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Have you ever wanted to watch a successful lawyer, who seems to have everything, throw it all away in the pursuit of being reacquainted with her one true love? No? Not your style? Okay, well what if I also told you that there are full musical numbers every episode? Yeah, that’s right. Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is not playing around.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend follows Rebecca Bunch as she leaves her successful New York City life to chase after the boy she was in love with at sixteen years old. She’s conniving, unstable, and self-destructive; everything you’d want to see in a rom-com gone bad.
This show is smart, hilarious, and relatable. Rebecca Bunch unapologetically says all the crazy shit we’ve ever thought. In some ways, Rebecca is us at our very, very worst. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend also deals with mental health issues in a very peculiar way – Rebecca doesn’t. Many of us probably have personal issues that we like to avoid and put away in a box. Rebecca does this, quite literally, until it comes back and bites her in the ass.
Season 3 has been showing us how detrimental it can be if we avoid our problems. Season 1 and 2 have been building up to this explosive moment where Rebecca goes batshit crazy. It’s fun, entertaining, and laugh out loud funny.
My favorite part of the show is the musical numbers. Bloom has done something quite unique in making a musical dramedy successful. Many shows have tried to do it, but most don’t last more than 2 seasons. Each episode we get a couple of hilarious songs that spoof popular genres. For example, they’ve has sexy songs, Broadway songs, country songs, and boyband songs just to name a few. The list really goes on and on, and I don’t think there’s a genre they’ve left out.
For every lover of rom-coms, musicals, and strong female leads, this show is one you have to start watching.
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