The Mindy Project

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Rom-commy character is obsessed with finding a man.

Fox Comedy 2012

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 18+

Good Story with Mature Themes and Adult Content

Mindy Kaling's doctor drama is sure to deliver laughs as it reveals the highs and lows of a minority female doctor juggling love and career. However, as other reviews state, this show contains an innumerable amount of sexual situations, some of which are discussed fairly graphically, and borderline on gross-out sex humor. As the series progresses (starting with season 3 when it went to Hulu), these situations are greatly increased, with few physical, on-camera scenes shown, but with enough dialogue and implied content to leave little to the imagination (*spoiler* one such episode had Mindy complaining to her partner about how he 'slipped' during their sexual encounters the previous night; another more recent case occurs when Mindy experiences Groundhog Day as a man and proceeds to masturbate off-screen, saying she enjoys all the new things she can do with her p****). All things considered, series creator Mindy Kaling did not intend this show for younger audiences, and this is greatly reflected in the content. Religious families should also be cautious as many religious characters are shown in less-than-comely lights, and engage in premarital sex, drinking, and "kinky" sexual acts. Additionally, their faiths are often made into jokes, with several characters constantly trying to find loopholes in their religious rule (and usually succeeding), so they can ultimately do what they want (*spoiler* one such case is a Catholic character who has been divorced several times, stating he was not getting a divorce, but an annulment, adding that annulments are "God's little eraser" ). That being said, this is one of the few (if not the only) show produced, created by, and starring a minority, full-figured female lead character, that aired on a non-ethnic centric television network (like BET).

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

started out cute - but went down the wrong track

i liked this show (as an adult) - and it was funny the first season. it was a little suggestive but still funny. but as the show went on, it got more and more raunchy. then when it went to a "Hulu Original" it got even more dirty. to the point that i felt uncomfortable watching it. the show was very good - the writing was excellent. why go for the shock factor and focus entire episodes on sex?! common sense media rates this at 15 and up. i would never let a 15 year old watch a show as dirty as this.

This title has:

Too much sex

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