Saturday, July 28, 2012

2 Kinds of Quirky

         The Mindy Project, a new Fox show coming this Fall and starring Mindy Kaling (The Office) as a doctor and generally quicky gal with a slew of unique friends and relationships can't seem to avoid comparisons to New Girl.  Zooey Deschanel has her own brand of awkward adorable comedy, which wouldn't survive without the comedy of the boys she lives with New Girl.  While it's a compliment for The Mindy Project to be compared to a successful and often hilarious show, I'd argue that after watching the trailer for The Mindy Project, the characters and tones of the shows couldn't be further apart.  Just because both protagonists are "quirky" and starring on Fox shows doesn't mean they are dopplegangers.  The Mindy Project looks more like a romantic comedy of the Bridget Jones meets a much less drama-filled Grey's AnatomyNew Girl has morphed into a buddy comedy full of outrageous and silly moments.  It's wonderful that more than one show features a memorable female lead, but lets not be idiots and say that means they are the same.  I'll check out The Mindy Project, but I'll do it without immediatey trying to diagram the similaries to New Girl.

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