If you’ve never heard of it,The Mindy Project on Fox is a show produced,written by and created by the wonderfully talented comedy writer Mindy Kaling (The Office). It tells the story of thirty-something Ob/Gyn , Mindy Lahiri. It centers on her trying to balance her work & love lives. We follow her while she goes on many hilarious dates.On her quest to find Mr. Right, in the previous seasons , she goes out with a star-studded array of suitors (guest-stars included Seth Rogen and James Franco).
This show is basically a twist on all of your favourite romantic comedies!
In the season 3 premiere, Mindy is now officially dating Daniel “Danny” Castellano (Chris Messina), to the delight of fans of the show, who have been really looking forward to it-myself included!- being that their banter is quite entertaining.The dialogue is continuous, in the sense that wittiness and sharpness are still very present in the writing. Mindy and Danny butt-heads as some personal details about their love life spreads through the office. Without giving anything away,every character had a moment to shine in this episode. It brought developments to new couples: Dr Peter Prentice(Adam Pally) and neurosurgeon Lauren(Tracey Wigfield), as well as nurse Morgan(Ike Barinholtz) and Tamra (Xosha Roquemore). A hint towards a love triangle arose, involving Dr Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) which looks like it could be very hilarious, pitting him against frat-boy at heart Peter.
This episode seemed as atypical, for a show on the Fox network, as it dealt with mature themes. There are many crude jokes or allusion to sexual acts, which in some ways would be more usually expected in a series shown on say HBO. I found that to be refreshing, as it was ,yes funny, but also showed that the writers had more freedom as to what the characters could say on the network.
I rate ‘We’re a Couple Now, Haters!’ 4 stars, because it brings back everything you likeD about the characters in new and interesting ways (notably the ending…). The rest of this season looks very promising!
The Mindy Project now streams via Hulu on Tuesdays.
*Seasons 1-3 are available through Netflix.