Welcome, welcome! Autumn is upon us which means a few things: sweater/boots/flannel weather; college football; seasonal Starbucks coffees; fall semester. BUT, most importantly, FALL TV!
With no further ado, the main characters:
Mindy Lahiri is obviously the main character, being the titular character and all. She’s grown up watching rom-coms and that has obviously helped shape her into the woman she is today. The dramatic, ambitious, just-wants-her-happy-ending (but not like that).
She meets-cute Bill Hader at the hospital when they get trapped in an elevator and her hair comes undone and it’s kind of cute in that cliche way. I liked it, alright? They’re together and happy for two months until he meets some Serbian girl, proposes, invites Mindy to his wedding and then LETS HER GIVE A TOAST! How was that going to turn out well?
It doesn’t. It results in Mindy drunkenly riding a bike into a pool. Whose pool? No clue. But you know what? Mindy looks great doing it. She then hallucinates a barbie on the bottom of the pool saying, “You are acting like a fucking idiot. If you don’t pull it together, no one will ever love you.”
Mindy also goes on a date with the Nard-Dog. He passes her rigorous qualifications (No skinny jeans, no drug use, not into that “Occupy” stuff) and Mindy puts her foot in her mouth a billion times. The only great thing we get out of this date is Mindy’s preparatory Fashion Show, Fashion Show, Fashion Show at Lunch!
Daniel Castalano – Is the man that’s going to take a person out of you. He’s pseudo-macho; the kind of guy who thinks he’s God’s Gift to women everywhere. Mindy points out that he’s divorced. And he’s kind of a douche. He trashes her first-date outfit (which is over-the-top glitzy and uncomfortable looking) but crosses the line when he says she’d look great if she lost 15 pounds. TOO FAR. But they’ve got some serious bickering going on which will eventually lead to fully-fledged sexual tension. But for now their just nemeses.
And is it just me or does his name make anyone else think of Jordan Catalano? Just me? No, okay. Because he totally seems like he’d be one of those guys that fits perfectly into the Krakow Theory.
Dr. Reed (Dr. British) – We didn’t see much of him, but we know that he preys on Mindy’s low self-esteem to get some in-office make-out time. And he’s cute enough to be her booty call when her night ends badly.
Was He A Man: Great Game
* If you heard glass breaking in the middle of the night is he going to jump out of bed and say “stay here” and run through your house naked with a baseball bat or is he going to hide under the covers with you?
* Is he gonna get grossed out when you give birth or is he going to dry your forehead and tell you you look beautiful while all that disgusting stuff is coming out?
* Is this someone who’s willing to get in a fistfight at a Springsteen show if someone really disrespects him?
Notable & Quotable:
- Mandy’s best friend is Pam Beesly’s (The Office) sister and Sarah Newlin (True Blood).
- A few lines were taken from her book, such as: “I didn’t know that pot and marijuana were the same thing until college.” – Mindy
“Are we 100% she’s not a war criminal?” – Mindy, about Hader’s new wife.
“God forbid you give away the end of Downton Abby.”
“What the hell is this show?”
“When you are disorderly you are a rapist of peace and quiet.” – Police Officer
“My body mass index is not great.” – Mindy
“You don’t show up to a Springsteen concert wearing a John Cougar Mellencamp shirt unless you want to get punched in the face.” – Danny Castalano
“Maybe I’ll do one of those eat, pray, love things. Ugh, I don’t want to pray. Forget it, I’ll just die alone.” – Mindy
“He’s exactly 7 inches taller than me, which you know is very important to me.” – Mindy, on accurate assessments
Nard-Dog: “Carl warned me that you could be – not crazy – but a little bit dramatic.”
Mindy: “Carl said that? I’m will kill-”
That’s all I’ve got! I thought it was a decent pilot and has a lot of potential. I love me some Mindy Kaling, so I’m invested. What did y’all think? Favorite moments? Hit me up in the comments, on twitter, @MollytheGhost, or catch my Parks & Rec recaps here every Friday.