Saturday, November 26, 2016

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2, Episode 5 “Why is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?” (B)

It was strange to see this episode starting off with Rebecca imagining a version of caveman times where she and Valencia were fighting over Josh, mainly because her fantasies are usually contained in songs and dance numbers. It was a fitting introduction to the content of the episode, however, since Rebecca did kidnap Valencia and bring her to a place that they could both explore their feelings about Josh and about being independent women, aided by the accidental ingestion of some trippy drugs. I’m glad that the trips didn’t last too long and that they just resulted in the two women expressing distinct feelings, followed by the immediate unexpected arrival of one Josh Chan. Peeing on his equipment was an interesting form of revenge, and, taken aback as he was by their mean and gross behavior, his thoughts seem to have already taken him to a new romantic interest who looks a whole lot like Brittany Snow. Who would have ever guessed that Rebecca would end up being friends with Heather and Valencia? That final scene was full of emotion, especially since Paula has just replaced one kind of shenanigans with another as she befriended Sunil on the first day of class and broke into someone’s house right away. Darryl meeting White Josh’s endless exes seemed like it might doom their relationship to failure, but Darryl introducing his loving boyfriend to his daughter was a really sweet way to end the episode and signal that at least one couple on this show is doing well.

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