Sunday, April 24, 2016

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1, Episode 17 “Why is Josh in a Bad Mood?” (B)

This is a strange title for this episode since Josh was a supporting character more than ever, but it’s clear that his ego and general state of happiness is deflated considerably when he doesn’t have someone constantly checking in with him to see how he’s doing. Valencia certainly isn’t going to fill that role, and celebrating Rebecca being out of their lives isn’t going to do her much good since Josh still wants to be her friend at the very least. Now it’s Paula who has become obsessed with Josh, to the point that she can’t stand the thought of Greg interfering and getting in the way with what she perceives to be Rebecca’s destiny. Rebecca spending hours on end having sex with Greg is fun to a degree, and naturally both of them would be awkward about trying to define what’s going on between them. Greg’s song celebration of Rebecca’s UTI was pretty absurd, but it’s nothing new for this show. I liked Rebecca’s sing-songy melody more since it felt like a traditional modern-day musical song. I wasn’t too fond of the pie subplot, which ultimately just resulted in Darryl being Darryl and Paula winning right as Rebecca was rushed to be the hospital. That doctor was terrible at making jokes, but he wasn’t as uncomfortable as the state of affairs in that room right now with all angry eyes looking at Rebecca and Greg. I wonder how things will turn out in the season finale and how they will set up the second season that I’m so glad this show will be getting.

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