29 Reasons You Should Be Watching “The Mindy Project”
This hilarious star vehicle for “The Office” alum, Mindy Kaling, is sadly overlooked by viewers and Emmy voters alike. Mindy plays a fictionalized version of herself, who happens to be a badass OB/GYN. Her coworkers are the most colorful and entertaining mix of hooligans network television has ever seen. Watch it!
29. Mindy has standards
Much of the show is about Mindy balancing her professional life with her dating life. Her attitude constantly shifts between being dead set on finding Mr. Right and the perils of #foreveralone. Either way, she thinks too much of herself to settle. #girlpower
28. And she calls em like she sees em
See previous. Standards.
27. Grandpa Danny
He’s really not that old but sometimes he acts like the kind of guy that would start a sentence with “back in my day.”
26. There’s so much honesty… so much
No one is ever afraid to call each other out on this show.
25. Mindy says what you’re thinking
Seriously, we all do this. Mindy was just the first person clever enough to put it into words and broadcast it on network television. Mindy: 1 World: 0
24. Badass body image
Mindy constantly jokes about how hard it is finding love as a “chubby Indian woman in her thirties,” but no matter how many times she throws the “chubby” around, she’s got some killer confidence. The term she uses is “hot but doesn’t know it.” Spoiler alert: she knows it.
23. Nurse Morgan Tookers
Morgan alone is enough of a reason to watch this show. There’s nothing else like him on TV. Nothing comes out of his mouth that isn’t absolutely hilarious. He seems to really worship Mindy too, which bodes well for Mindy’s confidence. Any scene he’s in, he steals. Tookers out.
22. They’ve got some friendly competition
The competition between Mindy’s practice (Shulman & Associates) and the brother duo Midwives in their building is a constant source of wisecracking friction. The rivalry erupted in a triathlon that at one point included Danny jogging in a sweatshirt, speedo, and pink sneakers. A sight to be seen.
21. Morgan tries to calm Mindy down by trapping her in a pizza box
I’m serious. It happens. And it’s genius.
20. Mindy sometimes has anger… so much anger
Dating is rough and Mindy seems to get that.
19. Danny sometimes delivers a harsh dose of reality
He’s often the foil to Mindy’s schemes and/or fun. But I mean, he has a point.
18. Mindy paves her way as a woman in a boys club
Being the only woman in a four doctor practice can work against Mindy at times, but she’s not one to sit and take it. Mindy likes her TV just as much as the guys like to play Nerf gun games. And she obviously doesn’t mind the occasional human sacrifice.
17. This brilliant comedic moment
No plot, nothing is actually happening, but in a scene that opens with Mindy chillin at home watching TV, a cat crawls into her lap and she begins to pet it. Not something you’d think twice about until she jumps up because she does not have a cat. I died twice from this scene.
16. Jeremy’s post fat phase conditioning
Our favorite dashing British doctor went through a bit of a weight gain in the beginning of season two. The weight came off eventually, but his struggle with food obsession continued in some pretty funny ways. Pain infliction included.
15. The Foodie Project
Mindy loves her food and she ain’t afraid to show it. And talk about it. Constantly. Points for cheese!
Seriously, food. Chicken wings for all.
13. Puppy bribery happens
Seriously, it happens. And it’s adorable.
12. Dance moves
Who is the last character on this show you would expect to bust a perfectly choreographed move to Aaliyah’s “Try Again”? Obviously the person who did it. Danny’s Secret Santa gift to Mindy was on pointe. (LOL get it?)
11. The best sexting ever
Mindy loses phone. Morgan and Peter find phone. Morgan and Peter sext Cliff as Mindy. Best episode ever.
10. Danny is totally down with the lingo
9. Mindy’s guy friends are her girlfriends
These people have no boundaries.
Just another verbal gem from Morgan.
7. Mindy can make sense of even the strangest situations
She’s also never short on Harry Potter references.
6. Danny begins to show emotions and it’s beautiful
In the beginning, Danny refused to admit that he and Mindy were friends. His surliness broke down in a realistic way throughout the first two seasons of the show. It only took some mild turbulence to show him what he really wants. Spoiler: It’s Mindy.
5. Well reasoned trust issues
When your ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend who he was cheating on with you shows up and offers you a pie, it’s natural to assume it has poop in it.
4. THE KISS
When Mindy and Danny finally kissed, not only was it awesome because you want them together, but exciting to think about what was gonna go down when they got back to the office. Their relationship has had some serious bumps, but we’re assured from the real life Mindy Kaling that when Season 3 resumes, they’ll be the real deal. Go Dindy/Manny! Ugh those both suck. Oh well. #dannyandmindy
3. …And the subsequent airplane bathroom hookup fail
Romance at its finest.
2. Mindy gave Danny a copy of Bridget Jones’s Diary
Mindy has a habit of thinking everyone else will love the things she loves. When Danny was in the hospital, naturally she gifted him a copy of Bridget Jones’s Diary as it usually cheers her up. Being the good sport he is, Danny threw on his red grandma glasses and read to her in a British accent. Swoon-ish.
1. Also, this happened
This was Mindy’s clever idea of a way to avoid getting murdered. She wasn’t murdered so I guess it’s safe to say it worked.
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