Friday, November 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2, Episode 4 “When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?” (B)

It was interesting to see an episode focused on Rebecca moving past both Greg and Josh, with each of them appearing for just one short scene in reality and then a handful of hallucinations in Rebecca’s head as catchphrase-coining ghosts of relationships past. Greg’s song about the nature of their relationship was a fitting goodbye, and while I assume he’ll be back eventually, it’s for the best that he’s following his dreams. Josh not even recognizing Rebecca was an important moment, and for all the harsh things he said to her when he ended things last week, he was actually quite nice in the wishes he expressed for her happiness. The tap-dancing that Greg and Josh both did in their song about another kind of tapping was the highlight of the episode, and I prefer that to Rebecca’s solo cheerleading song ending in a stroke since it features more of the cast showing off their musical talents. I’m happy to see that the CW is keeping it in the family with Yael Grobglas from “Jane the Virgin” guest-starring as the head honcho at Miss Douche, though it wasn’t a terribly comic role. Rebecca’s ill-fated attempt to reinvent herself ended in self-recognized disaster, and instead we got Heather motivated to do something for the first time in her life. I’m excited to see what living together will be like for the two of them, and I enjoyed the Mr. and Mrs. Heather appearances. Paula seems to have made it past a tough spot, and her husband trying to be supportive is helping things. I do wonder whether everything will go right with this pregnancy and I’m a bit worried about how Rebecca is going to react when she finds out that Paula has been keeping some big news from her for a long time.

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