The Mindy Project Review: Lil' Rishi

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As 2013 premiere of The Mindy Project got underway, Mindy threw away the last few remnants of her disastrous relationship with Josh, but struggled with the thought that life had shown its hand for her and it did not look promising.  

Mindy had to put her quarter-life-crisis on hold, though, when "Mindy's Brother" introduced us to Rishi. Baby Bro was looking for some sibling support, but there was no TLC involved when Mindy told him not to go chasing waterfalls. Mindy was adamant in her belief that it's better to be educated than to be B-Rabbit.

Mindy's Dance Class

I had trouble swallowing Mindy's bit about losing her Massachusetts accent, but Utkarsh Ambudkar was a total treat in his guest starring role. His break-room rhymes were hilarious and the one for Morgan about phlebotomy made my list of best Mindy Project quotes this week. 

As the rap battle began, I was worried we were going to witness the level of awkwardness that makes me hide my face under a pillow, but what transpired was the polar opposite. I thought the crowd was actually a little rough on poor Morgan. Mindy trying to sing backup while also maintaining her role as the judgmental big sister was great.  

While Mindy played 8 Mile with Rishi, her associates visited the cast from Cocoon to see about getting their rent lowered. I loved Esther and her "Italian" perfume "Fa-bree-zay." The best moment for the two doctors was when Danny told young Michael that he was going to knock him out... only to have Jeremy step in and take a Nerf dart to the eye for his partner. 

Again, we were subjected to what now seems like the obligatory phone call conversation with Anna Camp's Gwen and Mindy. They continue to be pointless filler, a waste of precious airtime and Camp's talent. 

That scene - along with the accent accident shortly thereafter - were forgivable when weighed against such gems like Jeremy's arm garters, Morgan's account of prison music and Mindy's talent for naming celebrity couples. 

I'm sure the show's creators have some resolutions in mind when it comes to this project.  I hope they don't adjust too much, however, because unlike Mindy's stone therapy, they seem to have just the right combination going for them. 


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (31 Votes)

yup, this show was awesome. The weakest part was Danny's and Jermy's banter in the elevator, script there was a little weak. I loved watching Mindy and and Rishi's awkward performance. She was acting like very white while still being fun to hear and watch added with the strangeness of having the brother say sick sexual things to her. Rishi just going along with the program and Mindy acting all put off but still tryng to support her brother. And Ike checking out her ass of all things to see if she could be a hip-hop back up singer, priceless! Note to editors, in the begnning of the episode, Rishi mentioned that he was going to be in a rap battle. What I saw at the end was more of an impromptu concert performance.


I agree that the opening was great. It reminded me a lot of Bridget Jones
Diary. It felt like tonight each show on Fox concentrated on having a backstory and I don't know if its to re-familiarize ourselves with characters because of the winter break or if it just happened to be a happy coincidence. I do like see Mindy and Danny interacting more and would be great to see th together even if its in a weird dream sequence or head injury. I love story lines that have that love hate type of Jane Austin type of relationship. Thoughts?


Love this show! I'm hoping to see something happen between mindy and the holistic doctor! Her brother was a nice addition this week. Hopefully we can see more of him too!


The opening resolutions sequence was hilarious. This show has gone straight up from a so-so pilot.

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The Mindy Project Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Oh my god did my tuition check bounce? Sometimes they don't take those Hunger Games checks seriously, but I get such good Mockingjay points.


Phlebotomy gotta be a lotta blood snot and pee. My dude is premo when he's drawin that hemo, he found that vein like that fish found Nemo!