3 TV Shows You Should be Watching
Part VII




The Mindy Project was created by and written by Mindy Kaling, formerly of The Office. The show revolves around a 31 year old gynecologist’s career and love life. Mindy is that gynecologist.

To say it’s a comedy is like saying The Mona Lisa is art. It’s more than that. IT’S ART. And The Mindy Show IS COMEDY.

I have never watched a series that has made me laugh out loud more. Every. Single. Episode.
Here is a series of texts between my niece and I. It’s the best way I can think to relay to you effect this show has had on us.


My text messages are in blue on the right.  Hers are in gray on the left.


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So there you have it.  Behold … The Mindy Project …

For those of you in America, you can watch the entire first episode here. Yay for you.

For everyone else, the best I could find is a promo for season 1, which quite frankly I don’t even want to show. For a show that is so brilliant, this is a horrible, horrible promo.

Trust the texts. Not the promo.

Oh. That thing about this being about 3 shows you should be watching? The Mindy Project is it. There is no need for a single other show. The Mindy Show is all you need.



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  1. julie s says:

    Whoa Nelly!

  2. Annie says:

    You are right. Thank you.

  3. julie s says:

    I love everything about the Mindy Show — it’s hilarious and charming! I’ve watched the first 2 seasons on Netflix at least 3 times.

  4. Melissa Helm says:

    I’ve been binge-watching The Mindy Project–good call. HILARIOUS! I’m now a fan of the Secret Sisters and I’m building a cob oven on my new patio. You are a driving force for good things in my world!

  5. Stella Mac says:

    I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I have spent most of this rainy weekend watching Mindy. I had never heard of it before I read you article, but am now addicted. Great Show. Thanks.

  6. Dahn says:

    3 hours?! I spent ALL day yesterday watching ALL of Season 1. I went to bed at 2am.
    Now onto Season 2. Good thing it Labour Day weekend. Woo hoo!!!
    The Christmas Eve ‘bash’ was hilarious.. :-)

  7. Melanie says:

    Thanks Karen, I just spent all weekend watching Season 1… I think I remembered to feed my children!! :)

  8. Dahn says:

    So. I have just spent 3 hours watching The Mindy Project. It is as funny as you said it was. What a great show. Thanks for telling us about it. I would have never watched it otherwise..

  9. Feral Turtle says:

    This looks perfect for me and with hubby leaving soon, I know what I will be watching every night! Cheers!

  10. Kari says:

    The New Girl and The Mindy Project are both awesome. Mindy’s book is hilarious too! It’s called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, I think.

  11. caryl hodgdon says:

    PLEASE will everyone watch Amy and Greg Poehler’s back to Sweden or whatever it’s called. I know it will be cancelled because it is smart-funny-without the 6th grade humor of most us tv and it has effin subtitles which makes it seem like a secret club for those of us fortunate enough to be literate. Though this run on sentence does not speak well for me! Please give it a shot and let me know!

  12. Allison says:

    I feel the same way about Mindy!! So great!..Read her book, hysterical also! And so is Tina Fey’s book!
    Both made me laugh, and choke cry laugh!! So, so funny!

  13. Kimberly says:

    Love Mindy! Also Parks & Rec. The key to enjoying these shows is hanging in there and watching how the characters develop and their relationships evolve. They just keep getting better and better!!! Love.

  14. Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina are fantastic! I’ve been rewatching every episode while waiting for Season 3 to premiere. Sept 16th can’t get here fast enough!

    • Karen says:

      I’ve never seen a show that was so great for double watching! I can’t get over how much I missed the first time around. LOVE Chris Messina. ~ karen!

  15. I am honored and a bit nervous..kind of like a wedding night! Yikes

  16. I just signed up for your blogging class, can’t wait and now looking for Mindy. You are a Goddess, a chicken healer and a master of many things, jester to all. Thank you for all you do.

    • Karen says:

      Thank YOU for signing up Janet! I’m gonna do my best to make it as much fun as possible! I’m really glad you let me know because now I can take a quick look at your website before the classes. :) ~ karen

  17. Cynthia says:

    I watched the pilot last night. It annoyed me. Should I persist and watch another episode? They talk so fast….maybe it’s an Australian / US lifestyle pace thing.

  18. Jebber jay says:

    You lied. :o( You said three. You delivered one. I’m crushed. I need to watch Mindy to feel better.

  19. Anita says:

    Karen, I loooooove tmp (that is what my friends and I call it) and we are endlessly quoting the show to each other, it is just so addictive and hilarious.

  20. Jess says:

    I thought I was the only person so obsessed with this show as well! I tried to get my friends to watch it, but they wouldn’t bite. One of my favorite exchanges on the show was between Jeremy and Mindy on how to hook up effectively.

    Jeremy: The key Mindy is to find a man who you are attracted to, but don’t respect and can’t see a future with.
    Mindy: Draco Malfoy.
    Jeremy: Someone not fictitious.

  21. Bols says:

    Is it on any other channel than Netflix?

  22. cary says:

    it’s on hulu plus.

  23. Marion says:

    well, now I know what I’ll be binge-watching this weekend while my hubby is out of town!

  24. janpartist says:

    Oh, so all of you are the ones that like it, I’ve been trying to figure that out??????? You must be the same ones watching Parks and Rec too??????? All I can do when I’ve seen these shows is roll my eyes and think who could be watching this?! PS loved The Office!

  25. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I’ll watch the episode above and see how I like it..I don’t watch much TV any more..

  26. Teddee Grace says:

    Love, love, love your correction of your niece’s spelling…wish you could do it for about 90% of the blogs I read, some written by teachers!

  27. Robbin says:

    Been watching since the beginning. LOVE that show. It’s brilliantly funny. I also really like NEW GIRL with Zoe Dechanel. Very funny too.

  28. Beckie says:

    Sorry, I don’t like the show or her, truth be told.

    Now, if you said The Big Bang Theory, I’d have been ALL over that!

  29. Dagmar says:

    Okay…will get the non-husband on it immediately tomorrow. He gets things online from some random nerd places that IT people have access to. Don’t wanna know, don’t care, won’t admit to anything I know

  30. Lea says:

    Have read her book and love her show. My favorite part though is her apartment. I want that place!

  31. Leisa says:

    It’s my favourite! I have to watch every episode twice because I always miss stuff from laughing so hard :)

  32. Bonnie G. says:

    Gotta check this show out! I am just glad this post wasn’t smell – a – vision.

  33. turbocharger says:

    Definitely on Canadian Netflix, but the shows available do vary from one area to another. For example Suits (amazing show), available in Canada but not in US; Scandal, available in US but not in Canada. RAGE!!!
    Live Mindy project. When my husband said he “doesn’t get it” I responded with a blank stare while silently contemplating divorce.

  34. OMG Glad I’m not the only person who’s crazy for Mindy!!! I have the episode saved on TIVo of the one where a tranquilizer and a Rottweiler are involved- Ha! It’s the best!!! I can watch that anytime I need a laugh, works everytime -sick sense of humor maybe but hilarious!!!

  35. Cynthia says:

    I love how we get to hear about your farting. Makes me feel so close to you in a creepy way.

    This will be my next download show. So great to get recommendations.

    Did you guys all watch True Detective ? Bates Motel ? (have to watch it, especially if you saw Psycho in your teens and still can’t have a shower with the curtain closed.

    I hope if we buy the tutorial after it is live, you still tell us if we suck at blogging. It would be said to miss out on that special feature as well as the discount. Knowing you suck at something saves a lot of expectations and time.

    We can still do our sucky blogs and keep our brains happy and our hands busy.

  36. Sia says:

    Oh Karen!! I feeling like you can read my mind… Unless I’m the psychic of course. Could go both ways. I just finished watching all of “grey’s anatomy”, and being abroad means I’d have to watch a few first episodes and do some research to decide on my next show. You just saved me lotsa time. I need something to laugh with/at at this point.
    Mindy it is!
    Wonder what drama show you’re watching these days…

  37. Kimberley says:

    Your link won’t let me watch the pilot. WAaaaahhh. It’s okay. I need to sleep. I’ll find a way to watch it tomorrow.

  38. Meghan says:

    Hubby and LOVE the Mindy Project. We’re trying to savour it and not plow through like with most shows. I’m just not wanting it to be over! WAaAAAAAAAHHH that’ll be the end of my life!

  39. Barbie says:

    I wonder if I can get this on Netflix…..never really watched it on TV

    • Karen says:

      Yes it is!!! YES IT IS!!! :) It’s on Netflix!!!! Go watch it NOWWWW!!! ~ karen

    • Patti says:

      Yes! It’s even on Canadian Netflix! :) That’s how I blew through the entire season in a week and a half. My husband and I basically stopped ALL THINGS in life to achieve this.

      Karen, I’m so glad you love this show as much as I did. I rarely laugh out loud, but I was laughing so hard, I almost fell off the couch!

      Have you watched Happy Endings? It’s no Mindy Project, but it made me laugh, also – the character development is great and absurd!

  40. Janice says:

    I’m so happy that someone else has such extreme love of this show – – it makes me so happy. I can rewatch every single show whenever I want to using my OnDemand option on cable. Love the Christmas Party episode. Swoon. Can’t wait for the new season.

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