Mindy's ex-boyfriend gets married and Mindy decides the best way to celebrate the occasion is to make a drunken speech about how her ex once said he wanted to marry her. This good decision is followed up by another great call: biking while intoxicated. Mindy ends up in a pool where she's taunted by a Barbie doll and hauled off to the police station for being a "rapist of peace and quiet.”
She spends the rest of the episode bickering with Chris Messina, boinking a hot British doctor and trying to convince her friend Gwen to set her up on a date. She also delivers a baby and loses a patient to Chris Messina, but mostly she's thinking about hot brunette dudes. To which I can only say: get it girl.
So, Danny is obviously the Jim to Mindy's Pam – right? Except with less sadness and more aggressive bantering. I was mostly too distracted by the fact that Chris Messina played the evil ratings guy in The Newsroomto really pay attention to the nuances of his character but I think I got the broad strokes: cocky, smart, has a soft spot for Mindy even if he doesn't show it, looks like a bulkier BJ Novak. Did I miss anything?
Traditionally, blonde Gwen would be leading lady Mindy and Mindy would be best friend Gwen. I appreciate the symmetry even if Gwen's character is a little loosely sketched out.
This show is like Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy had a very confident baby. I'm down.
- I would probably also lose my shit if Bill Hader dumped me to date a younger woman. Realism!
- That beautiful red rug in Mindy's (?) home office. Kaling has Nancy Meyers's eye for aspirational interior design.
- Springsteen jokes!
- I also do not find the "pray” part of Eat, Pray, Loveappealing.
- All the dudes on this show look too similar. Mindy, we get it, you have a type. But you should've taken a cue from the CW and made sure your competing love interests were different character types. It's easy to know who to root for when you can be Team Blonde Guy or Pro-Not Doctor Guy. Brunette British Doctor is too similar to Brunette Bostonian Doctor.