See more »


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Performed by Maya Arulpragasam
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The Mindy Project Pilot
25 September 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Mindy is a doctor looking for movie love so she dates anybody who she feels makes her think of a movie love. So when we find her in the pilot she is explaining moments that lead her to getting arrested, which is when her ex boyfriend gets married she drinks a lot at the wedding riding home on a bike but falling into a pool which then gets her arrested. Then we get to see more characters as they set up the rest of the cast including a funny other male nurse who helps her once when it comes to dating like what to wear.I very much like this pilot because to me of the late FOX pilots it felt in the vain of New Girl and not Running Wilde. Mindy has had a strong voice and it's great to finally see her get the chance to show her talents rather then be wasted on The Office. The beginning was very funny especially the use of a voice-over which got less impressive as the episode went on (If that's used in every episode I may hate the show). Of course Mindy made a strong impression but the Chris Messina seems to fit the role of a breakout role like Greenfield did on new girl as I found Messina to be very funny. I will watch the rest of the season as I find Mindy very charming and has a great screen presence.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Mindy Kalling)

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