Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 6 “I See You” (B)

My favorite thing on television shows is when characters who don’t usually interact get to spend time together. That happened on two levels in this hour, with Heather and Nathaniel swapping grimaces in a car and Paula spending way too much time with her “bro with a truck” Josh. Nathaniel has been all over the place as a character for a while now, and I like that Heather got to take him down a few pegs before finally gaining some sympathy for him when she realized that he was indeed capable of human emotion. At first, it seemed like Paula just wanted to avoid the overly talkative and friendly Josh, but it soon became clear that she was just trying to avoid actually becoming a lawyer. Josh being strong enough to lift a heavy desk with one hand while doing other things was an amusing sight, and I’d like to see more of this new Josh. Rebecca not wanting Darryl, who now has no mustache, to be so emotional all the time started out being silly, but it was sweet to see them find comfort in each other before almost kissing and realizing that definitely wasn’t the way that their relationship is supposed to go. This show has always been about mocking television tropes, and showing three near-kisses got silly but no more so than it usually does. Rebecca being the normal one was a change, and maybe more experiences like this will help her become more comfortable with who she is.

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