|By Kristin Dos Santos (Mindy Kaling) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
What we thought: Ewww, we're not loving the theme song. We love that she mocked architects always being the love interest in movies and TV shows. It's true that the media have a skewed view of what these people actually do and how much it really sucks. It's not a financially stable, creative job. We also loved the opening scene on the subway. Then things got rough. Will Ransom be a good new character for the show or a cartoonish, unfunny one? We didn't laugh much when we met him.
Maybe we were just tired, but we didn't think the middle of the episode was as funny as the pilot. We were a little bored. It seemed all over the place because it started with an architect and then spent most of its focus on replacing Beverly. Gwen was underused again. We actually liked the ending where Mindy pretended Danny was her abusive husband on the subway. That might not be the most politically correct joke, but it was funny and something a real co-worker might do to their teasing nemesis.
We love Mindy and believe this show can get better. One of us already loves it; one of us knows its star is a better writer than this.
Episode grade: B-