Summer is the perfect opportunity to watch TV. That sounds weird because why watch TV when you can be outside in the sun. Summer is a time where your regular TV is suspended which allows me to watch other shows I may be interested in, but didn’t have a chance when it originally aired. Netflix and Amazon Prime help me choose shows to watch and I decided to take a chance and watch Crazy Ex Girlfriend. I loved this show for a variety of reasons.
In the first episode we meet Rebecca Bunch who seems to have it all. A great apartment in NY and she makes a lot of money working as a lawyer. However, when her boss offers her a promotion she runs outside and has a panic attack clutching at her medication. I like that this show tries to address mental illness. There isn’t enough discussion about mental illness and it would be great to see it portrayed on our television sets. Throughout the show Rebecca goes to therapy and takes medication which does seem to help her. I have never been diagnosed with a mental illness, but I have friends who have. Representing mental illness in TV or movie characters can try and eliminate the negative stigma behind being diagnosed with a mental illness.
Besides Rebecca’s mental illness, this show is about her chasing Josh Chan. She sees him on the street in NY and moves to West Covina, California to try and date him again. She knows she’s unhappy in NY so why not try and win Josh back? Hence the name of the TV show Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Besides focusing on Rebecca’s journey towards happiness, I like watching her friendship with Paula develop. Paula is such a sweetie and helps Rebecca try and win Josh back. I love their schemes in each episode.
What makes this TV show so fun is all of the singing. This feels like a dramatic Glee set in California and not in high school. Rachel Bloom who plays Rebecca is a really good singer. All of the songs are hysterical and I identify with them. There’s one song about getting a UTI and how painful it is. This just hits right home with me because I have had a couple and they’re the worst.
In the season finale, Rebecca does end up with Josh. That kind of pisses me off because she decided to abandon Josh because he was with Valencia. So now she basically used Greg so she wouldn’t have to be alone. That really bothers me because I feel really bad for Greg. I just think that if you’re not over someone, you shouldn’t immediately date someone else. I’m interested to see how the show will progress with Rachel and Josh’s relationship.
Who else watches this show? What did you think of the finale?