What we said then:
"Can 'Mindy' develop the same chemistry between its cast that Jess has with her three roommates and Cece [on 'New Girl']? Time will tell, but we're hopeful based on a decent first episode
What we say now:
Mindy Kaling's comedy is living up to its original working title -- "It's Messy" -- but that's not actually a bad thing. Although the ensemble hasn't entirely clicked yet (and there are cast changes on the way), Kaling remains an appealing, offbeat and whip-smart leading lady and co-stars Chris Messina and Ike Barinholtz consistently hit comic high notes in their roles. As long as the writing sustains the cleverness of Kaling's pilot -- as it has in recent episodes "Teen Patient" and "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" -- "Mindy" can rightfully stake a claim as one of the best comedies on TV.
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it