Sunday, February 14, 2016

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1, Episode 10 “I’m Back at Camp with Josh!” (B+)

I wasn’t so sure about this episode at first because it seemed that, more than usual, Rebecca was being so painfully awkward and oblivious that nothing could be taken seriously. Giving a big check to the camp so that she could go made some sense since she doesn’t exactly put much money into anything other than trying to get closer to Josh, and her inability to comprehend the meaning of Blowie Point was cringe-worthy and then some thanks to her repeated references to bringing a windbreaker. But what made this episode great, as with the installments before it, was that it didn’t stop at an easy point and instead took things much further to really develop its characters. The mean girls helped give Rebecca a makeover and cheer her on when they found out she liked Josh instead of continuing to taunt her, and she had a few friendly people to confide in about her crush aside from just Paula. And Josh, who laughed at her when she read the letter, then asked her if he could keep it because no one had ever validated him like that, and it even prompted him to stand up to Valencia and tell her that he’s going back to camp for the foreseeable future. Greg getting a kiss on the cheek from White Josh and trying to figure out what it meant as Rebecca sought wisdom about the same subject from Paula was fun. It’s entertaining to see Heather turn into a real person, as Greg scrambles to atone for his missteps by taking “Commitment for Dummies” out of the library. Who would have thought that relationship would last?

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