Sunday, January 22, 2017

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2, Episode 11 “Josh Is the Man of My Dreams, Right?” (B)

I guess the way that this episode played out made some sense, but I think that we’re losing track of what’s going on. Maybe that’s the point, since Rebecca accepting Josh’s proposal wasn’t actually her doing in terms of accelerating a relationship way beyond the place that it’s supposed to be, but freaking out after kissing a guy she got goosebumps around and paying someone an exorbitant amount of money to score a wedding date just two weeks away is exactly the kind of crazy that got her into trouble in the first place. Her therapist was devastated that she was slipping back into the illusion of a perfect life, but it’s much worse than that, as she’s constructing lies to keep the reality of it going. These Santa Ana winds got everyone a little bit on edge, and of course Nathaniel didn’t have any qualms about suggesting that they just have sex to get over everything, something that Rebecca initially resisted before giving in and kissing him, then panicking and doing something irreversible to make up for it rather than come clean with Josh about what happened. Having weatherman Gavin Johnson double as the wind was fun, and his song was pretty entertaining. Darryl’s acknowledgment of his friendship level with Paula was sweet, and how great that he called Scott to come and grovel so that the happy couple could again have a shot at success with some orchestrated forgiveness. George getting his revenge on his coworkers for not knowing his name was well-timed, and I like that our last scene (maybe) with him had him ignoring the fact that he got fired because he was celebrating the joy that Nathaniel had actually learned his name.

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