Strong female characters are rarely allowed to be nuanced on TV. They don't get to be brilliant, vain or funny. They get to be strong (and maybe sexy, if they're lucky). They kick a--, overcome obstacles and rarely display any signs of feminine vulnerability. Often times, their strength is framed as the result of some "issue," (SVU's Olivia Benson troubled childhood, Sonya Cross' Asperger's on The Bridge), as though the women are only strong because a catalyst forced them to be this way.
But Mindy Lahiri doesn't have issues (well, she has issues, but not in that sense). She's a strong, well-developed comedic antihero on par with Michael Scott. But many Mindy Project viewers didn't warm to Mindy as quickly as they took to the equally offensive Office boss. "I think that [Mindy] is very resilient and very confident and until you see her display kindness or show rapport with other people, it's hard for an audience just to decide they love her," Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com, recalling the initial reaction to the character.read more
The Mindy Project went through so many cast shakeups in its first season, it felt like the ever-changing face of Degrassi. And on Tuesday (9:30/8:30c, Fox), we'll be introduced to yet another new series regular, Adam Pally. The Happy Endings alum plays Peter Prentiss, a fratty new doctor at Schulman & Associates who doesn't exactly make a good first impression on his co-workers.
"He's smart and a really good gynecologist. He actually takes his job really seriously," Pally tells TVGuide.com. "But...read more
The Mindy Project's Season 2 premiere ended with a major twist: Casey (Anders Holm) called off the wedding to Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and went back to Haiti without her. And while the couple has agreed to do long distance, it's not going to be easy (especially with their floundering Skype sex skills). So what's next for the adorably odd couple?read more