Hey TV.com, Should I Watch The Mindy Project?

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Friends, we've screened the pilot of The Mindy Project, the new Fox sitcom created by and starring The Office's Mindy Kaling. So is it worth your time? Here's a quick FAQ to help you determine this information.


What is The Mindy Project?

The Mindy Project is a half-hour single-camera sitcom about Mindy Lahiri (creator Mindy Kaling), an overachieving OB/GYN who makes tons of terrible life decisions mostly due to the fact that everything she knows about life she's learned from rom-coms. After making a fool out of herself at an ex's wedding and getting herself arrested, Mindy vows to get her life in order. She then immediately finds herself torn between two ill-advised romantic prospects, hunky British doctor Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and hunky New Jersey doctor Danny (Damages' Chris Messina).


When does it premiere?

The Mindy Project debuts Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30pm on Fox.


Who's behind it?

Creator and star Mindy Kaling is best known for playing Kelly Kapoor for eight seasons on The Office (and also writing several dozen episodes of that show). Fellow The Office vet B.J. Novak produces.


Who's the target audience?

Women of all ages should identify with the characters and rom-com tropes, but the humor is just edgy enough to keep men from growing bored. (Women/men generalizations are always accurate, right?)


What's good about it?

The writing is snappy and clever without being show-offy, and the storytelling is compelling and unpredictable. Kaling herself is an incredibly engaging, self-effacing lead. The pilot features appearances by Bill Hader and Ed Helms, so it's clear Kaling has good taste in co-stars.


Are there any not-good parts I should know about?

I'm not totally sold on the love-triangle aspect of The Mindy Project, but I get that it's a major romantic comedy trope. Hopefully we won't become super tired of it too quickly.


Okay, but seriously, should I watch it?

Sure! It's one of the best new comedies of the season.


Do you have a clip or a trailer I can take a look at?


Drink of choice for my The Mindy Project viewing experience?

In the spirit of the lead character, perhaps Green Apple Puckers and/or tequila shots. (Drink to excess.)


The Mindy Project debuts Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30pm on Fox.

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