When I first heard that Mindy Kaling’s pilot, The Mindy Project, was picked up by Fox, I was cautiously optimistic — not because I don’t like Mindy. I mean, who DOESN’T like Mindy? She’s so girly without being SO GIRLY. She’s the gal pal that everyone wants to sit at a coffee shop with for hours and talk smack about everyone who passes by.
In any case, I was cautiously optimistic because I wanted to see her succeed — and it’s pretty difficult to get a sitcom that sticks. Plus, she has some competition with like-minded “girl” shows like The New Girl and Girls. But after watching the trailer for her new show The Mindy Project, I am more than confident that Kaling will finally step out of those supporting cast roles and into that of leading lady.
She had me at “Michael Fassbender’s penis.”