Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season One
"She's so broken insiiide!"
The song that won me over was "Feeling Kinda Naughty" in episode 2. That was the moment I knew this show would be appointment television. Other favorite songs that season include:
A Boy Band Made up of Four Joshes
Settle For Me
I Give Good Parent
I'm the Villain
Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are writing about mental illness in a way I haven't seen in pop culture. The protagonist is coping with an abusive childhood, depression, anxiety and self-loathing in a mix of healthy and incredibly unhealthy ways. She's tried therapy and over-medication. Now she's diving head first into the fantasy of a romantic relationship and destroying everything around her in the process. The show still doesn't have the ratings it deserves but it has won awards and critical acclaim.
The people who love this show reeeally love it. I'm one of them.