Words About TV: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season 3 (Some Of It)

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is a really good show. Maybe even a great show. Unfortunately, for me, it’s the show I always mean to get to once I finish the one I’m on if nothing else comes up. Sadly, most recently, the Lifetime show ‘Unreal’ came up, and there was nothing I could do about that. That show is deeply addicting. And now the Handmaid’s Tale is back. Also Zach Braff has a show.

I watched the first few episodes of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ season 3. Then I think I skipped some? Then I watched the finale. Rachel Bloom is incredible!

My one complaint about the show is that so many of the supporting roles are caricatures of people that we don’t see much character development. Rachel Bloom’s character develops a bunch (no pun intended — her name is Rebecca Bunch. Maybe some pun intended), but a lot of the others just play to their type.

Rebecca grows a lot personally. She starts the series being insane and unaware of it. She ends Season 3 being insane and completely aware of it. That’s a lot of personal growth. Seriously, there’s a scene in the pilot where she moves to West Covina and throws out all her meds, and by the end of Season 3 I think everyone is like “yeah, she needs those meds again.”

None of Rachel’s beaus compare to Greg, Season 1 (and some of 2? I get the timeline confused — this show has been on a while). I’m glad she’s off Josh for now because he’s so boring, but Trent and Nathaniel are also kinda dull.

The music is as on point as always. My favorite song was “Let’s Generalize About Men” near the beginning of the season. And instant classic. You don’t have to watch the show to enjoy that song, so take a listen right here.

The end of Season 3 was truly thrilling. No spoilers, but it was very good. Is that a spoiler? I don’t want to ruin it for you — what if you sat down to watch fully expecting it to be bad, and then it came out good? I would have ruined your evening! The show really leaves Rebecca in such a tight sitch it’s hard to see how she’ll find her way out for season 4, but then again, that’s what television’s about.


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