July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm #288817
Do you guys think Mindy Kalling will ever be an Emmy nominee for Best Lead Actress-Comedy? Part of me thinks her shows tone is too light to get her a nod… Odd, I know considering this is a comedy category, but compared to somebody like Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, JLD in VEEP or Laura Dern, I’m not seeing a place for Mindy… If they are going to go with a lighter comedy, I’d assume they’d go more with Zooey Deschanel instead…
thoughts?July 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm #288819
It’s not that it’s too light, it’s that the show simply wasn’t good enough. Mindy is hugely talented, and I think we all expected the show to be great, but it just wasn’t that impressive, unfortunately. Which was surprising because it has some of the best comedy writers on the writing staff. That, combined with the fact that the show wasn’t a success critically, or ratings-wise. The lack of Emmy nominations was a no-brainer.
I’m hoping for season 2 to be better.July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm #288820
The only episode I truly enjoyed was the finale, and even that had parts I severely disliked.July 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm #288821
I really like Mindy and I think she´s great on the show, but the show itself isn´t very good. Perhaps if the show gets better, she would have some options to be nominated next year.July 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm #288822
I’d look out for her next year due to Fey and Dern leaving two spots available. It’s surprising how weak comedy lead actress is in this era.July 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm #288823
Yeah, I really liked the show and Mindy was wonderful. But, ultimately, neither she or the show was in my personal top 6. And I knew the show would get shut out. I think, also, not getting a Golden Globe nomination sort of sealed the deal…at least for me.
Hopefully, next season, with some open spaces and the show potentially getting better, Mindy Kaling will become more of a contender (Zooey too),July 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm #288824
She should’ve been nominated this year. But like other has said, she’ll have the good fortune of two slots being open and hopefully her show having a “New Girl” style second season (but so much that did that show). And of the new people, I guess there’s Anna Farris if “Moms” is well recieved.July 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm #288825
I would’ve placed her in my dream ballot if the show weren’t so underwhelming for about 18 of its 24 episodes. If this year the show turns out to be good, as good as we thought, as good as it should be considering the people involved, then for sure she can get nominated. But this year, there’s no way I would’ve considered her.July 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm #288826
I think next season we’ll see them with a better chance at contending for awards. There were issues to work out, but they’re on the right path. Even so, The Mindy Project’s first season is better than it’s being given credit for–so is Mindy–it’s just inconsistent. Her mean knife twisting slams of Danny’s divorce followed by a proud smirk were not in keeping with the rest of the character or the tone of the show. She’s got flaws, but she’s not cruel. It didn’t help that one of those moments was in the pilot.
Don’t get me started on the bunk bed plot. I guess it would’ve ended the episode if the mom had just taught her kid not to be demanding.