Tuesday, April 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Penultimate Episode)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 16 “I Have a Date Tonight” (B+)

A good friend texted me yesterday asking what I thought of this show’s series finale and I quickly wrote back to her that I’m still a bit behind on all my television and hadn’t even finished this one yet. I’m catching up as quickly as possible, and so I should hopefully get to that episode later this week. I actually thought this was a great hour, since it showed Rebecca doing what she’s always wanted in three different situations – getting swept off her feet by a man she likes. I liked finding out that Heather, Valencia, and Paula are all on completely different teams, especially Heather who has now switched to #teamnathaniel after their bonding moment in her crappy car. The musical numbers are getting even more exciting, particularly the one about all the bets, and it’s good to see that this show is only intensifying its strongest assets rather than getting lazy about them as the end swiftly approaches. It did seem hard to beat Josh’s date recreating their time at camp, a surefire way to allow Rebecca’s nostalgia fever to dominate everything else (I’m also #teamjosh, so obviously I’d like his efforts best). Nathaniel’s date started poorly but then ended up being pretty romantic, but the way that this episode ended in such a subdued but serene way indicates that there’s no competing with the effortless charm of Greg, something I don’t quite understand but is likely to win out over our other two competitors. I eagerly await the conclusion of this show, which, based on this hour, will indeed be satisfying.

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