Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1

Oh my lord, just what I needed this week. Silly antics with a decidedly powerful feminist twist. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend turns kooky sit-coms on its head making us laugh and clap and sing along with the delightful and intelligent Rachel Bloom – creator, writer and star of this wonderful new comedy infused with the most hysterical parody musical numbers ever. Incredibly talented cast including Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Santino Fontana, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, and David Hull. Any series that references the Bechdel Test in passing with no explanation (cheat sheet) for the audience gets major bonus points in my book. And included in the same episode as the Bechdel reference is a Dream Girls tribute number featuring Michael Hyatt (The Wire), Amber Riley (Glee) and Ricki Lake. Head exploding in 5, 4, 3… Love Paula, Daryl and White Josh, Greg and Heather and of course Rebecca and Josh. With the insanity of this week in the U.S., projects like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend give us a much-needed break and feed our soul. Thank you Rachel Bloom! 4 out of 5.

Hat tip to my work buddy Nicole for turning me on to another amazing show.

Anyone else think the sun in the theme song video sounds like Paul Lynde? Decide for yourself on YouTube.

And if you want to experience the level of professionalism, here is the full music video for “After Everything I’ve Done For You” from Donna Lynne Champlin. The lyrics are insane and the performance makes me wish the cast would go on tour. Donna’s unbelievable as Paula. Watch the video on YouTube.


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