Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2, Episode 7 “Who’s the Cool Girl Josh is Dating?” (B+)

I think this was an even better episode than the last one in how it used its “squad” and showed how both of Josh’s exes became furiously obsessed with looking into Josh’s life after seeing just one photo on social media. The way that they tried to hide it and uttered nonsense alerted Heather to the fact that they weren’t paying any attention to what they were saying, and she, in a relatively non-judgmental way, was able to see that they were hopelessly involved with something that was never going to play positively for them. I love the interactions between Rebecca and Valencia now that they’re a united front, and I enjoyed Valencia’s comment that Rebecca thought she was dumb but it was because she makes so many obscure references. It’s impressive that Brittany Snow, in just her second appearance, got to sing a song entirely by herself, and it’s clear that she’s just as poor a fit for Josh as his two crazy exes were. Josh’s experience trying to be a hipster and order a cup of coffee was pretty awkward, and he’s in way over his head. For now, Rebecca and Valencia seem to have dodged a bullet with this car-cat business, but the calm can’t last long. Paula disappointing her husband by missing his performance was a shame, and I do hope that’s one relationship that doesn’t become too strained since it’s really not what Paula needs right now in her life, especially as she risks alienating both Rebecca and Sunil by focusing on neither of them and just the law.