Saturday, November 28, 2015

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1, Episode 7 “I’m So Happy That Josh Is So Happy!” (B+)

This show has reached a fun point where Rebecca is doing her best to move on from her obsession with Josh as Paula pushes her to continue fighting, yet she can’t overcome the way that she feels. It’s always a gamble when shows have their characters get high and do stupid things, and I’d say this worked out fine since Rebecca’s facial expressions and antics make it all more than worth it. Hallucinating Dr. Phil was fun, and running into the real thing at the end of the hour was an amusing ending. What’s great about this show is that it doesn’t stick to just Rebecca, but also follows Josh on his journey of not being sure about his relationship with Valencia for reasons completely unrelated to the woman he finds very attractive. His friends are way ahead of him in how they feel about Valencia, and I enjoyed hearing them talk about the table and the mistake of putting it together as a metaphor for Josh moving fast with a girlfriend who didn’t even stop to acknowledge all the hard work and thought they put into building the table and just asked them to take it apart right away. At least she had enough decency to invite them over for a meal at the table she and Josh pick out together, an occasion I’m sure will be uncomfortable. Paula’s near-romance with a man who bears a striking resemblance to a real-life Buzz Lightyear was a treat, and I like when Paula gets the chance to do some singing.

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