Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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I really like this even though I'm not normally into either romantic or musical comedy. It's got a similar type of humour to shows like 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt etc. And some of the songs are catchy as hell

paolo, Monday, 22 August 2016 08:39 (one year ago) Permalink

my wife is fucking obsessed with this show

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 22 August 2016 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm really enjoying this! it's SUPER RANDO

kinder, Thursday, 25 August 2016 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

it really is. heavy boobs is amazing.

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 25 August 2016 21:05 (one year ago) Permalink

the butter ad joke at the end of ep4. amazing

kinder, Friday, 26 August 2016 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

fantastic first episode

niels, Saturday, 27 August 2016 08:43 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1IxOS4VzKM

Not related to the show but still a fine example of a comedy song

paolo, Saturday, 27 August 2016 09:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I loved 30 Rock and like Kimmy Schmidt so I'm trying with this. There are good and interesting moments but, man, a couple of episodes in, I find this protagonist so completely unsympathetic. I think Greg is the only character I like at all. The rapper's apologies in the first episode were hilarious, though.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Sunday, 28 August 2016 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

See I think the unvarnished hatefulness of Greg is one of the things that's hardest to take about the show; I mean, it's kind of real, but also kind of awful to watch

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, what's not to hate about the characters Greg has to interact with?

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I'll give them more of a chance, though.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Love this show. Imo a lot better than kimmy Schmidt

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 28 August 2016 18:01 (one year ago) Permalink

otm

i really enjoy it & the songs are always v good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 August 2016 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

OK I am so angry at you all for making me think this would be good.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 September 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

The first couple were good but all the characters are unbearable and it gets old so fast because NOTHING happens.

Sund4r otm. Greg and Heather turned out to be the only characters I liked on the damn show. I watched it all because I wanted to see what happened and ugh.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 September 2016 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

;_; sorry

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 2 September 2016 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I had no idea "J*p" could mean "Jewish American princess". It has an entirely different connotation for me.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 3 September 2016 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

what y'all don't like paula

idk i am still in the middle of the first season but I kinda like everyone?

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 3 September 2016 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

not that likeability is really what this show is going for

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 3 September 2016 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Paula is the worst kind of enabler but, yeah, enjoying it enough to still watch.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 3 September 2016 14:33 (one year ago) Permalink

all I ask for is a really good song every 3-4 episodes. I like how Bloom and Adam Schlesinger's sensibilities interact.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah the songs are so good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 September 2016 17:30 (one year ago) Permalink

After about 5 eps I was kind of agreeing with ENBB because nothing happens and the characters kind of get unbearable and Josh is so nothingy but now I like it again because the jokes are good and I love the songs so much. Even if there's the odd dud one there's still a pretty good hit rate. Plus lots of funny little recurring jokes.

kinder, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Yeah it's just returned. I just found it on Pirate Bay. Hadn't seen when the prevous season actually ebnded so was surprised it came back so fast. Well. Cool.
Now hope there's more Broad City before too long too.

Stevolende, Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Donna whispering "white man" after Greg names himself as his greatest enemy was a tiny joy

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:54 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I like this show a lot.

Lawsonomy Domine (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:04 (one year ago) Permalink

S1 grew on me tbh.

Spiritual Hat Minimalism (Sund4r), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

“I don’t hate football, I get why it’s fun, it just kind of propagates the ideology of physical dominance, and the economic subjugation of the working poor, plus the concussions, it should be illegal, LOL.”

Lawsonomy Domine (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

new/shorter theme song/sequence was a good move

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

BLAM

kinder, Monday, 7 November 2016 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks to this thread I've started this show. Rachel Bloom reminds me of Natasha Lyonne (who i adored in "Slums of Beverly Hills" growing up).

Ross, Friday, 18 November 2016 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"...and I called you Hector... because I'm racist."

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 December 2016 10:40 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

a shame bc this season is amazing

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 31 December 2016 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't really like this season yet but perhaps I'm not caught up

kinder, Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

well i've only seen the first five episodes so idk

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 January 2017 20:08 (one year ago) Permalink

According to Rachel Bloom's Instagram (such is the world we live in) they've been renewed for Season 3. Yay!

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 9 January 2017 11:24 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

wish this song were longer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ-GABQ61oo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 14:52 (one year ago) Permalink

last episode of this season was really great imo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

the swerve was some zomg shit. interested to see where its headed.

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Hey it's back! In fact I missed the first ep Friday but I'm watching it now.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 October 2017 08:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yes! This show just took the piss out of my least-favourite trope: when a man buys sexy clothes for a woman and they fit perfectly. Seen in everything from Gilmore Girls to the Handmaid's Tale. Thank you, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

trishyb, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This has become really really bad, right? There are no jokes any more ;_;

kinder, Friday, 15 December 2017 00:45 (five months ago) Permalink

uh...

maura, Friday, 15 December 2017 01:00 (five months ago) Permalink

no

maura, Friday, 15 December 2017 01:00 (five months ago) Permalink

but i guess there are always BIG BANG THEORY reruns on if you're that unhappy

maura, Friday, 15 December 2017 01:01 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't think it's bad but it's kind of in a weird place after the "I Never Want to See Josh Again" ep. Dealing with some of the mental illness-related stuff that's been an undercurrent in the show is maybe making it less consistently funny but I'm hoping it resets a little after the break.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 15 December 2017 03:41 (five months ago) Permalink

I... don't like big bang theory?
I'm 1-2 eps behind on CEG but the last one had Valencia on social media as a subplot.

kinder, Friday, 15 December 2017 08:42 (five months ago) Permalink

which wouldn't have seemed out of place on BBT

kinder, Friday, 15 December 2017 08:43 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I still love this show. Nathaniel's songs have been uniformly fantastic; he is an excellent addition to the cast. White Josh is always great. And when Trent reappeared and did his own BLAM!, I laughed a lot.

trishyb, Saturday, 10 February 2018 11:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I admit I tried to get back into this but I really hated the big number that opened this season so I stopped there. I should give it a shot again huh

Simon H., Saturday, 10 February 2018 21:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I've had problems with my mental health for a long time (not BPD though) and I've got to say that this show deals with these issues better than any other comedy I've seen

paolo, Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Catching up on S3 at the moment - it's definitely less funny, but it couldn't have gone on eliding* Rebecca's mental illness and the damage / displacement that Paula's doing to her own life much longer. Hopefully it can come out of treatment-related or life-evaluating plots for various characters and find new paths for them, but being so desperately marginal a show must make it hard to invest in long-term plotting.

*or: not that the creators or the text did, but that the audience was asked to accept the tension and stay invested with the protagonists for the sake of laughs and songs, while that tension kept building. Valencia going from being the only person who saw Rebecca for what she was, to an accepting friend & also an actual nicer person, is the biggest fumble / "oh just go with it, it's a sitcom" that they've pulled

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:12 (three months ago) Permalink

It is one of the struggles that I've always had with the show, its juxtaposition of pretty horrible behaviour with humour and whimsy. That's a combination that can curdle in the wrong hands (see Three Billboards, for example), but I think Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just about walks the right line. I partly think this because the show often does address things when they come to a head, and I partly think it because if one of those male anti-heroes from one of those prestige AMC shows was doing this stuff and ruining the lives of everyone around him, everyone would think he was dark and fascinating.

Valencia going from being the only person who saw Rebecca for what she was, to an accepting friend & also an actual nicer person, is the biggest fumble / "oh just go with it, it's a sitcom" that they've pulled

Yes, I miss Valencia as a worthy antagonist. She has been defanged to the character's detriment.

trishyb, Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:53 (three months ago) Permalink

i suspect things will twist further with her next week.

maura, Monday, 12 February 2018 11:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Sunday, April 8 • 8 PM
LIVE NATION PRESENTS
MY CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND LIVE starring RACHEL BLOOM
Public on sale Wednesday 2/14
The cast of CW’s award-winning musical dramedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is taking their show on the road in this live tour. Join RACHEL BLOOM, the rest of the cast and the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special event.

!!!

maura, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:52 (three months ago) Permalink

oh good it's a tour

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live Starring Rachel Bloom
3/31—Portland
4/1—Seattle
4/4—Chicago
4/5—Boston
4/6—Washington, D.C.
4/7—Philadelphia
4/8—New York
4/10—Los Angeles

maura, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:53 (three months ago) Permalink


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