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.

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