If you’re not watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I feel sorry for you. If you refuse to watch the show because of its name or because it’s on The CW, I get it, but I still feel sorry for you. If the only reason you don’t watch is because it airs on Friday nights, 1) Congrats on your social life and 2) There’s a thing called The CW app.
The series starts out with Rebecca Bunch leaving her comfy life in NYC to move cross country to West Covina, California, after a run-in with her camp ex-boyfriend, Josh Chan. He off-handedly mentions his move to West Covina and she takes that as an invitation to follow him. Hence, the “crazy ex-girlfriend.”
But this show has graduated to so much more than that, dealing with mental illness rep as Rebecca struggles with depression, suicide ideation, and even gets an official diagnosis (more of that below). There’s a middle-aged main character who comes out as bi and knocks down every stereotype in the process. Every song is tongue in cheek and has me laughing in every episode.
I PROMISE you that this show is worth your while. Here is just a sampling of my favorite songs that the show has done over the past three years:
1. I Gave You a UTI
This is the first CXG song that made me laugh out loud. And as someone who grew up with a ton of UTIs (non-sex related), I loved this song even more. Also, BRING BACK GREG 2K18.
2. Ping Pong Girl
This alt-rock/emo type song is exactly what I loved in high school and still do today. And, whoa bros, listen to the lyrics–it’s hilarious.
3. The End of the Movie
“It’s not some carefully crafted story, It’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.” Thanks, Josh Groban.
4. Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too
I was DYING.
5. It Was a Shit Show
“Not to be crass, but this sucks ass. This was a shit show.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Get Your Ass Out of My House
Ok…now everyone watch CXG tonight. Kthanxbye.