The Mindy Project Review: Should I Stay, Or Should I Go

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The Mindy Project Season 1 has been an entertaining ride, but at times the show seemed to lack a consistent story line as it searched for it's identity.

Mindy's relationship with Casey was the best thing to happen to her, the sitcom and a big reason why "Take Me With You" was such a great finish. 

As Mindy and Casey hilariously tried their hand at cyber sex, I figured he was actually in Haiti and she was still in New York. I was pleased to see him walk into the bedroom with his laptop. Casey wasn't going to be just another passing relationship for Mindy.

The Going Away Party

Mindy's decision to go to Haiti was very out of character and her coworkers showed just how well they knew her with their betting pool. Morgan was back on the job, but Tamra was surprisingly still as well. Up till this episode, I had been about as big of fan of hers as Danny and Jeremy were, but I loved The Price Is Right reference with regard to her bet of one day.  

Mindy may not be the best when it comes to "roughing it," but she showed why she is a good doctor when her instinct to help people took over when she sprang into action to save Morgan. 

We have seen many pillow talk scenes this season, with Mindy and her various suitors, but the exchange between her and Casey in the close confines of the tent was probably the best to date. 

Mindy: Oh my god Casey!
Casey: What?
Mindy: Your penis just knocked off my glasses!
Casey: Sorry, that's tent living you know? | permalink

At the Bon Voyage party, both Mindy and Danny felt the need to escape. Danny went for a smoke while Mindy opted for the sheet cake. After Mindy's plan to scare of Casey moved him to take a knee, she had no choice but to come clean with him in front of all their friends. Casey bid her adieu, but there was little time for Mindy to sulk as she, Danny and Jeremy were called to deliver the triplets.

Early on in the season, some viewers wondered if we were ever going to see Mindy actually practice medicine. As the season progressed we began to see her at work more and more. This week's scene of the three doctors shedding their party clothes for scrubs was probably the best of its kind and was made that much better by the choice of song.  

As Mindy ran from the hospital, I couldn't figure out why she was going all 8 Mile with her hood up, but then she revealed the new haircut. This was a fresh take on the Say Anything Boombox scene.

Perhaps the best scene, though, was the closing one in the lounge with Mindy and Danny. The music was right, they had exchanged some funny banter and then Danny reached out to clean her glasses. What made it such a great finish, however, was that they did not kiss. A kiss would have been too easy, too convenient of a closing scene. This way we were left on the edge of our seats wanting more.

Let us know what grade you would give the season and if you'll be back for its sophomore effort. 


Editor Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (75 Votes)

Definitely can't wait for season 2. As much as I was rooting for Mindy and Danny, I love Casey more with her. Who wouldn't love a man that says he's your guy if you cut off all your hair, not to mention the glasses bit in the tent. Hope Tamra doesn't come back though, to annoying.


Overall I enjoyed the season. I feel like I was never finding it crazy funny, but I also did make sure to keep up with it each week. It was enjoyable for me, and I think the second season could be a lot better if they just figure out where to take things.

Drea xoxo

fantastic!!! i want more!!! danny !! mindy !!! get it on but then again don't! i like casey


I love mindy and danny together. Even though they didnt kiss its was nice for the more open acknowledge of the chemistry between them. Hopefully they become more a focus of season 2, i think that would help with the story telling from episode to episode.


I would agree that The Mindy Project has been good, if not a bit inconsistent so far this season. The cast has been great, but I would like to see stronger writing going into next season. That being said, I haven’t had a chance to watch this week’s episode yet because I’ve been working nights at DISH and haven’t been home to watch TV. Today I’ll have time to catch up during my commute though, thanks to my iPad and the DISH Anywhere app. It can stream any show or movie I’ve recorded on my home DVR to my iPad anywhere I go with internet access available.


I disagree....I like Mindy and Danny. Sooner or later it will happen.
There is no way she will be in Haiti for a year...unless they do a time jump.


I will definjfy be back next season, though I really hope they don't put her and Danny together. They have chemistry as FRIENDS. Like jack and Liz. But that's it. When he tried to kiss her, it just felt awkward. She is so great with Casey. Their banter is incredible. That opening scene again was just hilarious. I really hope to see him back next Dresden. Though I doubt that. But I can't wait to see what happens!

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The Mindy Project Season 1 Episode 24 Quotes

Mindy: Baby, you like your boobs between an A and a B?
Casey: Indecisive boobs are like my thing now you know?

You're too high maintenace. In Haiti you're not going to be able to have your Jimmy Choos and Wally Wongs and what have you's.