Friday, October 23, 2015

Round Two: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1, Episode 2 “Josh’s Girlfriend is Really Cool!” (B+)

This second episode was great, and I’m glad to see that this show, unlike its main character, seems to be one of the more stable new offerings of the fall season. Rebecca’s energy is so wild and superb, and it’s fun to see it manifest itself in certain ways. Not getting in to the club because she tried to bribe the bouncer with too much money was funny, and I love the way she reacts to things, like the story about hand stuff with the English teacher which may or may not have constituted statutory rape. It’s good to see that, despite her newfound obsession with Rebecca, Paula was level-headed enough to call her a munchkin dumbass, and she also ordered a “Team Rebecca” t-shirt to declare her eternal allegiance to her new best friend. The fact that the yoga class turned into a musical number was great, but I’d actually pick the song about wanting to lock her in a basement but still hang out with her as the best number of the hour, highlighted by the very creepy line about collecting baby teeth and turning them into a new retainer. Josh inviting Rebecca to dinner after Valencia found out about them and forbade them to see each other is an intriguing twist that I can’t imagine will end well but should prove exceedingly entertaining. I’m also pleased and relieved to see that Rebecca is in fact an excellent lawyer, which redeems her move to West Covina just a little bit since she’s actually thriving professionally.

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