Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) is a talented obstetrician navigating the tricky waters of her chaotic personal life as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding happiness and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending. Mindy shares a practice with three doctors, none of whom makes life any easier for her. There’s Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) whose on-again-off-again romance with Mindy keeps the office staff on their toes, Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), the office’s managing partner and resident punching bag, and Dr. Peter Prentice (Adam Palley), a high-fiving former frat boy, who knows nothing about the opposite sex, but insists on doling out relationship advice to Mindy. Rounding out the ensemble is ex-con-turned-nurse Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), the gossipy Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) and the grumpy Beverly (Beth Grant).
What We Thought:
The Mindy Project was one of those shows that I never got into when it first aired. There were a few similar shows, Happy Endings, New Girl, that I just glossed over and never watched until later on. Of the three, The Mindy Project is my least favorite of the group, but overall I didn’t mind it.
I don’t know why I never watched it originally. I was a fan of The Office so I was familiar with Mindy Kaling and the supporting cast is good. I’m a big fan of Chris Messina. Ike Barinholtz is usually good for a laugh. Over the years Adam Palley has said some things that make me not like him personally, but his character here is pretty solid. So again, not really sure why it never got a chance when it ran on Fox and then later Hulu. I don’t think I watched an episode until 2018 after it had ended.
The show wasn’t groundbreaking in terms of comedy, it’s your pretty standard sit-com about doctors, relationships and friends. But it was groundbreaking in terms of it being the first Indian-American lead TV series. Mindy’s mother was an ob-gyn doctor which inspired many story lines in the show.
I’m actually surprised this is the first time the show has been available as a complete series box set. There must have been a hold up because it aired on Fox and then later on Hulu. Mill Creek Entertainment has been landing some pretty big named complete series box sets over the past year or two and this is their latest. If you were a fan of the show, and there were many, then The Mindy Project: The Complete Series from Mill Creek Entertainment is…
- Seasons 1-3 aired on FOX and was then picked up by Hulu for Seasons 4-6 – one of the first major network series to be continued on a digital platform!
- Recipient of numerous awards (Critics’ Choice, Gracie, Satellite) and nominations (People’s Choice, Writer’s Guild, Teen Choice, NAACP Image) for Best Comedy Series!
- Mindy Kaling is the first Indian-American to have her own TV Series
- Mindy Kaling was included in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers and Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year