The Mindy Project Review: Empire State of Mindy

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Knowing her love of romantic comedies, it was only a matter of time before Mindy took us to The Empire State Building on The Mindy Project. 

As "Harry and Mindy" got underway, Mindy paid tribute to the home of the second best romantic comedy Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan ever made. While I'm sure the top spot in Mindy's opinion is held by You've Got Mail, I would have made a strong case for Joe Versus the Volcano.

Either way, seeing Common pop up as the suspicious security guard who questioned Mindy was a nice way to start things off. Mindy was oblivious but very funny as she chatted away about why she had three cell phones in her bag and the time Kevin Garnett bought her a Coke. While Mindy played lobby stalker, Danny tried to drink away his relationship woes and became the office super sulker.

Mindy's Double Date

They both have now seen each other in various embarrassing states, but are that much closer as a result of it. Sure, Mindy setting Danny up on a date with Lucy was self serving, but I think part of her also couldn't stand to see him so wounded on the most romantic of holidays. Jeremy, on the other hand, was avoiding what he brilliantly called an "emotional Bosnia," yet still took the time to counsel Morgan in his pursuit of love.

Morgan may not be too smooth with the ladies, but he is always good for a few hilarious Mindy Project quotes, like tonight when he searched for his lost Mike and Ike on the floor. I also could not help but laugh when he took a baseball to the keys while in the batting cage with Jeremy.

It should not have surprised anyone to see Jaime and Lucy end up together, but I would have liked to see the relationship between Lucy and Danny play out a little more. I just felt like everything wrapped up too quickly between the two couples. The final scene where Danny took Mindy to his special pizza place was a nice ending to a tumultuous evening, but I was left wanting something more for both of them.


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Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 (35 Votes)

I agree, Marla. I don't think they have much romantic chemistry. They have great friendship chemistry. Like jack and Liz! So yeah I hope they don't date either.


I so hope Mindy and Danny will never have anything romantic together! They have great chemistry as they are now. Why does every show have to put two of the main characters together and play that 'endgame' ..?? Here's hoping this show is more original than that!


I'd take morgan over Amanda setton's terrible accent anyday. I love her, but that accent she's doing is just terrible acting. Morgan reminds me of Andy on parks and rec. his scenes are always light and funny.

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@lizy, I was referring to what I assumed was Mindy's favorite Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romcom. She said the Empire State Building was home to the "second best" film they ever made together, Sleepless In Seattle. So I am assuming she regards You've Got Mail as the best. You with me?


I want to love this show, but I can't get past my luke warm feelings toward it.
The characters are good actors, but it does not come together for me. It always seems so over the top and not in a good way. Loved the first episodes. I hope they find their way again.


I also have very mixed feelings about Morgan and generally use of this character in the show. I share the opinion that things between Lucy-Danny-Mindy-Jaime wrapped up way too quickly. But the same thing happened with the Danny-Jillian story.


*Sleepless in Seattle not You've Got Mail.


Morgan is anything but hillarious. He is a HUGE eye sore in the whole Mindy Project set up. I wish they would rather use more of Amanda Setton and Anna Camp than that idiot. Seriously.


I really enjoy this show, especially Morgan. I actually didn't love bj Novak in this role. I'd rather see her have a relationship play out with Ed Helms's character!

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The Mindy Project Season 1 Episode 14 Quotes

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