Thursday, October 29, 2015

Take Three: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1, Episode 3 “I Hope Josh Comes to My Party!” (B+)

This show continues to deliver, and this third hour featured more songs than ever. They were actually quite catchy, and I think that they’re incorporated into the storyline very well. Nothing is better than Rebecca’s reactions to situations and comments, and the best part of this episode was Paula’s song about facing your fears and doing plenty of irresponsible things, advice which encouraged her son to steal a test so that he wouldn’t have to be scared of failing it. Meeting her kids and her husband was a treat since they pretty much ignore her entirely, as her husband practices for his next big barbershop quartet singoff and she comments on her older son’s serial killer vibe. Her attempts to save the party were noble and terrific, but she wasn’t the only one who did a spectacular job of lifting everyone’s spirits and turning up the heat. Josh showing up and making it exciting was probably the best thing that could have happened, although not answering Valencia’s text when she said she got home was another victory that hopefully won’t give Rebecca too much confidence. She’s actually at a point now where she and Josh could be good friends and hang out on a regular basis, but given this show’s title and style, I don’t think she’ll be content to stop there and will still ooze her particular brand of crazy onto Josh and every else in her life. I’m having a blast watching her adjust to West Covina, and I hope we get to see plenty more of this show in the future.

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