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 Post subject: The Mindy Project
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:19 pm 
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This is not coming until the fall, but Mindy Kaling is getting her own show! I love her, so I'm hoping it's good. The trailer looks pretty cute:



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i love Mindy on the Office and i want to read her book (is it out yet?) but when i watched the trailer i just felt kinda meh about it.

is she still gonna be on the Office?

i will have to try to remember to watch this new show

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LisaPunk wrote:

is she still gonna be on the Office?

Nope.

I am excited because I love her so much. Plus, Bill Hader!


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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LisaPunk wrote:
i love Mindy on the Office and i want to read her book (is it out yet?)

Yeah, it came out last year! :) I actually didn't like it as much as I expected to, but it was ok. She talks mostly about shopping, boyfriends, and diets, and I figure the show will be similar, but I'm still excited to see it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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elouise wrote:
LisaPunk wrote:

is she still gonna be on the Office?

Nope.

I am excited because I love her so much. Plus, Bill Hader!


Are we at least going to see her quit/get fired or whatever? I'll be bummed if the show starts and they're like, "FYI, Kelly's gone!" Kelly is my favorite.

Anyway, I love Mindy Kaling and would watch her do a 80 minute monologue about grass.

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i wonder if Kelly will marry her new boyfriend or something and that's how she will leave.
they better do something quick wont the season be over soon?

im bummed no more Kelly on the Office!! booo!!!

oh god i hope she and Ryan dont elope and leave or something. yuck!

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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No more Kelly is the least of The Office's problems.

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No more Kelly is the least of The Office's problems.


hahahahahaha that is so true!
that show is sinking fast!!! so sad :-(

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I only know her from her book, but I am totally going to watch this. I'll probably watch the office when it's all finished up.

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I'm so excited for her. But they reeeally need a new title. If the person isn't playing his or her real-life self, don't name the tv show after them! I've always been so bothered by that.

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Right, the Cosby Show sucked balls!

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The Office is still on?

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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You can see the pilot on hulu.com. I LOOOOOVE HER. I have to go watch it again now, bye!


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I watched it the other day and liked it! I just think she's adorable.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I watched it on Hulu the other day. I liked it more than I thought I would based on the commercials.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I watched it without really knowing who she is and honestly thought it sucked. You have a women who is a doctor, paying her own bills has friends but wait, her life is not complete because she does not have a man! Oh the drrraaammmaaa...

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I watched it without really knowing who she is and honestly thought it sucked. You have a women who is a doctor, paying her own bills has friends but wait, her life is not complete because she does not have a man! Oh the drrraaammmaaa...

Yeah, I also thought it was awful. I think they're trying to play her character off as a likeable-unlikeable in the post-Seinfeld mold, but I don't think they pulled it off at all. She was more of an unlikeable-unlikeable. I tapped out when she was taking a picture of the guy she didn't fork.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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Yeah, I also thought it was awful. I think they're trying to play her character off as a likeable-unlikeable in the post-Seinfeld mold, but I don't think they pulled it off at all. She was more of an unlikeable-unlikeable. I tapped out when she was taking a picture of the guy she didn't fork.



Also Seinfeld was funny, this show was not. I also think the writing was uncreative, I can already see a hookup with that mean guy (the other doctor) taking place....

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I had mixed feelings about the pilot. On one hand, I didn't like the body shaming or the desperate man hunt. On the other hand, I think lending unpalatable traits to the character at the onset gives the character a chance to develop and grow into somebody who likes herself and who the audience will like. I do like Mindy Kaling, so I'm hoping the show will improve and eventually become more positive than it currently is.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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Add me to the didn't-like-it camp. Way too much body shaming and my-life-isn't-complete-without-a-man stuff. I hope they make the character stronger than that throughout the show, but I don't think I'm going to stick around to find out. I really didn't find her likeable at all in this show, which really bums me out because she was one of my favorite Office characters.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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i didn't like it either, but i'll watch a few more episodes to see if she's any more tolerable.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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missmuffcake wrote:
You have a women who is a doctor, paying her own bills has friends but wait, her life is not complete because she does not have a man!

I'm really not a big fan of the MUST HAVE BOYFRIEND idea, but I read her book and knew it would be a sitcom mostly about dating, so it didn't surprise or really bother me.

As for the body stuff, I don't know, that's kinda how I talk about my own body. Like, ok, not ideal, but at the same time I know it's also not a big deal, you know? I can jokingly refer to myself as chubby (I am; it's ok) without it meaning that I'm putting myself down or judging anyone else's shape.


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I like it. I think she was totally likeable and identified with her a lot. Wait, does that mean I'm unlikeable?

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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Yep, didn't like it. But then again, I didn't like her on The Office either, so I'm not even sure why I watched.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mindy Project
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I liked it! A lot!

Maybe that's because my friends and I are horrible people; there were a few "been there!" or "seen it!" moments. Or maybe I just really identify with her character and enjoy that type of humor.

I can appreciate a character who has somewhat unrealistic dreams but doesn't let them get in the way of gettin' some.

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