The Mindy Project

Pilot

Series 1 - Episode 1 Pilot

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Review

American Office alumna Mindy Kaling plays a version of herself — she’s an obstetrician, not a comedian — in this immediately likeable sitcom. This Mindy can recite dialogue from When Harry Met Sally and Notting Hill, and is obsessed with her age (31) and weight (“chubby”). She’s single and looking for love, of course. This sounds formulaic — and, oh dear, it opens with her making a drunken speech at her ex’s wedding — but the mix of snark and heart is perfectly judged, every character already has a third dimension and the script fizzes with brilliant lines.

Summary

A successful gynaecologist is unlucky in love and vows to improve her personal life by finding a man that matches up to her ideals. In the first episode, she decides to mend her ways when she makes a drunken toast at her ex-boyfriend's wedding. Comedy, starring Mindy Kaling.

Cast & Crew

Mindy Lahiri Mindy Kaling
Danny Castellano Chris Messina
Jeremy Reed Ed Weeks
Gwen Grandy Anna Camp
Betsy Putch Zoe Jarman
Shauna Dicanio Amanda Setton
Marc Shulman Stephen Tobolowsky
Tom McDougall Bill Hader
Dennis Ed Helms
Director Charles McDougall
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Comedy