Sorry, Meg Ryan. Mindy Kaling — via Mindy Lahiri — just gave viewers an updated gold standard for romantic comedies. By paying homage to many of the greats — including all-stars of decades past such as Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and, of course, an emotional reunion atop the Empire State Building à la Sleepless in Seattle — Kaling gave fans of her rom-com sitcom the wish-fulfiilling ending viewers were hoping for — but with a weird Kaling twist.
As he displayed last week, Danny has recently discovered he’s very much in love with Mindy. And hanging out with her over the past months has made him realize that when it comes to love — especially if you’re in love with someone who worships at the altar of Bridget Jones — those kinds of declarations need to be of the grand-gesture variety. Cue some channeling of Tom Hanks circa 1998. READ FULL STORY