40 binge-worthy TV shows: Watch them all right now because who needs sleep

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The Mindy Project – Hulu

The Mindy Project is just downright fun. Written and created by Mindy Kaling, it is as whimsical and cool as she is. It’s a good watch when you want to check out of the drudgery of adulthood or if you need to avoid doing something super boring.

The Mindy Project is named after lead character, Mindy Lahiri (also played by Kaling). She is a successful gynecologist in a practice with several other male doctors. While her professional life is quite successful, her personal life is a total trainwreck. She constantly makes decisions that are diametrically opposed to her own best interests, and she sabotages her own happiness at every turn.

Mindy is the best and worst example of how hard it can be to be a single, modern woman, and it’s so fun to watch her play out her bad decisions. She’s our hot mess proxy.

The show was originally on FOX, but after its cancellation, found a new home on Hulu. You can binge all five seasons now, but the last and final season is upcoming. Prepare with a re-watch (or a first watch!) of those first five seasons.

Starring: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, and Adam Pally