Ok, so I was going to buckle in and watch Raw again with no other alternative. Luckily, Ms. Mindy Kaling was nice enough to tweet a link to this:
This show feels pretty average. It's not reinventing the wheel or anything and it's got some funny moments. Really, it'd crash and burn with a lesser lead, but Mindy Kaling is genuinely charming and likable and she makes this show and its main character work. Yeah, it's your average "Girl desperately seeking love" sitcom, but I've seen a lot worse on TV.
Also, Bill Hader and Ed Helms showed up for a bit! That's a plus.
I'll stick with this one. Mindy Kaling makes this strong and I'm confident it'll get better from here.
I enjoyed the subplot that had Nate Corddry (can't remember his character's name) taking his parents for a tour that they just couldn't appreciate. I agree about Lauren Graham being wasted-it hardly felt like she was on the show at all.