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TV Preview: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Mandy C. checks out the first episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. SPOILER ALERT: There are (crazy) musical numbers in this show.

TV Preview: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Welcome back to our TV Preview series! In case this is your first time joining the series, let me explain: During September and October, I’ll be investigating the shows highlighted in our TV Preview: New Friends post, and letting you know—in my humble opinion—what’s worthy of watching live, what can wait until the weekend, what can wait until it’s on Netflix, or what can wait, well, forever.

Warning! Possible spoilers ahead.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Premiered: Oct. 12 on The CW (Watch online.)

Twitter Pitch

If you’re a fan of grand gestures—and grand musical numbers—this show will be right up your alley. #crazyissubjective #butrebeccaiscrazy

Familiar Faces

Isabella Hofmann as Laura

Pete Gardner as Darryl Whitefeather

Faces That Might Become Familiar (If You Keep Watching)

Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch

Vincent Rodriguez III as Josh Chan

Dominique Toney as Rebecca’s Assistant

Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula

Gina Gallego as Mrs. Hernandez

Santino Fontana as Greg Serrano

Side note: If I closed my eyes while Santino was talking, all I could picture was Hans.

Redeeming Qualities

1. I love musicals.
2. This show does not take itself seriously.
3. This show mixes musical numbers with that lack of seriousness, to great effect.

I also adore Paula.

It's Not Me, It's You

Some of the jokes were more than a little not funny, and actually made me cringe. And, I do not get the appeal of Josh Chan. Vincent is cute and all, but … the character is kind of an idiot. I hope Rebecca finds more in West Covina to do than be awkward in her quest to reunite with him.

Let's Do This Again

I’m not totally in love with the crazy of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend yet, but I feel like the show has a lot of promise. And by promise I mean that Santino Fontana will totally sing at one point, and I can’t wait. I’ll be checking in again for sure.

Did you watch this premiere? If so, voice your thoughts in the comments!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.