This interview with Schlesinger originally ran in , following the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend series finale. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was one of the most formally daring shows in recent TV memory. Originally structured as a romantic comedy, the series played with the expectations of that genre, exploring mental illness, sexuality, and the instability of desire, romance, and professional success — the kinds of things characters on TV shows usually want. After four seasons, 60 episodes, and more than songs , Crazy Ex-Girlfriend assembled a remarkable body of original music, in pastiches of everything ranging from Cole Porter song-and-dance numbers to the Beach Boys. But when you start to get more emotional, it can get artistically messy. What are we trying to say?
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Who exactly was being made fun of? That was Season 1. It was behavior straight out of a romantic comedy but warped enough to hint at something more extreme. Rebecca was warm and clever. She was loving and funny. The songs we heard were manifestations not just of her emotions but of her wit and passion. But she was also depressed, anxious, and empty—a self-centered drama queen and drama-club queen whose moods swung wildly, harming the people around her. Now it had the opportunity to end things right. Rebecca went to prison, then got out; she went into therapy, this time for real. Rebecca made amends.
After Greg, Nathaniel and Josh all declared their feelings for Rebecca, she's going to go on dates with each of them to help clarify which guy is truly for her. Watch the video. Title: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated. Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate.
Over four seasons and more than songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has parodied nearly every possible topic and musical genre. Even their middling entries would still be the envy of the YouTube parody culture from which Bloom emerged. The season-one subplot about Greg overseeing romantic intrigue at the grocery store was a bit of a space filler as it is, and though it only clocks in about 45 seconds, this grocery-themed acoustic tune still feels agonizingly long. Is this a much bigger issue in Southern California? After all, Greg was able to keep his drinking problem under the radar — well, from everyone but Paula — for quite some time. Nonetheless ….