Every now and again I’m looking for a nice comedy show that makes me have a good laugh. Recently Netflix and Hulu have added the new seasons of my favorite comedies: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Mindy Project. I still haven’t started on the new seasons of either of them, but this post is a celebration of their new seasons.
Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) is a young OB/GYN who spends her time between her medical practice and trying to figure out where she belongs in life. Mindy is not your conventional doctor. She is very informal with her patients and is not short on the most recent trend, or gossip among famous people; this all gives Mindy an air-headed image. Having said that, she is super competent at her job. She shares her experiences with her fellow doctors: the grumpy Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and the English womanizer Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks). The three of them are later joined by other doctors, who are worth waiting for but I don’t want to give any spoilers — although I will say that later in the first season a male nurse joins the group, Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), who idolizes Mindy in a very platonic way.
I easily identified myself with Mindy, being a young single woman in a huge town, feeling like you own the world, it is such an amazing feeling. The one thing I don’t identify with her are the ridiculous situations she puts herself through in order to find true love. But that’s what makes the show funny since Mindy is not afraid of who she is nor of what she does. She’s always true to herself. She is the kind of character that you are really rooting for and want them to be as happy as they can be. So when she finds a guy, you get excited for her, and when there’s heartbreak you just want to be there for her. On the previous season finale she had to make some really tough decisions, and I was in front of the TV with my heart in my hands knowing how hard it was for her.
The Mindy Project is a really good comedy to watch when you’re trying to keep your mind off of whatever is busying your mind.