The Mindy Project Review: Season's Cheatings

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Ho, Ho, Ho. Three words that describe Josh after he betrayed Mindy's trust this week on The Mindy Project.

"Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" went from a merry affair to a melee.  The episode began to resemble an installment of Bad Girls Club as Ellie Kemper (The Office) played party crasher and got physical with the hostess. 

Poor Mindy, she was so excited to show off her new boyfriend, who as far as we knew had been nothing but the sweet and attentive. He did look like an example photo at a barber shop as Betsy noted, or a model in a Transitions Lenses commercial. You had me going, Josh, shame on me for not seeing it.

Not only did he betray Mindy but also the amazingly animated Heather.

Mindy's Christmas Party

It wouldn't be the holidays without some fisticuffs and Mindy and Heather's rumble left little to be desired. Even Mindy had to give credit where credit was due when her adversary ripped off the microwave door to use as a shield before smashing the gingerbread house with it. Poor Danny. I hope he can forgive my cruel laughter at the scene where Morgan had to restrain him.

Same goes for Mindy who delivered my favorite Mindy Project quote this week while having her heart broken, "I'm Mindy Lahiry M.D. you stupid bitch!" 

Danny once again tip-toed the line between hard guy and heartfelt friend with Mindy this week. Their little squabbles like the one over the playlist full of "Jakob Dylan's dad" are such a great part of the show. The sexual tension and chemistry between them is palpable, but I worry it's building too quickly. Mindy's relationship with Josh is at an end, but I feel like we will meet a love interest for Danny soon to put off the love connection between the two doctors for a while. 

There were certainly more than work people at the party, so I found it odd that Gwen was not present, but then I read that she is being downgraded to recurring status. It was encouraging to see the show's shot callers realized there was room for improvement, but there should by no means be any coal in their stockings come Christmas morning. 

What did you think? 


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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (80 Votes)

Soooooo hilarious! I love it!!


You'll stop watching because there was one episode you didn't like? Wow you must quit a lot of shows… Anyways, I thought it was a great episode. Yes not the funniest, but it moved us forward. I'd actually rather see Betsy with Morgan. They would fit better. Her and Jeremy are too unrealistic and I don't think they have any chemistry. Josh was really turning out to be great but we knew it couldn't last forever!


Terrible, terrible episode--after enjoying previous episodes, won't be watching this show again. Too bad, had high hopes & really liked Josh.


loved mindy and josh. i hope josh sticks around and redeems himself.


Loved the death pledge at the end. Wasn't expecting that, but it was hilarious.

Drea xoxo

loved the episode still can't believe he tricked us!!! he started to show emotions and everything and yet had a girl at home, thought she would have been his wife but hey ho. i thought the one liners to be too much i couldnt stop laughing espesh at im mindy lahri md bitch and kobe bryant has been shot l m a o!!! the fight funny but wahh for mindy wannted her to be happy for once


I really liked that they were able to come up with a totally realistic and in character reason to end Josh..I liked his and was really wondering, he kind of is perfect for her (kind of more than Danny) I wonder what reason they could break up. But still having a girlfriend because he can't pull the trigger on breaking up with her? That totally makes sense.


I just loved this episode - it was perfect mixture of the inevitable Christmas drama and a good comedy and it is my favourite episode so far. I just adored the scene where MIndy decided to strike a deal with Danny if they are single in 5 years... I was expecting the typical "we'll get together, have kids" deal - but then she said "we'll kill each other" and I just couldn't stop laughing. HIlarious!
I was a bit sceptic at the very beginning of this show, but it is slowly turning into one of my favourites!Go Mindy!

Leigh r

Love love lovedddd it, seriously this is becoming one of my new favorite shows! Aside from my massive crush on Chris Messina, the whole cast is great, Morgan is effing hilarious and I have a new appreciation for Mindy Kaling's brilliance. It was kind of hard to see Ellie Kemper as the villain because you know they are actually close in real life but that was an awesome crazy bitch fight. Those two could show the Real Housewives how it's done!


Wow, I can't believe we have to wait until january until a new episode. And I can't believe josh fooled all of us! I honesty, really liked him, especially in all the previous episodes. Cheating on Mindy?! Shame. None of us has any incling either.

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The Mindy Project Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

Fine just have the party at your Hello Kitty dorm room.


Oh Mindy you know how you get at Christmas parties. Last year you passed out inside the food drive box.